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This pattern is no longer available for free, but can be purchased via Ravelry
I mentioned a while back that I have been busy working on a mini collection of sock patterns, well it is nearly here. You may have seen some of pictures of yarn and beads on my social media pages and the fun I have been having choosing which beads, for which yarn…..
In readiness for it’s release I have designed a FREE sock pattern to entice you try beading with a crochet hook for yourselves. These beautiful cable and bead socks are simple to knit yet stunning to look at! New to beading with a cable needle? Fear not there are tutorials included in the pattern. (Be warned though, once you start you will be adding beads to all your projects!)
Not a fan of beads? Simply omit the beads and you will still have yourself a pair of very pretty socks.
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To knit these socks, you will need to be familiar with top down socks construction with a heel flap.
Be able to;
sl 1 – slip next stitch purlwise
ktbl -knit next st through back loop, twisting stitch
ssk – slip 1, slip 1, knit these 2 slipped sts together
k2tog – knit next two stitches together to decrease one stitch
yo – yarn over
CDD – slip next two stitches together as if to knit, knit next stitch, pass slipped sts over
Bead (see ‘Knitting with beads’ instructions included in pattern)
Cascade Heritage Solids, shade 5649, Iris, (one 100g skein). 75% merino, 25% nylon. 100g/400m/436yds
Double pointed 2.5mm (US 1.5) US or circular needles for working in the round
0.75mm (USA 13) for beading only
Size 6 seed beads, Debbie Abrahams, Colour 337 (approx. 72 beads)
32 sts x 46 rows = 10cm x 10cm (4 in x 4 in) using 2.5mm needles and stocking stitch (blocked)
To save time, take time to check gauge.
The pattern uses the crochet hook method of apply beads. (Beads can easily be omitted from this design).
The large cables make the sock a snug fit, if you are between sizes in the chart below, I suggest you opt for the larger size.
To choose the best fit, measure the foot around the widest point of the foot and knit the size closest to the ‘to fit foot circumference’ size.
Finished foot circumference: 18.5 cm / 7.25 in (20 cm / 8 in, 21.5 cm / 8.5 in, 23 cm / 9 in)
To fit foot circumference: 20 cm / 8 in (21.5 cm / 8.5 in, 23 cm / 9 in, 24.5 cm / 9.5 in)
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I would love to see your finished projects on my Ravelry page…
Where did the sun go? I look outside and it still hasn’t stopped raining today, it is grey and miserable. My thoughts turn from summer lace knitting to winter knits. I am not ready to think about Christmas gift knitting yet! But I quite fancy casting on something fun and quirky for Halloween. So I thought I would share with you my Halloween Designs that are available to download. All these projects are worked in standard DK weight yarn and are very quick and simple to make.
Or why not knit a pair of unisex skully socks, these are worked in the round from the cuff down and use a crochet hook to apply the beads as you knit. No having to load your with hundreds of beads before you cast on!
Check out this great video tutorial from Knitters Brewing, for beading with a crochet hook.
Enjoy your long weekend x