Crystalline by Carissa Browning


January 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 21 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 437 yards (274 - 400 m)
S, M, L
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Page 22 of Interweave’s “New Directions in Sock Knitting: 18 Innovative Designs Knit from Every Which Way”

Drawing inspiration from nature, this sock design is reminiscent of the faceted growth patterns of ice and mineral crystals. Each sock employs short-rows and multi-directional knitting to give it the appearance of a large crystal, with groupings of smaller crystals around the base, i.e., the cuff. This pattern takes the idea of a traditional cuff-down sock and adds angles and textures for interest. It features a standard flap-and-gusset heel, but achieves it in a non-standard fashion. Even the toe decreases are worked in an unusual way to continue the crystalline illusion.

Finished size
6.5 (7.5, 8.5)“/16.5 (19, 21)cm foot circumference
8 (9, 10)”/20.5 (23, 25.5)cm foot length (adjustable)
5.25 (6, 6.5)“/13.5 (15, 16.5)cm leg length (adjustable)