“Let’s Get Back to Work!” Sock Knit-A-long

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If you know how to knit, let’s prepare ourselves or encourage someone we know with a pair of socks to look forward to the time we go back to work!

I am not saying to go against health guidelines but let’s look forward to the day we are free to leave our at-home-quarantine.

I have been posting how to knit videos and how to knit sock videos on Twitter and some people already know how to knit socks. It’s hard to have a KAL with so many levels of knitters and there are crocheters that prefer to only crochet. Maybe you can’t do it now but perhaps you can do this KAL in the future, who knows?

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Rules:

  1. Use the pattern by Patons Yarns called ‘You Better Work Knit Socks‘. The free pattern is from Yarnspirations. They have a Youtube tutorial video for this, too!
  2. Use fingering or sport sock yarn to get a gauge of 7 stitches and 9 rows per inch. If you use the suggested Patons Kroy Socks Yarn, please use the hashtags #Yarnspirations or  #patonskroysocks  when posting a pic of your final project on social media. You can even upload the pic on the Yarnspirations website on the bottom of the page.
  3. Use 3 colors. They don’t have to be the same colors although they would be nice. The iconic single stripe against a contrasting background for this look is important. If it for a man and an office job, perhaps you can add the contrasting stripe near the toe so no one can see it since it is in the shoe.
  4. The length can be altered. It’s almost summer. You might want shorter socks.
  5. They are not lounge socks and will actually go in a shoe. It would be great if you can wear them to work when this quarantine is over. That is why I did not add the similar pattern in a thicker yarn by Bernat.
  6. There is no ending date believe it or not. People can join in a year or more from now if they want! When you are done, please post it for us to see! You can post on my Pinterest page if you want. You just press the ‘Add Photo’ button. I suggested some other yarns there as well. My hashtag for my KALs and CALs is #jitproject for any social media website.

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If you are a crocheter and want to make similar socks in the same colors and yarn, Yarnspirations has a free sock pattern in crochet.

If you want to make this knit sock for a baby or toddler Yarnspirations has a pattern called ‘Work It Out, Baby!‘.

 

Add questions to the comment area or email me at jitcrochet@gmail.com if you want to.

Sincerely,

Dee Ann

 

4-29-20 Just bought my yarn. I shopped to get all 3 colors for the lowest price. Please see YarnShop4U on Etsy where each skein was $4.99. I also got those thin small light bulb shaped removable stitch markers for $1.65. Beat that!

5/10/20 – I still haven’t gotten my yarn yet! But I already started making a low-cut pattern for this look. Here is the draft.  When I get the yarns for this and maybe another colorway, I will make them and put the finalized pattern up on LoveCrafts.

Agave Rows Washcloth Pattern

Here is a new knitting pattern for a washcloth with a fun Agave Rows Lace Pattern. I am inspired by the desert this year so the next new patterns are inspired by the South West here in the USA.

I was just on the yarnspirations.com website and saw a perfect crochet version of this stitch pattern called the One Skein Wrap!

 

Materials Needed:

Suggested Yarn: Any Organic Cotton, Worsted Weight, A dusty blue green if you can find a small skein or ball.

Gauge: 4.25 sts and 5 rows = 1”

Tools: Single Point  US-7 (4.5 mm) or US-8  (5.0 mm) Knitting Needles 

2 – Stitch Markers

Finished washcloth is about 8-9 inches square

 

Instructions:

Long-Tail Cast On 37 stitches

Row 1 (RS): K13, PM. K11, PM. K13

Row 2-3: Knit 

note: slip marker when you get to it. 

Row 4: K2, P33, K2 

Row 5: K2. * [K2tog] twice, YO, [K1, YO] 3 times, [K2tog} twice*  Repeat this pattern 2 more times, K2  

Row 6:  K2, P33, K2

Row 7: Knit 

Repeat Rows 4-7 for pattern until washcloth is square in shape.

Knit 2 rows ending on the right side.

Bind off in Knit Stitch  from the wrong side

Weave in ends well and carefully. 

 

Abbreviations:

St (sts): Stitch (stitches)

RS – Right side

PM – Place Marker

K – Knit

P – Purl

K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together

YO – Yarn Over Needle 

Charted as seen from the Right Side.

Shown is 3 repeats of Agave Rows stitch  pattern. This washcloth takes approximately  10-12 repeats.

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Please post your finished object on any social media with #jitproject

For a free color PDF copy, please visit my patterns on LoveCrafts!

I was thinking that this would be a perfect with handmade soap as a gift. Add lip balm and hand moisturizer for a great gift for almost anyone! I was thinking to make those eyelets tiny by purling the yarn overs through the back loop on Row 6 to make it less lacy for the men. When I whip up a sample, I will post it up so all can see.

2-29-20 – It came out better than I thought! So right after you do Row 5 with the k2togs and the yarn overs, on Row 6 when you purl back, purl the yarn overs through the back loop.

Row 6: K2 [p2, Ptbl, P1, Ptbl, P1, Ptbl, P1, Ptbl, P2] Repeat 2 more times, K2

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