Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The Weasley Rib

The Weasley Rib - A Sock Pattern
by Erica Lueder

Materials


Yarn: Fingering Weight - approx 350-400yds. Sample sock knit with Socks that Rock Lightweight in the Harlotty Colorway.


Needles: US 1 (2.25mm) – set of 2 Circular Needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.


Gauge: 36 sts per 4 inches (10cm)



INSTRUCTIONS:


Cuff


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


Work 20 rows of ribbing: *p2, k2, p1*


Leg


Begin the Wronky Rib Pattern for a total of 9 pattern repeats or until you have reached your desired length ending with row 4 or 8 of pattern.



Wronky Rib Pattern

(Repeat from * to *)

Row 1: purl

Rows 2-4: *p3, k2*

Row 5: purl

Row 6-8: *p2, k2, p1*




Heel Flap


The heel flap is worked using ndl 2; ndl 1is holding the instep sts. Knit the Garter and Slip Stitch Heel Pattern (36 total rows). This leaves 18 edge sts for pick up after the heel is turned.


Garter and Slip Stitch Heel

Row 1 (and all odd rows): k3, p to end

Rows 2,4,6,8,10,12: p3, *k1, sl 1* to last 3 sts, k3

Rows 14,16,18,20,22,24: p3, *sl 1, k1* to last 3 sts, k3

Rows 26,28,30,32,34,36: p3, *k1, sl 1* to last 3 sts, k3


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 have been knit – there should be 16 heel sts left on the needle at this point.**


Pick up (pu) the heel flap sts.


Using the ndl holding the heel sts (now referred to as ndl 1): pu 18 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 18 heel flap sts, continue to knit across half of the heel sts (8 sts)


**at this point there should be 42 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 (21 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 Wronky Rib Pattern, ndl 2: St st) until you have reached your desired length ending with row 1 or 5 of the Wronky Rib Pattern.


Toe


Decrease rounds are knit as follows:

*k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1*

Row 1: decrease (28 sts per ndl)

Row 2: knit

Row 3: decrease (26 sts per ndl)

Row 4: knit

Row 5: decrease (24 sts per ndl)

Row 6: knit

Row 7: decrease (22 sts per ndl)

Row 8: knit

Row 9: decrease (20 sts per ndl)

Row 10: knit

Row 11: decrease (18 sts per ndl)

Row 12: knit

Row 13: decrease (16 sts per ndl)

Row 14: knit

Row 15: decrease (14 sts per ndl)

Row 16: decrease (12 sts per ndl)

Row 17: decrease (10 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. Now knit 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

ssk: slip, slip, knit

St st: Stockinette Stitch

sts: stitches


Inspiration:


There are so many things to love and enjoy about the Weasley Family as described in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series. One of the things that I like best is the way they adapt what they have to best suit their needs. Their home is a perfect example of this - when more room is needed, build up and don’t worry about keeping all the lines straight and tidy!


NOTE: Sample sock was test knit by the lovely Bea Binney (yarnpig on Ravelry). All photos shown in pattern were taken by her. Thanks Bea!

4 comments:

Jean said...

Thank you so much for this sock pattern, I think this will work really well for a self patterning sock yarn that I have. I won't be able to get to it for awhile, but I will post it when I do. Nice design - looks comfy too.

CraftyCarole said...

thanks for your generous pattern! I have much knitting it my queue but being the Potter fan that I am, will for certain be adding this... i'll send a picture when it's done!

N. Maria said...

My college son loves the Harry Potter series and I just KNOW he'll love these! Thank you for offering these for free!

CrochetingPixy said...

It is a dang shame that I cant knit! I would love to make all the Harry socks ( I have a thing for socks LOL I have a drawer full!)

I love them all!