I'm a math professor by trade, and (unsurprisingly) my designs are informed by mathematical concepts. I co-edited the books Making Mathematics with Needlework: Ten Papers and Ten Projects and ...
I'm a math professor by trade, and (unsurprisingly) my designs are informed by mathematical concepts. I co-edited the books Making Mathematics with Needlework: Ten Papers and Ten Projects and Crafting by Concepts: Fiber Arts and Mathematics with my colleague and friend Carolyn Yackel. You can find out more than you ever wanted to know about me and my way-too-many interests (including my ex-cat, socially responsible investing, dance, feminist philosophy of science,...) at my website.View all patterns by designer (19) »
These socks were designed collaboratively with Rachel Shorey in order to display uses of Rachel's Cool Increase (RCI). A phototutorial for RCI is posted at http://www.toroidalsnark.net/rci.html. RCI is used structurally in the mathematical heel (you can substitute a different heel if you want) and decoratively in the spiralling motif. Special thing about the heel: it's done in the round, not using short rows or flaps.
There are two versions of the socks, one with a plain foot and one with the spiralling motif flowing around the foot and across the tip of the toe.
Any springy DK/sport-weight yarn should do.
6 stitches to the inch in stockinette stitch.