by Miriam L. Felton
Make these socks as tall as you'd like – just move to the Treble Crochet Chart when you need the leg to grow. I've got pretty sizable calves, and 6 repeats of Double Crochet shells and 10 repeats of Treble Crochet shells fits me perfectly.
|photos: Miriam L. Felton|
Length: adjustable as is leg circumference for taller versions
This project uses a provisional cast on. Use your preferred provisional cast on technique; directions for one technique may be found here.
Instructions for working the “wrap & turn” method can be found here.
Bind off: Use Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy or a Lace Bind off.
5dc Shell: Work 5 dc in the same stitch.
Round Setup: Knit across row, turn the flap 90° clockwise, pick up & knit 2 sts from nearest selvedge, switch to empty needle then pick up & knit 2 more sts from the same selvedge. Rotate the flap 90° clockwise, undo the provisional cast on & knit across these sts. Rotate the flap 90° clockwise, pick up & knit 2 sts from the second selvedge edge. This is the start of round – place a marker or arrange your stitches as you wish. Lastly pick up & knit 2 more sts from selvedge edge and place them on the beginning of the first needle. 26[30, 32] sts.
Round 1: K to end of round.
Arrange your stitches so that the first half of the round is grouped together for the sole, and the second half of the round is grouped together for the instep. If you’re on Magic Loop or 2 Circulars, put half each on one needle; if you’re on DPNs, slip the first half across two needles.
Toe Inc Rnd: K2, m1L, k to last 2 sts of sole, m1R, k2, k2, m1L, k to last 2 sts of round, m1R, k2. 4 sts increased.
Heel Row 1 [RS]: K to last st of First Half, WSR, turn.
Repeat Heel Rows 3-4 until 9[11, 12] sts unwrapped, in the center.
Heel Row 5 [RS]: K to first SRS, k1 (joining any wraps or doubled stitches), WSR, turn.
Repeat Heel Rows 5-6 until all sts from the sole have been worked and no SRSs remain unworked.
Work a total of 14 rnds of stockinette past the heel.
Bind off VERY LOOSELY (see Pattern Notes for suggestions). At the end of your bind off, pick up the first bound off stitch with your right hand needle and pass the final bind off stitch over the picked up stitch. Keep this last loop intact to begin crocheting.
Slip your crochet hook into the final loop from the knitted portion and begin working from either crochet charts or written translations. Keep moving the marker up to mark the beginning of your crochet rounds.
Work Transition Rnd & Rnd 1 of Crochet Chart.
Repeat Rnds 2 & 3 of Crochet Chart until the desired length of the sock is reached, or until you need to scale up the leg circumference.
If you reach the desired length while still working Rounds 2 & 3, end with Rnd 3, then continue with the SC edging as follows:
Edging Round 1: (Ch3, sc in next picot, ch3, sl st in top of dc) around, sl st to join the round.
Once you need to scale up the circumference, move on to Rnds 4 & 5 of Crochet Chart until desired length is reached, ending with Rnd 5.
Edging Round 1: (Ch4, sc in next picot, ch4, sl st in top of dc) around, sl st to join the round.
|ABOUT THE DESIGNER|
| Amy O'Neill Houck blogs at thehookandi.com and tweets @plainsight. Miriam can be found on on the web at miriamfelton.com, and on Twitter @mimknits.
Amy and Miriam both have patterns on ravelry.com.
|Pattern & images © 2015 Amy O'Neill Houck + Miriam Felton. Contact Miriam|