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Free Knitting Pattern: Valentine Socks

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Lion Brand« TiffanyTM - Lion® Cashmere Blend
Pattern #: 50930
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
Adult Medium (about 8 in [20 cm] circumference)

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
TiffanyTM

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Color (B)
Lion® Cashmere Blend

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TiffanyTM
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Lion® Cashmere Blend
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*TiffanyTM (Article #260). 100% Nylon; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (137yds/125m) pull skeins
*Lion® Cashmere Blend (Article #270). 72% Merino Wool, 15% Nylon, 13% Cashmere; package size: 1.50oz/40.00 gr. (84yds/71m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  260-113 Tiffany Yarn: Red
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Note: (A)
•  270-113 Lion Cashmere Blend Yarn: Red (DISCONTINUED)
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Note: (B)
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Size 4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles (set of 5) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
 

Valentine Socks

Lion Brand« TiffanyTM - Lion® Cashmere Blend

GAUGE:

20 sts + 26 rows = 4" [10cm] in St st (k every st when working in the rnd; k on RS, p on WS when working flat). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

SKP (slip, knit, pass)
A decrease worked by slipping one stitch, knitting the next stitch, then passing the slipped stitch over the stitch just knit.

M1 (make 1)
An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles, placing it onto the left needle and working it through the back loop.

GRAFTING
Holding the 2 needles parallel with WS of sock tog, thread a large-eyed blunt needle with yarn tail and

  1. Insert blunt needle as if to k through the first st on the front needle and let st drop from needle.
  2. Insert blunt needle into second st on the front needle as if to p and leave st on needle
  3. Insert blunt needle into first st on the back needle as if to p and let st drop from needle
  4. Insert blunt needle as if to k through second st on the back needle and leave st on needle. Rep steps 1-4 until all sts have been worked. Adjust tension as necessary.
PATTERN STITCHES
K1, P1 Rib
(worked over an even number of sts)
All Rnds
*K1, p1; rep from * around.


SOCKS (make 2)

Cuff
With A, cast on 40 sts. Divide sts evenly onto 4 needles. Place marker and join, being careful not to twist sts. Work in K1, P1 Rib for 3" [7.5cm]. Change to B and work in St st (k every rnd) until piece measures 6" [15cm] from beg. K across needle 1. Turn work.

Heel Flap
NOTE
Heel is worked back and forth in rows on 20 sts.
Next Row (WS) Sl 1, p 19 sts across needles 1 and 4, place sts from needles 1 and 4 onto 1 needle.
Row 1 (RS) *Sl 1, k1; rep from * across 20 heel flap sts.
Row 2 Sl 1, p19.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for 8 more times.
Turn Heel
Row 1
(RS) Sl 1, k11, skp, k1, turn.
Row 2
(WS) Sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 3 Sl 1, k6, skp, k1, turn.
Row 4 Sl 1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn.
Continue in this way, working 1 more st between decs until all sts on needle have been worked, ending with a WS row - 12 sts.

Gussets
Knit across 12 sts of heel, pick up and k 10 sts along side of heel flap, M1 in loop between heel flap and next needle, k across instep sts on needles 2 and 3, M1 in loop between instep needle and heel flap, pick up and k 10 sts along other side of heel flap. Divide heel sts evenly between needles 1 and 4. K 1 rnd, knitting M1 sts tog with the last st on each side of the gusset.
Rnd 1 K to last 3 sts on 1st needle, skp, k1; k across sts of 2nd and 3rd needles; on 4th needle, k1, k2tog, k to end of rnd.
Rnd 2 Knit.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until there are 10 sts each on needles 1 and 4.

Foot
Work even in St st until foot measures 1 1/2" [4cm] less than desired length.

Toe
Dec Rnd
K to last 3 sts on 1st needle, skp, k1; on 2nd needle, k1, k2tog, k remaining sts on 2nd needle; k to last 3 sts on 3rd needle, skp, k1; on 4th needle, K1, k2tog, k remaining sts on 4th needle.
Next Rnd Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds until 4 sts remain on each needle. Slip sts from needles 1 and 4 onto 1 needle and sts from needles 2 and 3 onto a 2nd needle.

FINISHING
Cut yarn, leaving a 15" [38 cm] tail for grafting. Graft toe. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
RS = right side skp = slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


  Learn to Knit instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToKnit.html


Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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Valentine Socks Reviewed by Phoebe Agundis on 2011-07-21 *****
This pattern is so easy! I never really thought about socks until I seen this pattern, it really puts socks into perspective. The most difficult part (which wasn't all that hard) was the grafting of the toe, I don't think I did it right, but who cares it still looks like a sock! I didn't like how long my sock turned out, it looks a lot like a tube sock, Also I knit these on circular needles, I just need to do a little math to figure out how many stitches were on each needle and I used some stitch holders to hold the 2nd and 3rd needle stitches while I knitted the heel flap. I also shortened the cuff to make them more like ankle socks.


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