Knit Your Socks on Straight: A New and Inventive Technique with Just Two Needles
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Put those clunky double-pointed needles down and learn to knit fabulous socks on your straight needles. Sharing her groundbreaking technique for straight-knit socks, Alice Curtis provides step-by-step instructions for 20 original patterns that feature a variety of yarns and an array of motifs ranging from cables to argyle. The possibilities for creative variations are endless, and each pattern can easily be adapted to any size. Get inspired and use your straight needles to knit stylish masterpieces that will keep your feet cozy and warm.
shorter than desired length, ending with a WS row. Round Toe Setup Row (RS) Slip 1, k5, k2tog, place marker, *k6, k2tog, place marker, repeat to end — 56 (63) sts. Continuing in stockinette stitch, work 5 rows even. Decrease Row (RS) Slip 1, *knit to 2 stitches before marker, k2tog, slip marker, repeat from * to end — 48 (54) stitches. Repeat Decrease Row every 6th row twice, every 4th row once, then every RS row once, ending with a WS row — 16 (18) stitches. Next Row Slip 1, k1, k2tog
unworked. Row 3 Slip 1, knit to 1 stitch before gap formed on previous row, ssk [1 stitch from each side of gap], k1, turn. Row 4 Slip 1, purl to 1 stitch before gap formed on previous row, p2tog [1 stitch from each side of gap], p1, turn. Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until all heel stitches have been worked, ending with a WS row — 8 (10, 12) heel stitches remain. Note: For size S, the last 2 rows end with decreases. Gusset Row 1 (RS) Knit to end of heel; pick up and knit 7 (8, 9) stitches
and fold in half. With RS of Flap facing and using the crochet hook, draw the folded end of strands from RS to WS. Pull the loose cut ends through the loop at the fold, and then pull the cut ends to tighten. Repeat from *, spacing every other stitch along the edge. Trim even. Using yarn needle, a long strand of CC, and overcast stitches, embroider up the front seam and up the decrease lines on the back of the leg. Refer to photo for placement. Making the fringe Finished fringe
end — 24 (24, 28) stitches. Repeat RS and WS Decrease Rows until 8 stitches remain, working a last purl row without any decreases for sizes S and M. Measure the yarn out to about five times the length of sock and cut. Using a yarn needle, thread the tail through all stitches and pull up tight. Don’t cut the yarn yet; the rest is used for seaming. Seam Fold the sock with wrong sides together. Match up the slipped edge stitches and pin in place. Using the crochet hook, slip stitch knitwise
online at Knitty.com or see Leslie Ann Bestor’s Cast On, Bind Off. join To start using a new strand of yarn. There is no need to tie or knot the new piece, simply leave a long-enough tail so you can easily weave in the ends later. While holding the new strand next to your work, start knitting it in. k knit k2tog Knit 2 stitches together. Kitchener stitch Here’s how to work Kitchener stitch, also known as grafting or weaving the seam. Cut the yarn long enough to complete the seam and to