socks

Malbec Sock Pattern

Malbec Sock Pattern

 

 

Notes

CL2x2 - Slip 3 sts to cable needle, p1, k1, p1, k1 from left needle, k1, p1, k1 from cable needle.

 

Toe

Figure 8 cast on 20 stitches (10 on needle, 10 on cable)

Alternate increase and even rounds until there are 26 sts on each needle, 52 total.

  • Increase round: K1, m1, knit until one stitch before end of needle, m1, k1. Repeat on second needle.
  • Even round: Knit all stitches

Slip one stitch from needle 2 to needle 1.

Leg

On all rounds, knit all stitches on needle 2.

Needle 1: Right foot

Work 8 rounds: *K1, p1*, repeat from * to * to final stitch, k1.

*K1, p1*, repeat from * to * 7 total times, CL2x2, *p1, k1*, repeat from * to * 4 total times.

Work 10 rounds: *K1, p1*, repeat from * to * to final stitch, k1.

No Cold Feet

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My romantic intelligence is stuck at about the 3rd grade level. Discussions of romance result in a lot of giggling and overwhelming the urge to run away, and occasionally a long "eeeeeewwwwwww".  Romantic getaways, flowers, chocolates and pomp make my entire body kick into defense mode, and here I am planning a wedding. I'm not sure how you plan a wedding and avoid hearts, the word 'love', and public displays of affection, but I'll be damned if I'm not going to give it a shot. (For what it's worth, I'm pretty sure the answer to this riddle, as it is to so very many, is 'food and booze'.) Below is an attempt at squeezing in a tiny bit of romance, which has hopefully been completely killed by sharing this with the internet. Socks for the fella to wear on our wedding day. He won't get cold feet. See what I did there? It's very clever. But wait! There's more.

Toes of pattern

The pattern rows (which are just simple twist stitches) are spaced out 10 rows, then 13 rows, then 12 rows to reflect our October 13, 2012 wedding date. Take that, wedding industry! Customized without a $39.95 surcharge! Victory Point to Shana.

Anyway, here's a pattern. Go knit some socks.

Socks to insure against cold feet

Full view of mens socks

 

Supplies

  • Skinny Bugga! by The Sanguine Gryphon (Fingering / 4 ply, 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 450 yards / 113 grams) - One ball in Sooty Dancer
  • Yummy Toes - Sock by Miss Babs (Fingering / 4 ply, 100% Merino, 133 yards / 37 grams) - 20 yards in Pewter for the heel and toes (One skein of Skinny Bugga would be enough to do the toes and heels in the main color)
  • 32″ size 1 (2.25 mm) circular needle
  • Cable needle, if needed. You can also do the twists without a cable needle.
  • Tapestry needle

Notes

These socks are knit toe-up, two at a time using the magic loop. This site explains how to do it. If you prefer dpns or knitting one at time, you can still knit the socks, but you may want to use markers to indicate where the magic loop needles would start and end.

I haven't test knit these, so if something seems wrong it probably is. Let me know, and I'll correct it.

m1 – make one

w&t – Wrap and turn

LT- Left Twist - Hold one stitch to the front, knit second stitch, knit first stitch

Directions

Toe

Figure 8 cast on 20 sts (10 on needle, 10 on cable)

Alternate increase and even round until you have 48 sts.

  • Increase round: On first needle, k1, m1, k to final stitch, m1, k1. Repeat on needle 2.
  • Even round: Knit both needles.

Foot

Work the following until knitting measures 10″ from cast-on.

On needle 1: P1, knit until final stitch, p1.

On needle 2:

This is where you turn on the romance. Or something. The spacing of the twist rows represent the wedding date. Work the normal row for all rounds except those that reflect your date. For October 13, 2012, I work the twist row on round 10, again on 13 rows later, and again twelve rows after that. Then repeat.

  • Normal row: P1, *k2, p2* repeat from * to * until last three sts, k2, p1
  • Twist row: P1, *LT, p2* repeat from * to * until last three sts, LT, p1

Heel

This sock has a short row heel. If you're working the socks two at a time, you will do one heel, and then the other.

Join the heel yarn.

  • Sl1, k to last stitch, w&t.
  • Sl1, p21, w&t
  • K to one before wrapped stitch, w&t
  • p to one before wrapped stitch, w&t

Alternate last two rows until 8 stitches remain unworked.

Work until the wrapped stitch, pick up wrap and work stitch, turn.

Repeat until all wrapped stitches have been worked.

Break heel yarn.

Sock heel

Leg

Pick back up the main color and continue working the needle 2 pattern on both needles, so that the ribbing and twist stitches are worked around the whole leg.

