Eye Socks

Jun. 12th, 2015 07:10 pm
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This was cast on as a new on-the-go project on a day when I knew I'd have to go and sit in a hospital waiting room for an indeterminate amount of time. I didn't want to take my current on-the-go project (also socks) with me as I was just about to turn the heel, and didn't want to have to concentrate that much. (I'm not yet at the stage where I can turn a heel without looking up the instructions).

Eye socks, because it was Eye Casualty I was waiting at - accompanying Chris who it turned out had a scratched cornea (all healed now). And also because it's my first attempt at an Eye of Partridge heel flap (suggested by Adela Terrell).

The rest of the 'pattern' is cobbled together from several others, and is merely being recorded here as I go along, so I can do the same on sock 2. I claim no credit for anything particularly original here.

These fit my feet - size 39 European (5 1/2 UK). Larger/smaller would need multiples of 4 stitches adding/taking away, and more/less rows along the foot.

5 x 2.5mm dpns
Trekking XXL Sock Yarn - 165 Bright Multi Stripe

Cast on 60 (long tail). Split equally over 4 needles.
k2 p2 rib 15 rounds.
49 3/4 rounds knit (i.e. 49 rounds plus k45 - ending up 15 stitches from start of round).


HEEL FLAP - Eye Of Partridge
30 stitches (i.e. half initial number that were cast on - adjust as necessary for other sizes), 30 rows as follows:
Row 1: *slip1, k1* repeat, end with k1
Row 2&4: slip1, p29
Row 3: slip2, *k1, slip1* repeat, end with k2

(End with row 2)

SHAPE HEEL
Row 1: slip1, k16, SSK, k1, turn
Row 2: slip1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 3: slip1, k6, SSK, k1, turn
Row 4: slip1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn

Continue similar until all heel flap included - 18 stitches left

GUSSET
K18 (i.e. 9 to end of round, 9 to start of flap)
Pick up 15 down flap, place marker
K30, place marker
Pick up 15 from flap
K9 (to end of round)

Round 1: K to within 3 of marker. K2 tog, K1. K to marker. K1, SSK, K to end of round
Round 2: K

Repeat until 60 stitches left. Put on 4 needles, 15 to a needle.

K 50 rounds (or more, or less).

TOE
Round 1
1st & 3rd needle: K to 3 from end; K2tog, K1
2nd & 4th needle: K1, SSK, K to end
Round 2: K

Repeat until 6 stitches per needle (24total)

GRAFTING TOE
K6 (i.e. first needle)

Put stitches from needles 2 & 3 on one needle; from 1 and 4 on another. Cut yarn leaving 20cm and thread a sewing-up needle. Have knitting needles parallel with thread coming from back stitch on right.

Setup:
Needle knitwise through first stitch on front needle; purlwise through first stitch on back needle. Pull through.

Grafting:
Knitwise through front, slip stitch off. Purlwise through front, pull through.
Purlwise through back, slip stitch off. Knitwise through back, pull through.

Repeat until all done.
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