Friday, February 08, 2008
finished socks

Not blocked yet, but here are the socks I was working on. This isn't a pattern so much as a record of what I did since I only have one size, but I'm sure you can figure out the adjustments needed for other sizes.

2/22/08 EDIT: corrections on gusset (repeat the two rounds 11, not 23 more times) and heel flap (M1R instead of M1L)

Toe-up, Two-at-a-time, Magic Loop, modified Cloverleaf Rib Socks

Size: Woman's 8 (could probably fit up to a size 8 1/2 or 9 since they turned out a bit loose)
Yarn: Brown Sheep Wildfoote
Gauge: 8 sts and 11 rows/1" in stockinette
Needle: 47" Circular, Size 1 (2.25 mm)

M1R = Make 1 Right
M1L = Make 1 Left

Both Feet:

Working magic loop, cast on 24 (12 on each needle) for each foot - I use Cat Bordhi's version of Judy Becker's Cast-On which you can see here. She doesn't mention it in the video, but I noticed that she wraps one of the needles differently so the stitch mount is the same for all stitches and there's no need to knit into the back of any stitches.

Round 1: Knit
Round 2: K1, M1R, K to last st on 1st needle, M1L, K1; repeat on 2nd needle - 28 sts

Repeat Rounds 1 & 2 until 56 sts total

Left Foot:

Round 17: Knit
Round 18: K1, M1R, K to end of 1st needle; K to last st on 2nd needle, M1L, K1 - 58 sts

Repeat Rounds 17 & 18 two more times

Right Foot:

Round 17: Knit
Round 18: K to last st on 1st needle, M1L, K1; K1, M1R, K to end of 2nd needle - 58 sts

Repeat Rounds 17 & 18 two more times

Both Feet:

Start modified Cloverleaf Eyelet Rib (from Barbara Walker's Treasury) on instep sts only (1st needle); knit all sole sts (2nd needle)

Rounds 23, 25, 27, 28: P1, *K5, P1; repeat from * to end of 1st needle
Round 24: P1, *K1, yo, slip 1 kwise, K2tog, pass slipped st over, yo, K1, P1; repeat from * to end (mod note: if I understand the glossary correctly, BW says to slip the st purlwise, but I found that slipping it knitwise looked better - you be the judge)
Round 26: P1, *K2, yo, ssk, K1, P1; repeat from * to end

Repeat Rounds 23-28 eight times until sock length approx 2 1/2" less than desired (for me, I stopped when the length was 6 1/2")

Create Gusset:

Round 1: continue in pattern for instep sts; for sole sts, K1, M1R, K to last st, M1L, K1 - 33 sts on sole
Round 2: work even

Repeat Rounds 1 & 2 11 more times until 55 sts on sole

Turn Heel:

Work instep sts, make note of the round of eyelet rib patt worked (for me Rd 1); work heel sts back and forth:

Row 1 (RS): K 37, M1R, K1, w&t
Row 2: P22, M1R, P1, w&t
Row 3: K20, M1R, K1, w&t
Row 4: P18, M1R, P1, w&t
Row 5: K16, M1R, K1, w&t
Row 6: P14, M1R, P1, w&t
Row 7: K12, M1R, K1, w&t
Row 8: P10, M1R, P1, w&t - 63 sts on heel

Now on RS work around, knitting across heel, picking up and knitting wraps; then work instep sts in patt

Heel Flap:

Go back to working back and forth on heel sts only: K 47, picking up and knitting wraps, ssk, turn without wrapping; then:

Row 1: Slip 1, P31, P2tog, turn without wrapping
Row 2: (Slip 1, K1) 16 times, ssk, turn without wrapping

Repeat these 2 rows 13 more times - 34 sts on heel

There will be one more st that needs to be worked but it will be done after going around the instep (this is to prevent a hole where the heel flap meets instep sts); at the same time, two sts will be increased on back of leg to accommodate the pattern: work instep sts in patt; K2tog, M1R, K to last st, M1L, K1 - 35 sts on back of leg (formerly the heel), 31 sts on instep


Work in patt on both needles but on back of the leg, drop the first and last purl stitches.

Continue until 1/2" short of desired length; switch to K1, P1 rib for 5 rounds; bind-off loosely (I used a Size 3 needle)


Blogger Khalila said...

Those look very cute and comfy! Do you have your travel knitting ready for your trip? Don't forget to leave room in your suitcase for stuff to bring home from the yarn shops. :)

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