Zoe by Adrienne Fong


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September 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
ladie's small, medium, large, x-large (7, 8, 9, 10 inch ankle)
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Designed for Sock Sniper 2014.

Inspired by Firefly’s Zoe (who was second in command of Serenity and described as “attractive, a skilled fighter, extremely strong willed, sensible and capable of handling stressful situations calmly”). …

I wanted a pattern that would “play” with the wild colors of yarns from dyers like Blue Moon FiberArts. It took many tries before I found this faux cable stitch which seems to work well with almost any colorway from the wild variegate, solid, tonal to the self striping.

The sock is knit cuff down starting with ribbing which flows into the faux cable pattern; EOP heel flap is edged with a garter stitch border. The gusset decreases are placed to follow the line of the bottom of the heel. Pattern continues down the instep and ends in a wedge toe. The socks can be knit mirrored (fraternal).

Pattern includes both written instructions and charts.

Gauge for small size is 8.5 sts/11 rows per inch.

Sample is shown in a BMFA mill end (I think it’s Knitters without Borders). Medium size with 9 3/4 inch foot required 310 yards.