Monday, June 15, 2009

Who ate the fishes?

New socks - knitted as part of the 52 plunge..


I ‘ve knitted the socks for myself. The pattern below assumes that you can knit socks as I have not explained anything basic. However you may use the chart on any basic sock patterns. I knitted the socks in Wollmeise 80/20 and 100 % sock yarn and used needle 2.

Cast on using Judy’s magic cast on. I did start with 14 loops on each needle and increased 4 stitches on every second needle until I did have in total 80 stitches. Distributed stitches with 41 on top needle and 39 on sole needle.
Toe border made with black and red. Note that chart below is 41 but the pattern calls for 20 stitches for one repeat – i.e. the last column is start of next pattern.

Thereafter I started fish pattern as follows:
On the sole I knitted pattern as follows
However note that after every row of fish and cats there are one row with only one strand – the blue.
After finishing the first row of fish, I started increase for gusset as follows. On the second row of fishrow two increase one stitch on each side of the middle stitch. Continue increasing on every second row. I made the following pattern with the increase - note however that I have a row of two blue stitches at each end of the increase before starting the sole pattern. I.e. I do have 19 sole pattern stitches at each end of the increase and I start the increase with two blue stitches on each side before making the colored stripes.
When completing the increase I stopped with one blue row prior to starting turning the heel. It is important to have one blue row to get a nice “edge” between the sole and the heel.
Set aside the 41 stitches on top and the 19 on each side of the increase. Make short rows by knitting one less each time with the remaining stitches until you have 11 stitches left. I turned without casting off – i.e. all stitches remains . Cut the yarn and start at one side. On each side of the 11 middle stitches pick up additional stitches to make the total stitches 39. The first row knit all stitches. Purl back until you have one stitch left. Knit that together with the first of the 19 stitches set aside on the separate needle.
Next row. Do not knit the first stitch, thereafter knit every second stitch and every second loose with yarn in back, continue until 2 stitches left. Knit one. The last one shall be knitted together with the first of the other 19 stitches set aside.
I st stitch loose off, purl back until 1 stitch left. Knit next together with the next of the 18 stitches set aside.
Continue these to rows until all 19 stitches are knitted together with the heel stitches. You will now have in total 80 stitches on the needle.

Continue with fish pattern. Row starts on the middle stitch back. On this row you will start with 3 fishes and 5 cats.
Next 3 fishes and 5 bones.
Next 1 fish and 7 cats.
Next All bones.
Last only cats.
I finished up with a hart border as follows:

Ribbed 3 knit 1 purl for 12 rounds, then 1 knit 1 purl for one row.
Next row – only knit the knit stitches and the last row only knit the purl stitches. Cast off. I used the method I’ve been told is called Italian cast off.

57 comments:

  1. Nydelige sokker - du er virkelig kreativ:-)

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  2. Det var freske sokker. Helt etter min smak. Jeg kan ikke få de fargerike nok. Du lager utrolig mye fine sokker.
    Ha en fin sokkeuke.

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  3. Nydelige eventyr sokker.
    Tuusen takk for at du deler mønster.
    Det er nå printet ut å ligger klar til strikking.
    flotte og store diagram.

    Hjertelig!!

    Vimsen

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  4. Hvem spiste egentlig fiskene? De er jo faktisk der. hihi. Utrolig stilige! Syns du er knallflink som får til å trylle frem det ene fine paret etter det andre.

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  5. ro ro til fiskeskjer... hehe..!!
    De var kule!!!!!!!
    Flink og tolmodig vil jeg si. Jeg hadde nok valgt den enkle utvei dersom jeg skulle strikke 52 par. 2r og 2 vr. hehe..!!!
    ha en god dag, og kos deg me sokkestrikkinga!!

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  6. Fantastiske sokker! Du må ha en tålmodighet som overstiger min med en del høyhus.

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  7. Kjempemorsomme! Takk for nedskrivning av mønster, mulig det sniker seg en skjelettfisk med på en genser en dag.

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  8. Så utrolig flotte sokker.De var jo rene kunstverket:D

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  9. Kjempefine sokker. Takk for du deler mønster:) De er morsomme og kan jo strikkes av restegarn:) Ha en fin dag:)

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  10. they are so cute! love them :)the detail & patterning is amazing!

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  11. Hei!
    Så mange fine sokker du lager. Satt meg opp som følger jeg - en koselig blogg du har :0)(0:

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  12. Yay! I was just trying to find a way to comment on your ravelry asking if you planned on posting the charts for any of your socks.

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  13. Knalltøffe, rett og slett. Tusen takk for nydelig garn, hespene er helt herlige!

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous. Renate

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  15. Åh kära nån, ett sånt fantastiskt mönster, helt otroligt!

    Ha det så jättegott!

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  16. I would love to have the charts as a PDF file. Wonderful socks!

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  17. I love the socks you design. They are so whimsical and you do such great color choices. Could you please send me the pdf for the 'Who Ate the Fishes' socks to sayerclan2000@yahoo.ca.
    Thank you
    Gina
    Ribbiter on Ravelry

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  18. Wonderful pattern - funny and clever!
    I would love to have the pdf, please.

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  19. could you please send me your who at the fish pdf file pattern? I love them.
    thanks.
    iammariamyers@yahoo.com

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  20. Your socks are amazing! Please send me your Who Ate The Fish Pattern.

