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I engage in many crafts including knitting, spinning, crochet, quilting, sewing, and embroidery.

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Snake in the Grass

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Snake in the Grass
Snake in the Grass
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Snake in the Grass

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic knitting skills
  • Knitting in the round with dpns/circular ndls
  • Increases/decreases
  • Knowledge of conventional sock construction

Pattern Description:

These handspun socks are knit cuff-down with calf shaping and a garter ridge heel flap. All shaping occurs along a purl column that begins at the back of the leg and extends through the heel flap onto the sole. The purl column shapes its way around the foot and into the spiral toe decreases. The "snakes" on each sock wind in opposite directions to make a pair as unique as your handspun. Commercial yarn suggestions are provided. This pattern comes in 4 sizes, from Child to Adult Large. Simple and quick to knit, they make perfect gifts for yourself or for the whole family.


Gauge After Blocking
28 stitches / 42 rows = 4in / 10cm in stockinette on #2.5 (3.0mm) needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizing: Child [Adult S,M,L] Socks shown are size S and are modeled on a Women's Size 6 foot.
  • Foot Circumference (unstretched): 6.3[7.4, 8.6, 9.7]in / 16[18.8, 21.8, 24.6]cm


  • heavy fingering weight yarn, 16 wpi (approximately 200[270, 350, 440] yds / 183[247, 320, 402] m)
  • #2.5 (3.0mm) set of dpns or long circular needle for magic loop

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker
  • tapestry needle