The second season of Sock Trek: Discovery
starts with Stamets.
Lt. Paul Stamets is the chief engineer aboard the USS Discovery
. He’s also the co-inventor of the revolutionary spore drive technology that allows Starfleet ships to jump instantaneously from one location in space to another traversing the mycelial network.
And now you can step into his socks. Navigating the mycelial network seems impossible at first but quickly gets intuitive as you travel deeper into space.
The socks are knitted from the toe up in the round in an undulating twisted-stitch and lace pattern. The socks feature a gusset-and-flap heel construction and a twisted-stitch heel flap. The stitch pattern is foot hugging, giving a comfortable fit on a wide range of foot sizes. Right and left socks are worked as mirror images of each other.
The pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. Both written and charted instructions are given for the stitch pattern.
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- One size: 64 sts
- To fit shoe size EU 38–40 / US 7½–9½
- Foot and ankle circumference: approx. 23–24 cm / 9–9½”
- Foot length: approx. 23.5 cm / 9¼” or adjustable within pattern
- Leg length from cuff to top of heel flap: approx. 17.5 cm / 7” or adjustable within pattern
Choose a size with approx. 10% of negative ease.
- Schoeller+Stahl Fortissima Disco Color (73% wool, 22% nylon, 5% metallic, 420 m/100 g). The sample pair is knit in the colorway #4.
- Or approx. 360 m / 390 yd of fingering-weight sock yarn
- 2.5 mm / US #1½ DPNs or circular needle(s) for working small circumferences in the round (or size needed to obtain gauge)
32 sts × 40 rnds = 10 cm / 4” in stockinette, blocked
The pattern uses the following techniques: working small circumferences in the round, lace, and twisted stitches. Ability to follow charts is recommended but written instructions are also provided for the stitch patterns.
The pattern assumes knowledge of a cast-on and bind-off method for toe-up socks; references are given for a couple of alternatives. The pattern also assumes knowledge of working short rows using the German short row method.
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