Friday, July 13, 2007

Goosebump Socks

Goosebump Socks

Here is an easy, beginner sock with cute knots scattered all over. The knots remind me of little goosebumps! The knot stitch was found in A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker.

Size
Woman's M (shown on size US 7 feet)

Measurements
Unstretched, measures 3.25 inches across

Gauge
9 sts = 1 inch
creates sock with a firm fabric

Materials
Nature's Palette Merino Fingering Yarn, 50g/185yds, 2 skeins
set of 5 - 2 mm dpn
set of 5 - 2.25 mm dpn
tapestry needle

Notes
MK - make knot: insert right-hand needle under running thread between 1st and 2nd sts on left-hand needle, and draw through a loop very loosely; then inset right-hand needle between these same sts above running thread, and draw through another loop very loosely; bring yarn to front between needles and purl the 1st st on left-hand needle; then with point of left-hand needle pass the first loop over the 2nd loop and purled st, and off needle; then pass the 2nd loop over the purled st and off the needle. The looser you make the drawn loops, the easier it is to pass them over.

Pattern

Picot/Rib cuff:
With 2.25 mm needles, CO sts 60 using backward loop cast-on.
Join in round, and evenly divide sts onto 4 needles.
Knit 2 rows.
Knit turn row: [k2tog, yo] to end
Knit 2 rows.
Fold cuff, and knit 1 row along with CO loop together.
With 2 mm needles, work k2, p2 rib until cuff is about 1 inch
Switch back to 2.5mm needles.

Leg:
Pattern
Row 1: [MK, k5] to end
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: K3, [MK, k5] to last 3 sts, MK, k2
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: Knit
Repeat last 7 rows until leg measures 5 inches.

Heel Flap:
Rearrange sts on needles so that you are holding 30 sts
on Needle 1 and 2 to be worked later.
Put rest on sts onto one needle; heel flap will be worked on these 30 sts.

Row 1: Sl 1, p to end
Row 2: [Sl 1, k1] to end
Repeat last 2 rows until 36 rows have been made.


Turn heel:
Row 1 (ws): Sl 1, p18, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 2 (rs): Sl 1, k9, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, p10, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1, k11, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 5: Sl 1, p12, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 6: Sl 1, k13, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 7: Sl 1, p14, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 8: Sl 1, k15, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 9: Sl 1, p16, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 10: Sl 1, k17, ssk, k1.
20 sts made.

Put last 10 sts made on another needle. This is now Needle 1.
With this needle, pick up 18 sts along heel flap edge, and 1 sts between flap and held sts. Work across held sts in pattern.
With another needle, pick up 1 st between sts and heel flap, and 18 sts along heel flap edge.
You should now have Needle 1 - 29 sts, Needle 2 - 15 sts, Needle 3 - 15 sts, Needle 4 - 29 sts.

Gusset:
Top of foot is worked in leg pattern. Bottom of foot is worked in stockinette stitch.

Row 1: K Needle 1 to last 2 sts, k2tog; work Needle 2 and 3 in pattern; on Needle 4, ssk, k to end. (2 decreases made)
Row 2: Knit
Repeat last 2 rows until you have 15 sts on both Needle 1 and 4. (60 sts)

Foot:
Continue working Needle 1 and 4 in stockinette stitch, and Needle 2 and 3 in pattern, until foot measures 1.5 inches less than desired length.

Toe:
Place sts of Needle 3 onto Needle 2. Toe is worked on 3 needles.
Row 1: Needle 1 -k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; Needle 2 - k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; Needle 3 - k1, ssk, k to end. ( 4 decreases made)
Row 2: Knit
Repeat last 2 rows until you have 6 sts on each Needle 1 and 3, and 12 sts on Needle 2.
K Needle 1 and place sts onto Needle 3.
Break yarn leaving tail and graft toe closed.

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

1 comment:

N. Maria said...

Wow! You do some beautiful knitting. I'm impressed!
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