Thursday, July 20, 2006


Grown up wonky lace

This is the promised "upsize" of the Wonky Lace Socks. To try to accommodate as many knitters as possible, I've done calculations for three sizes. Each size has its own Wonky Lace pattern. After you decide on the size to knit, locate the correct Wonky Lace pattern according to the number of stitches for your size sock. Since each size has a unique (but similar) Wonky Lace Pattern, different size socks will look slightly different from one another.

Note: Remember that Cascade Fixation is a very stretchy yarn! Also, this sock has not been test knit in all sizes to date. Friday, 21 July 2006: Okay, already - I fixed the typo.

Wonky!Grown Up Wonky Lace Socks

Size
Circumference: 7½" (8", 8½")

Materials
2 skeins Cascade Fixation, preferably solids or subtle variegations
one set of size 2 dpns

Gauge
30 st over 4" in garter st in the round on size 2 needles

Wonky Lace Pattern (56 sts)
Round 1: K1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1
Even rounds: Knit all sts
Round 3: K1, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k1
Round 5: K2, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k2
Round 7: K2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k2

Wonky Lace Pattern (60 sts)
Round 1: K1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1
Even rounds: Knit all sts
Round 3: K1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k1
Round 5: K3, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3
Round 7: K3, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k3

Wonky Lace Pattern (64 sts)
Round 1: K1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1
Even rounds: Knit all sts
Round 3: K1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k1
Round 5: K2, k2tog, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k2
Round 7: K2, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k2

Cuff
Cast on 56 (60, 64) sts. Join.
Distribute sts over three needles: 18/20/18 (20/20/20, 22/20/22).
Work one inch of garter stitch ending with a knit round.

Leg
Redistribute sts evenly over four needles: 14 (15, 16) sts per needle.
Work lace pattern for 5" (ending on Round 8).
Knit 6 rounds even.

Heel Flap
  worked over 28 (30, 32) sts on needles 1 and 2:
Row 1 - *Sl1, k1* rep btwn *
Row 2 - Sl1, purl to end
Work heel flap rows for 18 repeats (36 rows).

Turn Heel:
Row 1: Sl1, k16 (17, 18), k2tog, k1 turn
Row 2: Sl1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 3: Sl1, k8, k2tog, k1, turn
Row 4: Sl1, p9, p2tog, p1, turn

Continue in this manner until all stitches are worked.

Ankle Join
Sl1, k15 (17, 19).
Pick up 19-21 sts along side of heel flap for gusset.
Knit instep stitches.
Pick up 19-21 sts along side of heel flap for gusset.
K8 (9, 10).

Gussets
Round 1 - Knit
Round 2 -
Needle 1 - Knit up to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Needle 2 - Knit across
Needle 3 - Knit across
Needle 4 - K1, ssk, knit to end of needle
Work gusset decreases for 13 repeats.
Each needle now has 14 (15, 16) sts.

Foot
Knit even for until foot measures about 2" less than desired length.

Toe Shaping
Needle 1 - K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Needle 2 - K1, ssk, knit end of needle
Needle 3 - Knit to 3 sts last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Needle 4 - K1, ssk, knit end of needle
Round 2 - Knit.

Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until 24-32 sts rem (depending on how pointy you like your socks). Knit across needle 1. Graft rem sts.

14 yarns:

mf said...

OH what fun!! Will have to knit them soon!

Elizabeth said...

I'll try these this weekend!

turtlegirl76 said...

Um....What's with the 546 stitches on the biggest size?

Julie said...

I guess the large size is for a REALLY LARGE foot - 546 stitches :)

Thank you so much for posting this pattern - I'm going out at lunch to buy some of the fixation!

Chris said...

Thanks for the pattern! Hee hee - that large should accommodate even my feet. ;)

Jennifer said...

I'm going to have to try these out!

Lisa said...

Great looking socks! Good job!

sopranospinner said...

Thanks for the fun pattern! I have some Fixation I bought on sale somewhere around here (when I can think about socks again). My Fair socks are finished!!

Heide said...

Thank you for the pattern! After my nervous breakdown following yesterday's phone call/insurance fiasco I need some knitting to calm me down. Have a great weekend. P.S. 546 stitches sound fine to me, what's everyone talking about? hee

sydney said...

Oh, thanks for the patterns. I'm looking forward to trying these out.

alliesw said...

I am thinking I have my vacation sock project (well, okay one of them!)Thanks!

squeege said...

I have to knit these socks....

Anonymous said...

As far as the cuff, does it matter if I knit in stockinette stitches or rib such as knit two purl two?

chair said...

This sock looks cool, esp. the large!