Celebration Socks

KNITTING LOOM:  His & Her Sock Loom, 56 peg sock loom. Video of Lace Stitch at end of pattern.

YARN:  Approx 350 yards of self-striping fingering weight yarn. Sample was worked with Knit Picks Stroll Bare Felici Sock Yarn and dyed by a local artist.

NOTIONS:  Tapestry needle, row counter, stitch markers (2), 2 size US1 double-pointed needle (used for Kitchener stitch the toes close).

GAUGE: 16 sts x 24 rows = 2” blocked.

SIZE: Shown in a women’s size 7. Note: using thicker yarn will provided a slightly larger sock. To knit the item for a smaller/larger size foot, work less/more rounds on the foot.

ABBREVIATIONS

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitch(es)

Rep=repeat

Rnd(s)=rounds

ssk=slip, slip knit

k2tog=knit two stitches together

yo=yarn over

cdd=centered double decrease

W&T=Wrap and Turn (used for short rows in the heel and toe areas)

Stitch Pattern Chart (Used in Leg area and Top of Foot)

 

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cuff & Leg

Cast on 56 sts, join to work in the round.

Place a stitch marker on any peg to mark the beginning of a round, this peg is now peg 1.

Rnd 1-12: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 13: *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 14: *k5, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 15: *k1, yo, cdd, yo, k1, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 16: *k5, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnds 12-16: until Leg measures approximately 6 inches from cast on edge.  End on a Round 16.

Heel

 Move stitch marker to from peg 1 to peg 56. Peg 56 will mark the beginning of the new round.

Use the short-row heel method over the next 28 sts (see step by step instructions below).

Foot

 Next rnd: k28, *p1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Next rnd: k28, *p1, k5, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Next rnd: k28, *p1, k1, yo, cdd, yo, k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Next rnd: k28, *p1, k5, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep last 4 rnds until sole measures approx. 7 inches from back of heel (or desired length).

Toe

Create the toe in the exact same manner as used for the heel. Refer to Short-row heel/toe instructions at the end of pattern for specific details.

FINISHING

Keeping all stitches from twisting, place the first 28 stitches onto a double-pointed needle. Place the remaining 28 stitches onto the second double-pointed needle.

Seam the stitches using the Kitchener Stitch. Weave in all ends. Block lightly.

Kitchener Tutorial:

http://www.knittingboard.com/kitchener-stitch-page/

SHORT-ROW HEEL/TOE INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions for 56 Pegs Loom (heel/toe over 28 stitches):

Row 1: k27, w&t peg 28

Row 2: k26, w&t peg 1

Row 3: k25, w&t peg 27

Row 4: k24, w&t peg 2

Row 5: k23, w&t peg 26

Row 6: k22, w&t peg 3

Row 7: k21, w&t peg 25

Row 8: k20, w&t peg 4

Row 9: k19, w&t peg 24

Row 10: k18, w&t peg 5

Row 11: k17, w&t peg 23

Row 12: k16, w&t peg 6

Row 13: k15, w&t peg 22

Row 14: k14, w&t peg 7

Row 15: k13, w&t peg 21

Row 16: k12, w&t peg 8

Row 17: k11, w&t peg 20

Row 18: k10, w&t peg 9 (Pegs 10-19 do not have wraps on them)

(Note: The following increase rows will require both lifting and working all previous wraps and stitches together as one as the pegs are knit and w&t’d. This can be up to 2 wraps and a stitch worked as one.)

Row 19: k11, w&t peg 21

Row 20: k12, w&t peg 8

Row 21: k13, w&t peg 22

Row 22: k14, w&t peg 7

Row 23: k15, w&t peg 23

Row 24: k16, w&t peg 6

Row 25: k17, w&t peg 24

Row 26: k18, w&t peg 5

Row 27: k19, w&t peg 25

Row 28: k20, w&t peg 4

Row 29: k21, w&t peg 26

Row 30: k22, w&t peg 3

Row 31: k23, w&t peg 27

Row 32: k24, w&t peg 2

Row 33: k25, w&t peg 28

Row 34: k26, w&t peg 1 Peg 1 and Peg 28 still have wraps on them.

Specific for heel: Continue to the foot instructions. On the first round, knit off the wraps together with the stitch (3 over 1) as the next round is worked.

Specific for toe: after finishing the short-rows, seam with the Kitchener stitch.

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