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Womans Long Lace Socks Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers)

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Women's long socks worked in Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers) yarn feature a pretty lace stitch pattern.
Magazine Novita Sukkalehti 2011 (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 18
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU SUK1118
Pattern details
Size
shoe size 38/39

Yarn demand
Novita 7 Veljestä (549 christmas) 150 g

Needles and other supplies
Set of 5 double-pointed 3,5 mm needles

Designer
Maija-Riitta Sirenius

Details

Stitch pattern

Rib in round: *K2,P2, rep from* to end.

Stocking stitch in round: knit all rows.

Lace pattern in round: See chart. Rep rnds 1-6.

Tension

21 sts to 10 cm measured over stocking st

Leg

Using double-pointed needles cast on 48 sts loosely. Distribute sts over 3 of the 5 needles ( needle I.:15 sts, needle II.: 17 sts, needle III.: 16 sts) and, taking care not to twist cast-on edge and using 4th needle, work in rounds, beg and ending rnds as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Rnd 1: work sts as indicated in rnd 1 from chart. Rep rows 1-6 5 times. Work until leg meas about 14[18:20] cm. End with rnd 4 or rnd 8 of chart. Work sts in rib in round and in lace patt in round as folls:

Rnd 7: work sts as indicated in rnd 7 from chart. 1 st will be increased = 49 sts. Cont working as indicated ,rep rnds 9-16 from chart over 11 sts for lace patt, work rest of the sts in rib in round. Work until leg meas 26 cm. Distribute sts over 4 of the 5 needles ( needle I.:12 sts, needle II.: 9 sts, needle III.: 16 sts, needle IV.: 12 sts).

Heel Flap and Gusset

Start the heel flap. Work 12 sts of needle I. Put 12 sts of needle IV. onto needle I =24 sts. Leave sts on needle II. and III.waiting. Work the 24 heel sts back and forth in rows as folls:

WS: Row 1: slip 1 st with yarn in back, purl to end.

RS: Row 2: * slip 1 st with yarn in back, K1, rep from * to end.

Rep rows 1-2 12 times =24 rows.

Turn Heel

Mark center 8 sts with a stitch markers for heel.

WS: Row 1: slip 1 st with yarn in back, P14, P2tog, turn.

RS: Row 2: * slip 1 st with yarn in back, K1, rep from * twice more, slip 1 st with yarn in back, skp, turn.

Rep rows 1-2 until all sts have been worked, ending with a RS row. Divide heel sts onto needle I. =4 sts and needle IV. =4 sts.

Needle I. : K4, pick up and knit 13 sts along left edge of heel flap

Needle II. and III.: K1,P2, cont 11sts in patt from chart, P2 and work rest of the st in stocking st.

Needle IV: pick up and knit 13 sts along right edge of heel flap, K4

Join for working in rnds. Work sts on needle I. and IV. in stocking st in round and on needle II. and III. as established.

Shape Gusset

Dec rnd 1: Needle I. : work until you have 2 sts left on needle I., K2tog

Needle II. and III.: cont as established

Needle IV: sl1,K1,psso, work to end.

Work 1 rnd.

Rep dec rnd every alt rnd until the amount of sts is 47.

Foot

Cont working until foot meas 20 cm or until foot covers your little toe. Work 1 rnd in stocking st over all sts and AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st on needle II. and 2 sts on needle III. = 44 sts. Re-distribute sts evenly over 4 needles.

Toe

Rnd 1: Needle I. : work until you have 3 sts left on needle I., K2tog, K1

Needle II. : K1, sl1,K1,psso, patt to end of needle II.

Needle III.: patt until you have 3 sts left on needle III., K2tog, K1

Needle IV: sl1,K1,psso, work to end of needle IV.

Work 1 rnd.

Rep rnd 1 every alt rnd until the amount of sts is 24.

Rep rnd 1 every rnd until the amount of sts is 8.

