Monday, 17 October 2011

Double knit oversocks

Socks to wear over other socks.

(fits approx size 6/7 foot)

1 100g ball of dk yarn
double pointed 4mm needles

(make two  the same)

cast on 48 stitches evenly over 3 needles

k2,p2 rib until piece measures 6 inches

divide for heel

knit 12 then turn and purl the 12 you have just knitted and then purl another 12.

you now have 24 stitches which you will work on stocking stitch for 24 rows.

turn heel

knit 12 stitches in the row

(1) k2, sl1 purlwise wyib, k1, psso, k1, turn without finishing row

(2) sl1 purlwise wyif, p5, p2tog,p1 turn without finishing row

(3) sl1 purlwise wyib knit across to 1st stitch  before gap made by turning sl1 purlwise, k1, psso, k1, turn

(4) sl1 purlwise wyif, purl to 1st stitch before gap made by turning p2tog, p1, turn

repeat rows 3 and 4 until all stitches have been knitted and there are no more gaps.

 (note the last rows you will miss the last k1 and p1 stitches because you will not have enough stitches)

make gusset

knit 7 stitches and place a marker on last stitch to mark end of the round.

using another needle knit across remaining 7 stitches (this will now be needle 1) then pick up and knit 12 stitches down flap side.

work across 24 stitches on needle 2

pick up and knit 12 stitches from other side of flap and knit across final 7 stitches.

total 62 stitches

shape gusset

(round 1)                 needle 1... knit to last 3 stitches k2tog k1
needle 2... knit across
          needle 3... k1,ssk,knit to end

(round 2)   knit all stitches

continue in this manner until 48 stitches remain.

work piece until it measures 7 3/4 inches from  heel

toe shaping

(round1)                   needle 1.....knit to last 3 stitches on needle k2tog, k1
                            needle 2....k1,ssk knit to last 3 stitches k2tog, k1
needle 3 .... k1,ssk knit to end

(round2) knit

repeat rounds 1 and 2 until there are 24 stitches

then repeat round 1 until there are 8 stitches

graft remaining stitches with kitchener stitch.

1 comment:

  1. They look nice and toasty, could do with a pair right now! After my fiasco with 4 needles I will leave it to you clever folk who don't get into a jumble with them!