Saturday, July 30, 2011
You can't tell from the photo, but these are baby socks. Little, tiny, adorable baby socks that were knit in about an hour. Aren't they cunning? What is even more darling is that they have a true heel and toe! No sissy baby socks for the fella who wears these! No, sir! These are real grown-up socks!
Yarn: This is a true sock yarn left over from a pair I made myself.
Needles: 2 or 2.5 dbl point
Gauge: Gauge is for sissies...
Cast on 30 stitches.
Knit one round.
K1P1 for 12 rows.
Knit 12 more rows.
Knit 15 stitches.
Slip remaining stitches onto one needle or stitch holder.
Working on only the 15 stitches, knit 12 rows, always slipping the FIRST stitch of EACH row.
Knit 6 stitches, sl 1, k1, psso. Turn work
Purl 6 stitches, P2tog. Turn work.
Continue in this manner until all stitches are knit up. You should have eight stitches on the needle.
First needle: Knit across the heel. Using a knitting needle or crochet hook, pick up ONE stitch in each SLIP stitch (should be 6 stitches).
Second needle: Knit stitches being held on the stitch holder.
Third needle: Pick up another 6 stitches along the second gusset.
Now, divide the 8 stitches of the heel onto the FIRST and THIRD needles. You should have 10 stitches on needle ONE and THREE and 15 on needle TWO.
Needle one: Knit until the last three. K2tog. K1.
Needle two: Knit.
Needle three: K1, S1, K1, psso, knit to end.
Continue in this manner until there are 8 stitches on needles one and three and the 15 on needle two. You will have 31 stitches total.
Knit 12 more rows.
Decrease for the toe in like manner:
Needle one: K to last three stitches, K2together, K1.
Needle two: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last three. K2tog, K1.
Needle three: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to end.
Continue in like manner until there are seven stitches left. Cut a long tail and, using a large eyed darning needle, run the thread through the remaining stitches and pull together snugly. Push the needle through the toe center, and secure your yarn in your favorite manner.
Okay, so it seems difficult, maybe, but it isn't. Truly. These are so much fun because they knit so quickly! Won't you try a pair and let me know how you like 'em? And, if you find an error, will you please let me know, too?