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Double-Bubble!

April 25th, 2007 (08:24 pm)

Today I finished the Double Bubble socks I've been working on!
I started yesterday & finished today, these socks are mega quick to make and so cosy to wear. I love wearing anklets, so these socks are quite short, but you could easily make a longer version if desired.

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Double-Bubble Socks By Vanessa Carter

1 skein Patons Classic Wool (or any worsted weight)
Set of 4 size 3.75 mm/ US 5 DPNs
Tapestry Needle

Fits a woman's small or medium (length is variable)

Bubble Stitch Pattern {adapted from Gisela Klopper, Beautiful Knitting Patterns}
R1: *K1, P2, Sl 1 p wise, K2, PSSO, P2 * Repeat ** across row.
R2: *K1, P2, K1, YO, K1, P2* Repeat ** across row.
R3 & R4: *K1, P2, K3, P2* Repeat ** across row.

Leg
Cast on 40 sts
Join in the round and work K1, P1 ribbing for 4 rounds
Begin stitch pattern & repeat pattern 2 times for a total of 8 rows.
Work next 2 rows as R1 & R2 of stitch pattern..
Divide stitches onto 3 needles as follows,
N3: transfer sts from N2 to N3 until 18 sts are on N3, unknit 1 sts from N1 and add it to N3. N3 now has a total of 19 sts.
N2 & N1: divide rem 21 sts evenly between: 11 & 10 sts on N1 & N2 respectively.

Heel Flap
On N3 beginning on the RS,
RS: Sl 1, K across
WS: *Sl 1, P1* Repeat ** across, ending in P2.
Repeat these 2 rows until your heel flap measures 2” {20 rows, end in WS row}

Turn Heel
Sl 1, K8, SKP, K1, turn.
Sl 1, P1, P2 tog, P1, turn
Sl 1, K2, SKP, K1, turn.
Sl1, P3, P2 tog, P1, turn.
Sl1, K4, SKP, K1, turn.
Sl1, P5, P2 tog, P1, turn.
Sl1, K6, SKP, K1, turn.
Sl1, P7, P2 tog, P1, turn
Sl1, K8, SKP

Gusset
Separate heel sts onto 2 needles, 5 sts on each needle & Place all the sts from the top of the foot onto 1 needle. Pick up and knit 9 sts from the left side of the heel flap, and one corner st. *this is now N1*
K across top of foot sts *N2*, using ROW 1 of the modified stitch pattern.

Modified Stitch Pattern:
*Row 1 & 2: P1, K3, P2, K1, P2, K3, P2, K1, P2, K3, P1.
R3: P1, Sl1, K2, PSSO, P2, K1, P2, Sl1, K2, PSSO, P2, K1, P2, Sl1, K2, PSSO, P1.
R4:P1, K1, YO, K1, P2, K1, P2, K1, YO, K1, P2, K1, P2, K1, YO, K1, P1*

Next pick up one corner st, and 9 sts along the right heel flap *N3*.
Next round
(ROW 1)
N1: K to last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1.
N2: Follow Modified Stitch Pattern
N3: K1, SKP, K across.
(ROW 2)
N1: K across.
N2: Follow Modified Stitch Pattern
N3: K across.
{repeat these 2 rounds until 40 sts remain, & 10 sts on N1 & N3}
For the body of the foot: Continue in this style but just K across N1 & N3 with no decreasing.

Toe
Begin decreasing for toe when the foot measures 2” less than desired total length. {Make sure you have ended on a Row 1 or 2 of the modified stitch pattern}
Row 1: N1: K to last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1.
N2: K1, SKP, K to last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1.
N3: K1, SKP, K across.
Row 2& 3: K across.
Repeat these 3 rows until 12 sts remain.
Kitchener stitch the toe together & weave in ends!

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Enjoy! NOTE: I have checked this pattern for errors, however nobody is perfect so please let me know if you find any errors :-)

I made them using the pink hand dyed yarn, made from Patons Classic wool in cream, dyed with Cherry Koolaid. I didn't let the dye fully absorb into the yarn which is why they are a pink bubble gum colour.

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Comments

Posted by: ndanukiwi (ndanukiwi)
Posted at: April 26th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
just one more row

Yay! They turned out great!!

I may need to borrow that pattern come holiday time... :)

Posted by: knitfish (knitfish)
Posted at: April 26th, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)

Thanks Caroline!
:-P They were so extremely fast to knit, so good for last minute gifting.
I am wearing them today :-)

~Nessa

Posted by: littletraceylyn (littletraceylyn)
Posted at: April 26th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
needle size?

These look fantastic and your pattern looks pretty easy to follow and i'm thinking i might give them a go this weekend, since i have a skein Patons Classic Wool in this nice green colour at home that i've been meaning to give a go. Question though, your pattern says size x needles - do you just mean whatever size to give you the right gage, or the size of needles the yarn calls for? or is there really a size x?? Sorry if this is a dumb question, just a bit confused by it.

Posted by: knitfish (knitfish)
Posted at: April 27th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
Re: needle size?

LOL I feel so dumb. I put the X in the pattern cause I was going to go & measure the needles I used & then I forgot when I was done the post :-P

3.75 mm/ 5 US is the size.
Sorry!

