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Monday, March 19, 2007 

Super Simple Stripey Short (Row) Socks




Completed socks! For hubby even.

Materials

One skein each of KnitPicks Essentials in Ash and Dusk

Size one DPNs

Instructions

the Leg
Cast On 70 stitches in gray and, of course, join without twisting.

Knit one round even. Knit 5 rounds in k2, p2 ribbing.

Join the blue and work in the following pattern:
k 6 rounds in blue
k 6 rounds in gray
k 6 rounds in blue
k 6 rounds in gray
k 6 rounds in blue
k 6 rounds in gray
k 6 rounds in blue
k 6 rounds in gray

The Heel




Put 36 stitches on one needle at the beginning of the next round to prepare for the heel. The heel is knit entirely in blue.
K1 row
P1 row
K 35 stitches, turn the work.
Yarn over by bringing the yarn to the back of the work, then over the right needle to the front. P 34 stitches and turn work.
Yarn over by bringing the yarn to the front of the work, then to the back of the work over the right needle. K 33 stitches.
Yarn over P32
Yarn over K31
Yarn over P30
Yarn over K29
Yarn over P28
Yarn over K27
Yarn over P26
Yarn over K25
Yarn over P24
Yarn over K23
Yarn over P22
Yarn over K21
Yarn over P20
Yarn over K19
Yarn over P18
Yarn over K17
Yarn over P16
Yarn over K15
Yarn over P14
Yarn over K13
Yarn over P12
Yarn over K12 Untwist next stitch by slipping it through the back of the loop onto the right needle, then slipping it back to the left. K2tog and turn.
Yarn over, P13, slip 2 stitches knitwise and then back to left. P3tog tbl, turn.
Yarn over, K14, untwist next two stitches, put back on left needle, and K3tog, turn.
Yarn over, P15, sl 3 stitches knitwise, put back on left needle and P3tog tbl.
Yarn over, K16, untwist next two stitches, put back on left needle, and K3tog, turn.
Yarn over, P17, sl 3 stitches knitwise, put back on left needle and P3tog tbl.
Yarn over, K18, untwist next two stitches, put back on left needle, and K3tog, turn.
Yarn over, P19, sl 3 stitches knitwise, put back on left needle and P3tog tbl.
Yarn over, K20, untwist next two stitches, put back on left needle, and K3tog, turn.
Yarn over, P21, sl 3 stitches knitwise, put back on left needle and P3tog tbl.
Yarn over, K22, untwist next two stitches, put back on left needle, and K3tog, turn.
Yarn over, P23, sl 3 stitches knitwise, put back on left needle and P3tog tbl.
Yarn over, K24, untwist next two stitches, put back on left needle, and K3tog, turn.
Yarn over, P25, sl 3 stitches knitwise, put back on left needle and P3tog tbl.
Yarn over, K26, untwist next two stitches, put back on left needle, and K3tog, turn.
Yarn over, P27, sl 3 stitches knitwise, put back on left needle and P3tog tbl.
Yarn over, K28, untwist next two stitches, put back on left needle, and K3tog, turn.
Yarn over, P29, sl 3 stitches knitwise, put back on left needle and P3tog tbl.
Yarn over, K30, untwist next two stitches, put back on left needle, and K3tog, turn.
Yarn over, P31, sl 3 stitches knitwise, put back on left needle and P3tog tbl.
Yarn over, K32, untwist next two stitches, put back on left needle, and K3tog, turn.
Yarn over, P33, sl 3 stitches knitwise, put back on left needle and P3tog tbl.
Yarn over, K34, untwist next two stitches, put back on left needle, and K3tog, turn.
Yarn over, P35, sl 3 stitches knitwise, put back on left needle and P3tog tbl.
K36

The Gussett
You are now at the beginning of the third needle. Pick up and knit four gussett stitches, knit to the end of the next two needles, then pick up and knit four gussett stitches. You are the beginning of the round. K1 round.
K to the end of the first two needles. At the beginning of the third needle, k 1, ssk, k to end of the needle. K to the last three stitches on the fourth needle, k2 tog, k1.
K 1 round
K to the end of the first two needles. At the beginning of the third needle, k 1, ssk, k to end of the needle. K to the last three stitches on the fourth needle, k2 tog, k1.
K 1 round. Switch to gray.
K to the end of the first two needles. At the beginning of the third needle, k 1, ssk, k to end of the needle. K to the last three stitches on the fourth needle, k2 tog, k1.
K 1 round
K to the end of the first two needles. At the beginning of the third needle, k 1, ssk, k to end of the needle. K to the last three stitches on the fourth needle, k2 tog, k1.
K 1 round
K to the end of the first two needles. At the beginning of the third needle, k 1, ssk, k to end of the needle. K to the last three stitches on the fourth needle, k2 tog, k1.
K 1 round

The Foot





Switch to blue and
K6 round blue
K6 rounds gray
K6 round blue
K6 rounds gray
K6 round blue
K6 rounds gray
K6 round blue
K3 rounds gray.

The Toe
Needle one - k1, ssk, k to the end of the needle.
Needle two - k to the last three stitches on the needle, k2 tog, k1
Needle three - k1, ssk, k to the end of the needle.
Needle four - k to the last three stitches on the needle, k2 tog, k1

K1 round

Repeat these two rounds until 28 stitches remain. Graft the toe using the kitchener stitch. Weave in ends.

I'm trying to learn the short row heel...frogged twice. I was ready to give up and then found this post! I'm going to follow your directions for my third attempt. I need the detail you've provided!

Thanks! ~ Jakki

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