Saturday, June 12, 2010

My socks

Just for the fun of linking my plain socks to my own pattern:

Yarn: DK or worsted

Needles: two 4mm circulars

toe: Cast on 8 with circular cast-on. Join in round by doing one round like icord. Increase into every stitch and divide onto two needles. (16)
1. k1, kf&b, k to last 3, kf&b, k2 for each needle
2. knit round

repeat 1 and 2 until 44st, ending with row 1.


Start striping or doing "the pattern" on the top-of-the-foot needle.

When it is long enough to touch the front of your ankle (on the top of the foot) start doing the gusset of a Fleegle Heel.

(Increase one stitch on each side of the sole, every second round.
When you have the same number on the sole needle as you used to have on the whole foot, start the heel turn:
Knit to just past the center, K2tog, K1, turn.
Slip 1, purl to just past the center, p2tog, p1, turn
1. slip 1, knit to a stitch before the gap, k2tog over the gap, k1, turn.
2. slip 1, purl to a stitch before the gap, p2tog over the gap, p1, turn.
repeat 1 and 2 until you are at the sides. Continue doing rounds. Decrease out any necessary sole-needle stitches the next few rounds. )

leg: Make it as long as the foot (folded at the heel). Then do 10 rows of 2x2 rib and cast-off with a sewn bind-off or Jeny's super stretchy bindoff.

Da da.

Mods for fingering weight. I use 2.5mm needles and 60st around.


kelgell said...

Disappointment! I was looking through the pattern for the part where you roll the dice... He he.

Anonymous said...

oh they look totally awesome! and warm as toast as well. mmmm hand knitted socks....

Sinéad said...

Lovely comfy socks! I love stripy socks. :)

Tara said...

That's why God invented self-striping yarn, heh. :)

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