Friday, May 08, 2009


Rockyview socks

The pattern is written and self-proofed. If you find an error, please contact me and I will make the appropriate correction(s).

Rockyview Socks

Rockyview Socks
Size
women's size 8½ foot (US)

Gauge
30 sts and 42 rows over 4" in circular St st on size 2 needles

Materials
one hank Socks That Rock Mediumweight
one set of five size 2 double pointed needles
darning needle

Yarn substitutes
similar weight yarn (380 yards/5½ ounces)

Abbreviations
c2b: place one st on cable needle, hold to back, knit next st, knit st from cable needle
alt: knit 2nd st on left needle, do not drop, knit 1st st on left needle, drop both sts

c2f: place one st on cable needle, hold to front, knit next st, knit st from cable needle
alt: knit 2nd st on left needle tbl, do not drop, knit 1st st on left needle, drop both sts

tbl: through back loop

Cuff Ribbing
Round 1: [p1, c2b, p2, k1, p2, (k2, p2)4x, k1, p2, c2f, p1]2x
Rounds 2-4: [p1, k2, p2, k1, p2, (k2, p2)4x, k1, p2, k2, p1]2x

Leg Pattern
Round 1: [p1, c2b, p2, k20, p2, c2f, p1]2x
Rounds 2-4: [p1, k2, p2, k20, p2, k2, p1]2x

Instep Pattern
Round 1: p1, c2b, p2, k20, p2, c2f, p1
Rounds 2-4: p1, k2, p2, k20, p2, k2, p1

Foot Pattern
Round 1: p1, c2b, p2, k20, p2, c2f, p1, k30
Rounds 2-4: p1, k2, p2, k20, p2, k2, p1, k30

Cuff
Cast on 60 sts. Divide evenly over four needles. Join, being careful not to twist. Work Cuff Ribbing for 18 rounds, beginning with Round 3 and ending on Round 4. The length of the cuff should be approximately 2" (5cm), being sure to end on Round 4.

Cuff detail

The cuff ribbing is bilaterally symmetrical about
the center line of the sock, front and back, with
the cable motifs arising from the cast on edge.

Leg
Work Leg Pattern for 43 rounds, beginning with Round 1 and ending on Round 3. The length of the leg below the cuff should be approximately 3¾" (9.5cm), or desired length, being sure to end on Round 3.

Leg detail
The cables begin in the cuff and continue
through the leg and down to the toe.

Heel Flap
Worked over the 30 sts on needles 3 and 4.
Row 1: sl1, p2, k2, p20, k2, p2, sl1
Row 2: k2, sl1, p2, (sl1, k1)4x, sl1, k2, (sl1, k1)4x, sl1, p2, sl1, k2
Work Rows 1 and 2 of heel flap 15 times (30 rows; approximately 2¼") or until heel is desired depth.

Turn Heel
Row 1: sl1, p16, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 2: sl1, k5, ssk, k1, turn
Row 3: sl1, p6, p2tog, p1, turn
Continue as established until all stitches have been worked (18 sts rem).

Gussets
You'll be renumbering the needles now. Place nine of the heel sts on a new needle. This is going to be needle 1 for the gusset decreases. (The other nine sts are on needle 4.) Pick up 16 sts along the heel flap (needle 1). Work the instep sts on needles 2 and 3, starting with Round 4 of the Instep Pattern. Pick up 16 sts along the heel flap (needle 4), knit to the end of needle 4.

Gusset Decreases
Round 1: k9, k14 (tbl), k2tog (tbl), work instep Round 1, k2tog (tbl), k14 (tbl), k9
Round 2: knit to last 3 sts of needle 1, k2tog, k1, work instep sts as est (needles 2 and 3), k1, ssk, knit to end of needle 4
Round 3: knit all sts on needle 1, work insteps sts as est (needles 2 and 3), knit all sts on needle 4

Repeat rounds 1 & 2 of gusset decreases until 60 sts rem (15 on each needle). You'll end on Round 4 on the Instep Pattern. Knit the 15 sts on needle 1.

Gusset
I used Cat Bordhi's Hungry Stitch technique
for the ssk decreases here in the gussets
and also later for the toe shaping.

Gusset detail
Working the first gusset round through the back
loop adds an extra little bit of visual interest.

Foot
You'll be renumbering the needles now to the original scheme. The instep sts are on needles 1 and 2. The sole sts are on needles 3 and 4.

Work the Foot Pattern for 43 rounds (or desired foot length), beginning with Round 1 and ending with Round 3. This continues the cables as est.

Toe
Next round, p1, k2, p24, k2, p1, k30. This forms a faux seam on the top of the sock.

Toe detail
The faux seam adds a touch of class,
in my humble opinion.

Round 1: (k1, ssk, work to last 3 sts on next needle, k2tog, k1)2x
Round 2: knit
Work Rounds 1 and 2 until 28 sts rem, ending on Round 1.

Finishing
Graft rem sts. Weave in ends.

11 yarns:

Chris said...

Those are gorgeous! Thanks for the pattern.

Robin said...

Love 'em! great color and great pattern!

Knitcoach said...

Very nice, you are tempting me to make a new pair of socks.

Terby said...

Very pretty!

Mequet said...

I think round 1 for the cuff is off by 1 stitch. The stitch count I get is 31 so if you work it 2x, that'd be 62 stitches. Is the first p2 supposed to be a p1?

Mequet said...

Also, the cuff ribbing says to start with round 3 and end on round 4, but there is no round 4. Should the part where it says:

Rounds 2-3: [p1, k2, p2, k1, p2, (k2, p2)4x, k1, p2, k2, p1]2x

say

Rounds 2-4: [p1, k2, p2, k1, p2, (k2, p2)4x, k1, p2, k2, p1]2x

instead? I just realized that I totally didn't read that part and started with round 1. Commence frogging in 3...2...1...

mrspao said...

Great socks - I'll have to queue your pattern.

JustApril said...

What a great sock pattern! Will have to try it very soon =)

trek said...

Mequet - Good eye.

Mequet said...

Haha! Yeah, if I had read ahead before I started, that would have been better. But, I like to live on the edge and I don't do all that "preparing" stuff. I'd rather jump right in and screw it up first:) I'm about halfway through the leg portion and it's looking really nice.

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