Not All Who Wander Are Lost – CLUE 1

Are you ready to start on our journey wandering through the Forest of Mirkwood?   I hope you join me on this little sock knit-a-long. Our mantra to chant is, “We are not lost, we are not lost, we are not lost….”

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MIRKWOOD Socks

CLUE 1

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‘Not all Who Wander are Lost’ because I am providing you with

Video Tips to Techniques Used in Clue 1

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Finished Foot Circumferences:

Small (7-1/2-8″), Medium (8-1/2-9″) and Large (9-1/2-10″)

Yarn

Fingering weight (Super Fine #1), 400 yds

Needles

U.S. Size 1 (2.25mm): circular (cir) or double point needles or adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge

Notions

cable needles (cn); markers (m); tapestry needle

Gauge

28 sts = 4″ (10cm) in stockinette stitch in the round

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RIGHT SOCK STITCH GUIDE

C6F – Slip 3 sts to cable needle, hold in front. Knit next 3 sts then knit 3 sts from cable needle.

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Directions for the Right Sock:

CUFF

RIBBING

CO 56 (64, 72) sts.  Being careful not to twist sts, join for working in the round and place marker (pm) for beginning of rnd.

Work rnds 1-18 of RIBBING PATTERN as follows:

RND 1:  K2, p2, k6, *p2, k2*; rep from * to * last two sts;  end p2.

RND 2:  K2, p2, k6, *p2, k2*; rep from * to * last two sts;  end p2.

RND 3:  K2, p2, C6F, *p2, k2*: rep from * to * last two sts; end p2.

RND 4:  K2, p2, k6, *p2, k2*; rep from * to * last two sts;  end p2.

RND 5:  K2, p2, k6, *p2, k2*; rep from * to * last two sts;  end p2.

RND 6:  K2, p2, k6, *p2, k2*; rep from * to * last two sts;  end p2.

RND 7:  K2, p2, k6, *p2, k2*; rep from * to * last two sts;  end p2.

RND 8:  K2, p2, C6F, *p2, k2*: rep from * to * last two sts; end p2.

RND 9:  K2, p2, k6, *p2, k2*; rep from * to * last two sts;  end p2.

RND 10:  K2, p2, k6, *p2, k2*; rep from * to * last two sts;  end p2.

RND 11:  K2, p2, k6, *p2, k2*; rep from * to * last two sts;  end p2.

RND 12:  K2, p2, k6, *p2, k2*; rep from * to *last two sts;  end p2.

RND 13:  K2, p2, k6, *p2, k2*; rep from * to * last two sts;  end p2.

RND 14:  K2, p2, k6, *p2, k2*; rep from * to * last two sts;  end p2.

RND 15:  K2, p2, k6, *p2, k2*; rep from * to * last two sts;  end p2.

RND 16:  K2, p2, k6, *p2, k2*; rep from * to * last two sts;  end p2.

RND 17:  K2, p2, k6, *p2, k2*; rep from * to * last two sts;  end p2.

RND 18:  K2, p2, k6, *p2, k2*; rep from * to * last two sts;  end p2.

LEG

The ribbing will now change to a stockinette stitch.  The cable will continue down the front of the sock but the back will be knit in stockinette stitch. Work rnds 1-18 of LEG PATTERN as follows:

RND 1:  K2, p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 2:  K2, p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 3:  K2, p2, C6F, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 4:  K2, p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 5:  K2, p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 6:  K2, p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 7:  K2, p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 8:  K2, p2, C6F, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 9:  K2, p2, k6, p2, knit to end.

RND 10:  K2, p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 11:  K2, p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 12:  K2, p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 13:  K2, p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 14:  K2, p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 15:  K2, p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 16:  K2, p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 17:  K2, p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 18:  K2, p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

CLUE 1 is now finished for the RIGHT sock.  Now it is time to work on the LEFT sock.  Since the cable is running up the outside of your foot there will be a whole new set of directions.  We also need to flip that cable around so it twists right instead of left.

