Sunday, February 3, 2013

double lace rib stitch socks

lest I forget my sock pattern, I'm actually going to write it out here in bits and pieces.


4 dpn size [?] needles; they're smallish. I'm guessing they're about size 4 or 5 US. I have no idea any more, I lost the needle gauge.
Paton's Kroy sock yarn [or other fingering weight yarn] solid color of choice. [I'm using Gentry Grey]

Helpful terms
k- knit
p - purl
yo - yarn over [I make mine such that it's a snug loop with an x under the bottom of the needle - probably a horrible explanation, I know, and probably not what I should be doing]K2tog tbl - knit 2 together through back loop
yfrn - yarn front around the needle  - nice video explanation for clarification

the cuff - 

picot cast on, with multiples of 3. 
cast on 3 stitches; bind off the last two as per picot cast on instructions. pick up the center bound off stitch of the picot as you go, for a total of 56 stitches. join the ends [I cast on 60.]

  • Row 1 (Right Side): *p1, yo, K2tog tbl, p1, k2; rep from * to end
  • Row 2: *p1, k2; rep * to end
  • Row 3: *P1, K2tog, yfrn, p1, k2; rep from * to end
  • Row 4: *p1, k2; rep * to end
work in DLRS until desired length of sock cuff is met. 

begin heel flap. 

at beginning of new row, divide stitches evenly onto two needles - 30 on each needle. 1st row is a right side row. Working in stockinet, row 1 is knitwise; row 2 is purlwise. Work in this manner until heel flap is desired length. 

turning the heel

begin shaping with a wrong side row
R1 [wrong side]: p17, p2tog, p1, turn [there will be left over stitches]
R2 [right side]: s1, k7, s1, k1, psso, k1, turn.
R3: s1, p8, p2tog, p1, turn
R4: s1, k9, s1, k1, psso, k1, turn
R5: s1, p10, p2tog, p1, turn
R6: s1, k11, s1, k1, psso, k1, turn
R7: s1, p12, p2tog, p1, turn
R8: s1, k13, s1, k1, psso, k1, turn
R9: s1, p14, p2tog, p1, turn
R10: s1, k15, s1, k1, psso, k1 [20 sts]

working the instep gussett

with right side facing, pick up 14 sts along the side of the heel flap. Knit 15 of the 30 stitches on the other needle that we've been ignoring until now. Knit the other 15 and then pick up 14 stitches down the other side of the heel flap on the same needle as the 15 stitches. There should be 3 needles; 1 along the bottom [the heel], two each holding 29 sts. Should form a triangle. Knitting should be in a counter clockwise motion. 

First row of the instep decrease:
knit across the heel [needle 1], and along the second needle. 
on the 3rd needle,* K to last 3 sts; k2tog, K1. 
needle 1: knit across
needle 2: k1, s1, k1, psso, knit to end. *
this is a round 1
round 2: knit.
repeat rounds 1 and 2 until there are 60 sts.[or in my case, 54. because i can't count.]

... and that's as far as I've gotten with these socks so far. 

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