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Antarctica - Knee high socks knitting pattern

Once I was walking around the city on my lunch break and saw these amazing knee high gladiator sandals in a shop window. The laces were a bit different from the ordinary and thought that these would have fit Angelina Jolie as Olympias in the movie Alexander. I had watched the movie a couple nights before. I went on to have my lunch.
Somehow the lacing didn’t leave my mind… and when I got approached by a yarn shop owner to design her yarns something, I knew right away that I wanted to do the sandals into socks!


1 cable needle
4 Stitch markers


Socks are knitted toe up and with short row heel.
The charts are written from right to left and from the bottom upwards.
Pattern is tested.


Length of the foot:
22.2 23, 23.8, 24.6, 25.4, 26.2, 27.1 cm
8.75 9, 9.4, 9.7, 10, 10.3, 10.7 inch

Shoe size EU: 36 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42
US: 5.5 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5, 10.5, 11.5
UK: 3.5 4.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5


150 g of Sport weight yarn, 280 m (306 yards) / 100 g. Sample knitted in Zwerger Garn, Opal Uni Solid 6 ply, color: 5300, undyed.


1 set of 5 double pointed needles (or at least 80 cm / 32 inch long circular needle for magic loop) size 4.5 mm / US 7, or to obtain gauge.


22 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm (4 inch)


BO = Bind off
CN = Cable Needle
CO = Cast on
Cont = Continue
Inc = Increase
Increase 1 to 5 = On left-hand needle pick up the horizontal strand between sts, knit it tbl, k into front and back of the next st, k into the vertical strand in front of the two sts just knitted, pick up the horizontal strand between the sts just worked and next st, k it tbl.
K = Knit
LLI = Left lifted increase: Work into the second st below the st just knitted. Pick up the st onto left-hand needle, and k it.
M = Stitch Marker
P = Purl
PM = Place Marker
St(s) = Stitch(es)
RLI = Right lifted increase: Work into the st below next sts. Pick up the st onto left-hand needle and k it.
RS = Right side of the work
Sl = Slip
SM = Sl Marker
Tbl = Through the back loop
W&t = Wrap and turn using Shadow Wrap method

Cable Abbreviations

2/1 LPC = Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in front, p1, k2 from cn.
2/1 RPC = Sl 1 st to cn and hold in back, k2, p1 from cn.
2/2 LPC = Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in front, p2, k2 from cn.
2/2 RPC = Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in back, k2, p2 from cn.

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