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« on: November 15, 2011 05:23:40 PM »

UPDATE: I added the pattern!!!   Cheesy
(and removed a couple of pictures, so it doesn't overload the system Tongue)

My boyfriend and I love the Zero Punctuation's videogame reviews. I personnaly just adore the little Imps that represent the bad guys in those reviews, so I decided to knit socks with them on it!

I made the pattern myself. The black and white lines parts are inspired from a pattern from the "J'aime tricoter" book. I wrote the whole pattern down, and I just have to find a way to put it here... but it will come!

Here are my socks!

Here is a detail of my Imp pattern.

Another picture, just for fun! Sorry for the jogging pants  Cheesy

And here is an image of the "real" imps! Tongue

Pattern: Imp socks

This is my first attempt at writing a pattern, so I hope it makes sense! You can use this pattern to make socks for yourself or to give away, but you cannot sell this pattern or socks made from this pattern.

-Yarn used: Vannas choice or Red heart super saver
o   Main colour: beige
o   Colour A: Black
o   Colour B: White
o   Background colours C (yellow), D (orange), E (red), F(purple)
-Set of 4 double pointed needles, 6 mm.

With Main Colour, cast on 44 sts, then separate stitches on three needles
Round 1: P3, K1*, repeat to end of round.
Rounds 2-15: same as row 1
Round 16: Knit around, adding 1 stitch anywhere. (45 sts)
Round 17: Switch to colour A, knit around.
Knit chart 1, using background colour C for the background. Youll have 5 imp in total. (*The top row of the chart is the first to be knit)

Chart 1

Knit chart 2 right after chart 1.

Chart 2

Do chart 1 and 2 another time, using background colour D for the background

Knit 11 first stitches in black. Slide the last 11 stitches of third needle on the same needle. Separate the last stitches on 2 needles for instep. You now have 22 working stitches for heel and 23 stitches on hold.
Row 1: With Main colour, Slip 1, purl to end
Row 2: Sl1, k1*, repeat to end
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the heel measures around 2 inches (approx 8 repeats)

Heel turning:
Row 1: Sl1, p14, p2tog, sl1. Turn
Row 2: Sl1, k9, k2tog, sl1. Turn
Row 3, 5 and 7: Repeat same pattern (slip 1st stitch then purl to 1 stitch before the hole, p2tog to close space, slip 1 and turn)
Rows 4, 6 and 8: Repeat same pattern (slip 1st stitch then knit to 1 stitch before the hole, k2tog to close space, slip 1 and turn) until all stitches have been worked. (14 sts)

Returning in the round:
With background colour E, pick up and knit 11 sts along the left side of the heel (first needle). Knit 23 center stitches on 2nd needle. Pick up and knit 11 stitches along the right side of the heel and knit 7 first stitches of the heel turning (3rd needle). Slip last 7 stitches of the heel turning on 1st needle. Last, slip the last stitch of the first needle and the first stitch of the third needle onto the second needle. You now have : 1st and 3rd needles = 17 stitches. 2nd needle = 25 stitches. 

Now heres a part that might be a little bit more confusing, because you restart the Imp pattern at the same time you remove stitches near the heel. So there will be a space between the first and second imp, that will be reduced every time you make a diminution.

Round 1: For the first needle, start with the 1st row of chart 3 (the ears of the imp will touch the heel side). After the 1st imp, knit to the last 3 sts of the needle, k2tog, k1.
For the second needle, do the first row of chart 4.
For the third needle, k1, k2tog, then knit until 9 stitches left, then do 1st row of Chart 3. So youll have one imp on each of the 1st and 3rd needle and 3 imps on the center needle.

Chart 3 (for first and 3rd needles)

Chart 4 (for the second needle)

Round 2: 2nd row of chart 3, knit to the end of the needle
For the second needle, do the 2nd row of chart 4.
3rd needle, knit until 9 stitches left, then do 2nd row of Chart 3.
Rounds 3, 5 and 7: Repeat row 1 (diminutions every other round of Chart 3, starting on the 1st row)
Rounds 4, 6 and 8: Repeat row 2. After that, you should have 13 sts on the 1st and 3rd needles and 25 sts on the 2nd.
Start chart 5, making the same diminutions on every other round (diminution starting on the first round)

Chart 5:

Switch to background colour F. For the first row of Chart 6, make 4 diminutions. The first two at the usual spots at the end of the 1st needle and the beginning of 3rd needle and the other two on the 2nd needle (right after the first st and right before the last st). You should now have 41 sts.
Knit chart 6 using background colour F as a background. Take note that there is now only one stitch between each imp, instead of 2. Also, youll have a spare st at the end of the row that you should do in the background colour. 

Chart 6:

Knit chart 2 again.

Toe part:
Slip stitches until you have 10 sts on the 1st and last needles and 21 sts on the center needle. 
Row 1: Switch to Main colour. Knit 4 rounds (for a Canadian size 8, for other sizes, knit until you have around 2 inches left to do).
Round 1: 1st needle: Knit until 3 sts left, k2tog, K1. 2nd needle: K1, k2tog, knit until 3 sts left, k2tog, k1. 3rd needle: K1, k2tog, knit until end. (4 diminutions)
Round 2: Knit around.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until you have 16 sts left.
Knit sts from 1st needle onto 3rd needle.
Graft 2 sets of 8 sts.

Voil!  Smiley

Rousseline, 2011

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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2011 05:49:48 PM »

I love ZP, too. Great job!

« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011 06:48:41 PM »

So cute!

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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011 06:52:50 PM »

Imp socks ROCKS!
I'd say you hit another home run with these!

Is the yarn...worsted weight? They look so soft and snuggly!

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011 07:35:49 PM »

You just continue to come up with great stuff!!!  I so wish I could knit!   Cheesy  I don't even know what these imps are, but I love your socks.

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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011 10:40:23 PM »

Great socks! I so have so make these someday.

« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2011 12:06:35 AM »

Very very cool!
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2011 07:59:21 AM »

Those socks look really comfy!  Im going to have to make myself a pair after you post that pattern! Cheesy

Want to learn to crochet or knit?  I have a ton of extra crochet hooks & circular knitting needles.  Will throw in some pattern books and yarn for anyone interested in a swap.
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2011 08:04:37 AM »

lol those are so cute, I love it!
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2011 04:06:12 PM »

Saw the thumbnail and gasped at cute socks. Read your post and gasped at good taste in internet video watching, haha. Very awesome socks!!
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