Wednesday, 28 October 2009

flat knit socks boot or bedsocks..something more robust

now these socks have the seam underneath which some people can cope with and some can not..i needed a pair of robust socks to wear under my boots and there was no way i was using the delicious hand painted merino stuff in my stash lol so i used some pretty cheep acyclic yarn..if you have sock yarn such as opel you will need 2 balls alas hence why i just used cheep ayclic after all these are designed as bed socks a pair 4mm needles, any large ball of acrylic dk yarn i used Rainbow multi by creative yarns in shade 352..looks a wee bit like a rose garden don't you think? the tension is 22 stitches by 30 rows in a 10 x 10 cm square measure from the base (back end of your heel to the top of your small toe ..this is the measurement you will need later on) cast on 42 stitches 1st row *k2,p2* repeat to end 2nd row *p2,k2* repeat to end repeat rows 1 and 2 , 2 more times (6 rows of ribbing) now ss ending on ws for 30 rows decreases for ankle and heel .. 1st row k2 together , k14 , k2tog, k6, k2tog,k14, k2tog 2nd row purl 3rd row k2tog,knit to last 2 stitches k2tog 4th row purl 5th row k2tog,k10,k2tog,k8,k2tog,k10,k2tog 6th row purl 7th row k2tog,k10,inc1 into next stitch,inc1 into next stitch,k4,inc1 into next stitch,inc1 into next stitch,k10,k2 tog 8th row purl, 9th row k8,inc1 into next stitch, inc1 into next stitch,k14, inc1 into next stitch, inc1 into next stitch, k8 10th row purl 11th row k11,inc 1 into next stitch twice, k13 inc1 into next stitch, k13 inc1 into last stitch twice ..42 stitches starting with purl row continue in ss for (insert your foot measurement as described above - measuring from first row of heel decreases) decrease rows for toes 1st row *k7, k2 tog* repeat to end 2nd row purl 3rd row *k6, k2 tog* repeat to end 4th row purl 5th row *k5, k2 tog* repeat to end 6th row purl 7th row *k4,k2 tog* repeat to end 8th row purl 9th row *k3, k2 tog* repeat to end 10th row purl 11th row *k2, k2 tog* repeat to end 12th row purl 13th row *k1,k2 tog* repeat to end 14th row purl break off yarn and thread through remaining stitches on needle and seam sock shut

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