Sunday, November 27, 2005

Second pair of socks

I started a second pair of socks for the Prodigal Son while I was visiting my folks for Thanksgiving. I opted to modify the simple stockinette pattern I used the first time into a chevron pattern. I have one sock finished and the other just barely started.

Blue chevron pattern sock
You can't really see the chevron pattern because of the yarn.

Close-up of the chevrons
The pattern is just a bit more visible.

Heru protecting the sock from nasty sock theives
Heru, ever vigilant, is guarding the one completed sock from any potential sock thieves who might wander into his domain.

The sock is the same dimensions as the first pair I made using the Starter Stockinette pattern in Knit Socks! by Betsy Lee McCarthy. For me, that worked out being 14 stitches on each of four double pointed needles. The chevron pattern I used works out as follows:

Row 1: k6, p2, k6
Row 2: k5, p4, k5
Row 3: k4, p6, k4
Row 4: k3, p8, k3
Row 5: k2, p10, k2
Row 6: k1, p12, k1
Row 7: p14
Row 8: p6, k2, p6
Row 9: p5, k4, p5
Row 10: p4, k6, p4
Row 11: p3, k8, p3
Row 12: p2, k10, p2
Row 13: p1, k12, p1
Row 14: k14

Since I used four needles, each set of stitches is knit one time on each needle to complete the row.


Tati said...

Geez, you're amazing - socks with a chevron pattern! Just thinking about it gives me a headache ;-)

Seitherin said...

Karen, if you can turn a heel, the chevron is nothing in comparison. I got bored doing nothing but knits so I threw in some purls to make a pattern. Trust me, you could whip out a pair in no time.