Monday, December 01, 2008

Shelves Upon Shelves Sock Pattern

Shelves Upon Shelves
By Erica Lueder

Materials

Yarn: Fingering Weight - approx 350-400yds

Sample sock knit with Fresh From the Cauldron’s Merino/Tencel Sock Yarn in the Honeydukes Colorway.

Needles: US 2 (2.75mm) – set of 2 Circular Needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 32sts per 4 inches (10cm)

Slipped Stitch Leg Pattern
(Repeat from * to *)
Row 1: knit
Row 2: knit
Row 3: *p1, sl 3 sts wyif, p1*
Row 4: knit
Row 5: *p1, sl 3 sts wyif, p1*
Row 6: knit

Row 7: knit

Slightly Modified Garter-Stitch Edged Eye of Partridge Heel
Row 1: k3, p to end
Row 2: p3, *k1, sl 1* to last 3 sts, k3
Row 3: k3, p to end

Row 4: p3, *sl 1, K1* to last 3 sts, k3

INSTRUCTIONS:

Cuff

CO 60 sts, divide evenly over 2 circular needles (30 sts each needle). Join for knitting in the round.

Work 15 rows of ribbing: *p1, k3, p1*

Leg

Begin Slipped Stitch Leg Pattern for a total of 7 pattern repeats or until you have reached your desired length ending with row 7 of pattern.

Heel Flap

The heel is worked using needle 2. Knit the Slightly Modified Garter-Stitch Edged Eye of Partridge Heel Pattern for a total of 8 pattern repeats (32 total rows) ending with Row 4 of the pattern. This leaves 16 garter rows for pick up after the heel is turned.


Heel Turn

With WS facing you,
Sl 1, p 15, p2tog, p1, turn
Next row: sl 1, k3, ssk, k1, turn
Next row: sl 1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn
Next row: sl 1, k5, ssk, k1, turn
Next row: sl 1, p6, p2tog, p1, turn

Next row: sl 1, k7, ssk, k1, turn

**continue in this manner until all sts are accounted for – there should be 16 heel sts left on the needle at this point.**

Pick up the heel flap sts.

Using the ndl holding the heel sts (now referred to as ndl1): pu 16 sts along the heel flap, pu 1 extra st between the heel flap and the instep (to close the gap), pm, k across half of the instep sts (15 sts) in pattern. Switch to the other needle (now referred to as ndl 2).

Using ndl 2: continue across second half of the instep sts (15 sts) in pattern, pm, pu 1 extra st between instep and heel flap (to close gap), pu 16 heel flap sts, continue to knit across half of the heel sts (8 sts)

**at this point there should be 40 sts on each needle**

Gusset

Set up Row:
Ndl 1: k across the heel and heel flap sts until you reach 2 sts before the marker, ssk, sm, continue to knit across the instep sts in pattern.
Ndl 2: k across the instep sts in pattern, sm, k2tog, k to end

Now we’re ready to get going on the gusset
Row 1: Ndl 1: k to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, sm, knit instep sts in pattern

Ndl 2: k across instep sts in pattern, sm, k1, ssk, k to end
Row 2: Ndl 1: K to marker, sm, continue across instep sts in pattern
Ndl 2: k across instep sts in pattern, sm, k to end

**Repeat these 2 rows until there are 30 sts left on each needle (18 gusset rows total, not including the set-up row)**

Redistribute the sts so ndl 1 carries the instep sts and ndl 2 carries the sole sts.

Instep

Continue knitting in pattern (ndl 1: the Slipped Stitch Leg Pattern, ndl 2: St st) until you have reached your desired length ending with row 7 of the Slipped Stitch Leg Pattern.

Toe

Toe Shaping
Decrease rounds are knit as follows: *k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1*

Row 1: decrease (28 sts per ndl)
Row 2 & 3: knit

Row 4: decrease (26 sts per ndl)
Row 5 & 6: knit
Row 7: decrease (24 sts per ndl)
Row 8 & 9: knit
Row 10: decrease (22 sts per ndl)
Row 11: knit
Row 12: decrease (20 sts per ndl)

Row 13: knit
Row 14: decrease (18 sts per ndl)
Row 15: decrease (16 sts per ndl)
Row 16: decrease (14 sts per ndl)
Row 17: decrease (12 sts per ndl)

Finishing

Cut yarn leaving a 10 inch tail and weave through remaining sts using the Kitchener technique. Weave in all ends and congratulate yourself on knitting a beautiful sock J Now do the other one if you haven’t already!

Abbreviations:
CO: cast on
k: knit
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
ndl: needle
p: purl
p2tog: purl 2 stitches together
pm: place marker
pu: pick up
sl 1: slip one stitch as if to purl **keep yarn in back unless mentioned otherwise**
ssk: slip, slip, knit
St st: Stockinette Stitch
sts: stitches
WS: wrong side
wyif: with yarn in front

Inspiration:

For those individuals who may not have read J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series, Honeydukes is a sweetshop located in Hogsmeade Village and is lined with “shelves upon shelves of the most succulent-looking sweets imaginable” according to the book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. There, one could find creamy chunks of nougat, shimmering pink squares of coconut ice, fat, honey-colored toffees, levitating sherbet balls, barrels of Every Flavor Beans, Fizzing Whizbees, etc. Fresh From the Cauldron’s Colorway, Honeydukes, provided the inspiration for this pattern. There is so much sweet-looking color going on that I just wanted to provide some shelves for it to all sit upon.

1 comment:

Jennie said...

Thank you for posting this! I have been eagerly awaiting this pattern to become public!
I am jealous of your snow! :(