Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Celebration (Free Sock Knitting Pattern)
I have great news. My new knitting adventure with my daughter Alexandra has started. You can now find our collection of hand painted sock yarns at http://www.sockpixie.com. I hope you will come visit, and look at our beautiful colors. To celebrate the opening, here is a simple but fun new sock pattern with the loveliest mock cable, using one of our most cheerful colors: Cantaloupe. I will name the pattern Celebration. The mock cable was inspired by Barbara Walker's Treasury of Knitting Patterns. The fun thing with a mock cable, is that it looks, and feels like a cable, bu there is no need for a cable needle, the trick is done by slipping stitches.
Materials: 1 skein SockPixie Sock Yarn in color Cantaloupe
Needles: US 1
Gauge: 8 sts/inch
R1: P2, *K4,P4* Repeat from * to *, end P2
R2: P2, *(SL1, K1, YO, PSSO) twice, P4* Repeat from * to * end P2.(Pass slipped stitch over K1, and the YO. To do so when you YO bring the yarn to the fron of your work and over the right needle towards the back. Once the PSSO is done, you should have 2 stitches close together, held by a slipped stitch at the base.)
R3: P2, *K4, P4*, Repeat from * to * end P2
R4: P2, *K1, SL1, K1, YO, PSSO, K1, P4* Repeat from * to * end P2
R1 to R4 form the pattern
CUFF and LEG
Cast on 64 (72) stitches. Divide stitches: Circular method 32(36) on each for circulars// 4 dpts 16, 16, 32 (18, 18, 36) // 5 dpts 16 on each (18 on each) //
Knit in K2P2 rib for 1 1/2"
Continue in stitch pattern over the desired length for the leg.
SHORT ROW HEEL SHAPING
You will be working on only half the stitches 32(36).
R1: Knit to the last 2 stitches, wyif slip next stitch, bring yarn to back, and slip wrapped stitch back to left needle. Turn.
R2: Purl to the last 2 stitches, wyinb slip next stitch, bring yarn back to the front, slip wrapped stitch back to left needle.
R3: knit to 1 stitch before the last wrapped stitch, wrap the stitch as above, turn.
R4: Purl to 1 stitch before las wrapped stitch, wrap stitch, turn.
Repeat R3 and R4 until 14 stitches remain unwrapped at the center of your heel.
Continue shaping the heel as follows:
R1: Knit to the wrapped stitch, knit the wrap together with the stich, and wrap the next stitch by wyif slipping the next stitch, bringing the yarn to the back and returning the wrapped stitch back to the left needle, and turn.
R2: Purl to the wrapped stitch, purl stich an wrap together through the back loops, wrap next stitch by wyib slipping the next stich, bringing the yarn back to the front, and slipping the wrapped stitch back to the left needle
R3: Knit to the wrapped stitch, slip wrapped stitch to right needle, with left needle pick up the 2 wraps, and place the on the right needle. Slip the 2 wraps and the stitch back to the left needle, and knit the 3 together. Wrap next stitch as above, and turn.
R4: Purl to the wrapped stitch, slip the wrapped stitch to the right needle. With left needle pick up the wraps and place them on the right needle. Transfer the wraps and the stitch one by one back to the left needle, and purl the 3 together through the back loop. Wrap the next stitch. Turn.
Repeat R3 and R4 until all stitches are aconsumed. The first and the last stitch on the needle will each have 1 wrap, which you will knit together on the first round of the rest of you sock.
Start knitting in the round again over the 64(72) stitches, keeping the pattern going on top of the foot, and knitting in stockinette for the sole. Make sure to pick up the wraps for the 2 stitches, and knitting wrap and stitch together during the first round.
Continue Knitting in the round with pattern on top, and stockinette on sole, until the foot is the appropriate length.
R1: K1,SSK, knit to the last 3 stitches on needle, K2tog, K1. Repeat on next needle.
Repeat R1 and R2 for 1 inch, then repeat R1 only until there are 8 stitches left on each eedle.
Using the kitchener stitch, graft the toe closed.
Work stitches on needle 1. New begininng of round. Instep on needle 1, and sole on needles 2 and 3.
Needle 1: K1, SSK, knit to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1
Needle 2: K1, SSK, knit to end
Needle 3: Knit to,last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1
Repeat as for circular method until 8 stitces are left. Graft toe.
Work stitches on needle. New beginning of round.Instep on needle 1 and 2, sole on needle 3 and 4.
Needle 1: K1, SSK , knit to end
Needle 2: Knit to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1
Needle 3: Same as needle 1
Needle 4: Same as needle 2
Repeat as for circular method until 8 stoitches are left. Graft toe.
For personal use only. Copyright, Caroline Dlugy-Hegwer, 2007.