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Topic: Crabby Toes Anklet Socks (with pattern!)  (Read 1442 times)
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« on: January 25, 2012 06:48:17 PM »

While looking for yet another anklet sock pattern to knit, I also toyed with the idea of writing my own pattern. 
Voila!  The instep pattern is based on the crabwalk lace pattern from Vogue Knitting's Stitchionary 5, hence the name - Crabby Toes! Grin



Close up of instep!





CRABBY TOES PATTERN

Fingering weight sock yarn (~ 200 yards or so for a pair that fits shoe size 8!)
Size 2 dpns (5 needles works best!)


Pattern Rows:
Row 1 - k2, *k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, repeat from * ending with k2
Row 3 - k2, *ktog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, repeat from * ending with k2
Even numbered rows, knit all stitches.


Cast on 60 stitches and join without twisting.
Divide stitches among 3 needles.


Cuff:
k2, p2 (rib pattern) for 5 rows.


Heel:
Row 1 - s1, k1 for 28 stitches. 
These 28 stitches will be part of the heel while the remaining 32 stitches will form the instep of the sock. 
Row 2 - s1, p27.
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for 30 rows.
Turn the heel as follows:
Row 1 - s1, k16 k2tog, k1, turn work
Row 2 - s1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn work
Row 3 - s1, k8, k2tog, k1, turn work
Row 4 - s1, p9, p2tog, p1, turn work
Row 5 - s1, k10, k2tog, k1, turn work
Row 6 - s1, p11, p2tog, p1, turn work
Row 7 - s1, k12, k2tog, k1, turn work
Row 8 - s1, p13, p2tog, p1, turn work
Row 9 - s1, k14, k2tog, k1, turn work
Row 10 - s1, p15, p2tog, p1, turn work
18 stitches will remain on needle.


Gusset:
Start this section as follows - s1, k8 with extra needle. 
Needle 1 - k9, pick up and knit 16 stitches from heel flap (for a total of 25 stitches)
Needle 2 - knit 32 stitches (this is the instep section of the sock)
Needle 3 - pick up and knit 16 stitches from other side of heel flap and knit 9 stitches from extra needle (for a total of 25)
Row 1, Needle 1 - knit to 3 stitches before the end of needle, k2tog, k1
Row 1, Needle 2 - start with Row 1 of Pattern Rows (and alternate with Row 3 of Pattern Rows in subsequent repeats of the gusset rows)
Row 1, Needle 3 - k1, ssk, knit to end of needle
Row 2 (Needles 1, 2 & 3) - knit
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until 60 stitches remain.


Foot:
After the gusset section, you should have the following number of stiches on each needle
Needle 1 - 14 stitches
Needle 2 - 32 stitches
Needle 3 - 14 stitches
Continue knitting the foot section of the sock as follows, until 2 inches before the end of the foot.
Needle 1 - knit
Needle 2 - continue with Pattern Rows
Needle 3 - knit


Toe:
Take the first stitch from Needle 2 (instep section of the sock) and move it to the end of Needle 1.  Take the last stitch from Needle 2 and add it to the beginning of Needle 3.  Now, you should have the following number of stitches on each needle
Needle 1 - 15 stitches
Needle 2 - 30 stitches
Needle 3 - 15 stitches
Row 1, Needle 1 - knit to 3 stitches before the end of the needle, k2tog, k1
Row 1, Needle 2 - k1, ssk, knit to 3 stitches before the end of the needle, k2tog, k1
Row 1, Needle 3 - k1, ssk, knit to end of needle
Row 2 (Needles 1, 2 & 3) - knit
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until there are 4 stitches left on each of Needles 1 & 3, and 8 stitches left on Needle 2 (for a total of 16 stitches).  Knit 4 more stitches on Needle 1 (using Needle 3).  Graft stitches to finish the toe.  Block (and yes, those are homemade sock blockers Wink) and enjoy!


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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012 07:00:56 PM »

Those look really neat - thanks for the pattern! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012 07:13:44 PM »

Ooh, very nice!  Love the pattern of the yarn and the pattern!
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2012 07:36:45 PM »

I like that you did them in lots of colors. And have to say the name, CRABBY TOES PATTERN, cracked me up! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2012 11:47:01 PM »

say it five times fast Grin  These are so cute and i'm saving your pattern for when I get over my fear of knitting socks.  Hopefully this is the year!
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2012 11:50:13 PM »

Super cute! You knitters amaze me!
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2012 04:47:24 AM »

Awesome socks, and I love the name of the pattern.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2012 05:46:04 AM »

I love these socks!  I've been looking for a sock pattern that is both going to be a challenge and only be ankle height.  And this might be it!  how fun!  THank you for the pattern!
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2012 07:28:14 AM »

Thanks all! 
alteredmommy and Belladune...if you gals ever knit a pair, pleaase let me know if the pattern is lacking in any way!  I pretty much scribbled the pattern on a notepad as I knitted Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2012 06:23:49 AM »

Thanks for this.
I will wait until it's a bit warmer to knit them - 'cause I know I will want to wear them as soon as they are finished. And it's a bit too cold here right now.
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