Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lots of FOs and Ribbed Yoga Socks

So far I've been tearing through the stash at a pretty good clip. I have finished a project every other day this month! They are mostly smaller items, but it still kind of blows my mind. Most of the projects are knit, a few are crocheted, and I should be able to finish up the first weaving project of the month today. I'll easily go though a mile of yarn this month!

Ribbed Yoga Socks

There isn't a whole lot to this pattern, but if someone out there is wondering what I did, here it is! They were made for a US women's size 8 1/2 - 9, but are pictured on my size 7 1/2 feet.

Yarn: Less than 200 yards of sock yarn. (I used 170 yards.) If working two-at-a-time from the inside and outside of the ball, be sure to first cut off two lengths of yarn long enough to cast on 30 stitches after the heel opening is made.
Needles: 2.50 mm (US 1 1/2). I used two-on-two circs, but you could easily use DPNs if you prefer.
Gauge: Not too critical, as the 2x2 ribbing makes a stretchy fabric. Ensure that your fabric is not too loose (will fall off or slouch) or too tight (will not go over heel or will cut off circulation!).

Directions: Cast on 60 stitches. I like using the Estonian cast on shown in this video with Nancy Bush. I use just the basic part, not where she doubles the yarn. To make the "pairs" start from the beginning, start with your slip knot, then "part B" as she refers to it. Then just repeat part A and part B until you have the number of stitches you need. When you start your ribbing, you will see the cast on edge "pairs" line up with your ribbing.

Work in K2, P2 (2x2) ribbing for approximately 4 1/2 inches. Bind off 30 stitches. On the remaining 30 stitches, work a RS row, a WS row, then a RS row again. Using a separate strand of yarn as your long tail, cast on 30 stitches in the same manner as you did for the initial cast on. Rejoin in the round and continue with 2x2 ribbing for another 4 1/2 inches, or length needed to leave the ball of the foot exposed. Bind off.

This pattern is intended for personal use only. Please do not sell this pattern or make items using this pattern for sale. Thanks!


mitem said...

Thank you for this pattern!

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