Knit Unto Others, a short, two week Thanksgiving knitalong where we knit to warm those in need of warmth.
My Knit Unto Others goal is four pair of children's socks for CIC. Here's the first pair.
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes
Needles: Clover bamboo premium circular knitting needles, #5.
This is my first project with bamboo needles, and I found them to be more comfortable for knitting worsted weight yarn at a tight gauge than Addi Turbos. In fact, I knit these socks in one day without my fingers hurting.
Gauge: 5.5 stitches/inch, 7.5 rows/inch
Pattern: No written pattern.
The socks are knit on 32 stitches, 16 instep stitches, 16 heel stitches.
The stitch pattern is a multiple of 16 stitches, 6 rows.
Rows 1,3,4,and 6: knit
Rows 2 and 5: k, ssk, ssk, k,yo,k,yo,k,yo,k,yo,k,k2tog, k2tog,k,p
When working the heel, the purl stitch from the heel needle was moved to the instep needle. The heel was worked on 15 stitches. The pattern was continued down the instep with 17 stitches, each row starting and ending with a purl.