Fast Socks

socks 003

I finished these last night.  It’s a cotton/rayon that I bought at Blue Heron about a month ago.  The yarn is a heavy sock weight or a light dk.  Whichever suits you.  It is supersoft with a nice sheen.  They feel great on my feet.  I may have to get more.

I used size 2 needles and cast on 60 stitches.  I knit one round, purled three, then knit one round again.   I did a 4K, 1P rib for 12 rows, then repeated the first five rounds.

socks 006 I love the way it striped.  It also made counting rows easy.  I changed to a 3-1 rib for no reason until the total length was about six inches.

socks 007  I continued the rib on the heel.  I used 29 stitches, beginning and ending with the purl stitch. I put the remaining 31 stitches on a short circular.  It saves me time.  I knit back and forth on the 29 stitches for 2 1/4 inches.  You may want to make it longer if you have a high instep.  I slip the first stitch on every row to give a nice edge to pick up.  For the half-moon on the bottom, I did the usual method, with the first row being 15, then 4, 5, 6, and so on.  I really hate writing all that out so if you are new to socks, don’t try this sock yet.

There should be 17 stitches left.  I picked up 11 stitches down each side.  I worked the decreases in the usual way.  I continued the pattern down the top of the sock.  When I was 1 3/4 inches short, I started decreasing six stitches every other row.  This makes a rounded toe which I prefer.  My second toe is a tad longer than my great toe.  There is nothing better than happy toes.

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