dimanche 9 septembre 2012

Around the House Slippers

Here are a pair of around the house slippers that are perfect!

Enjoy!


Around the House Socks!



Within this pattern you will find information on how to knit socks in different sizes with Worsted weight yarn.


Needles:  Worsted: #5 (US), 3.75 (mm) double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: Worsted: 5.5 st = 1 inch

Abbreviations:
St – Stitch
K = Knit
P = Purl
MC = Main Color
AC = Accent Color
PM = Place Marker
C/O = Cast on
B/O = Bind off
M1L = Make 1 left
K2tog = Knit 2 together
K2tog tbl = Knit 2 together through back loop.
P2tog = Purl 2 together
K1P1 = Knit 1 purl one ribbing
Sl 1 = Slip one stitch from left to right needle (ALWAYS AS IF TO PURL!)


Ankle:

1. C/O 28 (32, 40, 44, 48) (if you have bigger feet than will fit in any of these patterns, simply increase the number of stitches by a multiple of 4), by using the cord method of casting on. 

The Cord Cast On: 
            1. Cast on 2 stitches to the left hand needle.
            2. Stick the right hand needle in between the two stitches.
            3. Wrap yarn around the left hand needle and pull through. 
            4. Transfer the new stitch to the left hand needle
            5. Repeat steps 2-4 until number of desired stitches is obtained.

2. Once all of your stitches are cast on, slip the first 7 (8, 10, 11, 12) onto Needle # 1.
3.  Next, slip 14 (16, 20, 22, 24) onto Needle # 2.
4.  The remaining 7 (8, 10, 11, 12) stitches will turn into Needle # 3.
5.  Join in a round and work in K1P1 ribbing for 5 rounds.
6.  Continue the k1p1 rib for all the stitches on Needle # 1.
7.  Cast off all the stitches on Needle #2K2tog tbl on left hand needle, then transfer the new stitch back to the left hand needle.  Repeat until no more stitches remain on Needle # 2 and 12 stitches remain on Needle # 3 (you will need to combine the last st on Needle #2  with the first st on Needle # 3)

Heel:

You will be working across Needles #1 and #3 as if on straight needles.  If you are making 2 color socks, now is the time to switch to your secondary color.  If you are changing colors, cut the main color yarn.

  1. Starting on  Needle # 3, Sl 1 K1 until the end of row.  Turn work.
  2. Sl 1 and then purl to end of the row.  Turn work.
  3. Repeat steps 1 + 2 until 11(13, 17, 19, 21)  until rows have been knit, ending on a knit row. [this is a very rough estimation.  For the best results, try and put the sock on to see if the heel is   long enough or too long.] 

Turning the heel: (still in AC)
  1. Purl the first 9 (10, 12, 13, 14) st, P2tog, P1 turn work around.
  2. Sl 1st st, K5, K2tog, K1.  Turn work.
  3. Sl 1st st, P6, P2tog, P1.  Turn work
  4. Sl 1st st, K7, K2tog, K1.  Turn work
Continue in this same manner, always slipping the first st until 10 (10, 12, 14, 14) st are left on the heel needle. 

Gusset:

  1. Pick up the last seven st from the ankle section of the sock (what was cast off from Needle #2) [unless you’re working with the smallest sock size, in which case, only pick up 4] PM after the first 5 st you picked up.
  2. Pick up  5 (7, 9, 11, 12) st from the heel flap. [This again is a rough estimate…if you made your heel longer or shorter than the directions.  If you modified the pattern, you should pick up about half the number of rows you knit] This should make up one needle.
  3. Knit across 7 st on the heel needle. 
  4. PM. 
  5. Knit the remaining 7 st.  (The stitch after the marker will later be considered the 1st st in the round. ) This should make up one needle.
  6. Pick up another 5 (7, 9, 11, 12) stitches from the other side of the heel flap .
  7. Pick up 2 st from the other side of the ankle flap.
  8. PM
  9. Pick up 5 more stitches from the ankle flap [unless you’re working with the smallest sock size, in which case, only pick up 4] This should make up one needle.
  10. The first tow should be a purl row.  Sl1, p1, k1, p1, k1
  11. P2tog then P to the end of the needle
  12. P across the heel needle
  13. P until 2 st remain before marker, P2tog,
  14. Slip marker and k1, p1, k1, p2
  15. Sl1, k1, p1, k1, p1 slip marker and K across to the last 5 st.  p1, k1, p1, k2.  No decreases on K rows. 
  16. Repeat steps 10-15 until  9 (10, 12, 13, 14) st remain in between the markers placed. The number of stitches should equal the original # of st on needles #1 and #3 plus 14 st from Needle #2
  17. Now work as if on straight needles, and knit 11 rows (starting on a k row), ending on a knit row, with NO DECREASES.  [If you have long feet, put your foot into the slipper and measure it.  It should be about 3.5-4 inches away from your longest toe. Knit more rows if the sock is too short, but always end on a knit row!)
  18. C/O 6(2, 6, 8, 10) st. in a cord cast on. K2tog, p1, k1, p1 (this will bring you to the marker) M1L then k2 and change to a new needle.
  19. K across 12 st (this will bring you to the marker) and change needles
  20. K across 12 (this will bring you to the marker).  Change needles
  21. K2, M1L, P1, k1, p1, k2tog and continue in ribbing.  You should now have your original number of st on the needles, and have them back on the right needles. 
  22. Work in K for 5 rows, except for Needle #2 where there is ribbing. 
  23. K 5 rounds straight. 


Toe:

If you’re doing a 2 color sock, switch colors here!

  1. Needle #1: K until 3 st remain, K2tog, K1
  2. Needle #2: K1, K2tog, knit until 3 st remain, K2tog, K1
  3. Needle #3: K1 K2tog, knit until end of row.
  4. Knit 1 row with no decreases. 
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 until 4 st remain on needles #1 and #3 and 8 st remain on Needle #2.


Finishing:

Weave in your tow using the Kitchner Stitch and weave in ends!

            Kitchner Stitch:
1.     Break off yarn leaving a 6” tail.
2.     Thread yarn through tapestry needle.
3.     Hold needles parallel (each has 8 st on it)
4.     Pull needle through 1st st on front needle as if to knit, and pull the stitch off.
5.     Pull yarn through 2nd st on front needle as if to purl.  Leave on needle. 
6.     Pull yarn through 1st st on back needle as if to purl, and pull the st off.
7.     Pull yarn through 2nd st on back needle and leave on.
8.     Repeat steps 4-7 until no st remain.

3 commentaires:

  1. This looks like a wonderful pattern, but he number of stitches referenced does not have any corresponding size associated with it.

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  2. Why isn't there a gauge? What about sizes? How do I know if I'm knitting this properly for the person intended?

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    1. Hello Michelle, the gauge is clearly marked, just under the "needles" section. It's 5.5 stitches to the inch. As for size goes, the smallest size is marked outside of the parentheses (28 for example) and the biggest size is the last number you see. The biggest size corresponds to a 9-10 foot. Hope that helps!

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