These groovy socks are irresistible. Take La Vie en Rose , and a chevron stitch that adds the coolest wave to the stripes, and you've got the grooviest socks! The pattern is so simple you will have it memorized after the firt few rows, and you will have finished a pair in the blink of an eye, or almost, as you will find yourself wanting to go just to the next wave!
Eyelets, and juxtaposed multidirectional decreases give the socks a lot of movement and texture.
1 skein SockPixie Sock Yarn in La Vie en Rose
Gauge: 8 sts/inch in st st on US 1
R2: *K1, YO, K1, SSK, K2tog, K1, YO, K1* Repeat from * to *
Repeat these two row to create the pattern.
CUFF and LEG Cast on 64 stitches. Divide stitches: Circular method 32 on each for circulars// 4 dpts 16, 16, 32 // 5 dpts //16 on each Join round. Knit in K2P2 rib for 1 1/2" Continue in stitch pattern over the desired length for the leg.
SHORT ROW HEEL SHAPING You will be working on only half the stitches 32.
R1: Knit to the last 2 stitches, wyif slip next stitch, bring yarn to back, and slip wrapped stitch back to left needle. Turn. /
R2: Purl to the last 2 stitches, wyinb slip next stitch, bring yarn back to the front, slip wrapped stitch back to left needle./
R3: knit to 1 stitch before the last wrapped stitch, wrap the stitch as above, turn. /
R4: Purl to 1 stitch before las wrapped stitch, wrap stitch, turn./ Repeat R3 and R4 until 14 stitches remain unwrapped at the center of your heel.
Continue shaping the heel as follows:
R1: Knit to the wrapped stitch, knit the wrap together with the stich, and wrap the next stitch by wyif slipping the next stitch, bringing the yarn to the back and returning the wrapped stitch back to the left needle, and turn. /
R2: Purl to the wrapped stitch, purl stich an wrap together through the back loops, wrap next stitch by wyib slipping the next stich, bringing the yarn back to the front, and slipping the wrapped stitch back to the left needle /
R3: Knit to the wrapped stitch, slip wrapped stitch to right needle, with left needle pick up the 2 wraps, and place the on the right needle. Slip the 2 wraps and the stitch back to the left needle, and knit the 3 together. Wrap next stitch as above, and turn./
R4: Purl to the wrapped stitch, slip the wrapped stitch to the right needle. With left needle pick up the wraps and place them on the right needle. Transfer the wraps and the stitch one by one back to the left needle, and purl the 3 together through the back loop. Wrap the next stitch. Turn. /
Repeat R3 and R4 until all stitches are consumed. The first and the last stitch on the needle will each have 1 wrap, which you will knit together on the first round of the rest of you sock.
FOOT Start knitting in the round again over the 64 stitches, keeping the pattern going on the top of the foot, and knitting in stockinette on the sole. Make sure to pick up the wraps for the 2 stitches, and knitting wrap and stitch together during the first round. Continue Knitting in the round in pattern, until the foot is the appropriate length.
Circular Method Knit toe in st st. R1: K1,SSK, knit to the last 3 stitches on needle, K2tog, K1. Repeat on next needle. / R2: Knit / Repeat R1 and R2 for 1 inch, then repeat R1 only until there are 8 stitches left on each eedle. Using the kitchener stitch, graft the toe closed.
4dpts Work stitches on needle 1. New begininng of round. Instep on needle 1, and sole on needles 2 and 3. R1: Needle 1: K1, SSK, knit to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1 / Needle 2: K1, SSK, knit to end/ Needle 3: Knit to,last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1 / R2: Knit / Repeat as for circular method until 8 stitces are left. Graft toe.
5dpts Work stitches on needle. New beginning of round.Instep on needle 1 and 2, sole on needle 3 and 4. R1: Needle 1: K1, SSK , knit to end/ Needle 2: Knit to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1/ Needle 3: Same as needle 1 Needle 4: Same as needle 2 Repeat as for circular method until 8 stitches are left./ R2:Knit/ Graft toe.
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