Fire and Sea Socks- Knit Design in the Digital Era
My love for you is hot
as fire. My love for you is as deep as
I finally got my first Ipad. Since we move and travel a lot, this was one
step closer to making our world more digital, and more transportable. Thanks to Interweave Knit’s excellent digital
patterns, I am able to carry epatterns, emags, and ebooks easily wherever I go,
without cluttering up my house.
did not realize was that there we also other great knitting design apps out
there. I have designed several items
while I knit them making chicken scratch marks on a piece of paper, and then
never being able to replicate them again.
With these great knitting apps, I can type in my pattern as I go.
I designed these simple socks for
my husband for Valentine’s Day so that I could try out some of these great
design apps. The Knit Designer helped my type out my pattern with its knitting
keyboards, and reminded me of all the parts of the pattern I needed to
include. This app will do some simple
fair isle as seen on the Fire and Sea Socks, but StitchSkech will do much more intense fair isle with colors. I used knitCompanion
to mark and keep track of my pattern while I was knitting it. Finally, to convert the pattern all into one
pdf file with pictures, I used Printer
It was a ton of fun putting these
apps together to design, knit and publish the Fire and Sea Socks!
Fire and Sea Socks
Men's 7-9 or women's 8-10
16 sts and 22rnds in st st = 2in
100g for main color
50g for contrast color
Used: MC Cascade yarn heritage sock yarn 400m/100g color #5637
Needles US size 1 (2.25mm) or size to obtain gauge
CO 72 stitches in a loose cast on with contrasting color.
K2P2 rib for 2 in
Change to main color
Continue in K2P2 rib until sock measures 9.5in or desired length
to top of heel.
Put 18 sts on needle 1, 36 sts on needle 2, and 18 sts on needle
Join cc and work needles 1 and 3 only for the heel flap back and
forth as follows.
Row 1 (RS) knit
Row 2 (WS) K1tbl, P34, sl1 with yarn in front
Row 3 (RS) k1tbl, k34, sl1 with yarn in front
Repeat rows 2 and 3, 16 more times, then row 2 again (36 rows
Row 1 (RS) K23, ssk, turn work.
Row 2 (WS) sl1, p10, p2tog, turn.
Row 3 (RS) sl1, k10, ssk, turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until all the sts have been worked ending
with a WS row. 12 heel sts
With needle 1 k6 stitches in cc and then cut yarn leaving a long
8 in tail
Join mc and knit to end of heel stitches.
Pick up 18 sts on side of heel flap and ktbl
With needle 2 pick up and knit 1 st table at beginning of
instep, then k36, then pick up and k 1 st
tbl at end of instep.
With needle 3 pick up and knit 18 sts tbl along other side do
heel flap, then knit first 6 sts from
needle 1 again
86 sts, needle 1: 24 sts, needle 2: 38 sts, needle 3: 24 sts
Round 1 on needle 1 k to last 2 sts, k2 tog, on needle 2 ssk, k
to last 2 sts, k2 tog, on needle 3
ssk knit to end
Round 2 knit
Round 3 on needle 1 knit to last 2sts, k2tog, on needle 2 knit,
on needle 3, ssk, knit to end.
Repeat rounds 2 and 3 until 72 sts. (18, 36, 18)
Cont in k until piece measures 6.5in or 2.5 in less then desired
length from the back of the heel.
Complete pattern chart. Break mc.
Round 1 k6, k2tog , rep to end
rd 2-7 knit
rd 8 K5, K2tog , rep to end
rd 9 to 13 knit
rd 14 K4, k2tog , rep to end
rd 15 to 18 knit
rd 19 K3, k2tog , rep to end
rd 20 to 22 knit
rd 23 K2 k2tog rep to end
rd 24 to 25 knit
rd 26 K1, k2tog rep to end
rd 27 knit 18sts .
rd 28 K2tog .
yarn through remaining sts, or use Kitchener stitch to finish.