Directions for the Left Sock:

RIGHT SOCK STITCH GUIDE

C6B – Slip 3 sts to cable needle, hold in back. Knit next 3 sts then knit 3 sts from cable needle.

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CUFF

RIBBING

CO 56 (64, 72) sts.  Being careful not to twist sts, join for working in the round and place marker (pm) for beginning of rnd.

Work rnds 1-18 of RIBBING PATTERN as follows:

RND 1:  *P2, k2*, rep from * to * 3 (4, 5)  times; p2,k6; *p2, k2*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.

RND 2:  *P2, k2*, rep from * to * 3 (4, 5) times; p2,k6; *p2, k2*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.

RND 3:  *P2, k2*, rep from * to *3 (4, 5) times; p2,  C6b; *p2, k2*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.

RND 4:  *P2, k2*, rep from * to * 3 (4, 5) times;  p2, k6; *p2, k2*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.

RND 5:  *P2, k2*, rep from * to * 3 (4, 5) times; p2, k6, *p2, k2*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.

RND 6:  *P2, k2*, rep from * to * 3 (4, 5) times;p2,  k6; *p2, k2*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.

RND 7:  *P2, k2*, rep from * to * 3 (4, 5) times; p2, k6; *p2, k2*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.

RND 8:  *P2, k2*, rep from * to * 3 (4, 5) times; p2, C6B; *p2, k2*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.

RND 9:  *P2, k2*, rep from * to *3 (4, 5) times; p2,k6; *p2, k2*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.

RND 10:  *P2, k2*, rep from * to * 3 (4, 5) times; p2,k6; *p2, k2*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.

RND 11:  *P2, k2*, rep from * to * 3 (4, 5) times; p2, k6; *p2, k2*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.

RND 12:  *P2, k2*, rep from * to * 3 (4, 5) times; p2, k6; *p2, k2*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.

RND 13:  *P2, k2*, rep from * to * 3 (4, 5)) times; p2, k6; *p2, k2*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.

RND 14:  *P2, k2*, rep from * to * 3 (4, 5) times; p2,k6; *p2, k2*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.

RND 15:  *P2, k2*, rep from * to * 3 (4, 5) times; p2, k6; *p2, k2*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.

RND 16:  *K2, p2*, rep from * to * 3 (4, 5)) times;  p2, k6; *p2, k2*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.

RND 17:  *K2, p2*, rep from * to * 3 (4, 5)) times; p2, k6; *p2, k2*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.

RND 18:  *K2, p2*, rep from * to * 3 (4, 5) times; p2, k6; *p2, k2*; rep from * to * to end of rnd.

LEG

The ribbing will now change to a stockinette stitch.  The cable will continue down the front of the sock but the back will be knit in stockinette stitch. Work rnds 1-18 of LEG PATTERN as follows:

RND 1:  Knit 16 (20, 24), p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 2:  Knit 16 (20, 24), p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 3:  Knit 16 (20, 24), p2, C6B, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 4:  Knit 16 (20, 24), p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 5:  Knit 16 (20, 24), p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 6:  Knit 16 (20, 24), p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 7:  Knit 16 (20, 24), p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 8:  Knit 16 (20, 24), p2, C6B, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 9:  Knit 16 (20, 24), p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 10: Knit 16 (20, 24), p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 11:  Knit 16 (20, 24), p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 12:  Knit 16 (20, 24), p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 13:  Knit 16 (20, 24), p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 14:  Knit 16 (20, 24), p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 16:  Knit 16 (20, 24), p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 17:  Knit 16 (20, 24), p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

RND 18:  Knit 16 (20, 24), p2, k6, p2, knit to end of rnd.

Mirkwood Clue 1 Left Sock

THAT IS ALL FOR THIS WEEK!  Stay tuned for Clue 2 next Sunday…….

If you prefer to have a downloadable clue then click here.  I’ve uploaded it to Ravelry and you can add a project page for your sock.  I can’t wait to see your progress!

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