Shelob's Lair

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Shelob's Lair Pattern


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Knitting: Shelob's Lair
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

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

About Designer

About Designer

KyMaggie on

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 designs. She loves Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, costume dramas, and can often be found creating & wearing period outfits or making lemon meringue pies.

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