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Maggie is intrigued by all things colorful, cabled and unusual. Also a huge fan of JRR Tolkien and his writings, including the Lord of the Rings, she uses his work as inspiration for her knitting ...

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Shelob's Lair

from Saenz Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Shelob's Lair
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Colorwork

Pattern Description:

These socks were inspired by the great spider, Shelob, and her web-filled lair as described in the Lord of the Rings series.

The web cleverly encases your feet and legs, entwining around your calves and soles. The top-down design and easy to follow charts make this pattern straight forward and easy to knit. There are four pages of color pictures, charts and instructions.

Bonus: Included in the pattern are suggestions for modifications for fitting the high-instep foot.

Different sizes can be achieved using different needle sizes, and differing weights of yarn.


36 sts x 42 rows = 4"x4" over colorwork

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Fits ladies medium, or US shoe size 7-8 (larger size can be obtained by either lengthening the foot as indicated, or using a larger gauge)


  • 1 skein of Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn in Snow
  • 1 skein of Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn in Italian Plum
  • US size 21/2 (3.0 mm) 24? circular or dpns, or size needed to get the correct gauge