Welcome to Grandmother’s New Blog! I’m so excited…

I’m going to begin this new blog of mine with the pattern I’ve been working on for the last week or so. All finished except for the binding off and weaving together – I’ve knit a pair of basic socks on two needles using an ombre yarn.

Nice with my red clogs? I think so. If I can get the seam done neatly enough…

The pattern is from Jack Frost Volume 57- Two Needle Socks. I did change the instructions for myself, just a bit, following a tip I read on another sock pattern. I used a circular needle instead of two straight needles and knit both of the socks at the same time. I used a separate ball of yarn for each sock. I found that made it much easier to end up with socks that actually matched, unlike the first pair I made – one cuff was shorter than the other, one foot was about an inch longer! You can use either method – I’m sure careful measuring would give you matching socks knit one at a time. I’m afraid that sometimes, I’m not that careful!

Here’s the original pattern:

Two Needle Knit Ombre Socks

Size 8 ½ to 11

1 Pr. Standard No. 5 Needles

SCALE: 6 sts to 1 in.

JACK FROST KNITTING WORSTED—3 oz.

Cast on 41 sts. Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1, for 2 in. then work in stockinette st until piece measures 4 ½ in. in all, ending with a purl row.

HEEL: Knit 11. Place remaining 30 sts on st-holder. Work back and forth in stockinette st on the 11 heel sts for 16 rows ending with a purl. Turn this half of heel as follows:

Row 1—K 2, K 2 tog., K 1; turn; slip 1, P 3; turn.

Row 3—K 3, K 2 tog., K 1; turn; slip 1, P 4; turn.





Row 5—K 4, K 2 tog., K 1; turn; slip 1, P 5; turn.

Row 7—K 5, K 2 tog., K 1 (7 sts remaining).

Pick up and knit 10 sts on side of heel. Place the sts from st-holder to left hand Needle and knit across the 19 instep sts. Place the 36 sts just worked, on st-holder. Work back and forth in stockinette st on the remaining 11 heel sts for 17 rows ending with a knit row. Turn this half of heel as follows:

Row 1—P 2, P 2 tog., P 1; turn; slip 1, K 3; turn.

Row 3—P 3, P 2 tog., P 1; turn; slip 1, K 4; turn.

Row 5—P 4, P 2 tog., P 1; turn; slip 1, K 5; turn.

Row 7—P 5, P 2 tog., P 1 (7 sts remaining).

Pick up and purl 10 sts. on side of heel. Place the sts from st-holder to left hand Needle and purl across row. (53 sts).

INSTEP SHAPING:

Row 1—K 15, K 2 tog., K 19, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 15.

Row 2 and all even rows purl.

Row 3—K 14, K 2 tog., K 19, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 14.





Row 5—K 13, K 2 tog., K 19, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 13.

Continue decreasing as given above until 41 sts remain.

Work even in stockinette st until foot measures 1 ¾ in. less than desired length, measuring from back of heel, ending with a purl row. Decrease toe as follows:

Row 1—K 8, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 13, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 8.

Row 2 and all even rows purl.

Row 3—K 7, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 11, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 7.

Row 5—K 6, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 9, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 6.

Continue decreasing as given above until 17 sts remain.





Weave or sew tip of sock tog. Sew side and sole seams.

Work other sock to correspond.

Questions? email me or leave a comment. Did you make these socks? Send me a picture and I’ll post it! I’d love to have a gallery of items made from the patterns that I’ll be sharing on this blog!

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  1. beth November 9, 2008
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