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“Dance” knitted socks Novita 7 Veljestä ja 7 Veljestä Multiraita

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These socks were inspired by trips to Middle America - the strong, sunny colours and the energising music of the region.
Magazine Novita Kesä 2019 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 28
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU N021928
Pattern details
Size
one size

Yarn demand
Novita 7 Veljestä Multiraita
(805) Dancer 200 g and

some Novita 7 Veljestä (010) Off White

Needles and other supplies
Double-pointed needles
Novita 3½ mm (UK 9½ / US 4) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Designer
Lea Petäjä

Details

Using the off-white yarn, cast on 48 sts and divide them onto four needles, 12 sts each. The beginning of the round is between needles I and IV. Work ribbing in the round for 3 cm.

Switch to the striped yarn and begin the lace pattern on row 1 of chart. Repeat the 6 st pattern 8 times. Work rows 2-4 and then keep repeating rows 1-4.

When the leg measures approx. 23 cm, finish on row 1 or row 3 and then knit 1 round, increasing 1 st at the end of round (knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop) = 49 sts. Move 1 st from needle IV onto needle III. 12 sts each on needles I and II, 13 sts on needle III, and 12 sts on needle IV.

Begin the heel flap: knit the sts on needle I onto needle IV = 24 sts. Leave the other sts on hold. Turn work and begin reinforced st pattern:

Row 1: (WS) Slip 1 st with yarn in back, purl to end of row. Turn work.

Row 2: (RS) *slip 1 st with yarn in back, k1*, repeat *-* to end of row. Turn work.

Work rows 1-2 a total of 12 times (= 24 rows).

Work another WS row and begin turning the heel. Continue the reinforced st pattern as established. Work the RS row until 9 sts remain. Work the skp decrease (= slip 1 st knitwise, knit 1, pass the slipped st over) and turn work. Slip 1 st, p6, p2tog, turn work. Slip 1 st, work until 8 sts remain, skp. Continue in this manner, decreasing sts on the sides with 8 sts in the middle. When only the middle sts remain, divide the sts onto two needles, 4 sts each. Knit the sts.

Using a free needle, pick up 12 sts from the left edge of the heel flap + 1 st from between the heel flap and needle II. Knit the picked-up sts through the back loop using left-hand sole needle. On needles II and III follow the lace pattern. Using the needle with 4 sts, pick up 12 sts from the right edge of the heel flap + 1 st from between needle III and the heel flap. Knit the picked-up sts through the back loop and knit the 4 heel flap sts.

59 sts on the needles. Keep working needles I and IV in stockinette st and needles II and III following the lace pattern. Note: on the next row begin gusset decreases: k2tog at the end of needle I, skp at the beginning of needle IV. Work the decreases on every 2nd round until 49 sts remain in total.

When the sole measures 20 cm or the sock covers your fifth toe, switch to working all sts in stockinette st and begin the toe decreases: k2tog, k1 at the end of needles I and III; k1, skp at the beginning of needles II and IV. Work the decreases on every 2nd round until 31 sts remain in total. Then work the decreases on every round.

When 9 sts remain, break the yarn, pass it through the sts and pull tightly. Securely weave in.

Knit the other sock to match. When starting the lace pattern with the striped yarn, start with the same colour as you did on the other sock.

Finishing

Steam the socks lightly.

Make tassels for the cuffs with all the colours in the striped yarn except off-white. Cut three approx. 20 cm pieces of yarn for each tassel. Attach the tassels to the lower edge of the ribbed cuff: fold the bundle once and pull the folded end through the sock. Pass the open end through the other end and tighten.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
38

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch patterns
- Ribbing in the round: *k1, p1*

Using the off-white yarn, cast on 48 sts and divide them onto four needles, 12 sts each. The beginning of the round is between needles I and IV. Work ribbing in the round for 3 cm.

Switch to the striped yarn and begin the lace pattern on row 1 of chart. Repeat the 6 st pattern 8 times. Work rows 2-4 and then keep repeating rows 1-4.

When the leg measures approx. 23 cm, finish on row 1 or row 3 and then knit 1 round, increasing 1 st at the end of round (knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop) = 49 sts. Move 1 st from needle IV onto needle III. 12 sts each on needles I and II, 13 sts on needle III, and 12 sts on needle IV.

Begin the heel flap: knit the sts on needle I onto needle IV = 24 sts. Leave the other sts on hold. Turn work and begin reinforced st pattern:

Row 1: (WS) Slip 1 st with yarn in back, purl to end of row. Turn work.

Row 2: (RS) *slip 1 st with yarn in back, k1*, repeat *-* to end of row. Turn work.

Work rows 1-2 a total of 12 times (= 24 rows).

Work another WS row and begin turning the heel. Continue the reinforced st pattern as established. Work the RS row until 9 sts remain. Work the skp decrease (= slip 1 st knitwise, knit 1, pass the slipped st over) and turn work. Slip 1 st, p6, p2tog, turn work. Slip 1 st, work until 8 sts remain, skp. Continue in this manner, decreasing sts on the sides with 8 sts in the middle. When only the middle sts remain, divide the sts onto two needles, 4 sts each. Knit the sts.

Using a free needle, pick up 12 sts from the left edge of the heel flap + 1 st from between the heel flap and needle II. Knit the picked-up sts through the back loop using left-hand sole needle. On needles II and III follow the lace pattern. Using the needle with 4 sts, pick up 12 sts from the right edge of the heel flap + 1 st from between needle III and the heel flap. Knit the picked-up sts through the back loop and knit the 4 heel flap sts.

59 sts on the needles. Keep working needles I and IV in stockinette st and needles II and III following the lace pattern. Note: on the next row begin gusset decreases: k2tog at the end of needle I, skp at the beginning of needle IV. Work the decreases on every 2nd round until 49 sts remain in total.

