Monday, May 25, 2009

Toe-Up Diamond Pattern Socks



It has been a while since I put up a sock pattern, so here the first toe-up pattern. For the toe I casted on 16 stitches. I found that this made the toe look too pointed. So I adjusted the pattern to start out with 32 stitches.
So here is the pattern:






Materials:
Fingering/sock yarn
Size 0 DP needles

Cast on 36 stitches using a figure 8 cast-on: Knit 18 on needle one, 9 on needle 2 and 3:

Row 1:
Needle 1: K1, M1 (knit in front loop and back loop of next stitch), knit to last two stitches, M1, K1 Needle 2: K1, M1, knit to end
Needle 3: Knit to last two stitches, M1, K1
Row 2:
Knit around

Repeat these two rows until you have 72 stitches.

Do the diamond pattern on needle one, and knit on needles 2 and 3 until you have the desired foot length. For my sock I repeated the pattern 8 times.

Diamond Pattern:
Row 1: K5, [P1, K3] twice, P1, K4
Row 2: K6, [P1, K1] three times, P1, K5
Row 3: K7, P1, K3, P1, K6
Row 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: repeat row 1
Row 6: P1, K3, P1, K9, P1, K3
Row 7: [K1, P1] twice, K11, P1, K1, P1
Row 8: K2, P1, K13, P1, K1
Row 9: repeat row 7
Row 10: repeat row 6

When you are ready to work the heel, turn after finishing on needle 3:

To form the short row heel:working on needles two and three
slip 1, P34, turn
slip 1, K33, turn
slip 1, P32, turn
Continue in this manner until you reach slip 1, K17, turn
slip 1, Purl to stitch before a gap, P2tog,pick up a stitch before the next stitch (this stitch is on the right needle), turn
slip 1, Knit to stitch before a gap, K2tog,pick up a stitch before the next stitch (this stitch is on the right needle), turn
Continue in this manner until all the stitches are work.

To continue with the leg, work the pattern stitch on all three needles, repeat until you have the desire length.

I did a K, P1 rib for about 2 inches (20 rows)

Bind off using SC method:

With a crochet hook small enough to knit with:
K1, P1, YO and draw through 2 loops.
*K1, YO and draw through 2 loops, P1 YO and draw through 2 loops* repeat until all the stitches are worked.

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