Slanted Bricks Socks

LOOM:  His & Hers Sock Loom, 56 pegs needed.

YARN:  Approx 375 yards of fingering weight sock yarn. Sample was worked with Knit Picks Stroll in Frost color (fingering weight).

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

GAUGE: 11 sts x 15 rows = 2”.

SIZE: Shown in a women’s size 7. Note: using thicker yarn will provide 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

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

NOTES:

Women’s size 6.5-7.5. To make a sock for other sizes on the 56 peg, orange loom, simply adjust the number foot round to equal desired lengths.

A chart has been provided for the stitch pattern. The stitch pattern is multiple of 8 sts; 8-rnd repeat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 1-16: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 17: *k6, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 18: k5, *p2, k6; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1.

Rnd 19: k4, *p2, k6; rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, k2.

Rnd 20: k3, *p2, k6; rep from * to last 5 sts, p2, k3.

Rnd 21: k2, *p2, k6; rep from * to last 6 sts, p2, k4.

Rnd 22: k1, *p2, k6; rep from * to last 7 sts, p2, k5.

Rnd 23: p to end of rnd.

Rnd 24: k5, *p2, k6; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1.

Repeat Rnds 17-24 until Leg measures approximately 8 inches from cast on edge.  End on a Round 24.

Heel  (Video of heel and toe process).

Place a stitch marker on peg 3 and peg 30, short-row heel takes place over these 28 pegs. Take yarn from last peg directly to peg 3, and start the short-row heel at peg 3. (see step by step instructions below).

After heel, place stitch marker back on peg 1, remove the stich marker from peg 30.

Foot

 **Next rnd: k32, *k6, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Next rnd: k32, k5, *p2, k6; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1.

Next rnd: k32, k4, *p2, k6; rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, k2.

Next rnd: k32, k3, *p2, k6; rep from * to last 5 sts, p2, k3.

Next rnd: k32, k2, *p2, k6; rep from * to last 6 sts, p2, k4.

Next rnd: k32, k1, *p2, k6; rep from * to last 7 sts, p2, k5.

Next rnd: k32, p to end of rnd.

Next rnd: k32, k5, *p2, k6; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1. **

Rep from ** to ** until sole measures approx. 7 inches from back of heel (or desired length).

Next rnd: k to end.

Toe

Create the toe in the exact 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:

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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