Joey’s Twisted Rib Socks
Pattern: Cast on any multiple of 5. K3 P2 ribbing, moving everything 1 stitch over ever 6 rows. Garter stitch flap heel – made in exactly the same manner as a regular flap heel only with no purl stitches. 3×2 ribbing across the top of the foot, stockinette stitch on the sole, regular ol’ toe.
Notes: Becausethis yarn is not 100% wool (it contains cotton, Soysilkand chitin) it lacks the stretch and give of wool. It is also thinner than most sock yarns. Because of these 2 factors, and the fact that twisted rib draws in a lot I would recommend making this sock a bit bigger than you normally would. I didn’t think about it and cast on the same number of stitches I would have used for a regular ribbed Joey sock. I really should have added 5 more, and made them a wee bit longer. Still, they (just) fit, and if he decides they are too tight they will fit someone else! The fabric is nice and soft, but I don’t think I will be using TOFUtsies again – really to thin and non-sproingy for my taste. Although they do have some lovely colours.
Mom’s Slip Stitch Socks
Yarn: Knit Picks’ Risata
Pattern: Start whatever kind of plain stockinette sock you like to make, making sure you are using an even number of stitches. When the colour starts to change to start the next stripe do a K1, Slip 1 sequence all the way around. Pay attention here – the K1 Sl1 sequece starts whenever the colour change occurs – NOT at the beginning of the round. When you get back to where you started the sequence just go back to stockinette stitch. I did this just between the pink/purple stripes, but you could do it for as many colour changes as you like.
This yarn is lovely, soft, squishy – all the things I like in a sock yarn. I hope mom likes them.