Away Mission Socks

Things have been busy since Christmas but during the last week I've finally found some time to sit down and work on a new pattern. I've had the idea for a Star Trek tribute sock for a while. Designing one was a bit terrifying though. I've never knit a sock, let alone designed one so I've made this as easy as I can for fellow sock beginners. It's knit from the toe up with a Turkish cast on and a short row heel. You can knit it in blue for Medical/Sci, like the example in the photo, red for Engineering or gold for Command. The silver stripes denote your rank and are based on the insignia from the 2009 movie. Instructions include the insignia for Captain, Commander, Chief Medical and Engineering Officers, Lieutenant and Ensign. There are also two sizes, ladies and mens.

The pattern includes a couple of yarn ideas and all the instructions you should need to make a pair of socks to fit you. The pattern is free to download. Just click on the link below and please let me know how you get on.




3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great socks! One note though, red is for command (think Ryker and Piccard) and gold is for Engineering and Security (Tasha Yar, Worf, Data, and Geordie Laforge). Thanks for the pattern!!

Trudi said...

The colours are based on the new movie, not the TNG ones where they were different.

Katie said...

And in TOS, red and gold were swapped. Somehow, though, "Poor, stupid Gold Shirts" just never caught on...

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