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Worsted Valentine Socks

Worsted Valentine Socks

Disclaimer:  This pattern is not for beginners and does not give every little detail.  If you’ve made socks before, you should be good to go.

200 yds Worsted weight yarn
Size 5 DPNS (you will need 5 needles)

Gauge: 5 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch

Cast 48 Worsted on size 5 dpns, slip 16 on each of 3 needles.

K2, P2 ribbing for 10 rows.

K5 rows

Start Cable heart (Below)
Work heart cable on the entire 16 stitches on needle 1.

Row 1: P3, k4, P2, K4, P3, K32

Row 2: P2, Slip 1 purl stitch to cable needle and hold in back, K2, P1 from cable needle, Slip 2 knit stitches to cable needle and hold in front, P1, K2 from cable needle, Slip 1 purl stitch to cable needle and hold in back, K2, P1 from cable needle, Slip 2 knit stitches to cable needle and hold in front, P1, K2 from cable needle, P2, K32

Row 3: P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2, K32

Row 4: P1, Slip 1 purl stitch to cable needle and hold in back, K2, P1 from cable needle, P1, P1FB, SSK, K2TOG, P1FB, P1, Slip 2 knit stitches to cable needle and hold in front, P1, K2 from cable needle, P1, K32

Row 5: P1, K2, P4, K2, P4, K2, P1, K32

Row 6: P1, K2, P4, K2TOG, P1FB, P3, K2, P1, K32

Row 7: P1, K2, P10, K2, P1, K32

Row 8: P1, Slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold in front, P2, K2 from cable needle, P6, Slip 2 purl stitches to cable needle and hold in back,K2, P2 from cable needle, P1, K32

Row 9: P3, K2, P6,K2, P3, K32

Row 10: P3, Slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold in front, P2, K2 from cable needle, P2, Slip 2 purl stitches to cable needle and hold in back,K2, P2 from cable needle, P3, K32

Row 11: P5, K2, P2, K2, P5, K32

Row 12: P5, Slip 2 knit stitches to cable needle and hold in front, P1, K2 from cable needle, Slip 1 purl stitch to cable needle and hold in back, K2, P1 from cable needle, P5, K32

Row 13: P6, K4, P6, K32

(End of Heart Cable)

K 8 Rows

Split needles into 24/12/12. Make sure the needle that has 24 stitches begins at the tip (bottom point) of the heart. In other words, the middle of the heart. When making 2nd sock, you will want to make sure to do your heel flap on the opposite side of the first sock, so that you will have a right and left sock.

Start heel flap.
S1K1 on the right side

S1, Purl across remaining stitches.

Repeat 12 times (include these first two in your count)

Turn Heel
S1, K12, K2tog, K1, Turn, s1, P3, P2tog, p1, Turn, knit back to space and K2tog the space stitches together, K1, turn, Purl back to the space, P2tog , P1, Turn. Continue in this manner until you have 14 stitches left on the needle.

Gusset
Split needle that has 14 on into 7. (at this point you will be working with 5 needles)
Pick up 14 stitches on each side and knit thru the back loop on the first row.
K1 row

Row 1: Knit to the last to stitches on the first needle and K2tog, Knit needles 2 and 3, SSK the first two stitches of needle 4, K to end.

Row 2: Knit

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until you have 12 stitches on each needle.

Knit all row until 2 inches before you want the sock to end. (If measuring for yourself, I usually knit to the joint of the big toe)

Time for the toe decrease
Row 1:
Needle 1: Knit to the last 2, k2tog
Needle 2: SSK and then K to end
Needle 3: knit to the last 2, k2tog
Needle 4: SSK and then K to end

Row 2: Knit

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until you have 5 stitches on each needle.

Kitchener stitch closed.

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Saloma’s Slippers

This pattern is from my Great Grandma.  She’s been gone for almost 10 years now but everyone misses her slippers!   One day, while I was looking thru my moms RECIPE box, I found the pattern.  (yes, I said RECIPE box!  My mom has been gone since I was 15, but I still find things in the oddest places from her)  Anyway… I tried and tried to make the slippers from the pattern.. but they just weren’t coming out right.   Finally one day, I asked a friend of the family if she happened to have the correct pattern.  And she did!    Now they are coming out perfectly!   Don’t tell my Aunts, but they are all getting a pair for Christmas!

I know they look weird, but TRUST me, they stretch to fit.

This pattern is for size 7-8 Womans.   Increase to 26 stitches to get 9-10, etc.

kfb = Knit front back
k2tog = knit two together
ssk = slip slip knit

No. 6 needles

Cast on 6 sts.

Worsted weight yarn

Row 1: kfb, knit to last stitch, kfb

Row 2: Knit across

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have 24 stitches.

Increase Row: Knit 10, kfb in remaining stitches (38 stitches)

The next section is 6 inches of 2×2 ribbing:

K2, P2 (on the back side you may have to start on a on a purl, the best way to say this for ribbing is: Knit the knits and purl the purls)

Decrease row: Knit 10, K2tog across row – 24 sts. on needle

Row 3: Knit across

Row 4: k2tog, knit across to last two stitches, SSK

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you have 6 stitches.

Bind off 6 stitches

Fold in half. Using a wip stitch, sew up 1 front slant and toe. On the opposite side, sew up only heal. Leaving long slant and top open. turn right side out. Pom pon if you wish.

Good Luck!

Raisin Scarf

This scarf was named after the alpaca, who gave his/her fur up to spin into this lovely yarn!

Raisin Scarf

Size 13 (9mm)  Any weight yarn will work for this.  Adjust needle and co size accordingly.

CO 20

Row 1 – Knit

Row 2 – Knit

Row 3 – Start Pattern

Pattern

Row 1 – Knit

Row 2 – Knit

Row 3 – K2, *Yo, k2tog* repeat from * to last 2 stitches, K2

Row 4 – K2, Purl to last 2 stitches, K2

Make scarf as long as you would like.

Knit last 4 rows.

Bind off

Starry Twinkle Dishcloth

I’ve seen other patterns like this before.. but all of them seem to leave out details like needle size, how to make the borders.. or how much to cast on.   This is my version on several patterns.  I hope you enjoy it!

Starry Twinkle Dishcloth

Size 5 (3.75mm)  CO 37
OR
Size 7 (4.5mm)  CO 33

Both make same size cloth
Cotton worsted weight
Note:  this is approximately a 7×7 cloth.

To increase or change width of dishcloth size cast on in Muliples of 4 + 1  (4×9=36 +1) until desired width of dishcloth.

Knit 4 rows
On 5th row start pattern below.
Row 1: (right side) Knit
Row 2: K4, P1, *StarPattern, P1; repeat from * last 4.  K4 to end
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: K4, P3, StarPattern, *P1, StarPattern; repeat from * to last 7 stitches, P3, K4
Repeat these 4 rows until approx 1 inch of desired length.
Last 4 rows, Knit.
Bind off.
STAR PATTERN:
Purl 3 stitches together, leaving the stiches on the left-hand needle.
Wrap the yarn around the needle, then purl the same 3 stitches together again.