Tubey Socks

Warning this pattern is a work in progress. Will continue to make updates. Feel free to comment with your suggestions.

Editted 4/12/08 – Hope to get pictures up soon.

Materials:
Worsted Weight Yarn
Size 5 – 7 Needles
(Size of needle depends on yarn and knitter’s tension. Keep in mind that you want a stiffer fabric than, say a sweater. So, if you knit loosely, use a smaller needle. As a tight knitter, I usually use a size 6 for worsted and heavy worsted yarns when knitting socks.)

Instructions:
Adult – Cast on 48 stitches
(Child CO 40-36, Toddler CO 32-26, Newborn CO 20)

Rows 1-16: K1, P1 for sock cuff If you desire a longer cuff, repeat Row 1 until desired length.

Heel and foot:
(Rule of thumb – heel and foot should be twice length of foot).

*K1, P1* – repeat 11 more times [or rib half of the stitches (20-18, 16-13, 10)], knit 24 (20-18, 16-13, 10). [One side of sock is ribbed, the other side is stockinette.]

Repeat until your sock is 2” less than desired sock length. On final row, place a marker at beginning of row & a second marker at halfway point (i.e. adult size – between stitches 24 & 25).

Toe:

Row 1: *K 1, K2 tog, knit until three stitches before 2nd marker, K2 tog, K1*, repeat * to * working last K2 tog, K1 three stitches three stitches before 1st marker.

Row 2: knit

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 12 – 6 stitches between each marker (depending on how pointy you want your toe).

With 12 stitches on two double points or straight needles, leave a 30” tail and Kitchener the toe closed.

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Alternative Toe:

Row 1: Knit 4, K2 together across
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Knit 3, K 2 tog across
Row 4: Knit 2, K2 tog across
Row 5: K1, K 2 tog across
Row 6: K 2 tog across.
Break off yarn leaving a 12” tail. Place on yarn needle and run through stitches. Fasten tightly, sew hole closed if necessary.

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Sock Resources:

http://www.knitty.com/issuespring05/FEATsocks101.html
http://www.socknitters.com/advice.htm
http://www.knittinganyway.com/socks/socksizechart.htm

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