Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My Sock Pattern

Pretty in Pink socks

Materials Used:

Yarn: Bernat Sox - Pink Hot

Patons Kroy - Winter Eclipse

Needles: 4-5 DPN’s - 1.25

Cast on 64 stitches using pink. (20-24-20)

k2, p2 rib for 15 rows (or length desired)

Rearrange stitches (16-32-16)

Knit 3 rows

Begin 2-color design using chart.

(at row 9 of chart I rearranged stitches to 16-16-16-16; returned to 16-32-16 on row 22)

(Optional 1 or 2 stitches could be added between each repeat for more give around the ankle. This pair done without yellow or orange squares shown on the chart.)

Cut design yarn after row 29, leaving a tail to weave in later.

With Pink -

Knit 5 rows and then begin heel Flap:

Knit 16 sts on needle 1.

Rearrange stitches from needle 1 & 3 together for heel flap - joins between rounds will be in center of heel. Divide stitches on needle 2 in half for now.

Turn for heel flap starting on purl side:

1. Knit 3, purl across row.

2. Purl 3 * sl 1, k1 * to last 3 stitches, k3.

3. Knit 3, purl across row.

4. Purl 3 * k1,sl 1 * to last 3 stitches, k3.

Repeat these 4 rows for 30 rows (or desired length.) Ending with a row 2 or knit side - begin heel turn:

Purl half plus 2 (18 sts). P2tog, p1, turn.

(11 stitches were left undone.)

Knit to 1 before gap (14 left) ssk, k1. Turn. Continue back and forth on heel flap to 1 before the gap - P2tog, p1 on purl side. SSK, k1 on knit side until 18 sts remain. You’ll end on a knit side so there’ll be no need to knit back across to begin gusset!

Pick up and knit 16 stitches

Knit across front (32 stitches are back on needle 2.)

Pick up and knit 16 stitches and then knit 9 of the stitches from the heel turn. Put remaining 9 sts on needle 1. (25-32-25)

1. Knit to last 3 sts on needle 1, ktog, k1

Knit 32 sts on needle 2 (front of foot)

Knit 1, ssk, knit remaining sts. (24-32-24)

2. Knit 1 round.

Repeat 1 & 2, decreasing every other row until 16 stitches remain on needles 1 & 3. (16-32-16)

Knit desired length - 1 ½” from end of toe.

Begin decreases:

Needle 1. knit to last 3, k2tog, k1

Needle 2. k1, ssk, knit to 3 remaining, k2tog, k1.

Needle 3. k1, ssk, knit remaining stitches.

Knit next round.

Continue decreases every other row until 24 sts remain.

(6-12-6). Combine stitches so there are 12 stitches on front, 12 on back and Kitchener the close.

(REPEAT immediately to avoid 2nd sock syndrome!)

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