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  21. Leslie Bernard - knitting therapist5 September 2009 19:56

    Absolutely stunning! I would be honoured if you would share a copy of your pattern with me.
    Please email to bernol at sympatico dot ca

    They are perfect!

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  22. I just discovered your blog today. What a treat for the eyes! I feel happy just looking at your things.

    Please send the pdf pattern for Who Ate the Fish to susiwhittemore at gmail dot com. thanks!

    Susi

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  23. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your pattern and wish to start it using yarn leftover from the Bandelier Socks and other bits of yarn. It is so darn cute! I'm waiting for the mailman to bring yarn for the Lizard Socks, but can't wait any longer to do more colorwork. (I finished the Bandeliers 2 days ago.) Please send pdf to me at nancysopp@gmail.com.
    May I be president of your fan club?
    Nancy

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  24. Hi,
    I just found your Blog and the Who Ate The Fishes Pattern. A "Got to knit!!!!!!"
    How Cute!!!
    Could you please send the pdf file to goodsoapworksofathens@gmail.com

    Thanks so very much!!!!

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  25. Så nydelige sokker! De var bare helt perfekte. Kunne jeg være så snill å få mønstret på pdf fil av deg? grosk69@gmail.com. På forhånd takk!

    Gro Kværna

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  26. I would love a pdf file of Who ate the Fishes! Your sock patterns are WONDERFUL.. Thanks Kim DeMoise email is - kdemoise@aol.com

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  27. I love your work. It is awe inspiring. If I can have the PDF, these will be my next socks. Thanks,

    Krista GG - kggalitsis@aol.com

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  28. Please, please send me the PDF with the "who at the Fishes". Thank you so much. annelena@comcast.net

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  29. hello!
    I would love a pdf file of "Who ate the Fishes" Your sock patterns are wonderful...
    Thank you so much!
    moglie@live.de

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  30. Greetings, I'd love to have a copy of your "Who ate the Fishes" sock pattern. Thanks!
    maureenmwilson at yahoo dot com

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  31. Oh, I'd love to have a copy of 'Who Ate the Fishes'!! It looks so cheerful! staarrkatt@yahoo.com

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  32. I would love a copy of your sock pattern. Thanks!!! ash@iki.fi

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  33. Your socks are beautiful and funny! Could you please send the pdf of "Who ate the fish" to e.kokai.kota@googlemail.com, I wish to make some for me...Thank you so much!

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  34. Ohh....gorgeous socks! I would really appreciate the pattern being sent my way. Thanks so much!
    cochrankk@msn.com

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  35. Great socks--they've been in my queue for a year. I'm making them for SKA this month and would love a PDF version. Thanks!

    margie AT coastside DOT net

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  36. pdf version please.

    Thanks.

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  37. These are adorable! Please send me a copy of the pdf pattern - sirbrunhilda@earthlink.net

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  38. Hi!
    Could you please send me the pdf pattern of this lovely socks "who ate the fishes"?
    A lot of thanks,
    Nani

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  39. Hi, i forgot to send my e-mail adress for the pattern of "who ate the fishes".
    Please send the pdf pattern to:
    forssman@web.de
    Thanks! Nani

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  40. I would like a pdf of your who ate the fish...socks...love them and thank you
    sherrie258@yahoo.com

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  41. Oh, those are gorgeous! What fun! I'd love to have a PDF of the pattern. Please send to shelda@shelda.net

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  42. Oh my! Your Who Ate the Fish socks are fabulous. Please send me the pdf:
    lcossey@littlebrowncats.com Thank you!

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  43. Could you please send me the pdf file for Who Ate the Fish sock pattern to lilljack@comcast.net

    Thank you.

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  44. I would love a PDF of this pattern :) Thank you!!
    muddyrd@gmail.com

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  45. I also would love a PDF copy of this cute pattern! Please send to KARPOOL41 at HOTMAIL dot com. Thank you.

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  46. I would love to have the pattern, please! Thank you for sharing your lovely socks.

    Helen

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  47. I love this pattern very much! May I please have the pdf? I am not sure how to get you my email.

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  48. I'd love to knit this pattern. Would you send me the pdf of Who Ate the Fishes? As a cat, and fish fancier these would be perfect for me. Thanks!
    denrhof@gmail.com

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  49. Thank you for the awesome pattern in advance! My email is: vinata@aol.com
    Mary Ellen Langieri

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  50. Just found these wonderful socks. May I please have the PDF, can't wait, Thanks
    marilyn.w@ns.sympatico.ca

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  51. Hi, I would love to make these fun socks. Could you please send me the PDF, I would really appreciate it. Thanks so much wennie523@charter.net

    Wendy

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  52. I would love to have this pattern as PDF, thanks! altocumulus78@yahoo.com

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  53. Oh, Mariann, these socks made me smile. Then laugh. I'd love to have a copy of the PDF file. I've never done any colorwork, but these could be the socks that make me start ;-)

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  54. These are so beautiful and fun! Please send me a PDF file!! kittykatt@dewright.us

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  55. These are great!! Love them to pieces!! Please send me the PDF file to dnrbower@bresnan.net. Thank you so much!!!

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  56. These look great, I plan to knit them on my travels this summer, can you send me a PDF please niki@erb.org.uk
    Thanks niki

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  57. I love these socks and would like to have the PDF file. Please send it to jilstolps@comcast.net. Thanks, Jill

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