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Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Seven-Part Shaped Sock Pattern



Ta da! I finished the Seven-Part Shaped Socks and had a lot of fun writing up the pattern. It is now published on Ravelry, for free, and here is a link to the pdf with lots of information:
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Here is the short version of the pattern with no extra instruction or illustrations;


Seven-Part Arch Shaped Socks by Arbutus Books Designs
Use a long circular needle, size 2 mm.
Toe: Cast-on 28 sts using figure eight cast on. Inc 4 sts on alternate rows to 60 sts. Knit to arch of foot.
Arch shaping: Inc sole sts to 34 by *k1, yo, knit to 1 stitch before end, yo, k1 on sole only* twice on alternate rows. Knit into back of yo’s on plain row.
Inc 1 st each side and dec 2 sts at centre of sole on alternate rows until 2 inches short of foot length.
Gusset: Inc 1 st on each side of sole on alt rows to 56 sts on sole.
Heel: Work short rows on 56 sole stitches as follows.
  • ·      K29, SSK, k1, turn.
  • ·      Sl 1, p3, p2tog, p1, turn.
  • ·      Sl 1, k4, SSK, k1, turn.
  • ·      Sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn.
  • ·      Continue thus to last row -  Sl1, k26, SSK, k1. Do not turn.
  • ·      Resume working in the round. Knit 30 instep sts, on sole k1, k2tog, k to end of round, 60 sts.

Leg and cuff: Knit to desired length. Turning picot row *yo, k2tog* around. Knit 1 inch plain for the inside facing. Using another needle, working on the wrong side, pick up the back bump of each stitch from the first row of the cuff and knit it together loosely with a stitch from the needle, and cast off.

Arbutus Book Designs, May 15, 2012

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