Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A little bit of decadence

Sophia 4-ply sock yarn by Posh Yarn in Raspberry – pure cashmere : 55g / 185m x 2

2.75mm (US 2) : set of 4 DPN. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Markers (m); tapestry needle

15sts and 22 rnds = 5cm in stocking stitch worked in the rnd.

Stitch guide -- Twisted rib
All rnds: *K2 through the back loop (tbl), P2; rep from * to end of rnd.

CO 60 sts and work 18 rnds of twisted rib pattern.
Cont in stocking st for 55 rnds or until desired length.

Divide heel and instep sts
Place 31 sts on holder for instep
Work heel flap on 29 sts
Row 1 K3, *Sl 1, K1 to last 4 sts, Sl 1, K3
Row 2 K3, P23, K3
Rep these two rows until flap measures approx 6.5cm

Turn heel
Work short rows to shape heel as folls:
Row 1 Sl 1, K16, K2tog tbl, K1, turn.
Row 2 Sl 1, P5, P2tog, P1, turn.
Row 3 Sl 1, K to 1 st before gap formed on previous row, K2tog tbl, (1 st each side of gap), K1, turn.
Row 4 Sl 1, P to 1 st before gap formed on previous row, P2tog, (1 st each side of gap), P1, turn.
Rep rows 3 and 4 until all heel sts have been worked… 18 sts rem

Shape gussets
Pick up sts along selvedge edges of heel flap and rejoin for working in the rnd as folls:
Rnd 1 With needle 1, K18 heel sts then pick up and knit 16 sts along side of heel flap; with needle 2, K across 31 instep sts; with needle 3, pick up and knit 16 sts along other side of heel flap – 81 sts total; 25 sts each on needle 1 and 3; 31 instep sts on needle 2. Rnd begins at centre of heel.
Rnd 2 On needle 1, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1; K across needle 2; on needle 3, K1, SSK, K to end – 2 sts dec’d.
Rnd 3 K
Rep rnds 2 and 3 until 60 sts rem.

Cont in St st until foot measures 6.5cm less than desired foot length.

Rnd 1: On needle 1, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1; on needle 2, K1, SSK, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1; on needle 3, K1, SSK, K to end – 4 sts dec’d.
Rnds 2 – 4 K
Rnd 5 Rep rnd 1

Rnds 6 and 7 K
Rnd 8 Rep rnd 1
Rnds 9 and 10 K
Rnd 11 Rep rnd 1

Rnd 12 K
Rnd 13 Rep rnd 1

Rnd 14 K
Rnd 15 Rep rnd 1
Rnd 16 K
Rep rnd 1 only until 12 sts rem

Kitchener st to graft sts tog. Weave in ends. Block lightly.


Twisted Knitter said...

Another beautiful and luxurious sock!

Unknown said...

On the toe section can you let me know how many stitches should be on each needle please?

Anonymous said...

Emma, I'm sorry, I didn't make a note of the # of sts per needle. I'd suggest dividing the sts evenly by the number of needles you're using and continue knitting until you're down to 12 sts.

Unknown said...

Lovely, I'll try that, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Im confused. i REALLY dont know whether you cast off on the heel before you start on the gusset. Help!

Victoria said...

I love this pattern, this is the first pattern I used to knit my first pair of socks, and I'm on my 3rd! I've started trying more complex patterns with textures but am also happy to come back to this one as it's nice and simple.
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Just curious as I'm already well into these, haha... How far up the leg do they go?

Hannah said...

Umm how many stitches do I put on each needle or does it matter? I got my first dpns so I could try this simple looking pattern and I am really looking forward to trying it. =D

Unknown said...

I've never knitted a sock before. I've decided to knit 2 pairs for presents for friends and chose 2 different colour wools. Is this the kind of pattern where I could do contrast colours on the toe heel and top?

Kerby said...

I am in the middle of the first sock. It has been a lot of fun and very simple so far, but I think there may be an error in the pattern. The decrease rows after you pick up stitches for the gussets are decreasing 2 stitches per row -- 1 stitch on needle one and 1 on needle three. If there are 81 stitches total (18, 16, 16, 31) using these decrease rows gets you to 61 stitches, not 60. We need one extra decrease so there are 29 stitches across needles 1 and 3, and 31 instep stitches on needle 2. Conversely, you could start with less stitches on either needle 1 or needle 3 -- so 24 and 25 stitches making 49 and 31, or 80 stitches total before you begin decreasing.

All the best,

Diane said...

oh my gosh those must feel so incredibly soft! Love the colour too