Wednesday, May 18, 2011

All Twisted Up Yoga Sock Pattern! Just 'cause I love ya.

*****I added another place to access the PDF because a few people told me they had trouble printing from the MobileMe hosted site. If there are any issues with the MediaFire site, please let me know!*****

I searched and searched for a yoga sock pattern I wanted to make, but they all called for thicker yarn or a different size needle than what I wanted to use. What can I say? I like using my size 1 Signature dpn's, and wouldn't settle for anything else! Alas, I couldn't find anything that fit the bill. So I studied what features I would like in a yoga sock and came up with a super-duper easy pattern I want to share with you all today. You'll be shocked at how easy it would be to adapt any sock pattern to become a yoga sock. Basically a tube with cast-off stitches in the middle. There's some tweaking I want to do to the pattern eventually, but for now I'm pretty darn happy. Here it is! You can also download the PDF HERE
or HERE

All Twisted Up Yoga Socks


Supplies:
US size 1 dpns
215yd any fingering weight sock yarn (I used Knitpicks Felici in the rainbow colorway)
tapestry needle

Using preferred cast-on method (I used backward loop cast on because it's stretchy, but feel free to use whatever!) 
CO 72 sts. 
Place marker and join in the round 

 k2, p2 for about 1"

Every round:  *k2, yo, k2, k2tog*  repeat to end of round

That's all there is to the groovy diagonal slant! 

Continue the diagonal stitch for about 3", or the length between the ball of your foot and the end of your arch before your heel. I wear an 8.5 shoe, so mine was about 3". 

Bind off 36 sts in k2, p2 using Jeny's Super Stretchy Bind off method. Trust me, it's really super simple and GENIUS. If you really don't want to, just make sure you bind of LOOSELY. Here's a youtube of Cat Bhordi demonstrating. Easy peasy.

Continue in the diagonal stitch for the rest of the round. Hopefully you'll be able to tell where you're at with the diagonal stitch. If you're a bit lost, just remember that the YO comes just before the previous row's YO, and you should be good to pick it up from there. 

When you get to the Bind-off, use long-tailed cast on to CO 36 sts.  Continue in diagonal stitch to end of round.

Keep on keeping' on with the diagonal stitch for another 5", or your preferred leg height. For my next pair, I totally want it to come up over my calf. :D   

Switch to k2, p2 rib for 1" and bind off using Jeny's Super Stretchy Bind Off Method again, and you're done! 

See? Totally easy, and totally cute. Now paint your toes a groovy color and go do some yoga!

I hope this pattern makes sense, and as always feel free to contact me for any questions you might have. Of course I want to see pictures when you're done so I can post them here!

31 comments:

  1. Awesome pattern, how creative and lovely in the Felici yarn! Thank you SO much for the free pattern!

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  2. You are very welcome, Ariel! It's such a simple pattern, I figured it would be a shame not to share it for free. :) Send me a picture if you knit them!

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  3. Those are nice! Possibly the first yoga socks I've seen that I've actually liked! Bookmarking these and adding them to my (long) list. Thanks!

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  4. You did a fabulous work! They look great.

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  5. Aww, thanks you guys! And thank you for reading :)

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  6. I can access the PDF, but only after the site tells me I really should download Safari. If I just click continue, it comes up fine. Lovely pattern!

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  7. Oh, good! Thank you so much, craftychemist, I hadn't heard from anyone and was worried it wouldn't download. Thank you!

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  8. Dammit, why can't I knit or crochet? It's so unfair!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Cooommmme to the daaaark side Jennaaaaaa!! You know you want to. ;) You're brilliant, you'd get the hang of it in no time!

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  10. Ohh, I love them! Can't wait to make them and wear them to yoga class! The rainbow will go perfectly with my yoga mat... :)

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  11. These are awesome, thank you so much for sharing the pattern. I had no problem downloading the PDF either. Can't wait to get started on them!

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  12. Thank you for this pattern! I have a pair of socks that I made with that yarn, love the rainbow colors. Love KnitPicks stuff! Again, thanks for sharing.

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  13. thanks for the free pattern! I love the socks and can't wait to make them. Had no problems accessing the pdf.

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  14. OMG! These are too cute! I must make~

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  15. Totally cool!! I can't wait to make a pair!!! (or two or three or four!)

    Feedback on PDF question: Since I work on a mac with Creative Suites 4, I didn't have any problems opening the pdf version in iworks, but it wouldn't print like acrobat would. Just to let you know, but I printed it to a pdf so no worries!!!

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  16. Wow, I woke up to all of your comments and it really made my day. I'm so glad the PDF is being downloaded okay, though I'm still considering just switching to a PDF hosting site so it's easily accessible and printable for everyone. Thank you all for the feedback, and I want to see your yoga socks when you're done! :D

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  17. I found the remnants of my KnitPicks yarn exactly like the one you used, and I think there is enough left after my full pair of socks to make a pair of these! Yeah!

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  18. I have the world worst blister on the heel of my foot. This is just exactly the socks I need to make that won't get in the way of the bandages.

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  19. I'm having trouble casting on the 36 stitches in long tail.
    1 because i've never used long tail before and 2 because i've never casted on mid project.
    Any help would be grateful.

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  20. Hi anonymous! Can you leave me your email address? I'll do a quick video tutorial of how to do long tail cast on in the middle of a project. I'll send it to you today, but I've gotta know how to reach you. ;)

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  21. Sorry for the late reply I tried to post here a few times but it never seemed to get through. My email is burgernator@gmail.com.

    Thank you for your help

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  22. Thank you for the nice pattern.
    I came here thorough a dutch website.
    It makes a nice creative present for Christmas.
    Elisabeth

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  23. Love it!! ;) getting ready to go buy some supplies to make myself a pair. I'm going to make them a bit longer though...personal preference and I need the practice! Thanks so much for sharing. I will send you a picture of them when I finish

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  24. Hi Hannah! I love seeing project this, so please do! I want to make a longer pair myself, maybe even ones that go knee high! :) have fun, and feel free to write if you have any questions.

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  25. Will 215yd make one sock or two? Also, when I do the rib pattern do I alternate knitting and purling on each row? I'm not an expert by any means and have never really made anything according to a pattern..but so far it's a great first-time-using-DPN project! thanks for any advice you can give :)

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  26. 215 should make two socks. I don't think I used QUITE the whole ball of knitpicks felici, which is 218 yds. So you should be totally fine. :)

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  27. i cant print the pattern from the 1st link as i do not have safari and i picked up a bug with my virus scan on the mediafire link.

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    1. A VIRUS?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Oh man, I am SO sorry. What kind of virus is it? If you'd like me to directly e-mail you the PDF, let me know. I just checked the media fire link, and it looks okay to me, but then again I have a Mac and they generally don't get viruses. I'll look into it though, thank you for the heads up.

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    2. Okay, I just downloaded the media fire version of the file and scanned it for any viruses. It came up all clean, so maybe if you told me more about what the virus is doing to your computer I can help a bit more. Keep me posted!

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  28. I haven't knit the socks yet, but love the video and both Jeny's Super Stretchy Bind off method and the tip on finishing the last stitch! Thanks!

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  29. Are there coordinating patterns available like fingerless gloves?

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