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Free Knitting Pattern: Sweet Home Socks

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Lion Brand« Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 90538AD
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE: One Size

Woman's Medium
Finished Circumference 8 in. (20.5 cm)
Finished Length Foot length is adjustable



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Wool-Ease®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-167: Wool-Ease Yarn: Eggplant
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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®
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Loden
Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather Paprika Violet Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi
Wheat Mushroom White Frost
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  620-167 Wool-Ease Yarn: Eggplant
   balls
$ 9.38  
Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 5   $ 4.85  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Sweet Home Socks

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

20 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) with larger needles.

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.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new st through the back loop – 1 st increased.
MB (make bobble) (K1, p1, k1, p1, k1) in same st to make 5 sts from one, then pass 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th sts, one at a time, over first st.
skp Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch – 1 st decreased.
sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over – 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:

Leaf Cuff and Flower Motif can be worked from charts of from the written directions below.



PATTERN STITCHES
Leaf Cuff
Rnd 1 (RS):
K2, *yo, p5, p3tog, p5, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rnd 2 and all even rnds (WS): Knit.
Rnds 3-12: Rep last 2 rnds 5 more times.
Rnd 13: K2, *yo, skp, yo, p3, p3tog, p3, yo, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rnd 15: K2, *yo, k1, skp, yo, p2, p3tog, p2, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rnd 17: K2, *yo, k2, skp, yo, p1, p3tog, p1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rnd 19: K2, *yo, k3, skp, yo, p3tog, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rnd 21: K2, *k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skp, k4; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rnd 23: K2, *k2, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, skp, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rnd 25: K2, *k1, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, skp, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rnd 27: K2, *k2tog, yo, k9, yo, skp, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rnd 29: K1, k2tog, yo, k11, yo, *sk2p, yo, k11, yo; rep from * to last 3 sts, skp, k1.
Rnd 30: Purl.
Rnds 1-30 complete the Leaf Cuff pattern.

Flower Motif
Key


Flower Motif
Rnd 1 and all odd rnds:
Knit.
Rnd 2: K6, MB, k6.
Rnd 4: Skp, yo, k1, MB, k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k1, MB, k1, yo, k2tog.
Rnd 6: K1, skp, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, skp, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k1.
Rnd 8: K2, skp, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k2.
Rnd 10: K1, (skp, yo) twice, k3, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1.
Rnd 12: (Skp, yo) 3 times, k1, (yo, k2tog) 3 times.
Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 10.
Rnd 16: K2, (skp, yo) twice, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k2.
Rnd 18: K3, skp, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k3.
Rnd 20: K4, skp, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k4.
Rnds 1-20 complete the Flower Motif.

RIGHT SOCK
Cuff

With smaller double-pointed needles, cast on 45 sts. Divide sts evenly onto 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker for beg of rnd. Work Rnds 1-30 of Leaf Cuff pattern.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: (P7, p2tog) 5 times – 40 sts at the end of this rnd.
Change to larger double-pointed needles. Knit 4 rnds.
Next Rnd: K23, place marker (pm) for beg of Flower Motif, following written instructions or chart, work Rnd 1 of Flower Motif over next 13 sts, pm, k4.
Next Rnd: K23, slip marker (sm), work next rnd of Flower Motif over next 13 sts, k4.
Rep last rnd until Rnds 1-20 of Flower Motif have been completed. Remove markers from beg and end of Motif. Do not remove beg of rnd marker. Work in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures 12 in. (30.5 cm) from beg.

Shape Heel Flap
Note:
The heel is now worked back and forth in rows over 20 sts centered over beg of rnd. 10 sts are worked from the first needle, then the work is turned, the same 10 sts worked again, and 10 more sts are worked from the last needle.
Row 1: K10 sts, turn; with empty needle and working back across the same 10 sts, sl 1 as if to purl, p9, remove beg of rnd marker; with the same needle, p10 sts from the next needle, turn; place rem sts on a holder for top of foot (instep) – 20 sts just worked for heel.
Row 2 (RS): *Sl 1 as if to purl, k1; rep from * across.
Row 3 (WS): Purl.
Rep last 2 rows until a total of 21 rows have been worked, end with a Row 3.

Turn Heel
Note:
Heel is shaped with short rows. When working short rows, not all heel flap sts are worked on every row. Turn when instructed.
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k11, skp, k1, turn.
Row 2: Sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, k6, skp, k1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 5: Sl 1, k8, skp, k1, turn.
Row 6: Sl 1, p9, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 7: Sl 1, k10, skp, turn.
Row 8: Sl 1, p10, p2tog, turn – 12 heel sts rem at the end of this row.

Shape Foot
Note:
Work now proceeds in rnds. The first rnd is set up by working across the heel sts, picking up sts along the side of the heel flap, working across the instep sts from holder, picking up sts along the other side of the heel flap, and finally working to the center of the heel sts.
Setup Rnd (RS): With first needle, knit across 12 sts of heel, pick up and k12 sts along side of heel flap, M1; with second needle knit 20 sts from holder; with third needle, M1 between last st worked and heel flap, pick up and k12 sts along rem side of heel flap, k6 sts of heel – 58 sts at the end of this rnd. Place marker for beg of rnd.
Rnd 1 (Dec Rnd): K17, k2tog, pm, k20, pm, k2tog, k17 – 56 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3 (Dec Rnd): K to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, sm, k to next marker, sm, k2tog, k to end of rnd – 54 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rep last 2 rnds until 40 sts rem. Remove all markers except end of rnd marker. Work even in St st until foot measures about 1 1/2 in. (4 cm) less than desired foot length.

Shape Toe
Dec Rnd:
K8, k2tog, pm, skp, k16, k2tog, pm, skp, k8.
Dec Rnd:(K to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, sm, skp) twice, k to end of rnd. Rep last rnd until 16 sts rem. Divide sts evenly onto 2 double pointed needles, ensure that toe and gusset shaping are at the ends of the needles. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Graft Toe
Holding the 2 needles parallel with WS of work together, thread a large-eyed blunt needle with one of the yarn ends and work as follows:
Insert needle as if to purl into first stitch on front piece. Insert needle as if to knit into first stitch on back piece. Then follow steps 1-4 as outlined below.
1) insert needle as if to knit through first st on front needle and let the st drop from needle.
2) Insert needle into 2nd st on front needle as if to purl and pull the yarn through, leaving st on the needle.
3) Insert needle into first st on back needle as if to purl and let it drop from the needle, then
4) insert it as if to knit through 2nd st on back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving st on needle.
Rep 1-4 until all sts are gone. When finished, adjust tension as necessary. Weave in ends.

LEFT SOCK
Note:
Left Sock is worked in the same way as Right Sock, reversing placement of Flower Motif, as follows:
Cuff
With smaller double-pointed needles, cast on 45 sts. Divide sts evenly onto 3 double pointed needles, being careful not to twist. Place marker for beg of rnd, join. Work Rnds 1-30 of Leaf Cuff pattern.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: (P7, p2tog) 5 times – 40 sts at the end of this rnd.
Change to larger double pointed needles. Knit 4 rnds.
Next Rnd: K4, place marker (pm) for beg of motif, following written instructions or chart, work Rnd 1 of Flower Motif over next 13 sts, pm, k23.
Next Rnd: K4, slip marker (sm), work next rnd of Flower Motif over next 13 sts, k23.
Rep last rnd until all rnds of Flower Motif have been completed. Remove beg of motif marker. Work in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures 12 in. (30.5 cm) from beg. Complete Left Sock in same way as Right Sock, beg at Shape Heel Flap.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together  


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