Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cunning Socks

This is more of a tutorial than an actual pattern, since I am not going to be providing specific instructions for heels, toes, COs, BOs, etc. But you can easily find instructions for a myriad of ways to do all these in books and on the internet. And I have not knitted these myself (hence the lack of a picture of the actual sock, but I have the yarn so a picture of the actual sock will be coming) but here ya go anyways:

Cunning Socks

Cascade Heritage (100g, 437 yds, 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon)

5646 Pumpkin 1 skein (CA)
5645 Tangerine 1 skein (CB)
5644 Lemon 1 skein (CC)

Size 2 needles, or whatever size you normally use for a 64 st sock (whatever type you prefer, personally, I would recommend a 40" circ, so you can do 2 at a time, so you don't get second sock syndrome)

Using either a short-row toe, (with a provisional CO of 32 sts) or a more standard toe up beginning (using a magic 8 CO or any other similar CO), make toes with CA, ending with 64 sts, ready to work foot.

Work in St st with CA until 4 1/2" from end of toe. Change to CB and work until about 2" less than desired length.

Work short-row heel in whatever fashion you desire, or make provision for an afterthought heel. Your choice. However you do it, make sure you end up with 64 sts again, when you're done.

Work even in St st until CB section measures 4 1/2" Change to CC and work in 2x2 ribbing for 4 1/2". BO in patt.

If you set up for an afterthought heel, work it in CB.

Fold ribbing over to outside. Make 8x 1 1/2" pompoms (4 for each sock) out of all three colors and attach evenly spaced around BO edge of cuff. And since Jayne Cobb's hat had some fringe too, in between each pompom, knot 2-4 strands measuring 4 1/2" of CA for fringe, trim fringes to 2"

Weave in ends.