Monday, January 19, 2009
Easy Dance and Yoga socks
These are a quick easy knit. Designed to keep the heels and toes open for gripping the mat, these socks are totally functional and fun. It's basically a K2P1 rib with some garter stitching at the opening points. Easy. Feel free to contact me or leave a comment if you have any questions. This pattern can also be found on Ravelry.
Easy Peasy Yoga - Pilates Socks
Approximately 80 to 100 yrds of fingering weight sock yarn. The samples are made of Claudia's Hand Painted Yarn in Ingrid's Blues colorway purchased from The Loopy Ewe. Any thicker type sock yarn should work fine.
US size 3 (3.25 mm) dpns or circular needles
Cast on 42 stitches.
Join in round, taking care not to twist stitches.
R1 - Knit all stitches
R2 - Purl all stitches
R3 - Knit all stitches
R4 -Purl all stitches
R5 - Knit all stitches
R6 - Begin K2 P1 rib
R7 through R41 - Continue K2 P1 rib (this was approximately 3.5 inches for me. You may want more or less rows depending on your desired sock size.)
R42 - K2P1 for 21 stitches (this is the top of your sock), K 21 (this is the bottom of your sock)
R43 - K2P1 for 21 stitches (top), P 21 (bottom)
R44 - K2P1 for 21 stitches (top), Cast Off 21 (bottom - I add an extra knitted stitch every 5th stitch for a bit of extra give)
R45 - R46 will be worked back and forth
R45 - Slip 1st stitch. K1P1, K2P1 to end. Turn work.
R46 - Slip 1st stitch. P1K1, P2K1 to end. Turn work.
R47 - Slip 1st stitch. K1P1, K2P1 to end. Cast on 21 stitches. Join in round, taking care not to twist stitches.
R48 - K2P1 for 21 stitches (top of sock); K21 stitches (bottom of sock)
R49 - K2P1 for 21 stitches (top of sock); P21 stitches (bottom of sock)
R50 - K2P1 for 21 stitches (top of sock); K21 stitches (bottom of sock)
R51 - K2P1 all stitches.
R52- R86 - Continue in K2P1 pattern. This is the point to add more rows of the K2P1 pattern if you wish a longer top to your sock.
R87 - K all stitches
R88 - P all stitches
R89 - K all stitches
R90 - Bind off loosely. For a bit more give, I place an extra knit stitch every 6th bind off stitch.