Designed for the Socks Revived Contest hosted by Elinor of Exercise Before Knitting.
Even though real octopi don’t collect shiny objects, the imagery in this song has stayed with me. The lyrics (and various Muppet versions) combined with the happy, Caribbean colors in the yarn inspired me to create these socks. The stitch pattern reminds me of the movements of the octopus as he crawls along the sea floor.
The sock is worked cuff down with instructions for a short row heel. If short row heels aren’t your thing, feel free to pm me for a standard heel option.
You can get the pattern for free on my design blog or on Ravelry.
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There are few things more intimate than handcrafting something for someone you love. After my husband took us to see one of our favorite bands, I knew I had to come up with something to show him how much it meant to me. The lyrics, “Palms full of mystery, fingers of magic,
greetings so glorious, partings so tragic,” spoke to me. So, I came up with two pairs of matching, but not kitschy, socks. The name comes from the song that inspired me to create something beautiful.
This swirling slip-stitch pattern, designed to work with hand-painted yarns, creates lots of visual interest all by itself. Dropped yarn over’s give length to the slipped stitches so the pattern doesn’t pull in. The chart may seem daunting, but the pattern is easy to knit and memorize.
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