Sunday, December 24, 2006

Cascade Fixation Ankle Socks

Cascade Fixation Ankle Socks My own recipe. Made to fit my mother who wears an 8 1/2 narrow. Her circumference is 7 1/2"; and foot length is 10";. Yarn: Cascade Fixation (1 ball) Needles: US 3 Gauge: 7 1/2 stitches to the inch unstretched But I'm on the tight side of knitting so use whatever needles or stitchcount you prefer. CO 48 stitches (I have a circumference of 8 3/4" so I'd probably use 56 or 58 stitches - use your judgement or, hey, math and stuff.) 14 rounds of K1P1 rib 14 rounds of stockinette Do the heel flap on 24 stitches (or half the total stitches cast on). Row 1: sl1, purl 23 (or just purl all the way to the end if you used more stitches) Row 2: *sl1 K1* across repeat these 2 rows a total of 12 times (or half the total number of stitches you're working on) Turn the heel: Purl 14 (or 2 stitches past the marker) P2tog P1 turn Knit 5 (or 2 stitches past the marker) K2Tog K1 turn Row 1: Purl to one stitch before the gap, P2tog turn Row 2: Knit to one stitch before the gap, K2tog turn Repeat rows 1 & 2 until all stitches on heel flap are worked. This should leave you with 8 stitches. Pick up stitches along the selvage edge of the flap. At least 12 stitches, but hey, when you get to the corner near the instep, do what you gotta do to close up that hole. For these I ended up picking up about 15 stitches along the flap and corner. Place a marker Knit across your instep stitches Place another marker Second verse same as the first. Pick up at least 12 stitches along the other side of the flap. Again, do what you gotta do to close up the hole. knit 4 from heel cup and place a marker if you haven't already. That's your beginning of round. I work with two circs so at this point I generally have split my stitches of my sock and the beginning of round would be at the gap between the two circs. Knit one round, being sure to Knit the picked up stitches along the selvage through the back loops to pull them nice and tight and not leave any holes. Cascade Fixation Ankle Socks GussetRow 1: Knit to 3 stitches before the marker, K2tog K1 slip marker and knit across your instep stitches. Slip the next marker and K1 SSK knit the remaining stitches. Row 2: Knit to one stitche before the marker, slip the stitch purlwise, knit across the instep to the next marker, sl 1 stitch, knit remaining stitches. Repeat these two rows until you have a total of 48 stitches again (or your original stitch count). Knit on down the foot. When the foot measures about 5 1/4"; long from the flap (where you picked up the gusset stitches) it's time to start the toe. Wanna know how I came up with this length? I took my Addi Turbo and used it's length to measure it. Hold the butt of the needle up to the flap edge along the gusset and when the foot is just past the point of the needle, it's long enough. Thanks goes to Vknits for that idea. Time for the toe! Row 1: Knit to 3 stitches before the marker, SSK K1 slip marker K1 K2Tog Knit to 3 stitches before the second marker, SSK K1 slip marker K1 K2Tog and knit to the end. Row 2: Knit Repeat these two rows until you have a total of 12 stitches left, or more or less depending on how pointy you like your toe. Kitchner the stitches or flip the socks inside out and do a 3 needle bind off. Weave in ends and repeat it all for the second sock. Cascade Fixation Ankle Socks in Shoes! Incidentally, these socks were made with the same recipe, but omitting the 14 rounds of plain stockinette after the ribbing. Cascade Fixation Ankle Socks in Shoes!

14 comments:

trek said...

Looking great there, Turtle!

Happy Christmas

Anonymous said...

Very nice! What a perfect gift. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

knitting-cat said...

Nice job. The pink ones look like peppermint.

What a lucky mom.

Chelle said...

Ok, I'd sworn off socks for a while, but your pattern is making me seriously reconsider my position.

Great pattern...lovely socks!

Bezzie said...

I've yet to use Fixation. If you got these little anklets out of one ball, I might need to give it a whirl!

Thanks for including the option of turning the sock inside out and 3 needle binding it off ;-)

Merry Christmas chica!!

LadyLungDoc said...

Snazzy! Although the colours look like they should be Easter Socks rather than Christmas Socks. Or maybe you are just that far ahead on your gift knitting!

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Those are lovely socks, and I absolutely love the way they look with sandal-like footwear (always a plus, in my librarian footwear-loving book).
Thanks for the pattern!

Zonda said...

Awesome!!! They look great! I so wished I could knit as fast as you though...gee last time I knew, you only had 1 pair done!! I frogged moms and doing the extra 14 stockinette now! Thanks for that advice and off to print out your pattern! Merry Christmas!!

Robin said...

Love the socks! I am working on the Knitty Pedicure socks with a similar yarn, Elann Esprit and like the texture.

Happy holidays!!!

Shannon said...

Those turned out really great. I love the pink ones the best. You should be the knitting sock queen. :) I hope your having a very merry xmas!!! take care & see you next month.

Shannon

Penny Karma said...

Is it a sacrilege to be equally thrilled by those cool shoes as I am by the socks?

Donna said...

I love the socks! I think the shoes are pretty cool, too! Are they a particular brand? They look comfy.

weezalana said...

Nicely done, and thank you for sharing the pattern! This looks like a great pattern for those little orphan skeins running amok in my stash, seeing as how they aren't considerate enough to multiply and reproduce on their own.

Rain said...

Ooh they're lovely. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I shall make a pair when I figure out this sock malarkey. As the Sock Queen you're my official port of call if I get stuck.