Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mystery Sock - First Clue

Mystery Sock - Clue 1

Click on the chart and instructions for a large, readable version.

Size: Small – Medium: The pattern is nice and stretchy, so a medium foot should be fine. If you’re not certain, go up a needle size. Graph for the large size is at the end of the pattern.

Style: Cuff to toe

Gauge: 7.50 sts over stockinette

Needles: size 2.50mm (size 1.5); 2 circulars, or whatever you’re comfortable with. I used a size 0 because I have a slender leg and foot and I knit very loosely.

Yarn: 350-400 yds of sock weight yarn

Pattern repeat: 30 stitches

Cast on:

Cast on 60 stitches loosely. Divide your sts up as follows: 30 on needle one, and 30 on needle two.

Ribbing: Work ribbing pattern on each needle. Repeat ribbing for as long as you wish, ending with round 4. (I made 4 repeats of the ribbing.)

There is a special stitch, the cluster stitch, in the ribbing and in the sock pattern. Here's how you make it:

On the left hand needle, slip the 3rd stitch from the point over the previous 2 stitches. Then k1, yo, k1: 3 stitches made.

The chart is accurate. I know that it looks odd with that first st a knit and then a purl instead of k2, but it's correct. It's part of a pattern. And yes, it's a cluster followed by p3. Just go with the flow.

How are you all doing? I just finished dyeing for today, and maybe I'll have time to knit with you.


Anonymous said...

Just had to throw in a cluster, didn't you?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, that was me.


Anonymous said...

Hi Ruth! It struck me, in looking at your graph, shouldn't the first stitch of each row be a knit so that it's k3 all around? The way I see it, it's all k3's except for the first and last stitches which go together and they're k1p1k1. Shouldn't it be k2 cluster k3 cluster etc, etc, k1?

Michele said...

OOPS! I think I have it backwards, since the dots are purls, shouldn't it be p2, cluster, p2 cluster, etc p1?

sorry, i've never blogged before, i'm just a newbie....

Michele said...

one more try, p2 cluster, *p3 cluster*, p1
omig, i'm an idiot! sorry for all you more experienced knitters and bloggers!

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

Ruth, I am loving this so far!!!

I'm using a dark green, solid yarn and hope it will show the pattern well enough.

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

I have the ribbing for both socks done and am looking forward to next week's clue! If the weather clears up enough to get a picture outdoors today, I will post it to my blog soon ;)

By the way ~ LOVE your new dyed yarns!!!!


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