Knitting PATTERN - Straw into Gold Toe Up Socks Fleegle Heel
**This is a PDF PATTERN ONLY
Wheat is one of the world’s most important and oldest cereal grains. Saskatchewan is often referred to as the "Bread Basket of Canada" and for good reason. Much of the prairies is covered in farm land and wheat is a common sight in the province as Saskatchewan is the main producer of wheat in Canada and one of the largest in the world.
I really wanted to represent not only Saskatchewan with this design but the prairies as a whole. Agriculture is important here including both the flora and fauna. The leg of these socks proudly display wheat as it sways in the wind. The foot has a simple knit/purl textured pattern which I wanted to represent the soil and how I have been a born and raised prairie girl and my roots are planted here.
Straw into Gold is part of the Makers Challenge in support of the 2018 Manitoba Fibre Festival. I partnered with Colleen of Cog Yarns who dyed up a special colourway for this challenge.
• 1 skein of sock yarn approximately 425 yards
I used: Cog Yarns – SW Sock – “Peaceful Haze” 425 yards (389 m) 115 g
Cog Yarns – SW Sock – “City Blizzard” 425 yards (389 m) 115 g
Optional for toes and cuffs:
Cog Yarns – SW Sock Mini Skeins (2) – “Squash” 60 yards (55 m) 15 g
• 9” circular needle size US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
• You may also use Magic Loop or 2 circulars
• 4 double pointed needles size US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
• 3 stitch markers (2 regular, 1 removable)
• tapestry needle
• 12” (30 cm) length of waste yarn for provisional cast on
10 X 10 cm / 4” X 4”=36 stitches X 48 rows in stockinette stitch (stitches unblocked) using size US 1.5 (2.5mm) needles
Abbreviations and stitches used:
cc – contrasting colour
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 stitches together as if they were one
k3tog – knit 3 stitches together as if they were one
m1l – (make 1 left) pick up the bar between the last stitch you knit and the one you’re
about to knit, bringing the needle from front to back. Knit into the back of this stitch
m1r – (make 1 right) pick up the bar between the last stitch you knit and the one
you’re about to knit, bringing the needle from the back to the front. Knit into the front of this stitch
mc – main colour
p – purl
p2tog – purl 2 stitches together as if they were one
sk2p – slip 1, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over
sl1 – slip 1 stitch
ssk – slip1 stitch, slip another stitch. Knit the 2 stitches together
sm – slip marker
Instructions are given for toe up construction using the Fleegle heel. Pattern includes written instructions followed by their corresponding charts.
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