The Basilisk by Ingrid Carré

The Basilisk

March 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stranded in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
252 - 273 yards (230 - 250 m)
size 1 (38/39), size 2 (39/40)
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The socks are knit from the toe up in the round with two colors fingering yarn. The heel is a standard short-row heel with wrapped stitches.
This pattern has written instructions and large charts for the colorwork.


  • size 1 (38/39): 66 stitches around foot, shaping to 74 st around leg
  • size 2 (39/40): 72 stitches around foot, shaping to 80 st around leg

For this pattern it is assumed you know how to do stranded knitting, basic toe-up sock knitting and reading charts.
Pattern is written for circular needles, but DPN can be used.

The socks on the picture are size 1, and used 50 g green, 60 g black.