Break yarn leaving a long end. Pull end through all sts and tighten it. Weave in all ends.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions


Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch pattern
Rib in round: *K2,P2, rep from* to end.
Stocking stitch in round: knit all rows.
Lace pattern in round: See chart. Rep rnds 1-6.
Tension
21 sts to 10 cm measured over stocking st

Stitch pattern

Rib in round: *K2,P2, rep from* to end.

Stocking stitch in round: knit all rows.

Lace pattern in round: See chart. Rep rnds 1-6.

Tension

21 sts to 10 cm measured over stocking st

Leg

Using double-pointed needles cast on 48 sts loosely. Distribute sts over 3 of the 5 needles ( needle I.:15 sts, needle II.: 17 sts, needle III.: 16 sts) and, taking care not to twist cast-on edge and using 4th needle, work in rounds, beg and ending rnds as indicated, cont in patt from chart as folls:

Rnd 1: work sts as indicated in rnd 1 from chart. Rep rows 1-6 5 times. Work until leg meas about 14[18:20] cm. End with rnd 4 or rnd 8 of chart. Work sts in rib in round and in lace patt in round as folls:

Rnd 7: work sts as indicated in rnd 7 from chart. 1 st will be increased = 49 sts. Cont working as indicated ,rep rnds 9-16 from chart over 11 sts for lace patt, work rest of the sts in rib in round. Work until leg meas 26 cm. Distribute sts over 4 of the 5 needles ( needle I.:12 sts, needle II.: 9 sts, needle III.: 16 sts, needle IV.: 12 sts).

Heel Flap and Gusset

Start the heel flap. Work 12 sts of needle I. Put 12 sts of needle IV. onto needle I =24 sts. Leave sts on needle II. and III.waiting. Work the 24 heel sts back and forth in rows as folls:

WS: Row 1: slip 1 st with yarn in back, purl to end.

RS: Row 2: * slip 1 st with yarn in back, K1, rep from * to end.

Rep rows 1-2 12 times =24 rows.

Turn Heel

Mark center 8 sts with a stitch markers for heel.

WS: Row 1: slip 1 st with yarn in back, P14, P2tog, turn.

RS: Row 2: * slip 1 st with yarn in back, K1, rep from * twice more, slip 1 st with yarn in back, skp, turn.

Rep rows 1-2 until all sts have been worked, ending with a RS row. Divide heel sts onto needle I. =4 sts and needle IV. =4 sts.

Needle I. : K4, pick up and knit 13 sts along left edge of heel flap

Needle II. and III.: K1,P2, cont 11sts in patt from chart, P2 and work rest of the st in stocking st.

Needle IV: pick up and knit 13 sts along right edge of heel flap, K4

Join for working in rnds. Work sts on needle I. and IV. in stocking st in round and on needle II. and III. as established.

Shape Gusset

Dec rnd 1: Needle I. : work until you have 2 sts left on needle I., K2tog

Needle II. and III.: cont as established

Needle IV: sl1,K1,psso, work to end.

Work 1 rnd.

Rep dec rnd every alt rnd until the amount of sts is 47.

Foot

Cont working until foot meas 20 cm or until foot covers your little toe. Work 1 rnd in stocking st over all sts and AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st on needle II. and 2 sts on needle III. = 44 sts. Re-distribute sts evenly over 4 needles.

Toe

Rnd 1: Needle I. : work until you have 3 sts left on needle I., K2tog, K1

Needle II. : K1, sl1,K1,psso, patt to end of needle II.

Needle III.: patt until you have 3 sts left on needle III., K2tog, K1

Needle IV: sl1,K1,psso, work to end of needle IV.

Work 1 rnd.

Rep rnd 1 every alt rnd until the amount of sts is 24.

Rep rnd 1 every rnd until the amount of sts is 8.

Break yarn leaving a long end. Pull end through all sts and tighten it. Weave in all ends.


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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