Tuesday, February 06, 2007

My Version of Picot Ankle socks

These were thought up when I realized that I preferred my socks to be ankle length no matter what they were made of. So to make them prettier I added a picot edge, although this can be replaced by a 2x2 or a 3x3 rib for a different look. They will ride just below the ankle and can look great with a pair of heels to match.

Momsock2

Yarn: Lang Jawoll cotton superwash (45g/175m 49% wool, 35% cotton, 16% nylon)
Needles: set of 4 2.25mm (US1) dpns
Gauge: 38 sts and 54 rows = 4” (10cm) square (although row gauge isn’t very important)


Cast on 72sts with a scrap yarn for a provisional cast on

Picot edge:
Switch to main yarn, knit 5 rnds.
Next rnd: *yo, k2tog* repeat across rnd.
Knit 5 more rnds
Join bottom held sts to working sts by k2tog after all have been worked you should still have 72 sts.
Knit 1 row

Heel:
K34, wrap next st, turn.
P34, wrap next st, turn.
K33, wrap next st, turn.
P33, wrap next st, turn.
Continue in this pattern until 12 sts are left unwrapped in the center.
Then knit to first wrapped st you come to, pick up the wrap and knit the wrapped st and then pass the wrap over the st, turn.
Purl to the first wrapped st you come to, pick up the wrap and knit the wrapped st and then pass the wrap over the st, turn.
Repeat picking up wrapped sts until all wrapped sts have been worked.

Foot: knit St st until sock is 1 ½ inches from desired foot length.

Toe:
Rnd 1: (k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts ssk, k1)
Rnd 2: knit
Rnd 3: (k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts ssk, k1)
Repeat rnds 2&3 until 24 sts total are left (12 sts each for top of foot and bottom of foot)

Bind off with Kitchener st.

Momsock1

©2007 Andrea Straw

2 comments:

JessD said...

Sorry if this turn is common and obvious, but... what's "wrap next st" mean?

Jessica

lmilla said...

Thanks for sharing this pattern! I just found your blog, and I LOVE my socks short, too. I'll be whipping out some of these soon.