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Free Knitting Pattern: New Cottage Socks

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 1305
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE: One Size

One size fits most adults

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If you've always wanted to make socks, why not start with this easy-to-knit pair? Made in Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, they knit up quickly and will be incredibly cozy on cold winter nights.

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Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 640-402: Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Wheat
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Fisherman Blossom Russet Glacier Sky Blue Cobalt Navy Raspberry
Denim Taupe Oatmeal Barley Grass Lemongrass Pumpkin Spice
Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Graphite Black
Grey Marble Obsidian Mustard Peacock Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration
Cabernet Constellation Gemstone Galaxy Poinsettia Mystical Starlight Wheat
Wood Sequoia Mesquite Granite Sandstone Marble Blackstone Jungle
Desert Flamingo Toucan Parakeet Monarch Seagull Blue Jay Purple Martin
Bluebird Raven Winter Sky Camouflage Tangerine Wild Strawberry Blueberry Abalone
Licorice Grape Acai Spearmint Toffee Peppermint Hoosiers Hoyas
Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon Checkerboard Moonlight Hudson Bay
*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon;
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon;
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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•  640-402 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Wheat
$ 18.98  
Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 9   $ 8.25  

New Cottage Socks

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


12 sts = 4" (10 cm) in pattern. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip the next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to the right needle; insert the left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.


GARTER PATTERN (multiple of 5)
Rnd 1: *K 2, p 3; rep from * around.
Rnd 2 Knit.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 for garter pattern.


Cast on 30 sts. Divide evenly onto 3 needles and work 5 rnds k1, p1 Rib. Begin Garter Pattern and work until sock measures 9" from beg or to desired length. Turn work to begin heel flap.

Heel Flap
With WS facing, purl back across 15 sts just worked. Place remaining 15 instep sts on waste yarn.
Row 1 (RS): Turn work. *Slip 1 st, k 1; rep from * to last st, slip 1.
Row 2: Turn work. Purl across.
Repeat the last 2 rows until 13 rows have been completed ending with Row 2.

Turn Heel
With RS facing, slip 1 st, k 8, ssk. Turn work.
Row 1 Slip 1, p 3, p2tog. Turn work.
Row 2 Slip 1, k 3, ssk. Turn work.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until all sts have been worked – 5 sts remain.
Place instep sts onto a needle.
Needle 1: Knit across 5 heel sts; pick up 6 sts along edge of heel flap; pick up 1 extra st in space between heel flap and instep sts.
Needle 2: Work instep sts in Pattern.
Needle 3: Pick up 1 extra st in space between instep sts and heel flap; pick up 6 sts along edge of heel flap; and knit 2 heel sts. Mark this as new beginning of rnd.

Dec Row: Needle 1 Knit to last 2 sts, k2tog;
Needle 2: Work instep sts in Pattern;
Needle 3: Ssk, knit to end. Work 1 row without decreases.
Rep these 2 rows until 30 sts remain.

Continue working Needles 1 and 3 in Stockinette st and working Garter Pattern on Needle 2 until foot measures 11⁄2" less than desired length from back of heel.

Rnd 1 (dec): Needle 1 Knit until 3 sts rem, k2tog, k 1.
Needle 2: K 1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1.
Needle 3: K 1, ssk, knit to end.
Rnd 2: Knit around. Rep these 2 rows twice more, then work Rnd 1 only until 10 sts remain. With Needle 3, knit across Needle 1.

Graft toe
Holding the 2 needles parallel with wrong sides of fabric together, thread a large-eyed yarn needle with one of the yarn ends and 1) insert it as if to knit through the first st on the front needle and let the st drop from the needle. 2) Insert the needle into the second st on the front needle as if to purl and pull the yarn through, leaving the st on the needle. 3)Insert the needle into the first st on the back needle as if to purl and let it drop from the needle, then 4) insert it as if to knit through the second st on the back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving the st on the needle. Repeat steps 1-4 until all sts are gone.When finished, adjust tension as

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dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 7 reviews)
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New Cottage Socks Reviewed by Denise on 2012-12-06 *****
I've made these in the past for myself, perfect for those cold winter nights when your feet are freezing in bed. This year they are my go to gift for all my nieces, I have finished 9 pair with the 10th to be completed in the morning. So easy it's a one day project.

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