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An Arrow to the Moon Socks

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Through March 2nd, 2022, 20% of all sales will be donated to Voices of Children, an organization in Ukraine that provides psychological and psychosocial services to children affected by war.*

"This is my story for the Asian Americans like me, growing up in places they never quite belonged, and discovering their personal magic in that solitude. " - Emily X.R. Pan

Colorwork socks inspired by the cover of the novel of the same name. This haunting novel about star-crossed lovers inspired by Chinese mythology as well as Romeo and Juliet inspired the arrows, moon phases, and stars of this sock pattern.

This pattern celebrates the mystery of all that is in between... the liminal space of being Asian American diaspora, or whatever cultural in between space you may be in, the and the liminal spaces of being between the start and end of each moon cycle. There is abundant joy to be had in those in between spaces... as we await what is next and grow more into ourselves.

A special edition of the #KnitDiverseKAL featuring this book will be run on Instagram with a read-along of this book, with prizes throughout, from April 12-May 31, 2022.

A (B, C) with the finished foot circumferences of 7 (8, 9)” / 18 (20, 23) cm

Size A shown on sample.

Leg length: 6.5 (7.5, 8)” / 16.5 (19, 20) cm

One Size US1.5 / 2.5 mm, or size to obtain gauge, in preferred method for knitting in the round for small circumference, (ie. small circulars, DPN’s, or magic loop).

If using small circulars, one more needle of another kind will be needed to complete heel and toe sections.

NEEDLE B (Colorwork )
One Size US3 / 3.25 mm or size to obtain gauge on colorwork, in preferred method for knitting in the round for small circumference, (ie. small circulars, DPN’s, or magic loop).


Big Little Yarn Co’s Trusty Sock (Fingering weight / 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon / 400 meters, 437 yards per 100g skein / 4-ply) set with one mini (80 meters, 87 yards, per 20 grams mini-skein).

Colors shown in sample are “Spring Rain” (MC) and “Moonglow” (CC)

Or fingering weight yarn in the following amounts:

MC: 300-400 yds / 272-356 m
CC: 40-70 yds / 37-64 m

32 stitches and 38 rounds = 4 x 4” / 10x10 cm, stockinette stitch knit in the round, after blocking

32 sts and 32 rounds = 4 x 4 ” / 10 x 10 cm, colorwork knit in the round

2 stitch markers, one unique marker for the BOR, tapestry needle.
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