Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Soap Sock Pattern

My totally awesome soap sock pattern deserves to be out there for people to enjoy and make cute little soap socks!



I had some small bits of cotton yarn sitting around and I wanted a pattern that I could use those. This pattern is perfect for that. Even if you don’t have enough of one color for the body of the sock, you can easily make it have stripes.

This is a great project to learn how to make socks or a new sock technique, like magic loop. You don’t even have to make a second one if don’t want to so no worries about second sock syndrome.

Soapy is great for small pieces of handmade soap. It’s a washcloth that you put the soap into, and now its not so slippery.



SIZE
holds a 2.5 by 1 by 1 inch piece of soap

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bottom of sock: 3 inchesHeal to top: 2.5 inches

MATERIALS
MC (green) and CC (light yellow) Sugar and Cream (cotton; 70.9g/2.5 oz per skein) or a cotton yarn of similar weight

1 #4 US circular needle of a long length

The finished soap sock is 13 grams

notions required
tapestry needles

GAUGE
19 sts/33 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch
Soapy itself isn’t even 4 inches and unless you’re knitting this for a specific bar of soap, the gauge doesn’t have to be exact.

This sock is knit toe up on one circular needle.


PATTERN

CO 8 sts using magic cast on (4 sts on each needle)

If you don't know how to do the magic cast on, check it out here:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATmagiccaston.html



K around
K1, M1, K2, M1,K1 – Repeat on second needle
K around
K1, M1, K1, M1, K2, M1, K1, M1, K1 - Repeat on second needle (20 st so far)
K around
K1, M1, K1, M1, K6, M1, K1, M1, K1 - Repeat on second needle (28 st)
K two rows

Switch to MC
Work 12 rounds
Switch to CC

Short row heel


K across bottom of sock until 1 st remaining
turn and bring yarn to back, purl (This makes a YO or extra loop)
P normally until 1 st remaining on needle
turn and bring yarn to front, K1 making the YO
K across row until just before the ST with YO
turn, yarn to back and P, then P across row until just before the ST with YO

Continue making the shorter rows until 4 st remain in the middle
K4, K the next ST, turn the YO ST around so it faces the right way, K2TOG
turn, yarn to back and P like before across the row until the YO
P2tog through the back loop
turn, yarn to front, K across, now there are 2 YO’s, turn them around and K3TOG
turn, yarn to back, P across, P3TOG through the back loop

Continue until all the short row have been worked ending in a P3TOG

Switch to MC

Yarn to front, K across row, K2TOG (the YO and the 1st ST on the waiting needle)

K2, P, K3, P,K3, P, K2, K2TOG (last ST on the needle and the YO)
P, K3, P, K3, P, K3, P, K1

Continue the K3, P1 rib for 8 rows
K2, YO, K2TOG repeat 4 times
K1, YO, K2TOG repeat 4 times (8 YO’s total)

K 1 row
bind off

FINISHING

weave in ends

Make a braid about 14 inches long and thread it through the YO holes

Tie a knot at the ends of the braid.



by: Melissa at RainyDayArt

© 2007 RainyDayArt. All rights reserved. This pattern may not be sold, or posted to any website, or copied, without the written consent of the copyright owner. You may use it for your personal use and you may print it for your personal use.

3 comments:

Deb said...

Thank you for the sweet little pattern! I've been scared to start a sock so far. Now if I can just figure out how to do that Magic Cast On! Looks a little complicated . . . but your pattern is so adorable I have to give it a try. Thanks again!

Aunt Kathy said...

Melissa this is awesome. I love it, and even if you don't have a small hand made soap, but it's and bits of used soap, that would work great too. Can't wait to try one out.

Jen Brugger said...

rocking awsome. never thought about making a sock soap holder before.
now i know what to do with my samples that i make while trying out new sock patterns.
you rock!

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