Monday, 8 October 2007

Lyonesse, the pattern


If you find anything in this pattern that needs clarification or is incorrect, please don't hesitate to let me know!

Lyonesse, semi cabled socks, aka faux cabled socks. The idea of the pattern is not mine, I found this stitch in The New Knitting Stitches Library by Lesley Stanfield. The only thing I did was 'building' a sock around it.

These socks are worked toe up on a circular needle, the ‘magic loop’ technique. Directions are written for one sock.

Materials
1 circular needle 2.5 mm, 60 cm. If you are planning two socks at the same time you should use a needle of 100 cm at least.
100 gram sock yarn. I used 100% Blue Faced sock wool (tension/ gauge about 28 stitches), but any fingering weight sock yarn would be fine.
Tapestry needle.

Abbreviations
K = Knit
P = Purl
YO = Yarn Over
SSK = Slip 1 stitch knitwise, slip 1 stitch purlwise, knit these 2 stitches together
K2Tog = Knit 2 stitches together
P2Tog = Purl 2 stitches together
Sl = Slip stitch
W = Wrap stitch

Toe
Cast on 24 stitches using your preferred method. 12 stitches on each needle of the circular. The stitches on the first needle will be the sole, the stitches on the second needle will be the instep.
Round 1: knit all 24
Round 2: knit 1, increase one stitch using your preferred method. Knit all stitches but 1 and increase again 1 stitch, knit 1. repeat on the second needle.
Continue increasing as in round 2 (1 stitch from each end of the needle) until you have 24 stitches on each needle.
Next round: knit all stitches.
Repeat round 2 and round 1 until you have 32 stitches each needle (total 64 stitches).

Foot
Knit 32 stitches of first needle.
Semi cabled pattern for the second needle
Round 1: P1, (K6, P2) 4 times, K6, P1
Round 2: as round 1
Round 3: P1, (YO, K2, SSK, K2, P2) 4 times, YO, K2, SSK, K2, P1
Round 4 and all even rounds: as round 1
Round 5: P1, (K1, YO, K2, SSK, K1, P2) 4 times, K1, YO, K2, SSK, K1, P1
Round 7: P1, (K2, YO, K2, SSK, P2) 4 times, K2, YO, K2, SSK, P1
Round 9: as round 1
Round 11: P1, (K2, K2Tog, K2, YO, P2) 4 times, K2, K2Tog, K2, YO, P1
Round 13: P1, (K1, K2Tog, K2, YO, K1, P2) 4 times, K1, K2Tog, K2, YO, K1, P1
Round 15: P1, (K2Tog, K2, YO, K2, P2) 4 times, K2Tog, K2, YO, K2, P1
Round 16: as round 1
Repeat rounds 1-16


Continue working stitches on the first needle in stockinette and the stitches on the second needle in pattern. Knit until your work measures approximately 7.5 cm less than the desired foot length.

Gusset
The increases for the gusset are only worked on the first (sole) needle. Work meanwhile the pattern on the second needle.
Round 1: K1, increase one stitch using your preferred method, knit all stitches but 1 and increase again 1 stitch, K1.
Round 2: K all stitches.
Repeat these to rounds until you have 48 sole stitches at the first needle. Work once more the 32 stitches on the second needle in pattern.

Turn the heel
The heel is worked back and forth.
Round 1: K first 35 stitches of needle 1 (the sole stitches). Turn work.
Even numbered rounds 2-10: S1, P21, turn work
Odd numbered rounds 3-9: S1, K21, turn work
Row 11: Sl1, K19, W1, turn
Row 12: Sl1, K17, W1, turn
Row 13: Sl1, K15, W1, turn
Row 14: Sl1, K13, W1, turn
Row 15: Sl1, K11, W1, turn
Row 16: Sl1, K9, W1, turn
Row 17: Sl1, K9 (K next stitch together with its wrap, K1) 3 times, pick up and K 5 stitches along side of the flap. Turn work.
Row18: Sl1, P20 (P next stitch together with is wrap, P1) 3 times, pick up and P 5 stitches along the edge of the flap. Turn work.
You will have now 58 stitches on the first needle: 32 heel flap stitches and 13 gusset stitches on each side of the flap.
Row 19: (Sl1, K1) 15 times, Sl1, SSK. Turn work.
Row 20: Sl1, P30, P2Tog
Repeat rows 19-20 11 times more, 34 stitches on first needle.
Repeat row 19 once more, but do not turn work. Proceed to leg.

Leg
Knit across in pattern the stitches of needle 2. At needle 1: K2Tog, K to end of needle 1. 32 stitches left (total of both needles 64 stitches).
Next round: knit the stitches of needle 2 in pattern. Start the pattern at the same point with the stitches of needle 1.
Continue in pattern until the leg measures 4 cm less than the desired length.
Work 4 cm in rib: P1 (K2, P2) 7 times, K2, P1. Repeat this for the other needle.

Cast of loosely using preferred method. I have used this stretchy bind of: for every 2 bind of stitches, chain one.


Note: the Snake River sock pattern is very alike. In my previous post you can read more about this issue.

7 comments:

Myrthestiek said...

Great; this will be the next pair of socks I'll knit ;-)

gea said...

nice.thanks for the pattern :)

Heather said...

About what gauge are you getting on your 2.5 mm with fingering weight? Looks cool! I haven't finished a sock yet, but may try these next...

Lizet said...

Good question Heather! 'Our' 2.5 mm is US 1.5. Tension/ gauge is about 28 stitches.

Marjon said...

Wat een leuke sokken zeg!
Mooie kleuren zijn het ook.
Ik zal toch ook eens moeten leren hoe dat gaat, misschien dat het me dan ooit ook eens lukt....

Irma said...

What a lovely stitch

Myrthestiek said...

I'm just knitting a pair of socks with your pattern as a base.

There is one thing:
By Turn the heel row 12, 14 & 16 I think it must be purl in stead of knit (?).

Hugs Tessa