Skull Socks
Designed by Amanda Pratt
LOOM: His and Her sock Loom Set, purple loom
YARN: Paton’s Kroy Sock Yarn, 2 colors. 250 yds total. Sock weight #1.
NOTIONS: tapestry needle, row counter (optional), stitch markers (optional)
GAUGE: Approximately 14 sts x 21 rows = 2” in stockinette
ABBREVIATIONS
K= Flat or U stitch
p=purl
W&T = Wrap peg, and turn to knit in opposite direction. Also referred to as “Skip WYIF”
FC=Foreground color, green (color for: toe, heel, skulls, and top of cuff)
CC=contrasting color, brown
NOTES: Pattern is worked toeup. Work will begin at the toes and move up to the cuff.
How to Mark Loom
Mark pegs to facilitate chart/graph reading: 1, 9, 17, 25, 33, 41, 49, 57 these pegs will remain background color during the skull chart on the cuff.
Suggest to swatch before starting project.
To swatch for an item in the round, it is recommended to swatch in the round. Work up a swatch that is approximately 4 inches long. Wet block (lay flat to dry). Measure gauge after swatch is completely dry.
Kitchener Cast On
https://youtu.be/tvmPk_s_nmg
INSTRUCTIONS
Using FG color, cast on using the kitchener cast on method (shown in video) on all the pegs.
To do the kitchener cast on you wrap tail of yarn around loom or use a slip knot on end peg. from there wrap working yarn around the FRONT of each peg going back and forth to create the zigzag the area you will later tighten up for a seamless toe.
Toe
The toe is worked from peg 133. The 1st part of the toe is the decrease.
The decrease it done by lifting the stitch off the peg it is on and placing the working yarn behind the peg around to the front. Put the stitch back on the peg. this is abbreviated ¨W&T… ¨ the number is the peg number itself. For this project the decrease is always at the end of the row.
Adjust the width of the toe and heel by decreasing more or less for a proper fit. This pattern will decrease 11 on each side for the toe.
Decrease
https://youtu.be/vruYjzm_co
Row 1 : K 132, W&T 33
Row 2 : K 322, W&T 1
Row 3 : K 231, W&T 32
Row 4 : K 313, W&T 2
Row 5 : K 330, W&T 31
Row 6 : K 304, W&T 3
Row 7 : K 429, W&T 30
Row 8: K 295, W&T 4
Row 9: K 528, W&T 29
Row 10: K 286, W&T 5
Row 11: K 627, W&T 28
Row 12: K 277, W&T 6
Row 13: K 726, W&T 27
Row 14: K 268, W&T 7
Row 15: K 825, W&T 26
Row 16: K 259, W&T 8
Row 17: K 924, W&T 25
Row 18:K 2410, W&T 9
Row 19: K 1023, W&T 24
Row 20: K 2311, W&T 10
Row 21: K 1122, W&T 23
Row 19: K 2212, W&T 11
Increase
https://youtu.be/_Anz961p_t8
Row 17: K 1223
Row 18: K 2211
Row 19: K 1224
Row 20: K 2310
Row 21: K 1125
Row 22: K 249
Row 23: K 1026
Row 24: K 258
Row 25: K 927
Row 26: K 267
Row 27: K 828
Row 28: K 276
Row 29: K 729
Row 30: K 285
Row 31: K 630
Row 32: K 294
Row 33: K 531
Row 34: K 303
Row 35: K 432
Row 36: K 312
Row 37: K 333
Row 38: K 321
FOOT
https://youtu.be/UUQVrDOFAw
The body is worked using the Flat (F) stitch.
HEEL
https://youtu.be/07PEUBjQfpM
change to foreground color.
The heel is done the same as the toe, except heel is worked from peg 6335; the increase and decrease are 12pegs each side.
Change to the background color “B” Brown
Row 110: K
Add in foreground color “G” Green
SKULL CHART
Reading a chart: https://youtu.be/XAjsVzscXWY
Row 1: B3, G3, B10
Row 2: B2, G3, B10
Row 3: B3, G3, B4, G1, B3, G1, B1
Row 4: B1, G3, B1, G3, B1, G2, B3, G2
Row 5: B1, G7, B3, G1, B1, G1, B2
Row 6: B1, G1, B2, G1, B2, G1, B4, G1, B3
Row 7: B1, G1, B1, G3, B1, G1, B3, G1, B1, G1, B2
Row 8: B1, G7, B1, G2, B3, G2
Row 9: B2, G5, B3, G1, B3, G1, B1
Row 10: B3, G3, B10
Row 11: B11, G3, B2
Row 12: B10, G1, B3, G1, B1
Row 13: B2, G1, B3, G1, B4, G3, B2
Row 14: B1, G2, B3, G2, B1, G3, B1, G3
Row 15: B3, G1, B1, G1, B3, G7
Row 16: B4, G1, B4, G1, B2 G1, B2, G1
Row 17: B3, G1, B1, G1, B3, G1, B1, G3, B1, G1
Row 18: B1, G2, B3, G2, B1, G7
Row 19: B2, G1, B3, G1, B3, G5, B1
Row 20: B11, G3, B2
repeat row 120 as many times as desired.
CUFF
https://youtu.be/NSjDXbOPDg
Row 15: K Brown
Row 6: K – Green
Row 720: K2, P2 Brown
Basic Bind Off
Video: https://youtu.be/mCdQU5rkfPI
Bind off with basic bind off method. Weave all ends in.
How to Finish Cast On Edge: https://youtu.be/NO4caZh1SM4
Full Video: https://youtu.be/zhuz3c25ImQ
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What size sock are you making?
It is gorgeous
In the video it says these can also be done on the original sock loom, what adjustments need to be made since the original is rectangular instead of oval. Especially for the kitchener cast on.
HI Chuck,
None at all. The original H & H Sock Looms had slightly larger spacing between pegs, but same peg count, so the pattern works exactly the same.
This is an average adult size sock.