When the sole measures 20 cm or the sock covers your fifth toe, switch to working all sts in stockinette st and begin the toe decreases: k2tog, k1 at the end of needles I and III; k1, skp at the beginning of needles II and IV. Work the decreases on every 2nd round until 31 sts remain in total. Then work the decreases on every round.

When 9 sts remain, break the yarn, pass it through the sts and pull tightly. Securely weave in.

Knit the other sock to match. When starting the lace pattern with the striped yarn, start with the same colour as you did on the other sock.

Finishing

Steam the socks lightly.

Make tassels for the cuffs with all the colours in the striped yarn except off-white. Cut three approx. 20 cm pieces of yarn for each tassel. Attach the tassels to the lower edge of the ribbed cuff: fold the bundle once and pull the folded end through the sock. Pass the open end through the other end and tighten.


Skill levels

Beginner

Have you just learned to knit, maybe still trying to figure out the very basics like knit and purl stitches? Or are you picking up knitting again for the first time since elementary school? Start here.

Technique

Beginner-level patterns include only basic knitting techniques: knitting and purling. You’ll also need to cast on and cast off stitches. The projects can be worked flat or in the round. Easy, regular decreases are used. Most patterns are worked in stockinette or garter stitch. Other simple stitch patterns may occur, and they are always detailed in the written pattern. Stripes of different colours may be used, but no more advanced colourwork.

Patterns

All patterns are written and do not include charts. Abbreviations are not used. Getting gauge is not crucial to the finished piece. Patterns include mostly accessories such as scarved and beanies. Pillowcases and other home decoration pieces.

Adventurous beginner

Got the basics covered? You’d like to take a swing at your first pair of socks, perhaps some easy cables or colourwork? A treasure of patterns awaits you on this level.

Technique

Patterns on this level may include simple colourwork, cables or lace. Colourwork patterns repeats are relatively short, cables simple and symmetrical and lace patterns easy and relatively small, covering details rather than entire pieces. The colourwork, cable and lace stitches are not worked into decreases or increases. Colourwork yarn floats are short, max. 3-4 stitches. Picking up stitches may occur. On this level, you’ll also find easy patterns using domino knitting, log cabin knitting or tunisian crochet.

Patterns

Patterns may include simple charts. In case special techniques are employed, they are detailed our in the instructions, either as text or e.g. through videos. The patterns may also suggest ”shortcuts”, i.e. easier ways to accomplish a technique. Most of the basic socks with heel flaps or afterthought heels are on this level, as well as mittens with no-gusset thumbs. There’s also plenty of sweaters, usually yoke sweaters or raglan sleeve sweaters.

Intermediate

So knitting is a regular hobby for you? Abbreviations, charts and instructions are no more than a walk in the park? Perhaps you’re looking for something to challenge yourself with, even at the odds of frogging?

Technique

In addition to basic techniques, some special techniques may be employed on this level, e.g. short rows. The same pattern may include both lace and cables. Magic loop knitting or entrelac, two-coloured brioche stitch, also here. In general, patterns require a more advanced ability to "read" your knitting. Lace patterns are also more advanced than on the previous level, but the lace stitches are still worked on right side only. Intarsia may be included, but in relatively simple and symmetrical patterns.

Patterns

Patterns on this level can feature concurrent shaping, e.g. neckline shaping at the same time as sleeve decreases or sleeve decreases into cable pattern. Sweater sleeves may require more advanced shaping. Most of our sweaters are at this level. Other patterns include e.g. magic loop patterns and toe-up socks.

Advanced

Turn off that telly and lash the doors, maximum concetration required! Although this skill level doesn’t bring much more in terms of technique, there’s simply more going on at the same time. Skill, concentration and perception are requisite.

Technique

On this level, you’ll find more advanced intarsia patterns, including intarsia in the round. Brioche patterns with decreases and/or cables are also here. Beginning of rounds may shift and multiple markers are needed. Lace or cable stitches may be worked also from wrong side. We’ve also included patterns featuring steeks here. Steeking isn’t hard as such, but requires the nerves and confidence of an experienced knitter.

Patterns

Patterns may include complex steps and require simultaneous reading of both charts and written instructions. Gauge may vary over different steps of the project. The patterns often feature much details and a combination of techniques. The size of the project is not what determines whether it’s advanced or not; focus is on technique, overall complexity and the risk of errors during the project.

Gauge & Swatching

Gauge and Swatching

Every pattern is based on a certain gauge, expressed as stitches or rows per 10 cm. It is important that you make a swatch to check your gauge before you start the actual project. If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern’s gauge, your finished garment won’t be the correct size either.

Swatching Start by knitting a swatch. Use the yarn, the needles and the stitch pattern you intend to use in the project. Make the swatch a little wider than 10 cm, so that you’ll be able to measure the stitches properly. Block the swatch by pinning it to a surface, then steam it gently. Count the stitches; put a pin in a stitch, then measure 10 cm from that stitch and put another pin there. Count the stitches from pin to pin – that’s your gauge! If needed, measure both horizontal and vertical gauge (rows). If you’re measuring rib or brioche stitches, stretch out the swatch slightly before measuring.

Adjusting gauge

If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern gauge, you can adjust it by switching needle size. If your swatch has too few stitches per 10 cm (i.e. your knitting is too loose), switch to smaller needles. Conversely, if your swatch has too many stitches per 10 cm, your knitting is too tight and you’ll need a larger pair of needles. Always knit another swatch in order to determine proper gauge and sizing. Also note that the pattern yardage only applies to the pattern yarn, the yardage may differ if you choose another yarn.

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