Thursday, October 12, 2006

RibZagger Socks -- Sereknity Knits FREE PATTERN

FINALLY! In honor of SOCKTOBERFEST, the new Sereknity Knit Sock Pattern, RibZaggers is complete! Keep a lookout for sock kits using this pattern in my etsy shop SereknityBoutique -- kits will include a copy of the pattern printed on quality cardstock in a protective sleeve, hand-carved DPNs, sock bag, and stitch markers. These will make a great gift for your favorite knitter -- even if that person is yourself! ;)

Without further ado, I give you the...

Rib Zagger socks, A Sereknity Knits Pattern,
by Heather J. Spellman
(pattern editted for erratta on 11/14/06)


Sock is designed to fit a womens medium, and has a good deal of stretch.

Materials:
One skein (approx. 260 yards, 4oz.) Sereknity Sock Options Sport Weight yarn, pictured here in the Gothic Rose colorway
5 Size 3 double pointed needles – Sereknity Handcrafted needles used, 6 to a set

Gauge: 7 stitches to the inch on size 3 needles in stockinette

Cuff/leg:
Using your favorite method (I use Long-tail or Continental) Cast On 56 stitches. Divide evenly across 4 needles (14 to each)

K2,p2 rib for 1inch

Begin pattern stitch:
Sequence A:
Row 1&2 – p1, k2,p1
Row 3&4 – p2, k2
Row 5&6 – k1, p2, k1
Row 7&8 – k2, p2
Repeat 1-8 one time.

Now, you will reverse direction…
Sequence B:
Row 1&2 – k1, p2, k1
Row 3&4 – p2, k2
Row 5&6 – p1, k2, p1
Row 7&8 – k2, p2
Repeat rows 1-8 rows one time.

Go back to the start of pattern stitch and work Sequence A (16 Rows).

Begin Heel Flap by working back and forth across 28 stitches on Needles 1 and 4. Allow the other 28 stitches to rest on needles 2&3 for working later.

Heel Flap.
To set up flap, knit across to end of needle one, turn work and purl across needles one and four. Continue as follows.

row 1: (slip 1, k1) repeat to end
row 2: slip 1st stitch, purl all across to end
Continue in this manner for a total of 34 rows, ending on a purl row.

Turn Heel.
Sl1, k16, k2togtbl, k1, turn.
Sl1, p5, p2tog,p1, turn.
Sl1, k6, k2togtbl, k1, turn.
Sl1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn.
Continue in this manner until all stitches have been worked, being sure to end with a knit row. 16 stitches remain.

PU 17 stitches along right side of heel flap.
Begin instep in pattern stitch for 1 row. PU 17 stitches along left side of heel flap. Knit 8, place marker. This is now the beginning of the round. You will work instep pattern at the same time as working the gusset decreases.

Instep pattern stitch…
Row 1&2 – k1, p2, k1
Row 3&4 – p2,k2
Row 5&6 – p1, k2, p1
Row 7&8 – k2,p2
Repeat 1-8. (Sequence A). – 16 rows completed.

Row 1&2 – p1, k2,p1
Row 3&4 – p2, k2
Row 5&6 – k1, p2, k1
Row 7&8 – k2, p2
Repeat 1-8. (Sequence B). – 16 Rows.

Repeat all rows once again – total of 64 rows.

Gusset/flap stitches –

First round work through the back loop to reduce holes/gaps.

Round 1 -- Needle 1-- k to last stitch b4 instep, p1 ,Needles 2&3-- knit instep pattern, Needle 4 -- p1, knit to marker.
Round 2 –Needle 1 -- knit to last three stitches b4 instep, k2tog,p1, Needles 2&3--work instep in pattern, Needles 4 -- p1, ssk, knit to marker.

Repeat these two rows until 28 stitches are left on the heel needles, 1&4.

Work Round One until 64 Rows of the instep pattern have been completed.

Toe –

Knit all needles two rounds even (work all stitches as knit stitches.)

Round 1 – Needle 1 – knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1; Needle 2 – knit 1, ssk, knit to end of needle; Needle 3 – knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, knit 1, Needle 4 – knit 1 ssk, knit to end of needle.
Round 2 – knit all stitches.

Repeat these two rounds until times until 20 total stitches are left. Graft toe using the kitchener stitch.

Weave in ends and enjoy!!

14 comments:

Nichole said...

Thank you for another wonderful - and free! - pattern! I can't wait to try it.

YogaGardenGirl said...

Great sock!!! Looking forward to knitting the pattern up! Wow!

Kendra said...

Ok, I so want to make socks now...

Shannon said...

Hi - I've chosen to knit this pattern as my first ever sock (hopefully I'll make both of them). I've just got to the heel flap and there seems to maybe be an error in the pattern? You say to work across 28 stitches, but the first line only starts w/ 20 stitches and finishes w/ 18 (because of the k2tog). The other lines seem off as well: start w/ 9 (goes down to 7) - start w/ 10 (goes down to 8) - start w/ 11 (goes down to 9). Am I just well beyond tired and missing something here? Or is there actually an error? Thanks so much for a great looking pattern as I'm not one for wanting to make a stockinette sock even if it is my first.

yarnophiliac said...

SHannon -- oh my goodness! that is a huge error! so sorry, but I am thrilled you pointed it out. the point you are at in the directions should actually state that they are for turning the heel -- the heel flap was omitted! I will fix the blog, but in the meantime, here it is for you...

row 1: (slip 1, k1) repeat to end
row 2: slip 1st stitch, purl all across to end
Continue in this manner for a total of 34 rows, ending on a purl row.

This is where you would start off with the other directions as previously written. this is the short row section where you will see the heel start to turn, so having only 20 stitches on the line/row at this point is exactly right.

How did you find the rest of the pattern? Were you able to follow it ok? Congrats on your first sock, BTW!! Hooray for you! I would love to see a picture when it is done! (i would have e-mailed to you privately, but could not get your addy through blogger)

All my best, Heather

Eleanor said...

Hi we've been talking about this pattern over on a livejournal knitting community, where one of us has just got to the heel flap.

I've just commented:

Normally I'd expect it to ask you to do the heel flap using the stitches on needles 1 & 2, not 1 & 4. But since it says 1 & 4 then in this case I guess you'd finish the previous row (1,2,3,4) in pattern, knit along needle 1 and count that "half" row as row 1, then purl back along 1 & 4 as row 2. I don't think it's going to matter much if you've done it on needle 1 & 2 instead, but it might be a bit fiddley to get back into pattern after you've finished the heel.

Is this correct?

yarnophiliac said...

Hi eleanor -- Yes, it is correct that you want to do the heel on needles 1 and 4. I have clarified (I hope!) the directions on the pattern to knit across needle one, turn, purl back, and then begin the heel flap pattern. Maybe I should leave the pattern writing to the professionals? Sorry about that!!

Shannon said...

Thanks for posting the corrections!

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forensa said...

Nice try but I have been knitting socks for a while and could probably figure it out but it is really frustrating - some simple checkpoints would be useful - for example - how many stitches in total after picking up around turned heel and another checkpoint - listing how many stitches should be on each needle. This is an unnecessarily complicated and frustrating pattern. Ripping it out and doing something else.