“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.

Totally Tubular Mittens

Totally Tubular Mittens (Foldover Rib Fingerless Mitts)tube-mitts


#4 Worsted Weight Yarn

Gauge 16 sts/4” stockinette

DPNs to Match Gauge (#5, #6 or #7)

Sizes S (M, L)  

S is large child, M is teen and women, L is Mens

 

Loosely cast on 30 (36, 42) sts and divide on 3 DPNS

Cuff:  Knit 2×1 Rib Pattern for 3.5” (4”, 4.5”)    2×1 Rib Pattern: *K2, P1*

Thumb Increase*: 14(17, 20)sts of 2×1 Rib, PM, P1, PM, 15(18,21)sts of 2×1

Row 1: 14(17, 20)sts of 2×1 Rib, SM, M1, K to Marker, M1, SM, 15(18,21)sts of 2×1

Row 2 and 3: Knit 2 rows in 2×1 Pattern and plain stockinette between markers

Repeat last 3 rows row 2 (3,4) more times. You should have 9 (11, 13) thumb sts.

14 (17,20) sts of 2×1 rib, place 9 (11,13) thumb sts on stitch holder, cast on 1 st on right needle, 14(17,20) sts of 2×1 rib

Palm to fingertips:  Do 2×1 Rib Pattern for 5” (5 ¾””, 6.5”) , then bind off with #9 needle. Break off yarn.

Thumb: Put live thumb sts on 3 DPNs, picking up 3 sts of gap near thumb on the 3rd dpn

Using new yarn end, knit 14 (16, 18) rows of stockinette st.

*k2tog* to end. With blunt needle, gather sts and draw through inside of mitten. Break Yarn.

Finishing: Weave in all ends well closing any gaps. No knots or you will feel it.

 

*Alternate 2×1 Rib Thumb Increase:  After cuff, set up thumb increases 14 (17,20)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern, PM, P1, PM, 15(18,21)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern

Row 1:    14 (17,20)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern, SM, M1, P1, M1, SM, 15(18,21)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern

Row 2 and 3:   14 (17,20)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern, SM, K1, P1, K1, SM, 15(18,21)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern

Row 4:   14 (17,20)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern, SM, M1, K1, P1, K1, M1, SM, 15(18,21)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern

Row 5 and 6:   14 (17,20)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern, SM, K2, P1, K2, SM, 15(18,21)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern

Row 7:  14 (17,20)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern, SM, M1, K2, P1, K2, M1, SM, 15(18,21)sts 2×1 Rib

Row 8 and 9:  14 (17,20)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern, SM, P1, *K2, P1* 2 times, SM, 15(18,21)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern

Row 10:   14 (17,20)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern, SM, M1, P1, *K2, P1* 2 times, M1, SM, 15(18,21)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern

Row 11 and 12:   14 (17,20)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern, SM, K1, P1, *K2, P1* 2 times, K1, SM, 15(18,21)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern

Thumb increases for size S is complete in 9 stitches. Go to Palm to Fingertips section

Row 13:  14 (17,20)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern, SM, M1, K1, P1, *K2, P1* 2 times, K1, M1, SM, 15(18,21)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern

Row 15 and 16:  14 (17,20)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern, SM, *K2, P1* 3 times, K2, SM, 15(18,21)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern

Thumb increases for size M is complete in 11 stitches. Go to Palm to Fingertips section

Row 17:  14 (17,20)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern, SM, M1, *K2, P1* 3 times, K2, M1, SM, 15(18,21)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern

Row 18 and 19:  14 (17,20)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern, P1, *K2, P1* 4 times, SM, 15(18,21)sts 2×1 Rib Pattern

Thumb increases for size L is complete in 13 stitches. Go to Palm to Fingertips section

After Palm to Fingertips area, go to Thumb area and complete in 2×1 Rib Pattern.

*K2tog* to close up top or  do 3 extra 2×1 Pattern Rib rows and bind off with a #9 needle for fold down thumb. Weave ends well, closing any gaps.

 

 

see reference guide for abbreviations

 

JIT Simple Easy Mittens

Simple Easy Mittens  

Note: Pattern updated 1-8-20

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Size S 9-12 Kids, (M /Teen or Womens, L/ Mens)

Do a gauge swatch to figure how many stitches go around your palm above thumb.

gauge: 4.25 sts = 1”, 6 rows = 1″  Using #7 or #8 needles (Aran or Chunky yarn)

PM = Place Marker

SM Slip Marker,

RM = Remove Marker,

M1 = Make 1 (I use a Make 1 Left which is pick up the bar between the stitches with the left needle through the front of work and knit the stitch through the back.)

 

Instructions:

Cast on   30 (36, 42) stitches and join in the round

CUFF: Do 1×1 rib or 2×1 rib for  2.25- 3” (you can do cuff in smaller needles for a snug fit)

Knit 4 (5,6) rows of stockinette (just knit)

THUMB INCREASES:  K14 (17, 20), PM, M1, K2, M1, PM, K14 (17, 20) [4 thumb stitches between markers]

Knit 2 rounds

K14 (17, 20) SM, M1, knit to marker, M1, SM,  K14 (17, 20) [6 thumb stitches between markers]

Knit 2 rounds

Repeat the last 3 rounds 1 (2, 3) more times [total 8 (10, 12) thumb stitches]

K14 (17, 20) RM, slip (8,10, 12) thumb stitches onto waste yarn or stitch holder, Cast on 2 sts on right needle, K14 (17, 20)

HAND: Knit only. Knit 5.25” for Kids, Knit 6” for Women/Teens and Knit 6 3/4” for Men measuring from the end of palm where the cuff ends and where you began stockinette stitch

DECREASE:  Close up top of mitten like a top of hat.

K1, sl same st to right needle and rearrange stitches so there is the same amount on each needle.

Large size start with *K5, k2tog* – 6 times (36 sts remain)

Knit 1 row between each decrease row

Medium size start with *K4, k2tog* six times (30 sts)

Small size start with *K3, k2tog* six times (24 sts)

*K2, k2tog* six times (18 sts)

*K1, k2tog* six times (12 sts)

*K2tog* six times (6 sts)

Cut yarn leaving a 8” tail and with a large needle, slip yarn through remaining stitches and pull to close up mitten. Draw needle and end of yarn to inside of mitten, close up any holes and weave in ends really well so you can wash mitten and you won’t feel any knots.

THUMB: Put stitches on 3 double pointed needles and adding new yarn with a 8” tail inside, pick up 3-4 stitches where you casted on the 2 stitches. For size Small you should have a total of 12 sts and knit 10 rounds before closing up the thumb, for size Medium you should have a total of 14 stitches and knit 12 rows and for size Large you should have a total of 15 stitches and knit 13 rows. 

Decrease by *K1, K2tog* (plus K2 for Medium size) for the whole round, then decrease the next round with *K2tog* for all stitches. [ending with 4, (5, 5) stitches]

With large needle, go through remaining sts and close up thumb. Stick needle through center hole and weave in tail end well from the inside.  Weave in all ends neatly, using the whole tail, closing up any gaps or holes so the mitten will go through the wash without unraveling.