Sprouts - Mid calf socks knitting pattern
My dream world socks. The follower of the Sprouts shawl. The twirly whirly cables from the scarf of the priest in Tim Burton’s Master piece Corpse Bride, “Van Gogh’s” Exploding Tardis and the watery twirls that drill Giant’s Cauldrons in our base rocks.
These socks enables knitters who prefer thicker yarns to knit beautiful and feminine cable socks.
It took forever to design these socks. From the idea to sketch 6 months, from sketch to first test sock another 6 months. From that first sock, to the final version, 9 revisions and 7 months. During that time I experienced worst depression and hell of my life, I lost my self but managed to hold on. In a way the twirls also represent the storm that went on in my mind, the exhaustion, the rebirth, like sprouts in the spring.
S [M, L, XL] to fit foot circum of: 16 [18, 20, 22] cm (6.25 [7, 7.75, 8.5] inches) and
upper calf circum of: 24 [26, 28, 30] cm (9.5 [10.25, 11, 11.75] inch)
● 6 Stitch Markers; one should be unique to mark the beg
● 1 tapestry needle
● 1 cable needle
● 1 extra needle for 3 needle BO
3-to-1: P1, k2tog, sl both sts back to LH needle, lift the second st over the first st, sl next st to the RH needle.
5-to-1: Sl1 kwise 2 times, lift second st on LH needle over the first st; sl first st on LH needle onto RH needle, lift the second st on RH needle over the first st, sl first st on RH needle onto LH needle; rep from one time, p1.
1-to-3: k1tbl, k1 in one st, insert LH needle behind the vertical strand that runs downward from between the 2 sts just made, ktbl into this strand.
1-to-5: M1r, 1-to-3, m1l.
M1L: With LH needle, pick up strand between needles from front to back, and knit it through the back loop
M1R: With LH needle, pick up strand between needles from back to front, and knit it through the front loop
SWSR turn = Shadow wrap short row turn: K or p (depending on whether the st is a k or p, k into k, p into p) into the stitch below the next sts, sl (yif for p st, yib for k st) the stitch just made back to the left hand needle, turn. On the next row the two loops are worked as one.
● The sock is knitted cuff down with a short row heel, starting with 7 rounds of k2-p2 rib.
● The cables are worked on both sides of the cuff, surrounded with purl stitches.
● Decreases for the leg are made every 4th round, alternately on the front and back side of the leg.
The pattern is tested and Tech Edited.