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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.


Jean said...

Looks like a comfy and cozy sock. I'm knitting a pair of Monkey Socks, but am looking for a sock pattern using a size 3 or 4 needle. (we do get a few cold mornings here and waiting for the train at 4:50 in the morning, I'm sure I'll make use of them. Got any suggestions? It's Lorna's Laces sport weight yarn (variegated).

Judy S. said...

Very pretty, Marguerite; I love the color too.

Dorothy said...

Very nice - thanks for sharing the stitch pattern.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. The color will go very well with jeans. I've also enjoyed your recent Fall foliage photos. We are still waiting for the colors to change.

Lynn said...

LOVE the way these socks came out!!!

Alwen said...

I like the close-up and the whole sock. Nice.

Such a neat chart! And handwriting, too.