Thursday, March 22, 2007

Goosebump Socks

This pattern is also posted on my pattern blog here:
Goosebump Socks
by Michelle To


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.

7 comments:

Artseycrafts said...

Beautiful socks! Thank you for sharing.

Knitting in Pink said...

Very pretty, thank you for sharing the pattern with us!

Monika said...

Lovely! I like the color and the stitch pattern!

loretta123 said...

Thanks for giving us your pattern; they're lovely and fit you perfectly.

Angela said...

Oooh.

Maybe you'll get to see the Fleece Artist Sea Wool in your pattern.

~A

Hasbu said...

These are beautiful and on my to-do list. :) Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

These are next on my list, right behind your Diamond Lace socks, which I'm currently knitting! Thanks for sharing your awesome patterns.