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Feb 29, 2012

Net Stockings

Ever since I knitted the striped stockings, I've had a few requests for stockings.  This is what I came up with for my friend, Monica.





Materials:
-US size 6 (4 mm) straight needles and set of 4 double-pointed needles
-1 skein Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Black
-Yarn or tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
-CO- cast on
-BO- bind off
-sts- stitches
-k- knit
-p- purl
-yo- yarn over
-k2tog- knit 2 together
-dec- decrease
-dpns- double-pointed needles
-sl- slip st
-psso- pass slipped st over the knitted st

Gauge:
10 sts = 2.5 in.

Instructions:
CO 13 sts.
Divide between 2 dpns.  (6 on Needle 1, 7 on Needle 2)
Join in the round.
Knit off all sts from needles 1 and 2 using needles 3 and 4.
Using Needle 3, k2, m1, k1.
Using Needle 4, k1, m1, k4, m1, k1.
Using whatever other needle you have leftover, k1, m1, k3.
Work the following round every other row 4 times:
Needle 1: k to last st, m1, k1.  Needle 2:  k1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1.  Needle 3:  k1, m1, k the rest of the sts.
Repeat the following 4 rounds until you get to your heel:
Round 1:  Needle 1:  yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k to end.  Needle 2:  k all sts.  Needle 3:  k to last 4 sts, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog.
Rounds 2 and 4:  Needle 1:  k all sts.  Needle 2:  k all sts.  Needle 3:  k all sts.
Round 3:  Needle 1:  sl1, k1, psso, yo, sl1, k1, psso, yo, k to end.  Needle 2:  k all sts.  Needle 3:  k to last 4 sts, sl1, k1, psso, yo, sl1, k1, psso, yo.
When you get to the beginning of your heel, work needles 1 and 3 normally, but work a short row heel on needle 2.
Work the rest of the piece on straight needles.
Pick up where you left off with the net pattern in the following way (Round 1 corresponds with row 1, round 2 with row 2, etc.:
Row 1:  k8, * yo, k2tog * 4 times, k to end.
Rows 2 and 4:  P all sts.
Row 3:  k8, * sl1, k1, psso, yo * 4 times, k to end.
Every 8th row, work a yo 2 sts from the edge without a dec to even it out 6 times, and then with a dec to even it out 8 times.
For the final 8 rows, where you k all sts in the pattern, instead work a k1, p1 rib.
Work a yo with a dec 2 sts from the edge on the 8th row.
BO all sts.

Finishing:
Weave in your ends.
Sew up the toe.
Weave a piece of leftover yarn through the yarn-overs on the back of the piece and then tie in a bow.

4 comments:

  1. OMG I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!! <3 U Alex

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  2. Sorry,but no disrespect,I don't think it looks good.We all have different styles I guess. And this is just not my style.

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