tres jolie knits
Yarn: Knitpicks, Stroll, color Duchess Heather
Gauge: 8 st.=1inch in stockinette stitch
12 rows=1inch Size One Double Pointed needles
Width of leg- 8 inches
Size- women’s 8
Yardage: 100 gm, 460 yds
This sock knits up quickly as every even row ( except for row 18 ) is just knit.
Right Twist: (RT) Knit 2 together leaving stitches on LH needle, then Knit first stitch again, slip both stitches off needle.
Left Twist: (LT) Skip the first stitch on the needle and knit into the second stitch from the back. Knit it, but do not take it off the needle. Now knit into the front of the first stitch and skip them both off the needle together.
Cast on 64 stitches on a size one double pointed needle or one that gives you the gauge, leaving a 12 inch tail. Arrange on three double pointed needles:
Needle One- 16 stitches
Needle Two- 32 stitches
Needle Three- 16 stitches
I find it easier to keep my pattern in mind if I arrange the stitches so there are two patterns on one needle ( after leg is finished this becomes the top of the foot) and one pattern on each of the other two needles ( after leg is completed this becomes the heel flap) The back of the leg is between needles one and three.
Join stitches, being careful not to twist. You may find that placing a marker at the beginning of the round helps to keep your place. Knit 3 rounds. ( These 3 rounds are eventually turned to the inside and sewn in place to form a hem)
On next round: *YO, K2 tog*, 32 times. ( this round forms the turning row for the picot top of the sock)
Knit 4 rounds.
Work row one of chart, placing one pattern repeat on needle one, two pattern repeats on needle two and one pattern repeat on needle three. I find it helpful to place a marker between the two pattern repeats on needle two.
Work row 2 through 30 of chart. Work 1-30 of chart two more times.
( length is now about 7 inches from picot row)
After finishing the chart 3 times on row 30, continue knitting across needle one. You now have 32 stitches on one needle (combined needles one and three) and 32 stitches on needle two. Needles one and three have been combined to work the heel flap.
Heel flap: is worked back and forth.
Row one: slip one stitch pearlwise, pearl across 31 stitches
Row two: *slip one stitch pearlwise, knit one* 15 more times
Continue until heel flap measures 2 ¼ to 2 ½ inches or desired heel flap length.
Row One: (RS) Sl 1, K18, ssk, K1 turn work.
Row Two: Sl 1, p 7, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row Three: Sl 1, knit to 1 stitch before gap made by turn on previous row, ssk to close the gap, k1, turn.
Row Four: Sl 1, purl to 1 st before gap, p2 tog, p1 , turn.
Repeat Rows three and four until all stitches have been worked. 20 stitches remain.
After completing last row , K 10, , PM, K 10. Using same needle, pick up and knit one stitch in each of the slipped stitches along the edge of the heel flap plus one between heel flap and top of foot. . Mine was 20 stitches ( if your heel flap is slightly shorter or longer your picked up stitches will vary) this is not a bit deal , the gusset will just be a row or two longer or shorter.
Picking up another needle, knit in pattern across top of foot stitches on needle 2.
Using another needle, pick up and knit the slipped stitches along the other side of the heel flap, plus one between the heel flap and the top of the foot. Make sure the picked up stitches are the same number that you picked up on the other side. With the same needle, k across 10 stitches to the marker. You now have your stitches back on 3 needles with the beginning of the row ( back of heel) between needles one and three.
30 stitches on needle one and three, 32 stitches on needle two.
Knit one row over all stitches, this is row 2 of the pattern chart for needle 2.
Row One: Knit across to the last two stitches on needle one, K2 tog, knit in pattern across needle two,
On needle three, SSK, knit to end.
Row Two: Knit stitches on needles one and three and continue in pattern on needle two.
Continue rows one and two until you have 16 stitches on needles one and three; total 64 stitches.
Continue in pattern on top of foot and stockinette stitch for sole until sock measures 2 inches from your desired finished length.
Needle One: K across to last 3 stitches, K2 tog, K1,
Needle Two: K I, SSK
Needle three: K1, SSK., knit to end.
Row Two:, knit all stitches.
Repeat Rows one and two until you have 24 total stitches remaining.
Arrange stitches on two needles so you have 12 stitches on each needle.
Cut yarn leaving 10 inches.
Graft together using Kitchener Stitch ( Directions for this courtesy of Cookie A!)
Hold needles parallel with right sides facing up. Thread end of yarn on tapestry needle. Work form right to left .
Step 1: Bring tapestry needle through the first stitch on the front needle as if to purl and leave the stitch on the needle.
Step 2: Bring tapestry needle through the first stitch on the back needle as if to knit and leave that stitch on the needle
Step 3: Bring tapestry needle through the first front stitch as if to knit and lip this stitch off the needle, then bring seaming needle through the next front stitch as if to purl and leave this stitch on the needle.
Step 4: Bring tapestry needle through the first back stitch as if to purl and slip this stitch off the needle, then bring tapestry needle through the next back stitch as if to knit and leave this stitch on the needle.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until no stitches remain on the needles, adjusting the tension to match the rest of the knitting as you go.
Weave end of yarn inside the sock.
Fold top of sock to the inside along picot row and sew in place.
Written Directions for pattern:
Row 1: P7, RT, P7
Row 2,4,6,8,10,14,18,20,24,26,28,30, Knit all stitches
Row 3: P6, RT, LT, P6
Row 5: P5, RT, K2, LT, P5
Row 7: P4, RT, K4, LT, P4
Row 9: P3, RT, K6, LT, P3.
Row 11: P2, RT, K2tog,YO, YO, SSK, K2tog, YO, YO, SSK, LT, P2
Row 12: K5, KTBL, K3, KTBL, K6
Row 13: P1, RT, K10, LT, P1
Row 15: RT, K12, LT
Row 16: K6, K2tog, YO, YO, SSK, K6
Row 17: LT, K5, KTBL, K6, RT
Row 19: P1, LT, K10, RT, P1
Row 21: P2, LT, K2tog, YO, YO, SSK, K2tog, YO, YO, SSK, RT, P2
Row 22: K5, KTBL, K3, KTBL, K6
Row 23: P3, LT, K6, RT, P3
Row 25: P4, LT, K4, RT, P4
Row 27: P5, LT, K2, RT, P5
Row 29: P6, LT, RT, P6
Here's the chart for the pattern