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Women's knitted knee-high socks Novita 7 Veljestä Aurora and 7 Veljestä

Women's knitted knee-high socks Novita 7 Veljestä Aurora and 7 Veljestä

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These lovely lace socks showcase the colours of our brand new 7 Veljestä Aurora yarn. The ribbed cuff as well as the heel flap are knitted with the single-coloured 7 Veljestä yarn.
Magazine Online pattern
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU NONL74
Pattern details
Size
Shoe size 38

Yarn demand
7 Veljestä Aurora
(826) Sun 200 g and
7 Veljestä
(010) Off-white, no more than 50 g

Needles and other supplies
Double-pointed needles:
Novita 3½ mm or the size needed to obtain gauge.

Designer
Minna Metsänen

Details

Using the white yarn, cast on 64 sts and distribute them onto four needles: 20 sts, 12 sts, 12 sts and 20 sts. The beginning of the round is always between needles I and IV.

Begin the ribbing in the round: p1, *k2, p2* repeat from * to *. Each needle begins with p1. Work in ribbing for 3 cm.

Change to the multi-coloured yarn and begin the lace stripes and the stockinette stitch from row 1 of chart. The arrow marks the starting point for needle I. Work 9 sts in the lace pattern, 14 sts in stockinette stitch and then the 18 st pattern repeat from the chart, 14 sts in stockinette stitch and then the remaining 9 sts from the right end of the chart. Keep working the stitches in this manner. First knit row 1 of the chart and then keep repeating rows 2-9.

When the leg measures 15 cm, begin the decreases for the calf on needles I and IV on both sides of the lace stripe on the back of the sock: in the beginning of the round work 9 sts in pattern, k2tog and when 11 sts remain, make the skp decrease (= slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped st over) and then work the remaining 9 sts in pattern. Repeat the decreases as before on every 8th round once more and then on every 4th round 6 more times. Now 12 sts remain on each needle.

Continue working as established until the leg measures approx. 35 cm and you have just finished row 9 of the chart.

Begin the heel flap by knitting the sts from needle I onto needle IV = 24 sts. Leave the other sts on hold. Turn work, join the white yarn and begin the reinforced stitch pattern: 1st row: slip 1 and purl to the end of row. Turn work. 2nd row: *slip 1, k1*, repeat from * to * for 11 more times. Repeat rows 1-2 for a total of 12 times (= 24 rows). Work row 1 once more.

Turn the heel: Continue working in the same reinforced stitch pattern as before. Starting from the right end of the heel flap, knit until 9 sts remain. Make the skp decrease and turn work. Slip 1, p6, p2tog, turn work. Slip 1, knit until 8 sts remain, skp. Continue in this manner, decreasing the stitches on the sides while the number of sts in the center of the heel remains the same (=8 sts). When you have only these 8 sts remaining, divide the sts onto two needles (4 sts and 4 sts). Break the white yarn and continue with the multi-coloured yarn.

Using a free needle, pick up 12 sts from the left edge of the heel flap and 1 st from between the needles. Knit the picked-up sts through the back loop using the multi-coloured yarn onto needle I. Knit the sts on needles II and III following row 2 of the lace chart. Pick up 12 sts from the right edge of the heel flap and 1 st from between the needles and knit the picked-up sts through the back loop onto needle IV. Keep knitting with these 58 sts and begin the gusset decreases. For needles II and III keep following the lace chart as before and knit stockinette stitch on needles I and IV.

Work the gusset decreases: On needle I, knit until 2 sts remain, k2tog. On needle IV skp, knit to end of needle. Repeat these decreases every 2nd row until 12 sts remain on all needles.

Work as established until the sole measures 19 cm or until the sock reaches the tip of your smallest toe.

Toe decreases: Needles I and III: knit until 3 sts remain, k2tog, k1. Needles II and IV: k1, skp, knit to end. Continue knitting the lace until you run out of lace sts and then switch to working 2 sts in the middle of the stockinette in reverse stockinette stitch. Make the decreases as before on every 2nd round until 6 sts remain on each needle and after that make the decreases on every round.

