Glenna C Designs - Viper Pilot Socks
Knitted from the cuff down, these socks feature an intricate twisted cable pattern knitted with viper pilots Starbuck and Apollo in mind. The central arrow cable bears more than a passing resemblance to the speedy viper ships flown by Galactica’s death-defying pilots, flanked by maelstrom-like swirls that recall the violent but beautiful complexities of space.
On these socks, the same combination of swirled rib cables and arrow cable is featured on the front and back of the leg, and continues down the instep of the foot. Additionally, this pattern features a heel flap, with twisted stitches and cables continuing elements of the leg pattern; a similar pattern appears on the toe.
I have written this pattern for DPNs, but include a few suggestions for knitters using Magic Loop technique.