This third installment in the Night at the Movies Sock Club is inspired by West Side Story.
I adore the choreography of The Gangs Fight in the Street from West Side Story and the musical score for this film.
The pattern is named after Rita Moreno’s character Anita, who I learned spoke up against lyrics in songs that she was supposed to sing because they were discriminating. The writers changed the lyrics because of her amazing ability to stand up for herself and what was right. I have so much admiration for women who break barriers and stand up for what’s right.
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Anita – Worked in the round, Anita contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions for an afterthought heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using.
The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer.
(Measured around the ball of the foot.)
6.5 [7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9]” / 16.5 [18, 19, 20.5, 21.5, 23] cm circumference. The sample shown was knit using the toe-up version of this pattern on 60-sts.
US1 (2.25 mm) 32-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge.
Tapestry needle, cable needle, scrap yarn, stitch marker
300-500 yds / 274-458 m fingering weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)
Dye for Ewe – Snug
80% SW Merino 20% Nylon
420 yds (384 m) / 3.8 oz (110 g)
Color: Like a Fox
8 stitches by 11 rounds in stockinette = 1” / 2.5 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished socks.
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