Free pattern: Elodea Spiral Socks

Elodea 3As soon as I saw this slip stitch pattern in the Harmony Guide I thought of pondweed! I love the way that the tiny leaves of this aquatic plant seem to spiral around the central stem (even if they don’t really).
These socks are knit from the toe up, but they could very easily be worked top-down if that’s your particular bag, baby. The short row heel is worked over a larger number of stitches that is normally recommended, because I have read, listened to, and obeyed Lucy Neatby. It really does give a better fit to most (non-model) feet.
Feel free to substitute your own, favoured toe, heel and cuff finishes. You could even work it top down if that’s your preference!

SizesElodea 1
To fit 8”/20cm, 9”/23cm, 10”/25.5cm, 11”/28cm circumference leg/foot
Gauge (after blocking)
32 sts measured over 10cm (4 inches) in pattern stitch over 2.75 mm needles
32 sts and 48 rows measured over 10cm (4 inches) in stocking stitch over 2.25 mm needles
[Colour A] Socks That Fit sock yarn (100% wool) 350 yds/320 m per 100 g/3.5 oz in Evergreen Tonal. (1, 1, 1, 1) balls
[Colour B] Socks That Fit sock yarn (100% wool) 350 yds/320 m per 100 g/3.5 oz in Kiwi Tonal. (1, 1, 1, 1) balls


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Note: this pattern was previously published in the November 2007 issue of the now-defunct Magknits.

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I'm a knitting, sewing, crafting scientist with a list of chronic illnesses longer than my inflamed sciatic nerve!
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11 Responses to Free pattern: Elodea Spiral Socks

  1. April says:

    COOOOOL, I’m all hypnotized =)

  2. lyndseyjane says:

    I saw them earlier and fell in love. Have to find just the right colours of yarn from my stash

  3. yarnzombie says:

    The sock pattern looks awesome! Love the colors of yarn that you used.

  4. adrienne says:

    what a cute idea! i love mirrored socks. these are on my list!

  5. alexandra w says:

    Thank you!

    Your socks are adorable and your photos are gorgeous!

  6. mrsdrwho says:

    Apparently this Magnits thing is a very big deal…2paw says so.

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  8. Wanda says:

    Congrats! They are beautiful!

  9. Javede says:

    LOVE them! Unfortunately no two coordinate colors in my sock stash which mostly consists of multi-colored yarn…must-not-buy-more-yarn ;-)

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