Friday, July 11, 2008

SHAZZAS SOCKS - mens version



This is my basic mens sock pattern that will fit a size 10.5 (Aus shoe), you can adjust the length of the foot to suit. The leg is made longer than I usually do for a womans sock and a few stitches added for the calves but once again this can be varied to suit.

Materials:
1 x 100g ball Opal Sock Wool
1 set of dpns size 2.5mm (or what is needed to get correct tension)

Tension:
36 stitches to 10cms (9 stitches to 1 inch in width).

abbreviations:
k - knit
p - purl
psso - pass slip stitch over

Using dpns size 2.5mm cast on 70 sts, join and work in the round. Work 20 rows k1,p1 rib.

Continues in stocking stitch (all rounds knit) until work measures 7 inches from the beginning, shape calf area as follows:
k1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, slip 1, k1, psso, k1.
work 5 rounds without shaping.
Repeat these 6 rounds once (66 sts)
Continue without shaping until work measures 23 cms (9 inches) from cast on edge.

SHAPE HEEL
knit 17 sts, slip last 17 sts of round on to other end of same needle (these 34 sts are for the heel). Divide the remaining sts on to two needles and leave for the instep.
Work 31 rows on heel sts as follows:
row 1. slip 1 stitch purlways, purl to end of the row
row 2. slip 1 stitch knitways, *knit, slip 1 stitch knitways, rep from * to the end of the row.

TURN HEEL
k19, k2tog, k1, turn
p6, p2tog, p1, turn
k7, k2tog, k1, turn
p8, p2tog, p1, turn
continue in this way, until all stitches are worked on to one needle. (20sts)

Using set of 4 needles, knit 10 sts. (thus completing the heel), slip all instep stitches on to one needle again. Taking another needle, knit remaining 10 sts. of heel, knit up 17 sts at the side of the heel, knitting one extra (18sts in total) in the corner to avoid that dreaded corner hole.
With a second needle, knit across instep stitches.
With a third needle, knit up 1 stitch in the corner to avoid the dreaded corner hole, knit up 17 sts at the side of the heel (18 sts in total) and remaining 10 sts of heel.

Knit 1 round, remembering to knit the corner sts together on needle 1 and 3(the extra two stitches that was knitted up previously to avoid the hole).

SHAPE INSTEP
1st round: - 1st needle, knit to last 4 sts., k2tog, k2; 2nd needle, knit; third needle, k2, slip 1, k1, psso, knit to the end of the needle.
2nd round: - knit
Repeat these 2 rounds until 64 sts remain in the round.

Continue without shaping until foot measures 19 cms (7 1/2 inches) (from where sts were knitted up at side of heel).

SHAPE TOE
1st round - 1st needle, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; 2nd needle, k1, slip 1, k1, psso, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; 3rd needle, k1, slip 1, k1, psso, knit to end of needle.
2nd round - knit.
Repeat these 2 rounds until 20 sts remain. Work 1 round without shaping then first needle of next round. Slip sts on third needle on to the end of first needle.

Graft stitches together using the Kitchener Method.



This pattern is for personal use only, the pattern or items made from it are not to be sold.
My knitting blog can be found here.
My Etsy shop can be found here where I have these socks available for sale if you would rather purchase a pair ready made.

3 comments:

Sharon said...

It has been bought to my attention that there was a couple of instructions missing from the pattern, I have added them in red if you have already printed off a copy.

Regina said...

Hi Sharon!
I've just made my very first sock (ever) using your pattern. I love how it has turned out. However, I do have a question to ask about the transition between 4 dpns and 3 dpns. Could you clarify in the directions how many stitches to have on the #1, 2 & 3 needles? I tried reverting back to the original directions where it had an even amount of stitches on each needle. When doing that, the #2 needle was quickly loosing all of it's stitches and I would have been knitting on 2 dpns to the end instead of 3. Could you clarify in the directions for me, please? I've included a link to my own blog entry with a picture of the finished sock. That way you can see it.

Thank you!
Regina

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