Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Simple Delights



It's done! My first self-designed pattern is finished and I am finishing up the sock to photograph it properly. You may have to wait a bit for the pics because I will be abroad for 6 weeks and might not get the chance to take a photo.

A note before I go on: the heel featured in the pattern is a new one I haven't tried before. It caused me some trouble to type it up, so there may be errors in it. If you find any, please let me know. Of course you can also use whatever toe and heel you like best instead of the ones I used.

Now, without further ado, here is the pattern.



Simple Delights Socks

Made for European size 39

Materials:
  • 100g Schachenmayr nomotta Cotton
  • 2.5 mm DPNs
  • 2.5 mm cable needle
  • stitchmarker to mark beginning of row if necessary
  • darning needle to sew in ends

Required stitches:

k – knit
p – purl
sl - slip
cc - coin cable: place 4 sts on a cable needle and hold to the back, k1, place 3 sts back on the left needle, bring the remaining stitch on the cable needle to the front, k3 from the left needle, k1 from the cable needle
ssk – slip slip knit
k2tog – knit two together
p2tog – purl two together
yo – yarn over
w&t – wrap and turn (explained below)


Toe

Square toe cast-on:
  • CO 8 sts
  • K across
  • Turn knitting on its head so that the bottom of the 8 CO loops are on top, then pick up 4 with a needle and the last 4 with another
  • You now have 16 sts on 3 needles. K across for one row.

Increases:

Make increases after the first stitch and before the last stitch on needle 1, after the first stitch on needle 2 and before the last stitch on needle 3. Increase every other row till you have 64 sts in total, ending with a k-row.

Foot

Note: While knitting in the round, k across all stitches for the sole while following the pattern to knit the top of the foot as given below.


Top of foot:

1. K2 p1 cc p1 k2 p3 k5 p2 k2 p1 cc p1 k2
2. K2 p1 k5 p1 k2 p2 k1 p1 k4 p2 k2 p1 k5 p1 k2
3. K2 p1 k5 p1 k2 p2 k2 p1 k3 p2 k2 p1 k5 p1 k2
4. K2 p1 k5 p1 k2 p2 k3 p1 k2 p2 k2 p1 k5 p1 k2
5. K2 p1 k5 p1 k2 p2 k4 p1 k1 p2 k2 p1 k5 p1 k2
6. K2 p1 cc p1 k2 p2 k5 p3 k2 p1 cc p1 k2
7. Like row 5
8. Like row 4
9. Like row 3
10. Like row 2
11. Like row 1

Repeat from row 2 until desired length before gusset. For a European size 39 foot, I started the gusset after 8 coin cables were completed.


Gusset:

Make the gusset increases every other round one stitch in from the edge of the sole (if you still have your knitting on three needles, this means you increase one stitch before end of needle 1 and one stitch after start of needle 3). Continues knitting in pattern on needle 2. Increase by 6 stitches per gusset. End with a k row.


Heel:

Notes:

To wrap and turn on a RS row, knit to point specified in the pattern. Bring the yarn in front of the work between needles, slip next stitch to right-hand needle, bring yarn around this stitch behind the work, slip stitch back to left-hand needle and turn work to begin purling back in the other direction.

To wrap and turn on a WS row, purl to point specified in the pattern. Bring the yarn behind the work between needles, slip next stitch to right-hand needle, bring yarn around this stitch in front of the work, slip stitch back to left-hand needle and turn work to begin knitting back in the other direction.

You will need to work wraps together with wrapped stitches at some point specified in the pattern. Work the wraps together with the stitches they wrap like this:

RS row: Knit to wrapped stitch. Slip next stitch from the left needle to the right needle, use tip of the left needle to pick up the wrap and place it on the right needle, insert left needle into wrap and stitch. Knit them together.

WS row: Purl to wrapped stitch. Slip next stitch from the left needle to the right needle, use tip of the left needle to pick up the wrap and place it on the right needle, insert left needle into wrap and stitch. Purl together.

Heel will be worked over sts on Needle 2 and Needle 3 when working with three needles. You will now have 76 sts in total. Move the increased sts onto needle 1 so you knit the heel over 44 sts.

Row 1 [RS]: K37, w&t.
Row 2 [WS]: P28, w&t.
Row 3 [RS]: K27, w&t.
Row 4 [WS]: P26, w&t.
Row 5 [RS]: K25, w&t.
Row 6 [WS]: P24, w&t.
Row 7 [RS]: K23, w&t.
Row 8 [WS]: P22, w&t.
Row 9 [RS]: K21, w&t.
Row 10 [WS]: P20, w&t.
Row 11 [RS]: K19, w&t.
Row 12 [WS]: P18, w&t.
Row 13 [RS]: K17, w&t.
Row 14 [WS]: P16, w&t.
Row 15 [RS]: K15, w&t.
Row 16 [WS]: P14, w&t.
Row 17 [RS]: K13, w&t.

Next row [WS]: P13; p to last 2 sts, picking up each wrap (loop of yarn wrapped around base of st) and purling it together with the st it had wrapped; pick up next wrap and place on left needle, p3tog (wrap on left needle, st which it had wrapped, and next st, all purled together). Turn.

Next row [RS]: Sl 1, k21; k to last 2 sts, picking up each wrap and knitting it together with the st it had wrapped; pick up next wrap and place on left needle, k3tog (wrap, st which it had wrapped, and next st, all worked together.) Turn.

Next row: Sl 1, p to last sts, p it together with first st of gusset (p2tog). Turn work. Repeat till 32 sts remain and all gusset sts have been worked.

Knit rounds in pattern till you reach a cc round. The first cc round will be the first round of the leg pattern.

Leg:

1. K2 p1 cc p1 k2 p2 k5 p3 k2 p1 cc p1 k2 p2 k5 p3 k2 p1 cc p1 k2 p2 k5 p3 k1
2. K2 p1 k5 p1 k2 p2 k4 p1 k1 p2 k2 p1 k5 p1 k2 p2 k4 p1 k1 p2 k2 p1 k5 p1 k2 p2 k4 p1 k1 p2 k1
3. K2 p1 k5 p1 k2 p2 k3 p1 k2 p2 k2 p1 k5 p1 k2 p2 k3 p1 k2 p2 k2 p1 k5 p1 k2 p2 k3 p1 k2 p2 k1
4. K2 p1 k5 p1 k2 p2 k2 p1 k3 p2 k2 p1 k5 p1 k2 p2 k2 p1 k3 p2 k2 p1 k5 p1 k2 p2 k2 p1 k3 p2 k1
5. K2 p1 k5 p1 k2 p2 k1 p1 k4 p2 k2 p1 k5 p1 k2 p2 k1 p1 k4 p2 k2 p1 k5 p1 k2 p2 k1 p1 k4 p2 k1
6. K2 p1 cc p1 k2 p3 k5 p2 k2 p1 cc p1 k2 p3 k5 p2 k2 p1 cc p1 k2 p3 k5p2 k1
7. Like row 5
8. Like row 4
9. Like row 3

Repeat to desired length.

Cuff:

Work 8 rows of k2 p2 rib. BO loosely.

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