Friday, September 17, 2010

LYS KAL! Free Pattern from LYS

Lancaster County Blend
a basic sock recipe
by Wendy Ellis

100 grams Alpaca Yarn Co. Paca Peds HT
1 set No. 1(2.5mm) or 2(3mm) needles or as needed for gauge

Gauge:  7 sts=1"; 11 rnds=1"

Cast on 64 sts.  Divide onto three needles as follows: Needle 1:  24 sts; Needle 2:  20 sts; Needle 3: 20 sts.  Join, being careful not to twist sts and work K1, P1 rib for 1 1/2". 

Establish pattern for leg:
Rnd. 1:  Knit.
Rnd. 2:  K2, P2 around.
Repeat these two rounds until leg measures 7" from start, ending with rnd. 2.  
Set up heel:  with Needle 3, K across first 14 sts of needle 1.  Turn and P across 30 sts for heel.  Slip remaining 34 sts onto two needles for instep.

Change to mini skein semi-solid color for heel.
Row 1:  *Sl 1, K1, repeat from * across.
Row 2:  Purl.
Repeat these two rows until heel measures 2 1/4", usually 32 rows, ending with a K row.
Turn Heel: 
Row 1:  P across 17 sts, P2 tog, P1, turn.
Row 2:  Sl 1, K5, sl 1, K1, psso, K1, turn.
Row 3:  Sl 1, P6, P2 tog, P1, turn.
Row 4:  Sl 1, K7, sl 1, K1, psso, K1, turn.
Row 5:  Sl 1, P8, P2 tog, P1, turn.  
Continue to decrease in this manner, having 1 more st between decs. each row until all sts are worked and 18 sts remain, ending on a K row.  Slip all Instep sts onto 1 needle.  Divide sts of heel onto 2 needles.  

Gusset & Shaping:
Change to MC.
Needle 1:  Pick up & K 16 sts along side of heel.  
Needle 2:  Work in pattern across Instep sts.
Needle 3:  Pick up & K 16 sts along other side of heel & K remaining 9 heel sts onto this needle.  
Rnd 1--Needle 1:  K to last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1.  Needle 2: Work in pattern.   Needle 3:  K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K to end.  
Rnd 2--Needles 1 and 3:  Knit.  Needle 2:  Work in pattern.
Repeat these two rounds until 15 sts remain on needles 1 & 3.  

Foot:  Work even on 64 sts, keeping pattern on needle 2 only until foot measures 1 3/4" less than desired finished length.  Arrange sts on needles as follows:  Needles 1 & 3:  16 sts.  Needle 2:  32 sts.  
Change to mini skein semi-solid color for toe.Rnd. 1:  Needle 1:  K to last 3 sts,  K2 tog, K1.  Needle 2:  K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K to last 3 sts, k2 tog, K1.  Needle 3:  K1, sl1, K1, psso, K to end.
Rnd. 2:  Knit around.
Repeat these 2 rnds until 24 sts remain.  With Needle 3 knit across needle 1.  Cut yarn leaving 20".
Finish with Kitchener stitch.

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  1. You're gonna get me knitting socks yet!!!

  2. Pattern amended to add note that you need to rejoin the MC after the turn rows & before you pick up your stitches along the side of the heel flap!
    Pattern has been updated!