Sunday, November 25, 2012

2012 mini stocking recipe

I've made one or many mini stockings over the last several Christmases.  I seem to alter the pattern a bit from year to year, but do most of them the same in any one season.  This is a great way to use up scraps.

This year's are shaping up as follows:

Size 3 double pointed needles, set of 4
Fingering to light worsted yarn

Cast on 24 stitches. Divide on three needles (6, 6, 12)
Purl three rounds.
Knit all stitches for about 1.5 inches.

Heel flap is worked back and forth on 12 stitches, starting on the wrong side.
Row 1: K1, purl to last stitch, slip 1 with yarn in front
Row 2: *K1, slip 1 with yarn in back*, repeat between * to last stitch, slip 1 with yarn in front
Repeat rows 1 and 2 five times for a total of 12 rows

Heel turn:
Row 1 (WS): K1, p6, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 2 (RS): slip 1, K3, ssk, K1, turn
Row 3: slip 1, purl to last three stitches, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 4:  slip 1, knit to last three stitches, ssk, K1

Divide heel stitches evenly on two needles. Place instep stitches one needle.
Pick up and knit six stitches on right edge of heel flap. Knit across instep. Pick up and knit six stitches on left side of heel flap, then knit remaining heel stitches.

Gusset rounds begin at the bottom of the foot.
Round 1: knit to last three stitches on first needle, K2tog, K1. Knit across instep. On third needle, K1, ssk, knit to end.
Round 2: knit all stitches

Repeat gusset round until 24 stitches remain.
Knit all stitches for about .75 inches.

Toe rounds begin at side of foot.
Round 1: *K2, K2tog* repeat to end
Round 2: knit
Round 3: *K1, K2tog* repeat to end
Round 4: knit
Round 5: *K2tog* to end

Cut yarn, draw yarn through remaining stitches to close toe.
Weave in ends.  If desired, use tail from cast on to fashion hanging loop.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Feel like making some super Supersock socks. These two skeins were from my New Year's Eve haul off of DBNY.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Made today

Second sleeve. Potato leek mushroom bacon soup. Piles of clean laundry. Grocery trip.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Had my hour of gymnastics-watching knitting time this morning. Finished the yoke of the fresh picked cardi and picked up one sleeve for a short cuff. Don't have enough yarn for long sleeves as written so I'm improvising.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Tour of Champions

Brought the girls to the Fieldhouse to see the Tour of Champions, including some of the US Olympic gymnastics team members. Show starts in 20 minutes.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Phone banking

Not much knitting this week, either working or making calls related to next week's election. Vote!