~Nessa

Posted by: Sylvana (sylascione)
Posted at: April 26th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)

They look very nice, and you were saying i was fast???? I have to try your pattern for sure.

Posted by: knitfish (knitfish)
Posted at: April 27th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
lucille

Lol. They are only 40 sts and on worsted weight on 3.75 mm needles so really it's not that fast :-P I also was determined to have a new cosy pair of socks asap, and also the not having anything else better to do helps :-)

~Nessa

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 3rd, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
Question

I'm not a advanced knitte so I do have a question......on the pattern row it Row1: K1,P2, S1, p wise......what does the p wise mean....That is the only part that is throwing me off.....

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 3rd, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Question

you can email me at leslieborelli@myprincesshouse.com......

Thank you.

Posted by: knitfish (knitfish)
Posted at: June 3rd, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Question

S1 p wise : it means you slip one stitch purl wise, or as if you were purling it.

Posted by: knittergoddss (knittergoddss)
Posted at: August 30th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)

I loved the way these turned out and liked the pattern so I friendslisted you. Hope that's okay...

Posted by: knitfish (knitfish)
Posted at: August 31st, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)

of course

Posted by: knitfish (knitfish)
Posted at: August 31st, 2007 06:26 am (UTC)
lucille

Cool :-)
Please post a pic when you're done! I'd love to see your version.

~Nessa

Posted by: red_rock123 (red_rock123)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
Gusset help

I divided my stitches and knit the following 4 rows across N2. Now I'm ready to pick up my other 9 sts N3 but my yarn is on the other side. Did I miss a row?

Posted by: knitfish (knitfish)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
Re: Gusset help

hi,
Here is what I *think* might be going wrong for you: You are knitting 4 rows of the stitch pattern across N2, when you only need to knit row 1 of the stitch pattern across N2, and then pick up the sts on N3 as per instructions. Each consecutive round, when you get to N2, you follow the next row of the stitch pattern. ie. first round follow row 1 for N2, second round follow row 2 for N2, etc.I realize this is because my language may have not been perfectly clear when I wrote the section about the modified stitch pattern.
Here is my ammended version:

"Separate heel sts onto 2 needles, 5 sts on each needle & Place all the sts from the top of the foot onto 1 needle. Pick up and knit 9 sts from the left side of the heel flap, and one corner st. *this is now N1*
K across top of foot sts *N2*, using ROW 1 of stitch pattern.
(Modified Stitch Pattern:
*Row 1 & 2: P1, K3, P2, K1, P2, K3, P2, K1, P2, K3, P1.
R3: P1, Sl1, K2, PSSO, P2, K1, P2, Sl1, K2, PSSO, P2, K1, P2, Sl1, K2, PSSO, P1.
R4:P1, K1, YO, K1, P2, K1, P2, K1, YO, K1, P2, K1, P2, K1, YO, K1, P1*)
Pick up one corner st, and 9 sts along the right heel flap.*N3*
N1: K to last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1.
N2: Follow Modified Stitch Pattern
N3: K1, SKP, K across.
{repeat these 3 rows until 40 sts remain, & 10 sts on N1 & N3}
For the body of the foot: Continue in this style but just K across N1 & N3 with no decreasing."

Hope this helps,
~Nessa

Posted by: knitfish (knitfish)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
Re: Gusset help

Also,
please note as I was checking out your problem I fixed an error here...
Next pick up one corner st, and 9 sts along the right heel flap *N3*.
Next round
(ROW 1)
N1: K to last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1.
N2: Follow Modified Stitch Pattern
N3: K1, SKP, K across.
(ROW 2)
N1: K across.
N2: Follow Modified Stitch Pattern
N3: K across.

{repeat these 2 rows until 40 sts remain, & 10 sts on N1 & N3}
For the body of the foot: Continue in this style but just K across N1 & N3 with no decreasing.

Posted by: sunshine98 (sunshine98)
Posted at: January 5th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
Re: Gusset help

Knitfish,
This is the closest I've come to finding my Mom's so called Bubble stitch.(Not to be confused with the BOBBLE stitch which it is not) She knit a sample for me 15 years ago with written instrucions and for the life of me I can figure it out!! I have been trying for 4 days to make it and i can't do it.The "bubbles" form columns and in between the columns are 2 purled stitches. I can no longer ask my Mom how to do it as she now has Alzheimers, but I'd like to be able to learn how to do it so that I could knit her a sweater with this stitch. I hope you can help. I have a picture of her sample but don't know how I can upload it on here for you to see. You can reach me at perkisun@sbcglobal.net I'd be VERY grateful to you if you would please show me how it's done. Thank-you.
Sincerely and respectfully,
Always a friend
Nancy aka sunshine98

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: January 4th, 2011 08:36 pm (UTC)
unknown (to me) abbreviation

I am knitting the Double=bubble socks and have come across an abbreviation that I don't understand (and is not in my Encyclopedia of Knitting. What does SKP mean and how do I do it?

Posted by: knitfish (knitfish)
Posted at: January 4th, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
Re: unknown (to me) abbreviation

To SKP means to Slip on stitch, Knit one stitch, and then Pass the slipped stitch over the stitch you just knitted. Here is a good youtube video that shows how to do it :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIlNNYt-Q94

~Vanessa

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