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Thursday, 14 May 2009

Simple Sock Pattern

Hi everyone,

I have finally managed to get my sock pattern on line for you all. :-)

Linda pointed out errors to me and the correction is in red!

This pattern uses 1 x 100ball of my hand dyed sock wool.

Materials: 1oog ball sock wool
1 x Set of 2,5mm DPNS
1 x Set of 2,75mm DPNS
1 x Blunt end Tapestry Needle for grafting
1 x Stitch holder [or needle will do..]

DPN = double pointed needles
SSK = slip, slip, knit slipped stitches together st(s) = stitch(es)

With 2,5mm needles, cast on 60 sts and rib for 2cm
Now divide stitches evenly over 3 needles.
Change to 2,75mm needles and knit till leg is desired length to heel [10-20cm]

Knit 30 stitches onto 1 needle.
Leave the other 30 stitches on another needle or stitch holder.

Row 1 = Turn work and Slip 1 then Purl the remaining 29 stitches.
Row 2 = To create a reinforced heel, *Slip 1, Knit 1* Repeat till end of row.
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 14 times. Repeat row 1 again.

Slip 1, Knit 15, Knit 2 stitches together, Knit 1, turn.

Row 1: Slip 1, Purl 3, Purl 2 together, Purl 1, turn.
Row 2: Slip 1, Knit 4, Knit 2 together, Knit 1, turn.
Row 3: Slip 1, Purl 5, Purl 2 together , Purl 1, turn.

Row4: Slip 1, Knit 6, Knit 2 togther, Knit1, turn.

Continue in this pattern working 1 more stitch before each decrease (Knit or Purl 1 together) until all stitches are knitted and on 1 needle

With needle 1, pick up and knit 15 stitches down left side of heel flap.
Knit the 30 stitches from the stitch holder onto needle 2.
With needle number 3, pick up and knit 15 stitches up right side of heel flap And knit to center of heel with the same needle. Slip the remaining stitches onto the 1st neddle. This is the begining point of a row.

Row 1 = Knit all 74 stitches
Row 2 = Needle 1 - Knit to last 3 stitches, Knit 2 together, Knit 1
Needle 2 – Knit
Needle 3 – Knit 1, SSK . Knit to end

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until 60 stitches remain.

Knit till foot is 1cm shorter than desired length.

Row 1: Needle 1 – Knit to last 3 sts, SSK, Knit 1,
Needle 2 – Knit 1, Knit 2 together, Knit to last 3 sts, SSK, Knit 1,
Needle 3 – Knit 1, Knit 2 together, Knit to end of needle 3.
Row 2: Knit

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until 20 stitches remain..

Combine stiches on needles 1 and 2 so that you have 2 needles each with 10 stitches
Graft the toes closed [erm I think you should google this....]

I have not double checked this pattern as I wrote it from memory, please mail me if you get stuck or if you find an error.




Linda said...

Thanks so much Carle', Jenna is so excited, she is going to knit her first pair of socks!



suzanne said...

Thank you friend

Jenna doesn't know it yet but she has to knit pairs for the neighbours too!

Will give it a try,. Never knitted with double sided needles before. I have a great great granny who used to turn a heel in the dark at the movies every Tuesday. I hope she pops down to help....


Carle' said...


Sounds like you are all going to be knitting up a storm... How exciting!!!

Suez - this pattern is specifically for sock wool, though that other ball of cochineal dyed wool you bought from me can also be used to knit sock. The big difference is with the DK you would only cast on 48 stitiches. I will blog that pattern soon. :-)

Have a great evening everyone


Angela Mobley said...

These are beautiful!!! Time to knit socks...

Tan Family said...

How beautiful! I'm so impressed with your socks. Knitting socks is one of the things I do not do. Very impressive... :)

Carle' said...

HI Jen,

Socks are really easy, you should give it a try. :-)

My pattern is really easy to follow and it can be used for most sock wools though it is perfect with my sock wool [Linda sells it.]

Thanks for the great fibres you sent and I love the angora and will be using it really soon. :-)


L'Atelier said...

Hello was so nice to meet you in Orion today! Added you at revelry and am enjoying reading your blog...
and am excited to cast on my first pair of socks very soon :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Carle, I thought I recognized Terri's children in your previous post! I am a homeschool mom from Cape Town, please do pay my blog a visit
Love your blog, will drop by again :)

Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND said...

Thank you for this simple pattern. Everyone at my knitting group here is knitting socks and so now Sofi wants a pair and I was just going to search for an easy pattern. The one that's going around the group is just too much hassle for me - LOL. I am a lazy knitter...

suszcza said...

I love those socks, and I wear shoes just like those Mary Janes. Too bad I don't knit:(

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