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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.

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

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.

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

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

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