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Sunday, February 13, 2005

FO 2005-04: ASA Socks

Yarn: Sock It to Me Collection Colori, color = 40 Highland Heather, 3x50gm skeins
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo 2.5mm DPN's
Pattern: A Step Above, Knitter's 75 Summer 2004

Pattern mods:
  • SSK: Slip 1 st as if to knit, slip next stitch as if to purl, transfer both stitches to the left needle and knit them togther through the back loop.

  • To make picking up the heel stitches easier, after knitting the waste yarn rows, knit 2 rows of stockinette in the sock yarn before beginning the T2 triangles.

  • If you want to try these socks on for size before finishing the foot, knit the heel before knitting the toe.

I made a few more modifications to make the socks large enough to fit a man's size 15 foot:
  • Heel: Knit 5 rounds of stst before the first decrease round. Follow the pattern instructions until there are 7 st on each needle, then graft.

  • Add one more row of R1 rectangles before knitting the toe. This is Tier 12.

  • For Tier 13, you need to work an equivalent of T1 triangles, but in the opposite direction. This means the triangle is worked from the bottom right edge to the upper left corner. There are no directions for this triangle, but if you gotten this far, you can probably figure it out.

  • The stst for the toe will not begin on the edge of the sock due to the extra tier of rectangles. For the first row of stst, knit all the way around the sock, then knit 9 more stitches to get to the edge of the sock. While knitting this round, transfer stitches from one DPN to the next so the stitches for the top of the foot are on 2 DPNs, and the stitches for the bottom of the foot are on the other 2 DPNs.

  • Toe: Knit 4 rounds of stst before the first decrease round. Follow the pattern instructions until there are 8 st on each needle, then graft.

Related posts:
SO's ASA Socks
Now that's a sock
Setting a goal



  • Lovely colour for Clapotis.

    Thanks for the mods for the ASA socks. I'm going to knit the 2 rows of stockinette, like you said, for the heel.

    By Blogger Michelle, at 2/13/2005 8:06 PM  

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