Saturday, January 8, 2011
If you are interested in knitting socks out of worsted weight yarn, grab a pair of US 6 needles and cast on. I cast on 42 sts for this pair. I used K1,P1 ribbing for two inches and then knit in the round for 5 inches and then did a simple stockinette heel. Slip 1 st purlwise and then knit across row. Slip 1 st purlwise and purl across row two and keep repeating these two rows until you have 2.5 inches on the needle. Then start your heel shaping.
Knit 12 stitches and then ssk, k1. Turn.
Row 2: slip 1 stitch, then purl 4 sts and p2tog, turn.
Row 3. slip your 1 st stitch and then knit across until you get to the last stitch before the gap, it should be 5 stitches and then ssk, k1. Keep working like this with both sides until all stitches are worked. Then pick up for your gusset stitches, 9 total on each side.
K1, ssk, knit even until last three stitches, then decrease by k2tog, k1. Next row will be worked...even...just knit across it. Then continue your decrease row every other row. Keep this up until you have a total of 21 stitches on your needle. With a total count of 42.
Work desired length and then start the toe.
Row 1: k1, ssk. knit until last three stitches, k2tog, k1.
Row 2: Knit.
Repeat these two rows until you have a total of 10 stitches on each needle and then just decrease until you have a total of 4 stitches total. Cut yarn...leave enough of a length to do a Kichener stitch and weave in all ends.
Work second sock. I used two circs to knit this sock in the round. I started it out on dpns but, decided to knit it with the two circs since it moves much faster for me.
If you have any questions about the simple pattern, comment and I will get back to you on it.
Posted by Laura Neal at 9:50 PM