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I'm the daughter of two semi-retired artists - one was a graphic arts designer and the other was a children's book illustrator. The end result is that I've always had a life long obsession with color ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : igorina

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • yarn over
  • bind off
  • increase
  • decrease
  • kitchener stitch

Pattern Description:

Igorina: a Steampunk-inspired modular sock for Design for Glory (Sock Summit 2011).

Igor has come to be known as the assistant to every mad scientist and is best known for stitching together Frankenstein's monster. In Terry Pratchett's Discworld, Igorina is Igor's female counterpart. Inspired by some of our favorite stitch patterns and using our favorite techniques, we've cobbled together something you might find in a Victorian Steampunk designer's workbasket. Gears, sprockets, lace, and an elegant ruffle are whip stitched together to form a sock worthy of the name Igorina. Originally designed for Sock Summit 2011's Design for Glory Competition and to be knit by a five-person team, we envisioned knitting individual pieces with a variety of shades or colors spun from a multi-colored fleece. We've included directions at the very end for knitting the pattern in two pieces, including an afterthought hat heel.

Designed on US Size 2 (2.75 mm) dpns over ~56 sts.
Yarn: Knit Picks Palette (Verdigris) or Three Fates Tethys Sock.

Gauge was: 17 stitches over 2" in stockinette (in the round) in Knitter's Palette. (15 stitches over 2" for Tethys Sock.)
Size: 7.5" in diameter.

So because of issues trying to load a pattern written by two people, it's being authored under Stephania who then also pays the co-designer, Katie Boyd.


15 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches in Stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • woman's medium


  • US Size 2 DPN

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn Needle

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Three Fates Yarns