Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sample Pattern: socks

I've been doing little fall cleaning of my old patterns and found something that you might like. It's a pattern that is included in my learn to knit pattern book --Yarn Therapy.

Cat's Paw Socks
knitting needles: 4.50 mm/ US 7/ UK 7 or size to obtain tension
yarn: one skein of worsted weight yarn (200 yards/182 metres)
tension: 5 stitches x 8 rows = 1 inch worked over Stockinette stitch\

1 x 1 rib stitch
row 1: *knit one, purl one --from * to end of row.
Repeat row 1 for pattern

Stockinette stitch
row 1: knit, to end of row
row 2: purl, to end of row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern

Directions
Cast on 42 stitches
Work in 1 x 1 rib stitch for 6"
Work in Stockinette stitch for size (5-7 for 6") 8-10 for 9" (11-13 for 12")
This row (with right side facing): *knit two, knit two together to last two stitches (32 stitches remaining)
Work in Stockinette stitch for 3 rows
This side (with right side facing): *knit two, knit two together to end of row (24 stitches remaining)
Work in Stockinette stitch for 3 rows
This row (with right side facing): *knit two, knit two together to end of row (18 stitches remaining)
Pull thread through remaining stitches. Sew side seams.

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