Friday, July 25, 2008

Cunningham Socks

Cunningham Ankle Socks

by Vicki Peterson ~
sock yarn
2.75mm 40" circ
tape measure
yarn needle
These socks were made with the magic loop method.

I knit a littler tighter than others, you might have to do down a 1/2 size.


Cast on 64 sts
K1 tbl, P1 around for 5 rows, if you'd like your sock a bit taller ( to cover your ankle knit for 20 - 25 rows)

Heel flap

on the same needle that you just finished knitting on slip 1, purl across and slip the last st

row 1 - p1, *k1, sl1* across to last st, purl last st
row 2 - sl1, purl across to last st, sl1
repeat 17 times or for 2.5 inches.
Turn heel
1 - WS - sl1, p20, p2tog, turn
2 - RS - sl1, k10, sl1, k1, psso, turn
3 - WS, sl1, p10, p2tog, turn

repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have 12 sts remaining.


pick up and knit 18 sts (slipped sts plus one extra) I pick up one extra st up by the ribbing to prevent a hole.
knit across the ribbing sts, then pick up another 18 sts, knit 6 sts from heel turn onto the other needle.
This will even out all your sts and give you a loop'd'loop'd'loop, you should have 24 sts, 32 sts and another 24 sts on the circ.
knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1, knit across ( where your ribbing is), k1, ssk, k to end
knit next round even
repeat these 2 rounds until you have 16 sts on each gusset side
knit the first 16 sts onto the same needle ( you will now continue with the regular magic loop, 2 loops instead of 3)

Arch Support

k1 tbl, p1 around for 2 inches
knit plain until the foot measures 2 inches shorter than the total foot length. Measure this from the picked up sts of the heel flap.

Toe Decreases

k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 ( repeat on other needle)
knit next row even.
Repeat until you have 10 sts on each needle.
Kitchener sts together.
Avoid the second sock syndrome by casting on for sock 2 right now!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tackle Those Floors Swiffer Cover

4.5 mm needles

4.5 mm crochet hook

dishcloth yarn

yarn needle

cast on 18 sts

*k2, p2* k2

*p2, k2*p2

rpt these 2 rown for 2.5 inches

on the last row increase 1 st

k1, p1 for 9 inches

on the last row decrease 1 st

repeat the ribbing and cast off loosley.

fold the ribbing over the seed st and sew up the sides.

with crochet hook chain 22, slst onto the side of the cover, you will have 2 on each side so place then evenly, and slst back to the end of the chain, fasten off.

repeat this 3 more times.

The only thing left to do is tackle those floors!