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  1. sofa socks  Cosy Sofa Socks

    8mm knitting needles

    2 x 100g ball super chunky yarn

    Size 3 – 4 (Size 5 – 6) (Size 7 – 9)

    Start at the cuff and cast on 20 (22, 24) stitches

    Work rib row: *knit 1, purl 1 – repeat from * to end of row

    Work 10 rows

    Work 12 (14, 16 ) rows in a knit stitch

    Heel shaping

    Row 1: knit 6, turn work round, slip 1, knit 4, knit into the front then the back of the next stitch.  21 (23, 25) stitches

    Row 2: knit across all stitches

    Row 3: knit 6, turn work round, slip 1, knit 4, knit into the front then the back of the next stitch.  22 (24, 26) stitches

    Row 4: knit across all stitches

    Row 5: knit 6, turn work round, slip 1, knit 4, knit into the front then the back of the next stitch.  23 (25, 27) stitches

    Row 6: knit across all stitches

    Row 7: knit 6, turn work round, slip 1, knit 4, knit into the front then the back of the next stitch.  24 (26, 28) stitches

    Row 8: knit across all stitches

    Row 9: knit 6, turn work round, slip 1, knit 4, knit into the front then the back of the next stitch.  25 (27, 29) stitches

    Row 10: knit across all stitches

    Row 11: knit 6, turn work round, slip 1, knit 4, knit into the front then the back of the next stitch.  26 (28, 30) stitches

    Row 12: knit across all stitches

    Stop here for the small size and move on to the decrease

    For the medium and large sizes – keep working

    Row 13: knit 6, turn work round, slip 1, knit 4, knit into the front then the back of the next stitch.  (29, 31) stitches

    Row 14: knit across all stitches

    Row 15: knit 6, turn work round, slip 1, knit 4, knit into the front then the back of the next stitch.   (30, 32) stitches

    Row 16: knit across all stitches

    Stop here for the medium size and move on to the decrease

    For the large size – keep working

    Row 17: knit 6, turn work round, slip 1, knit 4, knit into the front then the back of the next stitch.  33 stitches

    Row 18: knit across all stitches

    Row 19: knit 6, turn work round, slip 1, knit 4, knit into the front then the back of the next stitch.  34 stitches

    Row 20: knit across all stitches

    Decrease rows

    Row 1: knit 2 together, knit 5, turn work round, slip 1, knit 5. 25 (29, 33) stitches

    Row 2: knit across all stitches

    Row 3: knit 2 together, knit 5, turn work round, slip 1, knit 5. 24 (28, 32) stitches

    Row 4: knit across all stitches

    Row 5: knit 2 together, knit 5, turn work round, slip 1, knit 5. 23 (27, 31) stitches

    Row 6: knit across all stitches

    Row 7: knit 2 together, knit 5, turn work round, slip 1, knit 5. 22 (26, 30) stitches

    Row 8: knit across all stitches

    Stop here for the small size

    Keep decreasing for the medium and large sizes

    Row 9: knit 2 together, knit 5, turn work round, slip 1, knit 5. (25, 29) stitches

    Row 10: knit across all stitches

    Row 11: knit 2 together, knit 5, turn work round, slip 1, knit 5. (24, 28) stitches

    Row 12: knit across all stitches

    Stop here for the medium size

    Keep decreasing for the large size

    Row 13: knit 2 together, knit 5, turn work round, slip 1, knit 5. (27) stitches

    Row 14: knit across all stitches

    Row 15: knit 2 together, knit 5, turn work round, slip 1, knit 5. (26) stitches

    Row 16: knit across all stitches

    Foot

    Row 1: knit 2 together, knit 18 (20, 22), knit 2 together.  20 (22, 24) stitches

    Row 2: knit across all stitches

    Row 3: knit across all stitches

    Row 4: knit 2 together, knit 16 (18, 20), knit 2 together.  18 (20, 22) stitches

    Row 5: knit across all stitches

    Row 6: knit across all stitches

    Row 7: knit 2 together, knit 14 (16, 18), knit 2 together.  16 (18, 20) stitches

    Stop here for the small size – shape the toe

    Keep decreasing for the medium and large sizes

    Row 8: knit across all stitches

    Row 9: knit across all stitches

    Row 10: knit 2 together, knit (14, 16), knit 2 together.  (16, 18) stitches

    Stop here for the medium size – shape the toe

    Row 11: knit across all stitches

    Row 12: knit across all stitches

    Keep decreasing for the large size

    Row 13: knit 2 together, knit (14), knit 2 together.  (16) stitches – shape the toe

    Shape the toe

    Work 4 rows in a knit stitch

    Row 5: knit 2 stitches together across the row.  8 stitches

    Row 5: knit 2 stitches together across the row.  4 stitches

    Leave a 60cm tail and cut the yarn

    Thread the yarn onto a very large eye tapestry needle

    Loop the needle through the stitches – pull tight – weave the yarn round the toe again and secure

    Sew up the back of the sock with mattress stitch and finish off the yarn

     

  2. The Basket Weave Square

    basketweave stitch

    Cast on 29 stitches

    Row 1: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

    Row 2: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

    Row 3: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

    Row 4: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

    Row 5: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 3 *(purl 3, knit 3) – repeat from * to last 4 stitches, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 6: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 3 *(knit 3, purl 3) - repeat from * to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 7: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 3 *(purl 3, knit 3) – repeat from * to last 4 stitches, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 8: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 3 *(knit 3, purl 3) - repeat from * to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 9: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 3 *(knit 3, purl 3) - repeat from * to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 10: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 3 *(purl 3, knit 3) – repeat from * to last 4 stitches, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 11: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 3 *(knit 3, purl 3) - repeat from * to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 12: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 3 *(purl 3, knit 3) – repeat from * to last 4 stitches, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Rows 5: through to 12: (8 rows) form the pattern.  Repeat 2 more complete sets of pattern.

    Row 29: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

    Row 30: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

    Row 31: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

    Row 32: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

    Cast off