Monday, December 17, 2007

My own Japanese Feather Socks

Trekking XXL

So I thought Id write up my pattern notes. Ive adapted Walkers' Japanese Feather pattern, so I think its okay to post it, but the Bordhi heels you;ll have to buy the book yourself!

Japanese Feather Socks with Bordhi Cedar Heels

Using Trekking XXL or other fingering sock yarn

CO 60 sts loosely with 2mm needles, join
[k1, p1, k3, p1] for 10 rows
[k1, p1] for 4 rows
knit 1 row dec 5 sts [55 sts]
change to 2.25mm needle
Begin Japanese pattern from Walkers 2nd, p285 altered to in the round and Bordhi's cedar architecture

All odd rows, 2, 4, 16, and 18 [k10, p1]
Rows 6, 10 and 14 [k1, (yo, k1)x3, ssk x3, p1]
Rows 8 and 12 [k1, (k1, yo)x3, ssk x3, p1]
Rows 20, 24, and 28 [k2tg x3, (k1, yo)x3, p1]
Rows 22, and 26 [k2tg x3, (yo, k1)x3, p1]

Complete one full repeat rows 1-28
Complete rows 1-13 rows
For Rows 14, 17, 21, 26 and 28 add [m1p] before final p1 on each repeat to increase to 80 sts as follows:
Row 14 [k1, (yo, k1)x3, ssk x3, m1p, p1]
Row 17, 21 [k10, m1p, p1]
Row 26 [k2tg x3, (yo, k1)x3, m1p, p1]
Row 28 [k2tg x3, (k1, yo)x3, m1p, p1]

using Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters book to complete the heel decreases.
G=28 sts to mark off for centered over instep, and centered over sole
H=12 wing sts

As Im not fond of lace inside my socks (it rubs!) Complete 32 rows with p1 [k4, p1] over instep to toe, and st st on bottom of foot
Standard toe decreases to 10 sts, pull thru, tie off and hide tails

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