Who’s ready to cell block tango? Velma takes her inspiration from the musical Chicago, named after Catherine Zeta Jones’ character Velma. The cell block tango number is probably one of my favorite musical pieces from the film, and Dye for Ewe’s Fright Night colorway captures the dramatic contrasts of blacks and reds in the iconic scene perfectly!
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Velma – Worked in the round, Velma 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.)
7.5 [8, 8.5, 9]” / 19 [20.5, 21.5, 23] cm circumference. The sample shown was knit using the toe-up version of this pattern on 64-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 markers
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: Fright Night
9 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.
rhyFlower Knits patterns are available in print via our wholesale distributor Deep South Fibers.
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