Thursday, April 24, 2008

Official HP KAL Contest Post: Petunia Durlsey's Double Eyelet Socks

I mentioned my Petunia Dursley socks in my last post, but here is the official contest entry for the HP KAL. The pattern can now be found here on Ravelry :) This is a rather simple pattern that anyone can finish. Since it is my first actual written pattern, bear with me. I should also mention that it is written with the idea that the reader has a general idea of a heel flap sock's construction. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Yarn: Sunshine Yarns Soft Sock - Hydrangea Colorway
Needles: US 1, using the 2 circular needle method

Double Eyelet Pattern:
- Row 1 and 2: knit
- Row 3: *SSK, YO, K1, YO, K2tog, K5*
- Row 4-6: knit
- Row 7: *K5, SSK, YO, K1, YO, K2tog*
- Row 8: knit

My Modified Eye of Partridge Heel:
- Row 1: K3, P to end
- Row 2: P3, *K1, Sl1* to last 3 sts, K3
- Row 3: K3, P to end
- Row 4: P3, *Sl1, K1* to last 3 sts, K3

CO 60 sts, divide so there are 30 sts on each needle. Join for working in the round.

Work k1p1 rib for 15 rows

Begin working Double Eyelet Pattern for desired length. For these particular socks, I did 6 full pattern repeats

Begin the heel:

Work the slightly modified Eye of Partridge heel for a total of 32 rows which leaves 16 garter ridges along each side for picking up later.

Turn heel:
Sl 1, P15, P2tog, P1, turn
Sl 1, K3, SSK, K1, turn
Sl 1, P4, P2tog, P1, turn
Sl 1, K5, SSK, K1, turn

*Continue working in the heel turn in this manner until all the sts have been accounted for - There should be 16 sts left on the needle*

With needle 1 (the needle now holding the remaining heel sts), PU 16 sts along heel flap, then PU one st between the instep portion and the heel flap (to prevent holes), place marker, work along half of the instep sts in pattern

Switch to needle 2, continue working across the other half of the instep stitches, place marker, PU one stitch between the instep and the heel flap, PU the remaining 16 sts along the other side of the heel flap, work across 8 heel sts

Now you should have 40 sts on each needle

Next row: Needle 1: Knit across heel/heel flap stitches until you get to 2 sts before your marker, SSK, slip marker, continue working the instep sts in pattern
Needle 2: Knit across instep sts in pattern, slip marker, K2tog, knit across remaining heel flap/heel sts

Gusset: Row 1: Needle 1: K to 3 sts before marker, K2tog, k1, slip marker, continue working instep stitches in pattern
Needle 2: Work instep sts in pattern, slip marker, K1, SSK, K to end
Row 2: Needle 1: K to marker, slip marker, continue instep in pattern
Needle 2: Work instep in pattern, slip marker, K to end

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have 30 sts on each needle. Redistribute so Needle 1 carries the instep sts and needle 2 carries the sole sts.

Continue working the Double Eyelet pattern along the instep and Stockinette St on the sole for desired length ending with row 4 or row 8 of the Double Eyelet Pattern.

Begin the toe: Row 1: Needle 1 and 2: K1, SSK, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
Row 2: Needle 1 and 2: Knit

Continue working these 2 rows until you have 14 sts remaining. Kitchener the end and Voila, a completed sock :) Now make the other one :)

1 comment:

~Knitting Up A Storm~ said...

Your sock looks great!! I really love the colorway you choose for your pattern as well. :)

You've been caught in a draw!...and you both win!

You both can choose two patterns from my etsy shop. Just email me which ones you want (remember, I will have the "ripples reading afghan," and my "castle corridors socks" up in my shop in the near future.

I don't have the heart to set up a poll or choose one pattern when there is only the two of you are both winners in my book!