Friday, July 13, 2007

Diamond Lace Socks

Diamond Lace Socks




Yarn: Fleece Artist Basic Merino Sock yarn

Materials: set of 5 - 2.25mm DPN
darning needle

Size: Approx. woman’s US 6-8
To make the sock a little bigger or smaller, the sock can be knit on 2mm or
2.5 mm needles. There is a bit of stretch in the lace. Because of the
pattern repeats, I ended the foot length at row 2 for a 7” foot. You could
end the foot at row 12 to make the foot ¾” shorter or longer, but that would
make a half diamond at the end. One diamond repeat is about 1.5”.

Gauge: 30 sts = 3.5” unstretched

Glossary:

yo – yarn over
k2tog – knit 2 stitches together
skpo – slip one stitch knitwise, knit one stitch, pass slipped stitch over
sk2po – slip one stitch knitwise, knit two stitches together, pass slipped
stitch over

Note:
For chart #1, line 9: because sock is knitted in the round, you have to temporarily move the beginning of the round to make the pattern work. Chart tells you how to begin and end the row, but only the middle section is repeated. Refer to the written instructions if the chart is unclear.


[Click charts to enlarge pictures]






Picot cuff

CO 60
Join in round. Mark beginning of round.

Knit 6 rows in K2P2 rib.
Knit 1 row.
Knit folding row: [k2tog, yo] to end.
Knit 7 rows.
Fold & knit next row, through stitch and cast-on edge together.
Knit 3 rows.

Leg

Begin chart #1, or follow written instructions:

Row 1: [k4, k2tog, yo, k4] x 6

Row 2: knit this and all even rows.

Row 3: [k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpo, k2] x 6

Row 5: [k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skpo, k1] x 6

Row 7: [k1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, skpo] x 6

Row 9: k2, yo, k7, yo, [sk2po, yo, k7, yo] x 5,
slip last stitch onto needle #1, sk2po, slip made stitch back to needle #4

Row 11: [yo, k8, k2tog] x 6

Row 13: [k1, yo, skpo, k5, k2tog, yo] x 6

Row 15: [k2, yo, skpo, k3, k2tog, yo, k1] x 6

Row 17: [k3, yo, skpo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2] x 6

Row 19: [k4, yo, sk2po, yo, k3] x 6

Row 20: knit

Repeat last 20 rows 2 more times.
Knit row 1 and row 2.
On very last knit row, knit to one stitch left. Place this stitch onto needle #1.
Place last stitch of needle #3 onto needle #2.

Your work should now look like:

needle #1 – 16 stitches
needle #2 – 16 stitches
needle #3 – 14 stitches
needle #4 – 14 stitches



Heel Flap

Combine stitches on needle #3 and #4 onto one needle. Heel flap
will be worked back and forth on these 28 stitches.
Leave needles #1 and #2 for instep.

Row 1: (ws) sl 1, purl to end
Row 2: [sl1 kwise, k1] to end
Row 3: sl 1, purl to end
Row 4: sl 1, [sl 1 kwise, k1] to last st, k.
Repeat these 4 rows 8 more times (36 rows made).


Turn heel

Row 1: (ws) sl 1, p16, p2tog, p1
Row 2: sl 1, k7, ssk, k1
Row 3: sl 1, p8, p2tog, p1
Row 4: sl 1, k9, ssk, k1
Row 5: sl 1, p10, p2tog, p1
Row 6: sl 1, k11, ssk, k1
Row 7: sl 1, p12, p2tog, p1
Row 8: sl 1, k13, ssk, k1
Row 9: sl 1, p14, p2tog, p1
Row 10: sl 1, k15, ssk, k1

18 stitches made.
Place last 9 stitches onto anther needle.
With this needle, pick up 18 stitches along heel flap, and pick up
1 stitch between flap and held stitches.

Work in pattern of chart #2 for needle #2 and #3 (begin at row 3 on chart).

With needle #4, pick up 1 stitch between needle #3 and flap, and pick up
18 stitches along heel flap; k9.

Your work should now look like:

needle #1 – 28 stitches
needle #2 – 16 stitches
needle #3 – 16 stitches
needle #4 – 28 stitches

For those that prefer it, here are the written out instructions for chart #2
to be used for needle #2 and #3:

Row 1: k5, [k2tog, yo, k8] x 2, k2tog, yo, k5

Row 2: Knit this and all even rows.

Row 3: k4, [k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpo, k5] x 2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpo, k3

Row 5: [k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skpo] x 3, k2

Row 7: k2, [k2tog, yo, k5, yo, skpo, k1] x 2, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, skpo, k1

Row 9: k1, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, sk2po, yo, k7, yo, sk2po, yo, k7, yo, skpo

Row 11: [ k2tog, yo, k8] x 3, k2tog, yo

Row 13: k2, [yo, skpo, k5, k2tog, yo, k1] x 2, yo, skpo, k5, k2tog, yo, k1

Row 15: [k3, yo, skpo, k3k2tog, yo] x 3, k2

Row 17: k4, [yo, skpo, k1, k2tog, yo, k5] x 2, yo, skpo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3

Row 19: k5, [yo, sk2po, yo, k7] x 2, yo, sk2po, yo, k4

Row 20: Knit


Gusset

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit stitches on needle #1 to last 2 sts, k2tog; work needles #2 and #3
in pattern; ssk, knit to end.

Work these 2 rows until you have 14 stitches on needle #1 and needle #4.

Foot

Work needles #1 and #4 in stockinette stitch, and needles #2 and #3 in pattern,
until 4 pattern repeats have been worked on gusset and foot. Work 2 more rows, ending on row 2 of chart. Foot should measure about 7”.

Your work should now look like:

needle #1 – 15 stitches
needle #2 – 30 stitches
needle #3 – 15 stitches

Toe

Place first stitch of needle #2 onto needle #1.
Place last stitch of needle #3 onto needle #4.
Place stiches on needle #2 and #3 onto one needle.

Row 1: Knit to last 3 sts on needle #1, k2tog, k1; k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts on needle #2,
k2tog, k1; k1 ssk, k to end.
Row 2: Knit

Work these 2 rows until you have 7 stitches on needle #1 and #3,
and 14 stitches on needle #2.

Knit needle #1, and place stitches of needle #1 and #3 onto one needle.
Break yarn, leaving 12” tail.
Graft toe closed.



Designed by Michelle To, email: miknits[at]gmail[dot]com, www.miknits.blogspot.com

5 comments:

Cathy said...

Very pretty design! Love it!

Cathy

Ladybee1948 said...

SocknitterSAM Yahoo group has voted in favor of this pattern for the September/October project. It's a lovely pattern. Thanks for sharing!

susanstitches said...

There seems to be an error in the written instructions, the pattern sequence should start

K5 K2tog Yo K5 - a 13 stitch repeat, counting the K2tog as 2 stitches... or a 12 stitch repeat counting K2tog as 1....

Moms90 said...

What a lovely lace pattern, you did a great job and the yarn color is fabulous!!

Umme Yusuf said...

wow, these are lovely! would like to make these some day. thanks for the pattern.