A fresh, shorty pair of socks to wear around the house or while enjoying your favorite cool drink on summer evening. They make the perfect “carry-along” project, small and super quick to knit!
Loom: Sock Loom 2 or AIO (32 pegs, 36, 40)
Yarn: Approx 150-200 yards of worsted weight yarn in 3 colors. 1 skein of Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Jalapeno (approx 110 yds), 1 skein of Lamb’s Pride Worsted in Lime Sorbet (approx 40 yds), 1 skein of Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Black (approx 1 yard)
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 double pointed needles size 5
Gauge: 10 sts x 14 rows= 2 inches in stockinette
Size: S, M, L (32, 36, 40) pegs. Shown in a size 6.5 womens (32 pegs: foot circumference 9 inches)
Set knitting loom to 32 (36, 40) pegs, to work in the round. Cuff and toe are worked in Lime Sorbet, foot is worked in Jalapeno.
YO=yarn over (ewrap the peg)
K2tog=knit two stitches together
W&T=Wrap and Turn (used for short rows in the heel and toe areas).
MC=Main color (Jalapeno)
CC=Contrasting Color (Lime Sorbet)
SCC=Secondary Contrasting Color (Black)
Using CC, cast on 32 (36, 40) sts, join to work in the round.
Round 1-7: k to the end of round
Round 8: *k2tog, yo, rep from * to end of round
Round 9-15: k to the end of round.
Round 16: Pick up cast on row and place it back on the pegs. K to the end of round (be sure to treat the two loops on the pegs as one loop).
Cut CC leaving a 6 inch yarn tail, join MC and continue with MC.
Next 5 rounds: *k3, p1; rep from * to the end of round.
Work a short row heel over 16, (18, 20) sts.
Detailed sample instructions for 16 pegs
K15, W&T peg 16
K14, W&T peg 1.
K13, W&T peg 15
K12, W&T peg 2
K11, W&T peg 14
K10, W&T peg 3
K9, W&T peg 13
K8, W&T peg 4
K7, W&T peg 12
K6, W&T peg 5
*From this point on, whenever you have to work a peg that has 2 wraps, treat the wraps and the stitch on the peg as ONE loop.
K7, W&T peg 13 (peg 13 has 2 wraps)
K8, W&T peg 4 (peg 4 hast 2 wraps)
K9, W&T peg 14 (peg 14 has 2 wraps)
K10, W&T peg 3 (peg 3 has 2 wraps)
K11, W&T peg 15 (peg 15 has 2 wraps)
K12, W&T peg 2 (peg 2 has 2 wraps)
K13, W&T peg 16 (peg 16 has 2 wraps)
k14, W&T peg 1 (peg 1 has 2 wraps)
Peg 1 and peg 16 have wraps on them. Leave them with the wraps. On the next round, work the wraps together with the loop (treat them as if they were 1 loop on the peg).
Next round: *k3, p1; rep from * to the end of round
Rep last round until foot measures 2 inches less than desired foot length.
Cut MC leaving a 6 inch yarn tail, join CC. Continue with CC.
Next round: k to the end of round.
Work a short row toe over 16 (18, 20) sts.
CLOSING THE TOE
Place the stitches from peg 1 to peg 16 on one double pointed needle
Place the remaining stitches on the second double pointed needle.
Use the kitchener stitch to close the toe.
Weave ends in. Block lightly.
Using SCC, use the double stitch to embroider some seeds on to the top of the sock. I do not recommend using beads as these make the socks uncomfortable to wear with shoes.