Since it is now football season…this means that at least four hours of every Sunday will be spent worshiping the almighty Pittsburgh Steelers. (Who dominated the poor Texans today) I decided that I should make good use of this time and knit something black and gold at the bar instead of subjecting $18 a hank yarn to cigarette and beer stench. Today I started these Striped Steeler Socks and should be able to finish them in about a month, if I only work on them during games.
To make your very own Striped Steeler Socks (or Redskins socks or whatever), you can follow my directions below…which are not complete but will be posted as they become available.
1. Select two colors of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in the appropriate team colors
2. Using the figure eight cast on, cast on 24 sts for a women’s sized sock onto two circular needles in your main color (mine is gold)
3. Knit two complete rounds
4. Begin increase section:
K1, M1R, k11 sts, (other side of toe stopping one from the end) M1L, K2, M1R, K 11, M1L, K1.
Knit one round
Increase again, always making a stitch, one stitch before the last stitch on each side of the sock. Here is that row written out for the second increase round:
K1, M1R, k13 sts, (other side of toe stopping one from the end) M1L, K2, M1R, K 13, M1L, K1.
Continue to alternate increase rounds and regular knit rounds until you have 54 sts total.
Join contrast color (black) and knit four rounds, twisting the black ball yarn and gold ball yarn around each other at the beginning of every other row. This helps the yarn not being used to be carried up the inside of the sock in a more hidden way.
Ok, that should keep you busy until next weekend…I should get to the heel during the next Steeler game 🙂