Knit Your Socks on Straight: A New and Inventive Technique with Just Two Needles
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Put those clunky double-pointed needles down and learn to knit fabulous socks on your straight needles. Sharing her groundbreaking technique for straight-knit socks, Alice Curtis provides step-by-step instructions for 20 original patterns that feature a variety of yarns and an array of motifs ranging from cables to argyle. The possibilities for creative variations are endless, and each pattern can easily be adapted to any size. Get inspired and use your straight needles to knit stylish masterpieces that will keep your feet cozy and warm.
Dedication To my father, Eric Walter Eliasson, who instilled a love for books and reading at an early age and encouraged me in any and all of my needlework interests. To my husband, Jim, for being my support and putting up with me working into the wee hours of the night many times. And to my class of intrepid beginner knitters, without whom this book would not have been. Contents Dedication Introduction Sock Basics The Secrets Your First Socks Jelly Beans Green Leaves of
ssk, k16, k2tog, k2, ssk, k11, p2, k2, k2tog — 40 stitches. Row 14 Slip 1, p2, k2, purl across. Row 15 Slip 1, k2, ssk, k14, k2tog, k2, ssk, k10, p2, k1, k2tog — 36 stitches. Row 16 Slip 1, p1, k2, purl across. Row 17 Slip 1, k2, ssk, k12, k2tog, k2, ssk, k9, p2, k2tog — 32 stitches. Row 18 Slip 1, ktog, p8, ssp, p2, p2tog, p10, ssp, p3 — 28 stitches. Row 19 Slip 1, k2, ssk, k8, k2tog, k2, ssk, k7, k2tog — 24 stitches. Row 20 Slip 1, ssp, p4, ssp, p2, p2tog, p6, ssp, p3 — 20 stitches. Row
Overcast stitches on the back-of-the-leg decrease lines Overcast stitches on the front seam Cord With the crochet hook, chain two cords each about 36" long. Knot the ends and leave ends loose for the moment. Thread the cord through the eyelets under the cuff. Add a tassel to the ends of the cord or thread a wooden bead onto the yarn tail and secure into cord if desired. Livin’ in Blue Jeans Classic blue-jeans comfort for your feet will hug every curve just like your
rib. Leg Color Setup Row (RS) With MC, slip 1, k22 (24, 26); work Row 1 of Chart 1 for your size across the next 15 (17, 19) stitches; k2 to finish row with bobbin of MC. Continuing in stockinette stitch and slipping the first stitch of every row, work the established color pattern and repeat the 6-row Chart 1 until the piece measures 5" or desired length to the top of the heel. Heel Flap Row 1 (RS) Slip 1, k1, transfer these 2 stitches to waste yarn or a small stitch holder, cut
next 20 (22, 24) stitches, turn; transfer remaining 2 stitches of MC to waste yarn or another small stitch holder and cut — 20 (22, 24) flap stitches. Complete Heel Flap and Heel Turn as for Left Sock. Gusset Row 1 (RS) With MC, knit to end of heel, then pick up and knit 9 (10, 10) stitches along the side of the flap, place marker; k2 from holder. Row 2 Slip 1, purl to end of heel, then pick up and purl 10 (10, 10) stitches along the side of the flap, place marker; p18 (20, 22) from