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Friday, May 12, 2006

My Very Own Stitch Pattern

Melanie's Twist
Regina, Sockapaloooza Pal Extraordinaire, has OK'd me sharing "Melanie's Twist" with everyone, so the directions are below.

This stitch pattern has an 8 stitch repeat and is 12 rows/rounds long.

Round 1 and all odd numbered rounds: Knit. Rounds 2, 4, and 6: *K3, K2tog, K3, inc 1, rep from * to end of round. Rounds 8, 10, 12: *Inc 1, K3, K2tog, K3, rep from * to end of round.

Note that these directions are for knitting in the round. If you wanted to do this stitch pattern in flat knitting, just make the odd numbered pattern rows your WS rows and purl them. If you want to make a pair of socks similar to mine, just find a basic sock pattern with a stitch count that is divisible by 8 and plug in the stitch pattern.


I've also started knitting on the handspun and handdyed yarn Regina sent me. This is the first sock, but this is the second time I've knitted the first sock. I originally started with a Feather and Fan variation and while I liked the way the pattern made the stripes all scallopy and lacey, I really fell in love with the plain stockinette in the gusset and on the sole of the sock (yes, I knit the cuff, did the heel flap and gusset and then changed my mind), so I frogged the sock and started over. I think plain stockinette really shows off the stripes better. Thanks so much Regina for a really great Sockapaloooza gift!

12 Comments:

Blogger Dove Knits said...

That sock looks good enough to eat.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Lola Lee Beno said...

Thank you, Melanie and Regina, for sharing the sock pattern! I'm in love with it, and trying to decide which variegated yarn I'm going to use it with.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Kate/Massachusetts said...

Yes, thank you both for sharing the pattern! I love the socks...they are so beautiful. Melanie, perhaps you should make a big collage of all those beautiful socks and hang 'em on the wall above the sofa! Eh? :-)

2:59 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Thank you for sharing that lovely pattern, Melanie and Regina.

And I like the stockinette for the stripes, too. Really pretty!

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Hi from Austria! Thatnk you so much for sharing the pattern, it's such a fantastic one! I do love your socks, they're so gorgeous, such funky colors always cheer me up!

12:31 AM  
Anonymous Mary Kay said...

what is your heel flap pattern, honeycomb?

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Regina and Melanie,

thank you for sharing your pattern. I loved to knit it and I love my socks.

I shown my socks at the German mailing group Socken-Kreativ-Liste, so perhaps it is the first pair of Melanie´s Twists in Germany but will not be the last.

Greetings from Hamburg :-)
Goldbek

12:59 AM  
Blogger Lori in Michigan said...

Melanie, how do you do that heel pattern in the sock in progress down the page? I love it! I googled for it but nothing came up.
Thanks, Lori in Michigan.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Thank you for that sock pattern, I'm going to rip up a pair in progress and use that pattern. Just a little confused on the increase stitch, is it part of the k3?

9:30 PM  
Anonymous Raju said...

Thanks for the nice post.

2:16 AM  
Anonymous AIB Internet Banking said...

Very adorable.

6:02 PM  
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