When 8 sts remain in total, break the yarn and pull it through the sts. Securely weave in the yarn ends.

Knit the other sock to match.

Finishing

Steam the finished socks lightly.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions


Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch patterns:
- K2, p2 ribbing in the round:
*k2, p2*, repeat from * to *.
- Lace pattern in the round:
Knit following the chart and the written instructions.
- Stockinette stitch in the round:
knit all stitches.

Gauge:
- 21 sts in stockinette stitch = 10 cm

Using the white yarn, cast on 64 sts and distribute them onto four needles: 20 sts, 12 sts, 12 sts and 20 sts. The beginning of the round is always between needles I and IV.

Begin the ribbing in the round: p1, *k2, p2* repeat from * to *. Each needle begins with p1. Work in ribbing for 3 cm.

Change to the multi-coloured yarn and begin the lace stripes and the stockinette stitch from row 1 of chart. The arrow marks the starting point for needle I. Work 9 sts in the lace pattern, 14 sts in stockinette stitch and then the 18 st pattern repeat from the chart, 14 sts in stockinette stitch and then the remaining 9 sts from the right end of the chart. Keep working the stitches in this manner. First knit row 1 of the chart and then keep repeating rows 2-9.

When the leg measures 15 cm, begin the decreases for the calf on needles I and IV on both sides of the lace stripe on the back of the sock: in the beginning of the round work 9 sts in pattern, k2tog and when 11 sts remain, make the skp decrease (= slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped st over) and then work the remaining 9 sts in pattern. Repeat the decreases as before on every 8th round once more and then on every 4th round 6 more times. Now 12 sts remain on each needle.

Continue working as established until the leg measures approx. 35 cm and you have just finished row 9 of the chart.

Begin the heel flap by knitting the sts from needle I onto needle IV = 24 sts. Leave the other sts on hold. Turn work, join the white yarn and begin the reinforced stitch pattern: 1st row: slip 1 and purl to the end of row. Turn work. 2nd row: *slip 1, k1*, repeat from * to * for 11 more times. Repeat rows 1-2 for a total of 12 times (= 24 rows). Work row 1 once more.

Turn the heel: Continue working in the same reinforced stitch pattern as before. Starting from the right end of the heel flap, knit until 9 sts remain. Make the skp decrease and turn work. Slip 1, p6, p2tog, turn work. Slip 1, knit until 8 sts remain, skp. Continue in this manner, decreasing the stitches on the sides while the number of sts in the center of the heel remains the same (=8 sts). When you have only these 8 sts remaining, divide the sts onto two needles (4 sts and 4 sts). Break the white yarn and continue with the multi-coloured yarn.

Using a free needle, pick up 12 sts from the left edge of the heel flap and 1 st from between the needles. Knit the picked-up sts through the back loop using the multi-coloured yarn onto needle I. Knit the sts on needles II and III following row 2 of the lace chart. Pick up 12 sts from the right edge of the heel flap and 1 st from between the needles and knit the picked-up sts through the back loop onto needle IV. Keep knitting with these 58 sts and begin the gusset decreases. For needles II and III keep following the lace chart as before and knit stockinette stitch on needles I and IV.

Work the gusset decreases: On needle I, knit until 2 sts remain, k2tog. On needle IV skp, knit to end of needle. Repeat these decreases every 2nd row until 12 sts remain on all needles.

Work as established until the sole measures 19 cm or until the sock reaches the tip of your smallest toe.

Toe decreases: Needles I and III: knit until 3 sts remain, k2tog, k1. Needles II and IV: k1, skp, knit to end. Continue knitting the lace until you run out of lace sts and then switch to working 2 sts in the middle of the stockinette in reverse stockinette stitch. Make the decreases as before on every 2nd round until 6 sts remain on each needle and after that make the decreases on every round.

When 8 sts remain in total, break the yarn and pull it through the sts. Securely weave in the yarn ends.

Knit the other sock to match.

Finishing

Steam the finished socks lightly.


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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