Tuesday, December 15, 2009

bed socks :: pattern notes

bed socks::

Super easy bed socks inspired by Mieke Willems socks. I made these for my brother, hopefully he doesn't see this! I just wrote down my notes on Ravelry, but in case you aren't on there, I'm copying them here. Hopefully they aren't too hard to understand!

Here's what I did:

*Cast on 44sts on size 6 needles.

*Knit 40 rows.

*Transfer sts to sz 6 double point needles (10sts on first needle, 24sts on second needle, 10sts on 3rd needle) and knit in the round (stockinette) until you've reached your finished length MINUS 2 inches (just like knitting the end of a sock). For this pair I knitted until the length was 8 1/4 inches from beginning.

*Now you will begin to decrease like a sock:
Slip 1 stitch from each end of needle so the stitches are placed like so: 11-22-11.
*Work the following 2 decreasing rounds until 20sts remain:

-->Round 1: Needle #1- k to last 4sts, k2tog, k2; Needle #2- k2, ssk, k to last 4sts, k2tog, k2; Needle #3- k2, ssk, k to end.
-->Round 2: k all sts.

*When 20sts remain: On needle #3, k the sts from needle #1 so you have your stitches placed on two needles like so: 10-10.

*Graft toe.

*Sew the back seams together to form sock.

*Weave in ends. Repeat to make one more sock. :)

Note: I tried these on and they were pretty large on my feet (I wear size 8.5 shoe). They should (hopefully) fit my brother's feet. They're very stretchy. You could always knit them this size and felt them to your size. Or just wear them with a couple pairs of socks underneath.

5 comments:

Heidi said...

Thank you, thank you. I'm just finishing my first pair, and this pattern looks much easier. I will definitely try it for my second pair.

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Larissa said...

I'm going to have to come back to this one...!

Anonymous said...

These are so cute! They could probably be crocheted, too... Not that I can crochet (or knit) :). Jana

jen * hound said...

I just randomly came those on ravelry and they are adorable, which lead me to your blog which is also adorable! hopefully I get some time to knit these up soon.

Stewart McCoy said...

brilliant socks :)