Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Spiral Socks Pattern


I posted the pattern for these socks last month but I decided to share them again since I just finished making the socks myself. The name of the book that I got the pattern from is Kids Knitting: Projects  For Kids of All Ages by Melanie Falick. So here is the pattern as well as a picture of the socks that I made :)



Materials needed:
  • Approximately 285 yards worsted eight yarn, such as Classic Elite Tapestry (this is enough for 1 pair of child or adult sized socks)
  • 4 size 6 double pointed needles
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle


For the body of the sock:

  1. Cast on 42 stitches on 1 of the double-pointed needles (14 stitches per needles) and place a marker between the last and second to last stitch on the third needle.
  2. Start the first round by knitting the first cast-on stitch with the fourth needle, pulling tightly on the yarn coming from the third needle so that you do not end up with a large gap where the stitches from 1 needle meet the stitches from the next needle. Work in a knit 3, purl 3 rib for 12 rounds. Or if you are having trouble joining the stitches so that you can knit in the round, cast on 42 stitches and work back and forth in the knit 3, purl 3 rib for about 12 rounds, then divide the stitches onto the 3 double-pointed needles. It should be easier to join the stitches now that you have a few inches of knitted fabric to hold.
  3. Begin the spiral pattern by knitting the first 2 stitches. Next, increase 1 stitch by knitting into the third stitch twice. Purl 2. From this point on, work in a knit 3, purl 3 rib until the sock measures approximately 12 1/2 inches. If you are making striped sock, change colors at the beginning of the round. In the last row, decrease by knitting 2 stitches together once at any point. You will now have 42 stitches divided among 3 needles.
For the toe
4. Round 1: Knit 4, decrease 1 by knitting 2 stitches together. Repeat all the way around. When you finish the round, you will have 35 stitches divided on the 3 needles.
Round 2: Knit all the way around
Round 3: Knit 3, decrease 1 by knitting 2 stitches together. Repeat all the way around. When you finish the round, you will have 28 stitches divided on the 3 needles
Round 4: Knit all the way around.
Round 5: Knit 2, decrease 1 by knitting 2 stitches together. Repeat all the way around. When you finish the round, you will have 21 stitches divided on the 3 needles.
Round 6: Knit all the way around.
Round 7: Knit 1, decrease 1 by knitting 2 stitches together. Repeat all the way around. When you finish the round, you will have 14 stitches divided on the 3 needles.
Round 8: Repeat all the way around.
Round 9: Decrease by knitting 2 stitches together all the way around. When you finish the round, you will have 7 stitches divided on 3 needles.

5. Cut the yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail. Thread the tail onto the yarn needle and draw it through the remaining 7 stitches to close the sock. Bring the tail to the inside of the sock and wave in the end. If you started your sock by knitting back and forth, sew up the open seam at the top. Then repeat all directions to make a second sock.

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