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!
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.
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 – 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.