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Saturday, May 31, 2008

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Here's the pattern. Again, if you actually knit these, please let me know.

Daisy stitch socks

Materials Needed
US size 2 needle. Pattern is written for magic loop, but should adapt easily to DPNs or two circ methods.

Note-These socks do not allow much ease in the leg. When in doubt, make them larger, and try on periodically. I have extremely large feet (women's 11 wide) and the larger size, while it fits, is a bit snug on me.

100G sock yarn, works best in variegated/handdyed colorway

Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends

Gauge-7 stitches per inch in stockinette.

Size Medium (Large)

If you need to make these larger or smaller, increase in a multiple of eight, one multiple of four for each needle. Easy-peasy!

Cast on 64 (72) stitches and divide on needles into multiples of four. Work raised ribbing for one inch or until you think you have enough. (I always think I have enough)
Raised Rib:
K1TBL, P1. Repeat.

Begin Daisy Stitch

Row One
Knit around. When approaching daisy stitch, it is best to knit loosely so you will be able to accomplish the "three in one" on the next row.
Row Two
K3TOG, YO, K3TOG in same 3 stitches. P1. Repeat to end.
Row Three
Knit around, remembering to stay loose
Row Four
P2TOG, (K3TOG, YO, K3TOG in same three stitches. P1.) At end of needle (magic loop or circulars) K2TOG, YO, K2TOG in same two stitches.
Continue Daisy Stitch until leg of sock is desired length. End on row 2.

Work heel.

Heel row one-Slip one, knit 31(35). Turn work.
Heel row two-slip one, purl one, repeat to end.
Repeat these 2 rows 16 (18) times more, or until heel flap is desired size.

Turn Heel
Row 1 [RS]: Sl1, k18(20), ssk, k1. Turn work.

Row 2 [WS]: Sl1, p6, p2tog, p1. Turn work.

Continue in this way until all heel stitches have been worked.

Gusset

Pick up and knit 16 (18) stitches along side of heel flap.

Knit across in Row 3 of Daisy Stitch pattern.

Pick up and knit 16 (18) stitches.

Knit one row around. When you reach the instep stitches, you will continue with row 4 of daisy stitch pattern worked as follows-

Move one stitch from foot to instep. K1, (P1, K3TOG, YO, K in same 3 stitches) to end. 33 (37) stitches on needle

On subsequent row 1s of pattern, you will (K3TOG, YO, K3TOG in same 3 stitches, P1) until one stitch left on needle, K1.

(this maneuver is to prevent the foot from biasing. It doesn't really matter if the leg stitches bias.)

Knit one, SSK, knit to 3 stitches remaining before instep, K2TOG, K1.

Continue instep in Daisy Stitch pattern, reduce every other round on foot until you have 31(35) stitches remaining on foot. Work to 2 inches less than desired length.

Work Toe

K 1 round.
Decrease Round: K1, ssk, k to 3 stitches remaining on needle, K2tog, K. Repeat for foot stitches.
K 1 round.
Repeat these 2 rounds until 8 stitches remain on instep needle. Graft toe. Weave in all ends. Block if desired. Cast on the other sock right away!

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1 comment:

Bonnie Thompson Zink said...

Beautiful job and wonderful colours. I just may knit these pretty little snap shots of a spring garden up one of these day.

Thanks for posting