Introduction: Yoga Socks
My daughter-in-law asked for Yoga Socks for her birthday, they needed tob e toeless and heelless, so she sent me the pattern for a pair found here: http://www.vogueknitting.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=180IRPZLjeE%3d&tabid=1277. They turned out cute. But while making them, I came up with a variation on that theme. So I made her a second pair using my own pattern. This new pattern lead me to the idea for fingerless gloves found here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Knitted-Fingerless.... So this is now to circular knit a pair of simple Yoga Socks. Let’s go!
1 skein Wool Free Sock by Premier Yarns found here: http://www.premieryarns.com , the color I used was “Pueblo”, I love self-striping yarn. One skein will make both socks.
Set of 4 size 2 double pointed knitting needles
Stitch markers Needle caps- I made these out of Surgru, the caps keep the stitches from sliding off the back side of the needle.
Terms: k=knit, p=purl, st=stitch, BO=bind off, CO= cast on, CWCO= Chinese waitress cast on, directions found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuTPAB7-Zao .
Cast on 60 stitches.
Divide the stitches so that there are 20st on each of three double pointed needles.
Row 1 - starting on the needle with the first stitch you cast on, knit ribbing, or in other words, *k1, p1, repeat from * until all 20st are on the 4th needle (your right hand needle). Use the empty left hand needle as your right hand needle and starting with * keep creating ribbing on the second needle and then the third needle. This complete round is Row 1. The tail left from the casting on of your original stitches will let your know where each row starts. You know you doing it right if you start each needle with a knit and end each needle with a purl.
Rows 2-55 – repeat Row 1. Use the stitch marker to mark off each ten rows, thus you won’t have to spend too much time recounting rows to keep track of where you are in the pattern. (+/- 4.5 inches or 11.25 cm)
Row 56 – k1p1 for 16st, BO 28st, k1p1the last 16 stitches
Row 57 – k1p1 for 16st, CWCO 28st, k1p1the last 16 stitches
Row 58 – k1, p1 across all 60st, you have just finished the opening for the heel.
Rows 59-88 – repeat Row 58 (+/- 2 inches or 5 cm)
Row 89 – BO loosely, so that the opening can stretch.
The sock model is my daughter-in-law. She loves them. Enjoy!