Monday, January 23, 2006

Toddler Sweetheart Socks Pattern


Here is the pattern for the little heart socks. (If you need a larger size, please let me know and I will try to work it out for you ASAP)

Gauge: 7 sts / in.
Needles: US size 2 dpns OR size needed to get gauge (of course, you could always use 2 circs as well; needles 1 and 3 on one circ and needle 2 on the other)
Yarn: Fingering weight. Example is made in Dale of Norway Baby Ull. I used leftovers from another pair of socks, so I can't tell about yardage, but it doesn't take much!

Directions: Using Picot cast on (*K on 5, BO 2* repeat from * to *), cast on 42 sts. Being careful not to twist, join into round. Knit one round, decreasing 2 sts evenly (knit 19, knit 2 together, k 19, k2tog). You should now have 40 sts distributed as follows: needle #1: 10 sts, needle #2: 20 sts, needle #3: 10 sts.
Work three rounds in twisted rib (*knit through the back loop, purl* repeat from * to *)
Knit three rounds, then begin heart chart on needle #2.
Chart Key: Read all rows from Right to Left (<-- Thataway) Blank spaces indicate knit stitches, /'s are knit 2 together, o's are yarnovers and \'s are SSK. Work 5 rounds, following chart for needle #2, all other sts knit, then begin heel flap on the 20 sts from needles #3 and #1. Heel flap: RS rows: *Slip 1 Knitwise, knit 1* repeat from * to * across 20 sts, turn. WS rows: Slip 1st stitch purlwise, p across, turn. Continue these two rows until you have knit 19 total rows in this fashion. Your next row should be a WS row. Turn the heel as follows: Purl 11, purl 2 together, purl 1, turn. Slip 1, k3, k2tog, k1, turn. Slip 1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn. Slip 1, k5, k2tog, k1, turn. Slip 1, p6, p2tog, p1, turn. Slip 1 k7, k2tog, k1, turn. Slip 1 p8, p2tog, p1, turn. Slip 1 k9, k2tog, k1. All stitches should now have been worked, 12 stitches remain for heel. Gussets: Pick up 10 sts along heel flap, work row 6 of chart, pick up 10 sts along other side of heel flap, k6. You are now at center back of sock. Redistribute sts so that you have 16 sts on needle #1, 20 sts on needle #2, and 16 sts on needle #3. Knit next round even, working row 7 of chart. K to last 3 sts of needle #1, then k2tog, k1, needle #2, work row 8 of chart (k all sts), needle #3, k1 SSK, k to end of needle. Complete the chart in this manner: If you are on an odd row of the chart (ie. one that has decreases and yarnovers) the rest of the round is knit even. If you are on an even row of the chart (k all sts), work the gusset decreases. After completing chart, continue gusset decreases every other row as established until you have decreased back to 40 sts total. Knit these 40 stitches even until sock measures one and one half inches short of the desired completed length (measure from back of heel). Toe decreases: (to be worked every other row until 16 sts total remain) Needle #1: knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. Needle #2: k1 SSK, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. Needle #3: k1 SSK, knit to end of needle. When 16 sts. remain, weave toe together using Kitchener stitch.

Weave in ends, place on little feet and watch em dance!

5 Comments:

Blogger Elisabeth said...

Thanks for posting this!
I'll use it for my next girlie socks. :-)

10:37 PM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Oh, my! Those are so sweet! Thanks for the pattern. :)

6:30 PM  
Blogger Acornbud said...

Oh so cute. Thanks for sharing the pattern:)

7:32 AM  
Blogger Bitterknitter said...

You're welcome! Please let me know when/if you make the socks! I'd love to see pictures!

7:34 PM  
Anonymous erin said...

These are so pretty! Love the heart.

1:54 PM  

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