The 2023 Sock Give-Away – MarchOn April 3, 2023 by Pam
These socks are going to our first podcast guest of 2023 – I have decided to knit a pair of socks for anyone who comes on our podcast (unless the knit their own socks, lol). It is a fun way to honour those who are willing to share their story and their expertise with us.
These socks were created using the sock pattern that I have used on many occasions….but, I have included it here for you:
Sizes 7-8 women’s Gauge: 7.5sts/inch
Toe and Foot
Using Judy’s magic cast on, cast on 20 sts (10 sts each needle)
Using 2 circular needles (knit half of sts on one needle, then rem sts on 2 nd needle)
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: K1, m1, knit to last st on first needle, m1, k1, on 2 nd needle, k1, m1, knit to last st
on 2nd needle, m1, k1.
Rnd 3: Knit.
Rep Rnds 2 and 3 until there are 52 sts on the needles (26 each needle).
Knit straight until foot from cast-on measures 13cm
Rnd 1: K1, m1, knit to last st on first needle, m1, k1, on 2 nd needle, knit across.
Rnd 2: Knit
Rnds 3-20: Repeat Rnds 1 & 2 (there are 72 sts total on both needles)
Working across 46 sts on needle One.
Row 1: K31, m1, k1, kshst (see special stitches below), turn.
Row 2: P18, m1, p1, pshst (see special stitches below), turn.
Row 3: K16, m1, k1, kshst, turn.
Row 4: P14, m1, p1, pshst, turn.
Row 5: K12, m1, k1, kshst, turn.
Row 6: P10, m1, p1, pshst, turn.
Row 7: K8, m1, k1, kshst, turn.
Row 8: P6, m1, p1, pshst, turn.
Row 9: Knit all rem sts on Needle One (when you get to a twin stitch, knit both sts
together), and 26 sts across Needle Two.
Row 10: K39 (when you get to a twin stitch, knit both sts together; counts as one st),
ssk, turn, leaving rem sts unworked.
Row 11: Sl 1 purlwise wyifront, p24, p2tog.
Row 12: Sl 1 purlwise wyiback, [k1, sl 1 wyiback] across to last st, ssk, turn.
Rep Rows 11 & 12 until there are 26 sts on each Needle One and Needle Two ending
with an odd-numbered row turn so RS is facing.
Knit across all sts on Needle Two, then the 26 sts on Needle One.
Continue knitting until leg from top of instep measures 14 cm.
Rnd 1: K1, m1, [p2, k2]x5, p2, m1, k1, p2; rep btwn * *.
Rnd 2: [K2, p2] around.
Rep Rnd 2 until Cuff measures 2.75 inches.
Bind-off Row: K2, return both sts to left hand needle with LH needle in front, and
before removing LH needle, knit 2 sts together through back loops. *[P1, return both sts
on RH needle to LH needle and k2tog through back loops]x2; [K1, return both sts on RH
needle to LH needle and k2tog through back loops]x2; rep from * around. Fasten off.
Knit-side shadow stitch (kshst)
Insert RH needle tip into front leg of stitch below next stitch on LH needle and knit up a
loop, place loop on LH needle. Turn work leaving these 2 loops emerging from the
same stitch (called twin stitches) and remaining stitches unworked. Avoid tugging or
stretching needles tips apart when turning.
Purl-side shadow stitch (pshst)
Purl 1, insert LH needle under purl bump below stitch just purled and lift strand onto LH
needle, purl under this strand, return both sts recently worked to LH needle, turn work.
Avoid tugging or stretching needles tips apart when turning.
This is self-striping yarn and it creates socks that are known as fraternal twins because they are not an exact match to each other. There are many beautiful colour-ways that are dyed as self-striping sock yarns. If you are out for a drive, drop by https://thecreativeknitter.com/ – The Creative Knitter located in Ridgeway. The store is beautiful – they have lots of sales and an abundance of sock yarn (put together in kits)….as well as many other types of yarn.