SOCKS Class: Lesson One: Printer Friendly - spinfree
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Copyright 2000 by Claudia Krisniski. This pattern may
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4 oz of 2 ply yarn...10 wpi (wraps per inch).....approximately 200 yards
12" circular needle size 5, 6 or 7 to achieve gauge below
1 set of double pointed needles to match
4 different markers....open like safety pins so you can place them ON a
Gauge: in Stockinette Stitch : 4.5 sts=1"
to fit feet that measure around the widest part of the foot as follows:
7", 8", 9" 10", 10 1/2", 11 1/2"
k = knit
p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
LM= Left Marker
RM= Right Marker
srw = short row wrap = slip next st, bring working yarn to opposite side
of work, slip st back to left hand needle, put working
yarn back to opposite side of work (where it started from)
ssk = slip 1 st as if to k, slip 2nd st as if to purl, insert left hand
needle into fronts of both sts and knit them together (1 st
NOTE: when working past wrapped sts, pick up the wrap along with the st
and work both tog.
With the circular needle, cast on 32 (36, 40, 44, 50, 54) sts. Join.
Use a marker to mark the beginning of the round and work
OPTION 1: *k1, p1* repeating around for 8”
OPTION 2: *k1, p1* repeating around for 2”. Work around in k only.
(Great place to insert a pattern of your choice for
the next 6”.
At 8” (or whatever) you are now at the back of the heel: Get 2 markers
ready that are DIFFERENT from each other and
your beginning of the round marker
Place markers as follows: LM after Stitch 8(9,10,11,12,13) and RM after
You will be making the heel working back and forth using short rows on
HALF the stitches on your needle. The other half will
stay quietly waiting until mid way through the heel shaping.
Row 1: k across to 1 (one) st before LM, srw the next st and turn to
Row 2: p across to 1 (one) st before RM, srw the next st and turn to
Row 3: k across to 2 sts before LM, srw the next st and turn to work
Row 4: p across to 2 sts before RM, srw the next st and turn to work
Continue as above working across one less st each row until there are 6
(6,6,8,8,8) sts left unwrapped at the center of the heel
sts. Make sure the last row you work is a purl row.
TURNING POINT OF HEEL:
Get a 4th marker ready
Round 1: Turn and knit across your 6 (6,6,8,8,8) sts, place a marker ON
the next st and continue knitting across heel stitches
to LM. Slip LM. Pick up yarn in the row below between next 2 sts, twist
it, and place it on the right needle. Knit across to st
before RM. Pick up yarn in the row below between next 2 sts, twist it,
and place it on the right needle. Slip RM.
Knit across heel sts to before 4th marked st.
Round 2: Knit all the way around all needles again and back to before
4th marked st.
REVERSE HEEL SHAPING:
SRW 4th marked st, turn:
Row 1: P across 6 (6,6,8,8,8) sts, SRW, turn.
Row 2: k across 7 (7,7,9,9,9) sts, including the stitch that you SRW'ed
before, SRW, turn.
Row 3: p across 8 (8,8,10,10,10) sts, including the stitch that you
SRW'ed before, SRW, turn.
Row 4: k across 9 (9,9,11,11,11) sts, including the stitch that you
SRW'ed before, SRW, turn.
Continue in this manner until you reach first the LM , all heel sts
have been worked, and you finish with a SRW at the end of a
purl row. Turn
Work in the round
Round 1: k around, decreasing 2 sts by knitting 2 sts at 2 places
....one at the LM and one at the RM. Make RM your
beginning of the round, and remove all other markers.
Round 2 and all the rest: k around for the length of the foot minus 2".
break out the double pointed needles.
Knit sts evenly onto 2 double pointed needles. (or 1/2 on one needle,
1/4 on another needle and 1/4 on a third needle) Keep
your beginning of the round marker (former RM) in place.
Round 1: *k1, k2 tog, k across to last 3 sts of needle, ssk, k1* ;
repeat from * to * for 2nd needle.
Round 2: k around evenly
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until 12(12,12,16,18,18)sts remain. Sew or graft
Make 2nd sock.
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