Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pics and a Free Pattern

Well, as I sit here, in the late hours of the night (waiting for laundry to dry & watching Deadliest Catch re-runs), I thought I'd share a few pics, and my Valentine Lace Sock pattern. First up is the current sock WIP:

My socks made from the Tofutsies. I'm on the instep of the second sock.

Also, we have visitor. My grandma had back surgery, so we are dog sitting for her. Here is Lady:

I call her Bebe, she responds very well to that. She looks a little dejected, as she wants to play with the cats, but they want nothing to do with her. That, and she's waiting for me to go to bed, she's not used to staying up so late.

Here are the pics of my finished Valentine's Lace socks:

No, they really aren't that pointy, Katie is modeling them for me, and she has really skinny feet, compared to my small, wide feet.

Here is the pattern as I knitted it(warning: I turn the heel and knit the instep differently. I turn the heel on needles 1 & 2, not 1 & 4, so the top of my instep is on needles 3 & 4):

Yarn: Lorna's Laces Tickled Pink 2 skeins
Needles: US 1 DPN's
Gauge: Forgot to take it, oops!
Size: as written, will fit womens US 7 to 7 1/2

Cast on 64 sts. Join, being careful not to twist.

Cuff: K2, P2 for 10 rnds.

Leg: Follow Chart below. (I can't remember how to do a print screen, so I took a picture of the screen. You can click on it to enlarge it.) For the leg of my sock, I knit 6 repeats.

Heel: Short row heel.

Instep: On needles 1 & 2 knit across, on needles 3 & 4 follow the chart. I knit 3 repeats.

Toe: Needles 1 & 3 - K1, ssk, knit across; needles 2 & 4 - knit across to last 3 sts, k2tog, K1. Work decreases every other row down to 4 sts per needle. Kitchner and weave in ends.

Please remember, this is a free pattern for your personal use. If you would like to share it with friends or on your blog, please link back to this page.

Well, good night friends, and enjoy the sock pattern. I am off to bed.

1 comment:

lexa said...

Thanks for posting the pattern! I'll have to make a pair. (Good reason for me to buy more sock yarn -- I have nothing pinkie in the stash, and I'd want pinkie.)