Thursday, December 7, 2017


All Knit Up Designs

Ravelry: sierrak2010
Instagram: allknitup


437 yards/400 meters or 100 grams of fingering weight yarn (Plymouth Happy Feet used in sample) 
Needle: Hiya Hiya 9 inch circular US 1.5/ 2.5 mm
Two different stitch markers
Darning Needle
Pattern uses Modified Eye of Partridge Heel Flap and Wedge Toe


K: knit 
P: Purl 
P2Tog: Purl two together
K2Tog: Knit two together
SKP: Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass Slip Stitch OverSSK: Slip, slip, knit 
SM: Slip marker 
WYIF: With yarn in front
WYIB: With yarn in back
WS: Wrong Side 
RS: Right Side 
Starting Cuff:

Cast on 64 Stitches and join in the round, being careful not to twist. (Place a marker at the beginning of the round)

Knit 1, Purl 1 for 20 rounds

Knit one round 

Left Sock:

Round 1: Knit 22, [YO, SKP] 4x, knit to the end of the round 

Round 2: Knit

Right Sock:

Round 1: Knit 2, [YO, SKP] 4x, knit to the end of the round 

Round 2: Knit

Repeat these two rounds for your preferred leg length. (I repeated for 3.5 inches, the leg length is now 5 inches from cast-on)

Heel Flap:
(You will be working flat on half of your stitches, right side and wrong side will now pertain) 

- Note: If you would like to add a contrast heel flap start knitting with your second color

Turn work with wrong side facing, you will be working back across the last 32 stitches

          Tip: I switch to using a DPN for the heel flap and turn when using a 9 inch circ

Row 1(WS): Knit 3, Purl 29
Row 2 (RS): Purl 3 * Knit 1, slip 1 knitwise with yarn in back * repeat to last 3 stitches, knit 3
Row 3: Knit 3, purl across
Row 4: Purl 3, * Slip 1 knitwise with yarn in back, Knit 1 * repeat to last 3 stitches, knit 3 

Repeat these 4 rows eight times total (You will have 16 Garter bumps along the edge) 

Heel Turn:

Row 1 (WS): Slip 1 purlwise wyif, P16, P2Tog, P1, turn
Row 2 (RS): Slip 1 knitwise wyib, k3, SSK, k1, turn
Row 3: Slip 1 pw wyif, P4, P2Tog, P1, turn
Row 4: Slip 1 kw wyib, K5, SSK, k1, turn  
Row 5: Slip 1 pw wyif, P6, P2Tog, P1, turn 
Row 6: Slip 1 kw wyib, K7, SSK , K1, turn
Row 7: Slip 1 pw wyif, P8, P2TOG, P1, turn
Row 8: Slip 1 kw wyib, K9, SSK, K1, turn
Row 9: Slip 1 pw wyif, P10, P2TOG, P1, turn
Row 10: Slip 1 kw wyib, K11, SSK, K1, turn
Row 11: Slip 1 pw wyif, P12, P2TOG, P1, turn
Row 12: Slip 1 kw wyib, K13, SSK, K1, turn
Row 13: Slip 1 pw wyif, P14, P2TOG, P1, turn
Row 14: Slip 1 kw wyib, K 15, SSK, K1 

(You should have closed all ‘gaps’ and have 18 stitches from the heel flap and turn) 

            If you used a contrast heel, you now cut your second color and add your first color back in before picking up your gusset stitches. 

Now you will pick up and knit 16 stitches along the heel flap (one stitch for every garter bump) 

Once you’ve picked up the first side of the gusset, pick up one extra stitch in between the g
usset and top of the foot (This helps close up any small hole between gusset and foot)

       Tip: Stitches picked up between gusset & foot should be knit through the back loop. 

Place marker A after picking up and knitting the stitch between gusset and foot
Work pattern across top of foot, place marker B. 

Now pick up and knit one stitch between the top of the foot and the next side of the gusset, pick up and knit 16 garter bumps from heel flap. (You now have 84 stitches on your needles, 32 from marker A to B, 52 from marker B to A) 

Knit one round plain (no increasing/decreasing, follow pattern at top of the foot) 

After knitting this round, stop three stitches before marker A 

Round 1: K2TOG, K 1, sm, work in pattern to next marker, sm, K 1, SSK 

Round 2: Knit to marker A, sm, work in pattern to next marker, sm B knit to last three stitches before marker A.

Repeat these two rounds until you have 32 stitches left between marker B and A 
(You now have 64 stitches total, stitch count will stay the same until you start the toe)

Continue working in pattern across top of foot and knitting along the bottom until foot length measures 2 inches less than desired length.  


Start toe decreases three stitches before marker A (When knitting in the round becomes uncomfortable, switch to Double Point Needles) 

Round 1: K2TOG, K1, sm, K1, SSK, knit to three stitches before next marker, K2TOG, K1, sm, K1, SSK

Round 2: Knit entire round 

Repeat these two rounds until sock measures length of foot. 

Complete the sock with a kitchener stitch. (Here are links to two different tutorials) 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Tour de Sock Round 4

It's been awhile since I've finished TDS but I still wanted to update on the other patterns that we competed with. This round we used mosaic knitting, it looks like colorwork but it's really only one color per row with strategically placed slip stitches.

The pattern is Mosaic Marbles and I used stash yarn, which was my goal for this challenge. These are going to be for my sister for Christmas. They were just slightly too large in the heel and a little long in the toe for me to wear but Logan was happy with them. I'm still going to have to rip back the toe some for my sister and re-knit but I'm not too worried about that, I just need to get the motivation to do it.

The past few weeks I've been reading The Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal which is a memoir about his childhood before and during WWII and how he found his way back. I found that in this time of cultural adversity and race problems this book had an interesting perspective on forgiveness and not laying blame. I enjoyed the unique view of the Holocaust from a child's perspective and the greatness that came from his experiences and life.