Thursday, 23 May 2013
Friday, 27 May 2011
I am taking part in a KAL on Ravelry. We are working our way through the alphabet and every two weeks we cast on for the next letter. I was getting a bit behind on finishing my socks because I was spending so much time working on assignments for college, so when we got to I, I was getting a bit desperate to knit something quick and easy and I came up with these socks. They were a good mindless project to work on while trying not to fall asleep at night :) . And then my "I-don't-like-wearing-knit-things-against-my-skin" daughter claimed them for herself! She said they feel different on her feet than her arms or hands, so they are good. Teenagers :P
Well, here is the pattern and if you make a pair, let me know as I would love to see (I like looking at pictures :D ). I have not had anyone test the pattern and I have only made one pair, so if you find any errors, please let me know.
6.5 sts to an inch
K2tog – knit 2 stitches together
P2tog – purl 2 stitches together
Sl1p – slip 1 stitch as if to purl
SKP – slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, pass slip stitch over knit stitch
C/on 48 sts and split evenly among needles (I had 12 sts to a needle)
Knit 8 rounds k1, p1 rib
Change to st.st and knit 20 rounds (knit more rounds if you prefer a longer leg)
K across first 12 sts, turn
Sl1p, purl 23, turn (you should have 24 sts on a needle now and you will only be working on these sts for now)
*Sl1p, k1* repeat across
Sl1p, purl across
Repeat last 2 rows another 10 times
Sl1p, knit 15, SKP, turn
Sl1p, purl 8, P2tog, turn
Sl1p, knit until one st before gap, SKP, turn
Sl1p, purl until one st before gap, P2tog, turn
Repeat last two rows until all sts are worked (10 sts on needle)
Sl1p, knit across. Pick up 13 sts along edge of the flap, knit across instep, pick up 13 sts along the other side of the flap.
Knit across 5 sts left on heel (you should now have 18 sts on each of needles 1 and 4 and 12 each on needles 2 and 3)
Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, k1. Knit across instep sts. K1, SKP, knit to end.
Repeat last 2 rounds until there are 48 sts again (12 on each needle)
Knit plain in st.st until 2 inches less than foot length. (I had 63 rounds from rib, counted on the top of the foot and to fit a UK size 7)
Knit until 3 sts on needle 1, k2tog, k1. On needle 2 k1, SKP. Knit until last 3 sts of needle 3, k2tog, k1 and on needle 4 k1, SKP, knit to end
Repeat last 2 rounds until 24 sts (6 on each needle)
Repeat first round until 8 sts left (2 on each needle)
Saturday, 1 January 2011
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
I have to do a presentation for English class and the topic is Primary School Curriculum and Fibre crafts, so I thought a recycling project would be a good example. I remembered this link from a while ago and decided to make a few. Quick, easy projects with so many variations. I used wrapping paper, christmas cards, chocolate wrappers, coloured paper and cardboard for these samples. And they are useful as pretty storage containers. Just don't try eating your cereal out of them ;) .