Ogopogo by Fiona Bennett


November 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
360 - 420 yards (329 - 384 m)
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You’ve heard of the Loch Ness Monster. Now meet his Canadian cousin, Ogopogo, who lives somewhere near the bottom of Lake Okanagan.

Ogopogo has a penchant for pogo sticks and dancing the “bogo pogo”. (Both quite tricky in water, though he’s had 500 years to master them.) He loves to showcase these skills to bewilder lone tourists and entertain awe-struck children. (All, as you might expect, fated not to be believed: “A lake monster on a pogo stick? Well, really – I’ve never heard such nonsense!”)

Slip-stitch cables slip-slip-slither up his body, worked from the toe-up. (But Ogopogo likes to keep things simple, so the pattern tells you how to work the cables without a cable needle). His serpentine scales work with variegated yarns, and his back and front panels are interchangeable, so you can mix things up to create a different sock…

Too good for a rare sighting in your sock drawer, why not flash some foot and take him out for the Big Reveal…?

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Thank you for your interest in my designs! If you’ve pogoed with Ogopogo, why not tackle Scylla, Charybdis, or Jabbersocky…?

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