Friday, January 9, 2009
Kid's Sock Pattern
Yarn: One skein sock yarn (yarn that makes its own design is great)
Needles: Size 1US/2.25 mm set of five double point needles
Gauge: 8 stitches= 1"/2.3 cm
To fit a small child.
How I made my sock. I cat on 50 stitches, then placed them on four needles in this manner:
Needle 1: 10 stitches
Needle 2: 10 stitches
Needle 3: 15 stitches
Needle 4: 15 stitches
I joined the yarn being careful not to twist, and then knit all the stitches around in 4 rounds.
On the next round, I began my cuff ribbing.
Ribbing: I did a K3, P2 ribbing until the cuff/leg area measured 2-3/4" from the cast-on edge to the heel beginning.
Heel: I worked my heel on 20 stitches only, using the last 10 stitches from Needle 1 and the first 10 stitches from Needle 4. I placed the remaining 30 unused stitches (instep stitches on a stitch holder).
Row 1: slip 1, K 1 across, turn
Row 2: slip 1, Purl all stitches across
I repeated these 2 rows for 1-1/2"
Heel turning: I gave it my usual box-like heel in this manner:
Row 1: K10, place marker, K3, slip1, K1, psso, K1, turn.
Row 2: Purl to marker, P3, P2together, P1, turn.
I repeated these 2 rows until all stitches were worked.
Gussets: With Needle 1, pick up and knit stitches along the left heel flap.
With Needles 2 and 3, knit the 30 instep stitches from the stitch holder.
With Needle 4, pick up and knit the same number of stitches along the right heel flap as left heel flap.
Next round, I knit all stitches around.
Gussets Decrease: Round 1: Needle 1, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog., K1.
Needles 2 and 3: continue in K3, P2 ribbing pattern.
Needle 4: K1, slip 1, K1, passo, knit to end.
Round 2: On Needles 1 and 4, knit all stitches.
On Needles 2 and 3, continue in K3, P2 ribbing pattern. Repeat these 2 rounds until you have original 50 cast-on stitches.
Foot: I continued in knit round 2 for 3". Knit the foot to desired length. On the last round before starting toe, decrease 2 stitches evenly. You will now have 48 stitches.
Toe: I decided to give my sock a Round Toe because I thought it would work well for this very small sock. Here's how I did mine:
Round 1: K4, K2tog. around.
Round 2: Knit all stitches.
Round 3: K3, K2tog. around.
Round 4: Knit all stitches.
Round 5: K2, K2tog. around.
Round 6: Knit all stitches.
Round 7: K1, K2tog. around.
Round 8: Knit all stitches.
Round 9: K2tog. around
Cut yarn, leaving an ample tail.
Finishing: Thread yarn into tapestry needle, then into remaining stitches. Pull tightly and tie off. Weave in loose ends.