Continue until the leg measures 8″ from heel or as close as possible after completing 'year' rows.

Finishing

Bind off using your favorite stretchy bind off. I recommend this bind-off.

Weave in ends, block if you're the type who blocks socks (I am not), give to fella, live happily ever after.

Snow Day Sock Pattern

As it gets colder, I'm discovering that normal socks are no match for the coldness of my hardwood floors. Not being much of a slipper person, I made these worsted weight socks. They are too thick to wear with shoes, but they are perfect for keeping my toes warm around the house.

These socks are knit toe up with a short row heel using the magic loop method. They are a very fast knit - I'm a slow knitter and completed them in less than a week. The pattern includes charted and written instructions.

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Thanks to karinamaza, moilulu and LiveIIKnit on Ravelry for helping test.

Size

Adult women's

Gauge

2"x2" in stockinette st = 9.5 sts x 12 rows - it is not necessary to get row gauge.

Materials

  • US size 5 (3.75 mm) 40" circular needles
  • 90 gr Cascade 220 worsted
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle

Notes

  • W&T - Wrap and turn - slip the stitch to the right needle, bring yarn to front, slip stitch to left needle.
  • CF - Cable front - Slip 3 sts to cable needle, hold to front, k3, k3 from cable needle
  • CB - Cable back - Slip 3 sts to cable needle, hold to back, k3, k3 from cable needle
  • YO - yarn over
  • SSK - Slip slip knit
  • K2tog - Knit two sts together

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Chart

  • Row 1 - P5 k6 p1 k6 p5
  • Row 2 - P5 k6 p1 k6 p5
  • Row 3 - P5 CB p1 CF p5
  • Row 4 - P5 k6 p1 k6 p5
  • Row 5 - P4 k2tog k5 YO p1 YO k5 SSK p4
  • Row 6 - P4 k7 p1 k7 p4
  • Row 7 - P3 k2tog k6 YO p1 YO k6 SSK p3
  • Row 8 - P3 k8 p1 k8 p3
  • Row 9 - P2 k2tog k7 YO p1 YO k7 SSK p2
  • Row 10 - P2 k9 p1 k9 p2
  • Row 11 - P1 k2tog k8 YO p1 YO k8 SSK p1
  • Row 12 - P1 k10 p1 k10 p1

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Toe

Create a slip knot. Cast on 24 sts in addition to the slip knot (12 on needle, 12 on cable) using Figure 8 cast on.
Knit even one round. Do not knit the slip stitch. When you come to it, just drop it off and pull the slip knot out.

  • Increase row: K1, m1, k until one st remains on needle, m1, k1. Repeat on other needle.
  • Even row: K all stitches.

Alternate increase row and even row until you have 44 sts total, 22 on each needle.

  • First needle - K21, m1, k1 (23 sts)
  • Second needle - K1, m1, k until one st remains on needle, m1, k1. (24 sts; 47 stitches total)
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K one round.

    Foot

    Work chart on first needle, k second needle.

    Continue until sock measures 2.5" less than the length of the foot (approximately 3 repeats), stopping at the beginning of needle 2. Remember to note the last row worked.

    Final row of chart worked: _____

    Heel

    The heel is a short row heel worked across the 24 stitches on the second needle.

    • Row 1 – Knit to last stitch. W&T
    • Row 2 - Purl to last stitch. W&T
    • Row 3 – K to one stitch before the wrapped stitch. W&T
    • Row 4 - P to one stitch before the wrapped stitch. W&T

    Repeat rows three and four 5 more times. There will be 7 wrapped stitches on each end.
    Now we need to pick up the wrapped stitches.

    • Row 1 – K to the first wrapped stitch. Pick up the wrap around the stitch, place it on the left needle, and knit the wrap and the stitch together. Turn. Twisting the wrap will keep it tight and neat.
    • Row 2 – P to the first wrapped stitch. Pick up the wrap around the stitch, place it on the left needle, and knit the wrap and the stitch together. Turn.

    Repeat until all the wrapped stitches have been worked.

    Leg

    • Needle 1 - Continue working chart from the row you noted above
    • Needle 2 - P1 [k2 p2] 5 times, k2 p1

    Continue working chart on needle 1 and ribbing on needle 2 until there are six repeats of the chart.

    Ribbing

    • Needle 1 - P1 [k2 p2 k2 p2 k2 p1] 2 times
    • Needle 2 - P1 [k2 p2] 5 times, k2 p1

    Repeat until ribbing measures one inch.

    Loosely cast-off and weave in ends.

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