Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Cable Kilt Hose

This is designed for a special friend who visits his family in scotland often. The yarn has been spun from a lovely corriedale fleece that I bought as a raw fleece. I scoured, drum carded and spun it into a 2 ply sport with a guage of about 5 stitches to an inch on size 4 needles.
This is a rough pattern done using 1 circular needle(magic loop method)….Remember i’m still working on it as I go.

c6f = Slip 3 sts. onto a cable needle and hold to front of work. K3, then K the 3 sts off cable needle.

Cast on 72 sts. join.

rib…k1,p1 for 4 inches. dec. 8sts evenly around. Should now have 64sts…32 on each half of the circular needles. continue ribbing for another inch.

rnds 1-7: k7, p2, k2, p2, k6, p2, k2, p2, k7…first half of needles and do the same on the second half.
rnd 8: k7, p2, k2, p2, c6f, p2, k2, p2, k6..first half of needles and do the same on the second half. follow rnds 1-8 for your desired length of sock.
When you have reached the desired length, divide the stitches so that the 32 stitches from the front of the sock are on a stitch holder and 32 stitches from the back of the sock are on needles. Cables will be on the side.

$ sl1, k1, repeat from $, turn.
sl1, purl 31, turn. repeat 1 and 2 for 3 inches.

sl the first stitch, k16, sl1, k1, pass slip stitch over(psso), k1 turn.
sl1, p3, p2tog, p1, turn.
From then on you purl or knit to 1 stitch before the gap.
On knit rows you knit to the first stitch before the gap, sl that stitch and knit the stitch on the other side of the gap, then psso, knit one , turn.
On purl rows, purl to gap, purl stitches together on either side of gap, purl one, turn. You will have finished the heel turn on a purl row and you should have 18 stitches.

For first half of circular needles (magic loop method) Knit across heel stitches then pick up 17 stitches along the heel flap, knit and purl across half the instep stitches(do not do cables). Second half of the needles…knit and purl the second half of the instep stitches(do not do cables), pick up 17 stitches along heel flap, knit 9 stitches from the heel. should have 42 stitches on each half of needles.

I now switch to size 2 circular needle. This smaller size needle works for me because the recipient has long narrow feet. I will also follow the instep pattern except the cables.

GUSSET Decreasing
RND 1: First half….knit 22, place marker, k2tog, knit 18.
Second half…knit 18, place marker, sl1, k1, psso, knit 22.
RND 2: knit and purl first and second half. (no not do cables)
RND 3: first half ….knit to marker, k2tog, knit to end of first needle. second half…knit to marker, sl1, k1, psso, knit to end of second half.
continue rnds 2 and 3 until you have 32 stitches on each half.

FOOT continue until you have reached 2 inches from desired length of foot.

Star toe set-up:
* k16 place marker, repeat from * 2 more times. Work remaining 16 stitches.
rnd 1: k2tog before each stitch marker and at the end.
rnd 2: knit
Work rnd 1 & 2 6 times total.
Work rnd 1 until 8 stitches remain.
Kitchener the end closed.

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Blogger funkydelia said...

Hi there, these look like exactly the kilt hose hose I would like to knit for my husband! I found you through Ravelry.

How much yarn do you think I would need to knit them?

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