Monday, March 11, 2013

Stompers Spacious Sock

I knit this toddler size sock for my son for Valentines Day. He needed a boot sock, one that he'd grow into, and I thought a tube style would fit the bill. The pattern is written how I knitted it, but looking back I wish I had knit the leg a little longer, maybe 10 inches total to get more use out of the sock. Next time perhaps.

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Yarn: Cascade 220 Sport
Needles: Set of 4 size 5 (3.5m) DPN's
Gauge: 26 stitches x 30 rows = 4inches (10cm)
Finished Size: Toddler (US Shoe Size 8-9) (Euro Shoe Size 24-26)
Skill Level & Skills Needed: Beginner Knitter able to: knit in the round, knit with dpn’s, k2tog, ssk, and work either a Kitchener stitch or a three needle bind off

CO - Cast on
dpn – double pointed needle
k- knit
k2tog – knit the next two stitches as one stitch
p – purl
ssk – (slip, slip, knit) –Slip the next two stiches, one at a time to the right needle. Insert the left needle into the fronts of these two stitches and knit them together. One stitch is decreased. This decrease slants to the left. See Lion Brand:
* * - repeat between the * to the end of the round

Stomper’s Spacious Sock

CO 38 stitches
Join for knitting in the round. Be careful to not twist your stitches and use a stitch marker to note the beginning of the round.

Work the cuff in a rib
Round 1: *k1, p1*
Repeat Round 1 until the rib is 1.5 inches (4cm) [or longer if desired].
When the cuff is the desired length Knit in Stockinette Stitch (knit every row) until sock measures 8.5 inches (21.5 cm) [or 10 inches (25.5cm) for a longer sock] from cast on row. 
Decrease for Toe
Round 1: *k2tog, k15, ssk*
Round 2 and all even rounds: knit every stitch
Round 3: k2tog, k13, ssk*
Round 5: *k2tog, k11, ssk*
Round 7: *k2tog, k9, ssk,*
Round 9: *k2tog, k7, ssk,* 
Round 10: knit every stitch (18 stitches)

(Before working the bind off arrange your stitches onto two needles, 9 stitches per needle, starting at the beginning of the round so that the decreases are on either side of the sock)

Work Kitchener Stitch to close the toe (or three needle bind off)

Helpful Links:
No Ladders when using DPN's ... I do find that it leaves a sort of "spiral" effect but it is not very noticeable to non-knitters and lessons with use.
Kitchener Stitch .... I find it helps to chant a little after the set up row.. "knit, purl, purl, knit"

Thank you for using my free pattern. Please do not reproduce the pattern for sale nor sell the finished product this pattern creates. If you are interested in selling items created from my pattern please contact me! deliasknittedthings(at)gmail(dot)com

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