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Stuck for ideas for using up oddments of sock yarn?

Stuck for ideas for using up oddments of sock yarn?

Do you have lots of oddments of sock yarn just crying out to be used? If so, you might find these simple patterns useful - they make ideal gifts or charity projects.

If you'd like to share your ideas for using up oddments please email us (with a picture if possible) to enquiries@knitncaboodle.co.uk

Pod sock

Pod sock

Takes about 10g of 4ply sock yarn.
Using 2.5m needles cast on 42 sts and distribute evenly over 3 needles (14sts per needle).
Work 4 rounds in moss stitch (rounds 1 & 3, K1, P1 to end; rounds 2 & 4, P1, K1 to end).
Change to stocking stitch (every row knit) and continue for 10cm.
Next round: K1, K2 tog tbl, K15, K2tog, K2, K2 tog tbl, K15, K2tog, K1 (38sts)
Next round: K
Rearrange sts so that the first 19 sts are on one needle and the remaining 19sts are on another needle. Graft sts together using Kitchener stitch as follows:

Hold both needles parallel with the one with the tail of yarn at the back.
Cut the yarn and thread through a tapestry needle.
Insert yarn purlwise into 1st st on front needle, pull yarn through leaving st on needle.
Insert yarn knitwise into 1st st on back needle, pull yarn through leaving st on needle.
Insert yarn knitwise into 1st st on front needle and slip st off needle.
Insert yarn purlwise into next st on front needle and leave st on needle.
Insert yarn purlwise into 1st st on back needle and slip st off needle.
Insert yarn knitwise into next st on back needle and leave st on needle.
Continue in this way until all sts have been grafted. Fasten off.

Egg cosy

Egg cosy

Takes less than 10g of 4ply sock yarn
Using 3.25m needles cast on 40 sts and distribute over 3 needles (I did 14, 14 and 12)
Work 2 rounds of K1, P1 rib
Work 20 rounds in stocking stitch (every row knit)
Shape top:
Next round: K2, K2tog repeat to end (30sts)
Nest round: K
Nest round: K1, K2tog repeat to end (20sts)
Nest round: K
Nest round: K2 tog repeat to end (10sts)
Nest round: K2 tog to end (5 sts)
Continue on these 5sts in sticking stitch for 4cm
Next round: K2 tog. K1, K2 tog
Next round: K3tog,
Fasten off and knot cord.

Baby Beanie Hat

Baby Beanie Hat

Sizes: 0-3 months (3 - 6 months; 6-12 months)
Takes about 20g (30g; 30g) of 4ply yarn
Cast on 85 (90; 95) sts and distribute between three needles
Round 1: K3, P2, to end of round
Continue with the K3, P2 rib pattern for 13 (15; 17) cm.
Shape top:
Next round: K3 tog, P2 tog, to end of round (34; 36; 38 sts)
Next round: K2 tog to end (17; 18; 19 sts)
Next round for 0-3 months and 6-12 months: K 2 tog to last st, K1 (9; 10 sts)
Next round for 3-6 months: K 2tog to end (9 sts)
Draw yarn through remaining sts and fasten off.

Baby socks

Baby socks

For size 0-3 months
Takes about 10 g of 4ply yarn
Using 3mm meedles, cast on 28 sts and distribute sts over 3 needles.
Work 6 rounds in K2, P2 rib
Change to stocking stitch (every row knit) for 14 rounds
Heel flap:
K 7, turn
Next row: Sl1p, P13, turn
Next row: Sl1k, K13, turn
Working back and forth on these 14 sts work a further 12 rows
Heel shaping:
Row 1: sl1p, P8, P2 tog, P1, turn
Row 2: sl1k, K5, K2 tog tbl, K1, turn
Row 3: sl1p, P6, P2 tog, P1, turn
Row 4: sl1k, K 7, K2 tog tbl, K1, turn
Instep:
Pick up and knit 7 sts down side of heel flap, K14 sts from cuff, pick up and knit 7 sts up side of heel flap, K 5 sts, place marker (this should be in the middle of the heel). You should now have a total of 38 sts.
Next round: from marker K10, K2 tog, K14, K2 tog tbl, K10
Next round: K
Next round: K9, K2 tog, K14, K2 tog tbl, K 9
Next round: K
Continue decreasing 2sts in this way on every alternate round until 28 sts remain.
Foot:
Knit 14 rounds.
Toe shaping:
Next round: K4, k2 tog, K2, K2 tog tbl, K8, K2 tog, K2, K2 tog tbl, K4.
Next round: K
Next round: K3, K2 tog, K2, K2 tog tbl, K6, K2 tog, K2 K2 tog tbl, K3.
Next round K
Next round: K2, K2 tog, K2, K2 tog tbl, K4, K2 tog, K2, K2 tog tbl, K2
Next round: K
Next round: K1, K2 tog, K2, K2 tog tbl, K2. K2 tog, K2, K2 tog tbl, K1 (12 sts)
Rearrange sts so that first 6 sts are on one needle and remaining 6 sts are on another.
Graft stitches tog using Kitchener stitch (for instructions see the Pod Sock pattern above)

Abbreviations

K: knit
P: purl
St: stitches
K2tog: knit 2 stitches together
K2tog tbl: knit 2 stitches together through thr back of the loops
P2 tog: purl 2 stitches together
Sl1K: slip 1 stitch knitwisw
S1P: slip 1 stitch purlwise

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