Oct 25, 2013

Twisting Vines Socks

Twisting Vines Socks

I love to create socks during the Fall. When I found this beautiful yellow color, it reminded me of my tree outside that is changing color right now. During the spring and summer, my tree is a beautiful green, then in the fall, it turns to a gorgeous yellow.

Pattern Information

Knitting Loom
Sock Loom 2, pattern uses 44 pegs.
Yarn
Approx 250 yds of worsted weight yarn. Sample was worked using Lion Brand Baby Wool in Sunflower (2.5 skeins)
Other
Knitting tool, tapestry needle, cable needle, two double pointed needles, size 5, two peg markers.
Skills knowledge
knit stitch, purl stitch, knitting a flat panel.

Size
Shown in a size 7.5 women’s (9 inches in circumference around the ball of the foot)

Gauge
22 x 30= 4 inches

Level
Intermediate

Abbreviations

CO=Cast on
K=knit stitch
P=purl stitch
Sts=stitches
Rep=repeat
Rnd=round
Sl1=skip one with yarn behind peg
C3L=Cable takes place over 3 pegs, numbered 1 through 3 from right to left as follows: 3-2-1. Skip peg 1 with yarn behind peg, knit peg 2 and 3. Remove stitches from peg 3 and 2 and place on cable needle. Knit peg 1. Move stitch from peg 1 to peg 3. Place stitches on cable needle onto pegs 2 and 1 (stitch that was on peg 3 goes on peg 2, stitch that was on peg 2 goes on peg 1).
C3R=Cable takes place over 3 pegs, numbered 1 through 3 from right to left as follows: 3-2-1. Place stitches from pegs 1 and 2 onto a cable needle and drop it to the inside of the loom. Knit peg 3.  Place stitch from peg 3 on peg 1. Place stitches from cable needle back on the loom on pegs 2 and 3 (stitch from peg 1 goes on peg 2, stitch from peg 2 goes on peg 3). Knit peg 2 and 3.

DIRECTIONS
Using a flexible cast on, cast on 44 sts, join to work in the round.
Rnd 1-10: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of the rnd.
Rnd 11: *k1, p3, sl1, k2, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 12: As rnd 11
Rnd 13: *k1, p3, C3L, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 14: *k1, p3, k3, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 15: *k1, p3, k2, sl1, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 16: *As rnd 15.
Rnd 17: *k1, p3, C3R, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 18: As rnd 14.
Rep Rnds 11-18 until leg measures 8 inches from cast on edge (or until desired length).
Heel
Work a short-row heel over 22 sts.
Foot
**Next rnd: k22, *k1, p3, sl1, k2, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.Droplets 053
Next rnd: k22, *k1, p3, sl1, k2, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Next rnd: k22, *k1, p3, C3L, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Next rnd: k22*k1, p3, k3, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Next rnd: k22, *k1, p3, k2, sl1, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Next rnd: k22, *k1, p3, k2, sl1, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Next rnd: k22, *k1, p3, C3R, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Next rnd: k22*k1, p3, k3, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.**
Rep from ** to ** until foot measures 7.5 inches.
Next rnd: k to end of rnd.

Toe
Work a short-row toe over 22 sts.

Finishing
Kitchener the toe close. Weave ends in. Block lightly.

Heel & Toe Instructions
To wrap and turn (W&T): Remove the loop from the peg and hold it, with working yarn simply e-wrap the working yarn around the peg, place the loop back on the peg.
The heel is worked in short row method. Please follow the instructions below, step by step.

Place a stitch marker on peg 1 and peg 22.
K21, W&T peg 22.
K20, W&T peg 1.
K19, W&T peg 21.
K18, W&T peg 2.
K17, W&T peg 20.
K16, W&T peg 3
K15, W&T peg 19.
K14, W&T peg 4
K13, W&T peg 18
K12, W&T peg 5
K11, W&T peg 17
K10, W&T peg 6
K11.(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 18.
K12 .(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 5.
K13.(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 19.
K14 .(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 4.
K15.(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 20.
K16.(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 3.
K17.(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 21.
K18.(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 2.
K19.(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 22.
K20.(Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). W&T peg 1.
***Pegs 1 and 22 have 2 wraps. Leave them on the pegs as you continue with the rest of the instructions. On the very next round, treat the stitches and wraps on these pegs as one stitch. ***

TOE
Follow same instructions as above, exclude the information between *** to ***
Transfer the stitches to two double pointed needles, stitches from pegs 1-22 on one double pointed needle, stitches 23 to 44 on a second double pointed needle.
Kitchener the toe close. Weave ends in. Block.

KITCHENER INSTRUCTIONS
Prepare: You will need 2 knitting needles (a size 8 when knitting with thick yarns, or a size 2 when knitting with thin yarns). Hold the needles parallel with the tips pointing in the same direction, wrong sides (purl side) facing each other.

Kitchener 1


Caution: Be sure that the stitches are set up on the needles correctly. See above graphic. The stitches should sit exactly as in the graphic above.

Set up for kitchener stitch: Insert the tapestry needle into the first stitch on the needle closest to you as if to purl (from right to left), pull it through, leave the stitch on the needle.

kitchener2

Insert the needle into the first stitch on the back needle as if to knit (from left to right), leave the stitch on the needle. Pull the yarn through.

kitchener3

Needles are set up for the kitchener stitch, now follow the next 4 steps.

Step 1
Insert the needle into the first stitch on the front needle as if to knit. Slip stitch off the needle.

Step 2
Insert the needle into the next stitch on the front needle as if to purl. Leave stitch on the needle. Gently pull on the working yarn to snug up the stitch. Do not pull too much.

Step 3
Insert the needle into the first stitch on the back needle as if to purl, and slip it off the needle.

Step 4
Insert the needle into the next stitch on the back needle as if to knit. Leave this stitch on the needle. Snug up the yarn by pulling gently on the working yarn.

Repeat steps 1-4. At the end, the needles will have 2 stitches remaining. Proceed to step 1 and then to step 3.
Weave in the ends to the wrong side of the item.

 

 

 

 

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7 Comments

  • You guys are awesome. You keep sharing such wonderful patterns with clear instructions and even video tutorials when needed at no cost to your appreciative audience. It’s what sets Authentic Knittingboard apart from the rest. Thank you for your generosity and great products.

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  • I’m just completing my first pair of socks on the KB fine gauge adjustable sock loom, and I’d love to try this beautiful pattern next. Is there a way I can adapt it for the fine gauge sock loom (it’s the only loom I have right now)?

    Thank you.

  • Also, what is a “flexible cast on”? So far, I only know the cast-on method that comes with the KB sock loom DVD.

  • The ewrap is a flexible cast on.

  • We will need to calculate the number of pegs needed for your size foot on that loom. Do you know more or less how many pegs you use for your size foot?

  • I use 52-54 pegs on the fine gauge sock loom.

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