Yay socks. The stitch pattern worked in this yarn kind of looks like strawberries. So these are called Ichigo socks. I guess if you made them in a different color they wouldn’t really look like strawberries anymore. Does not matter, I am still calling this pattern Ichigo socks. I knit them both at the same time on one circular toe-up, but I don’t think it would be hard to convert the pattern to some other method. These socks were made to fit me, and I have wide feet. If you need smaller, omit one lace repeat or go down a needle size. This is my first time writing a sock pattern (first time writing any knitting pattern, actually) so I apologize if it is unclear or full of errors. Let me know if you find any, and I will fix them. ^_^
Yarn: Zitron Trekking XXL, I used color 107, about half a skein, more if you want a longer cuff.
Sticks: US 1.5 (2.5mm) 40 inch circular
Gauge: 9.5 sts/inch, 11.5 rows/inch
Finished Size: About 8.2 inches around foot, unstretched. For different sizes, change needle size or adjust sole stitch count accordingly.
Special Stitches: double decrease (dd) – slip 2 stitches together as if to knit, knit next stitch, pass both slipped stitches over the knit stitch.
Strawberry Stitch pattern: Worked over 13 stitches and 12 rows
rows 1 and 3- p all sts
rows 2 and 4- k all sts
row 5- (k1, yo, k4, dd, k4, yo, k1) three times
row 6- (k2, yo, k3, dd, k3, yo, k2) three times
row 7- (k3, yo, k2, dd, k2, yo, k3) three times
row 8- (k4, yo, k1, dd, k1, yo, k4) three times
row 9- (k5, yo, dd, yo, k5) three times
rows 10,11, and 12- k all sts
Using Judy Becker’s magic cast on, cast on 30 sts (15 per needle) for each sock and knit one round, place marker to mark beginning of round of both socks.
round 1-k all sts
round 2-k1, k1fb, k to last two sts on needle, k1fb, k1, repeat for remaining 3 sets of sts.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until there are 39 stitches on each side of the needle, 78 stitches total per sock. If that is too many for you, decrease the number of stitches on the sole needles only.
Foot and Instep
Work the strawberry stitch pattern across the top of the sock, work the sole in stockinette. Continue until the sock is 2 inches shorter than the desired length.
I used Cat Bordhi’s wrapped short row method to make my heels, but you can use whatever kind of heel you prefer. Wrap 13 stitches on each side (for each sock you should have 1 slipped stitch, 12 wrapped stitches, 13 unwrapped stitches, 12 wrapped stitches, 1 slipped stitch if you use Cat Bordhi’s method). If you use Cat Bordhi’s method, after picking up all the wrapped stitches, work two more pattern repeats (24 rows) with the strawberry pattern just on the instep of the sock, stockinette in the back above the heel, since the heel is very short using this method. otherwise, proceed to the cuff after finishing your heel.
Work front and back needle in strawberry stitch pattern until desired length. If using 2×2 ribbing on the cuff, on row 12 of last chart repeat, increase 1 stitch at the end of each needle (increase 2 sts per sock). Work in 2×2 ribbing for 1 inch. Bind off using sewn bind off or desired method. Weave in ends and block. Send me pictures (please).
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