Thursday, January 3, 2013

First completed knitted project of 2013

These are a pair of sock I knit on the fly. I had taken measurements of The Pirate's foot while I was visiting before Christmas and on the plane back to Montana I began knitting what I thought would fit the boy. I was delighted last week when Sadie Lou tried them on and they fit her. She loves them and I hope The Pirate will too.
Pattern: The Pirate's Socks
(For an 8 inch foot)

Cast on 20 stitches using Judy's Magic Cast On, split half on each needle (I use magic loop method)
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: (1st needle) K 1, KF&B, K to last 2 sts, KF&B, K
(2nd needle) K 1, KF&B, K to last 2 sts, KF&B, K
Repeat until there are 30 stitches on each needle (60 total)

Knit on the 60 sts until the piece measures 7 inches

Round 1: On needle 1: K.
                On needle 2, K1, KF&B, K to last 2 sts, KF&B, K1
Round 2: K all sts
Continue these two rounds until there are 48 sts on needle 2

Work back and forth on needle 2 only.
Row 1: (RS) K27, SSK, K1, turn
Row 2: (WS) Slip 1, P7, P2tog, P1 turn
Row 3: Slip 1, K 8, SSK, K1, turn
Row 4: Slip 1, P 9, P2tog, P1 turn
Continue in this manner until all the sts are worked and there is once again 30 sts on needle 2.

Work in the round until the leg is 3.5 inches or 1 inch short of desired length

Work in rib for 1 inch. Bind off in rib pattern.

I used a modified Stashbuster spiral pattern with the yarn. One round the slid flax and one round the Crazy Ball.

Yarn: Patons Kroy Socks 4 Ply and Schoppe;-Wolle Crazy Zauberball
Colorway: Flax and crazy town colors!
Amount: Less that a skein of each
Needles: US Size 1

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