Repeat Performance – Part 4

    

The Short Row Heels are complete and it is time to cruise on up the leg.  Repeat Performance’s textured design will flow from the foot into the leg.  Each sock will have you working the respective chart over all 64 (72) of the stitches.  Something quite interesting happens when the charts are repeated over the leg stitches.  The socks will be a mirror image of each other but when viewed from the back the design is reversed.

It sounds complicated but it couldn’t be more simple!  Sock #1 Chart will be repeated twice over all Sock #1’s stitches.  Sock #2 Chart will be repeated twice over all its stitches.  Here is how it works for 2aat:

  • Work Sock #1 Chart over first 32(36) stitches of Sock #1 for front of leg.
  • Work Sock #2 Chart over first 32(36) stitches of Sock #2 for front of leg.
  • Work Sock #2 Chart over second 32(36) stitches of Sock #2 for back of leg.
  • Work Sock #1 Chart over second 32(36) stitches of Sock #1 for back of leg.

If you are knitting one sock at a time, repeat the appropriate chart twice over all the leg stitches.

When your sock reaches 1” less than the desired length, work a k2, p2 rib for the cuff.

Lastly, it is time to bind off.  I prefer the Sewn Bind Off for my toe up socks.  This bind off gives a nice stretch to your socks and the “Sewn Bind Off” Video will assist you with this technique.  If this is your first toe up sock it is important to note that the standard bind off will not give enough stretch for the ankle.  I have seen some great toe up socks become “unwearable” because an incorrect bind off was used.

Binding off 2aat is a snap!  Watch my “Two at a Time Socks – Bind Off” Video to guide you through the steps.

I will post a picture of the completed socks tomorrow as my Thanksgiving gift to you!  As I count all my blessings, please know that you are at the top of my list!

Part Four

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 Leg

Sock #1

Continue knitting in the round with all 64(72) stitches worked in Sock #1 charted design pattern until leg reaches 4” or desired height ending after Row 4.

Sock #2

Continue knitting in the round with all 64(72) stitches worked in Sock #2 charted design pattern until leg reaches 4” or desired height ending after Row 4.

Cuff

Cuff  – Work rib in appropriate size for 1”.

Medium Size – Both Socks

k1, *p2, k2; repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Large Size – Sock #1

*k2, p2; repeat from * to end of round.

Large Size – Sock #2

*p2, k2; repeat from * to end of round.

Bind off using Sewn Bind Off method.  See “Sewn Bind Off” Video

After hours of toiling over the tiny stitches in a pair of socks,

I still can’t wait to start the next pair!

©2011 Michelle Hunter

Join me in January as the Progressive Needles KAL continues with Winter Buzz, a delightfully fun mitten pattern.  This toasty mitten features cables, a full-fashioned thumb gusset and more.  (Our warm weather friends may opt for fingerless mitts.)

Winter Buzz uses Simpliworsted yarn for a soft and washable mitten.  If you enjoyed Simplicity in the Triplicity shawlette you will adore its plump sister!  The mittens use 2 skeins of Simpliworsted and US #5 and #7 needles with a gauge of 5.5 stitches per inch on larger size needles.

9 thoughts on “Repeat Performance – Part 4

  1. No worries! I’m glad you are finishing your socks. Work a k2, p2 rib and you will be just fine. I hope you will post pictures of your finished socks.

  2. Hope this isn’t too late to ask. I’m just finishing up 56-stitch Repeat Performance. I noticed that the cuff is written slightly different for 64 and 72 stitches. Does it make any difference what I should do for 56 stitches? (Love your knit-a-longs and videos)

  3. Let’s see if we can thaw the freeze! Work the chart over the first 32(36) stitches and then work the chart in exactly the same way over the second 32(36) stitches. Hope this helps!

  4. Love that this pattern continues up the sock. At first I was a little slow with all the purls and the stubble stitch, but I’m in the swing now. I love that the pattern can be memorized and followed by just looking at what you’ve already done. It makes a great portable knitting project!

  5. Please Help
    I am having a brain freeze this A.M.
    I can’t decide if am am following directions correctly
    When continuing pattern up leg , Does the stubble pattern and rib pattern reverse itself to what it is on the foot instep?
    I knitted my socks one at a time on one needle each
    This is the first time I have knit socks This pattern & videos have made it easy for me to learn Thank you for making it sooo convieniant to learn something new

  6. OK, so after the craziness of my recent schedule, I didn’t have the mental ability to “mirror” my socks like the pattern instructs.
    I followed the Sock 1 pattern for both & they are the same, but I love how they are coming out!!!

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