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free knitting pattern: Cancer Man socks

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The “Cancer Man Loves Feather And Fan” socks.
As usual, this pattern is available in a free PDF download from
Ravelry
The PDF is prettier, funnier (I hope), and more useful. It will also iron clothes, mow the lawn, and whiten your teeth safely and naturally while you sleep. 

feather & fan socks.

Materials:
 size US 0 (or size needed to obtain gauge) knitting needles, circular or double pointed
split-ring stitch markers
sock-weight yarn
Yarn used in sample is Schoeller+Stahl Socka 50 (discontinued).
I used one skein (226 yards) for this pair, but each knitter is individual; you may need a greater or lesser amount.

 

Gauge:
32 stitches = 4” stockinette stitch in the round. Row gauge is not crucial.

 Using the figure-eight cast on, cast on ten stitches.
K10, place marker to indicate start of row, k10.   row 1 – k1, m1, k to one stitch before marker, m1, k2, m1, k to one stitch before end, m1, k1.
row 2 – k all.   
Repeat these two rows until there are 60 stitches total.    

 Knit lace on 30 stitches (this is the top of the foot).    

(lace pattern)
row 1- k30
row 2- k30
row 3- k3, [k2tog] 2x, [yo, k1] 4x, [k2tog] 4x, [yo, k1] 4x, [k2tog] 2x, k3.
row 4- p30    

Knit in pattern until foot measures 7” from toe (or desired length).    

Begin heel flap:
Working back and forth on the 30 plain stitches for the bottom of the foot, knit in st st until total length measures 10” from toe (or desired length).
 

 Reduce and turn the heel:
Sl1, K20, k2tog, k1, turn.
Sl1, p10, p2tog, p1, turn.    

Repeat the following two rows until all stitches have been worked, ending on a wrong side (purl) row:   K15 heel stitches, place marker, k15. (This marks the exact middle of the heel.)
Pick up and k15 stitches (or as many stitches as necessary) evenly across the left hand side of the sock.
Pick up and knit the same amount of stitches evenly across the right side of the sock as on the left side.   

Counting from the middle of the heel, place one marker 15 stitches to either side (30 stitches total between these two markers) and remove the center marker that marks the middle of the heel.     

There are 30 stitches between markers on the back of the leg centered above the heel, the gusset stitches to either side, and the lace stitches on the instep.
k1, k2tog, k to marker.
Begin lace pattern on back of the leg (start on the same row as on the front of the leg), working lace only between the markers.
K to three stitches before the lace pattern at the instep, k2tog, k1.
Work lace pattern on instep.  

row 2 – purl to 1 stitch before gap, p2tog, p1, turn
row 1 -knit to 1 stitch before gap, k2tog, k1, turn

 

K15 heel stitches, place marker, k15. (This marks the exact middle of the heel.)
Pick up and k15 stitches (or as many stitches as necessary) evenly across the left hand side of the sock.
Pick up and knit the same amount of stitches evenly across the right side of the sock as on the left side.

Counting from the middle of the heel, place one marker 15 stitches to either side (30 stitches total between these two markers) and remove the center marker that marks the middle of the heel.

There are 30 stitches between markers on the back of the leg centered above the heel, the gusset stitches to either side, and the lace stitches on the instep.

k1, k2tog, k to marker.
Begin lace pattern on back of the leg (start on the same row as on the front of the leg), working lace only between the markers.
K to three stitches before the lace pattern at the instep, k2tog, k1.
Work lace pattern on instep.

Work one round without decreases.

Continue in this pattern, working one decrease round and one round without decreases, maintaining lace pattern meanwhile.  (Remove stitch markers when necessary to continue decreases in established pattern.)

Stop decreases when there are 60 stitches on the needles and continue to work in lace pattern until sock is as tall as you want it, ending on a knit row.

Bind off loosely and block as desired. Severe blocking will stretch the garter stitch slightly and make longer socks.

© All rights reserved.
 This pattern may be used for gift and charity purposes only. You may not sell this pattern or sell items made from it … but you probably already knew that.

Please contact me with any questions or comments:
carrotandstick on ravelry.com.

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Written by jane

April 30, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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