These socks were designed in collaboration with Madelinetosh as part of a collection of yarn and patterns inspired by the discovery of water in Mars. Their name was inspired by the two intrepid Mars Rovers (Curiosity and Opportunity) operated by NASA, tirelessly exploring the planet, wandering around looking for evidence of ancient life.
They are worked from the cuff down with a heel flap and gusset.
The gorgeous cable design keeps the knitting interesting and the result is a very special finished project that you will be proud of every time you look down ;)
You can read about the special yarn in the materials section.
Thank you so much Jonna Hietala for the beautiful photos.
S (M, L). To fit approx. Women’s Small (Women’s Medium, Men’s Medium) feet or a foot circumference of 7 (8½ , 10)“ 17.5 (21, 22.5) cm). Shown in size M.
For a Men’s larger size you can use slightly thicker yarn and thicker needles and follow the instructions for size Large.
Yarn: 1 skein of Euro Sock by Madelinetosh (100% Merino; 435 yards 398 m/100g) or approx. 326 (370, 435) yards 298 (338, 398) m of Sock Weight yarn. The sample was made using colorway Mars Rover.
Needles: US 1 (2.25mm) dpns or long circular needles for magic loop.
Other notions: Stitch marker, tapestry needle.
Curiosity and Opportunity Socks
The pattern is available as a digital download. You will automatically receive a pdf file.