Monday, July 14, 2014

Fishtail Lace Socks

A pattern written for a friend: my best friend Katie has been accepted into Americorps Fema division, and I am so extremely proud that she will be out doing some amazing volunteer work. Fema division of Americorps in a nutshell works primarily at improving disaster relief, aiding individuals who suffer the effects of natural disasters, such as hurricanes. She will be trained in Mississippi and then sent all over the U.S.A. as needed.

I am so sad to lose my friend for the next 10 months, and I wanted to make her a little going away present. Homemade socks are, in my opinion, the perfect reminder of home. I wanted something comfy and squishy, so I made them more slipper socks really. Without further awkward ramblings of why and how this pattern came to be, the pattern.

You'll need:

Yarn - worsted weight
Needles - set of size US 7 (4.5mm) doublepoints
A tapestry needle for weaving in ends

CO 40 stitches, join in the round being careful not to twist

Work 3 rows 2x2 ribbing
Knit 1 row even

row 1: *yo, k2, sl2 knitwise, k1, psso, k2, yo, k1*
row 2: knit
row 3: *k1, yo, k1, sl2 knitwise, k1, psso, k1, yo, k2*
row 4: knit
row 5: *k2, yo, sl2, knitwise, k1, psso, yo, k3*
row 6: knit

Repeat until the cuff is the desired length, then knit a row even.

Knit first 20 stitches onto one needle, then knit the second 20 stitches onto your second needle, these are your heel stitches, turn

row 1 (and all odd rows): sl1, purl across, turn
row 2 (and all even rows): sl1, knit across, turn

knit 13 rows total, then

row 1: sl1, k12, ssk, turn
row 2: p7, p2tog, turn
row 3: k7, ssk, turn

repeat rows 2 and 3 until 9 stitches remain on the needle
sl1, p6, p2tog

Needle 1: knit across row, pick up 10 stitches along the edge (18 stitches)
Needle 2: knit across the 20 instep stitches (20 stitches)
Needle 3: pick up 10 stitches along edge, the knit 4 stitches from needle 1 (14 stitches)

You should now have 14 stitches on needle 1, 20 stitches on needle 2, and 14 stitches on needle 3.

Row 1:
     Needle 1: knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1
     Needle 2: knit
     Needle 3: k1, ssk, knit to end
Row 2: knit even

Repeat these two rows until 40 stitches remain.

Knit even until piece measures 2 inches from the end of your desired foot length.

Row 1:
     Needle 1: knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1
     Needle 2: k1, k2tog, knit to last 3 stitches, ssk, k1
     Needle 3: k1, ssk, knit to end
Row 2: knit even

Repeat these two rows until you have 16 stitches. Divide stitches from needle 2 evenly onto needle 1 and 3. Use kitchener stitch to graft toe. Weave in ends.

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  1. Obrigada pelas receitas.
    Seria muito bom que voltasse ao blog.
    Um bom final de semana,

  2. Hello, is there a copyright on your pattern? I saw one how is sharing it here saying it would be her ones.

  3. In the section of the 6 rows when you psso do you do ot for the 2 slip stiches ? Or just one slip stich?