A Beautiful Necessity


Designed by Anna Zilboorg

I think of this as a prayer rug sock--toes always heading for the holy city.  The construction of this sock makes a "freesole" you can remove all or any part of it and replace it as the necessity arises.  This is a useful technique for museum quality socks that will be worn with pride and pleasure.

Colorways shown: It's Not All About Me Brown (MC)

                                 It's About Me All The Time (CC)


  • 1 Skein BMFA Socks that Rock® lightweight (MC)
  • 1 partial skein BMFA Silkie Socks that Rock® (CC)
  • US size 2 (2.75mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:  28 sts and 48 rows + 4" (10cm) over Stockinette stitch

Sizes:  Women's small (medium, large)

Finished Measurements:

Single color version with twisted stitch pattern:  7 (7¾, 8½)" [18 (19.5, 21.5)cm] foot circumference

Two color version with embroidered pattern:  7½ (8¼, 9)" [19 (21,23)cm] foot circumference


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