Monday, October 18, 2010
Slightly Twisted Socks and Stitch Pattern
The Trekking is a woolly feeling, slightly fuzzy yarn. I wouldn't use it for a complicated pattern requiring good stitch definition, but these will be nice warm utility socks for every day wear in the cold seasons.
Pattern: Basic cuff down sock pattern on 60 stitches. k3p2 ribbing with alternate k3 columns knit in a twisted braid pattern. Details at end of post.
Yarn: Trekking XXL, Color # 187.
Needles: Options #1, 2.5mm
Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch
The base is a k3, p2 ribbing. This results in a nice snug sock cuff and a good fit.
Slightly Twisted Stitch Pattern
Multiple of 10 stitches, 4 rows
X = purl, Space with dot = knit
Row 1: k3, p2, k3, p2
Row 2: k3, p2, twist one stitch to the right, k1, p2
Row 3: k3, p2, k3, p2
Row 4: k3, p2, k1, twist one stitch to the left, p2
When I do twist stitches, I work them as a cable. There are other ways to work twist stitches and your preference will make an equally nice result.