Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Purl Heart Socks Pattern

Purl Heart Socks

I use a Turkish cast on. I cast on 16 stitches for each needle. Making the total on both needles of 32. I knit two socks on two circulars, toe up.

Increase two stitches per needle every other row till you get the desired amount of stitches that you need. I have (26 sts per needle. 52 total.)

I am a continental knitter so when I knit socks I prefer to purl. I purl across the Opposite needle. (Like if you look at your needles like a tea cup or a drinking glass. I purl on the opposite side that you would drink from). So these instructions will be purling most of the sock. If you prefer knitting you may need to adjust the way you do your lace heart.

The heart pattern takes up 13 stitches. So you need to do a little math to figure out where the thirteen pattern stitches are on the front of the sock.

Since I have 26 stitches per needle I would purl 6 sts then PM. Purl 13 sts PM. Purl remaining 7 sts. Purl across next 26 sts on other needle.

Heart Pattern: Across the 13 sts between markers. Then P across remaining sts of round.

Row 1: P6 yo, P2tog, P5

Row 2: P across all sts

Row 3: P5, yo, sl1, P2tog, psso, yo, P5

Row 4: P across all sts

Row 5: P4, yo, P2tog, P1, P2tog, yo, P4

Row 6: P across all sts

Row 7: P3, yo, P2tog, P3, P2tog, yo, P3

Row 8: P across all sts

Row 9: P2, yo, P2tog, P5, P2tog, yo, P2

Row 10: P across all sts

Row 11: P1, yo, P2tog, P7, P2tog, yo, P1

Row 12: P across all sts

Row 13: P2tog, yo, P3, yo, sl1, P2tog, psso, yo, P3, yo, P2tog

Row 14: P across all sts

Row 15: P1, P2tog, yo, P1, yo, P2tog, P1, P2tog, yo, P1, yo, P2tog, P1

Row 16: P across all sts

Purl around next 4 rounds.

Repeat heart pattern one more time.

While purling around the last row of the second heart pattern you can take the markers out.

Now you purl around the rounds until you get the length of the foot to where you need it for the heel. You can do whatever heel you like at this point.

I do an alternative heel described in ‘Crazy Toes and Heels” by Queen Kahuna. ( ) It is Short Row so I knit the foot till it is 1 1/2” inch less than the length that I need the foot to be.


Work the heel on the opposite needles from the ones with your lace harts on it. You will be

working back and forth on this needle to turn the heel.

P2 sts onto stitch holder. P across stitches. Do the same for the second sock. Turn.

Slip 3 sts on another stitch holder. K across to next stitch holder. Do same for second sock. Now you have 2 Stitch holders on each sock. Turn.

1: sl 1 st onto stitch holder P across to next Stitch Holder. Repeat for Sock #2. Turn.

2: sl 1 st onto stitch holder K across to next Stitch Holder. Repeat for Sock #2. Turn

Repeat 1 & 2, till there are 10 sts left on each sock. If you have a wider heel you can leave more sts on the needles.

Above is an example of the heels with the stitch holders holding the stitches.

Now we start to do the turning of the heel.

K across to the st before holder.

Sl 1 st to right needle pick up purl bump from first st on holder K the slipped st and the purl bump together in back of st. Sl 1 st from holder onto right needle.

Repeat for sock #2 Turn.

1: sl 1 st P across to last st before holder. Sl st to right needle . Pick up Purl bump from next st on holder. P bump and slipped st together. Sl next stitch off of holder to right needle. Repeat for sock #2, Turn.

2: sl 1 st to right needle. K across to last st before holder. Sl 1 st to right needle pick up bump on back of next st on holder. K bump and slipped st together in back of st. Sl next st from holder onto right needle. Repeat for sock#2, Turn.

Repeat 1&2 till there is one stitch on stitch holders. On the purl row follow row 1 to last st on holder pick up purl bump of last st on holder and P with the slipped st just before it. Then P last st off of holder. Repeat for sock #2. P across pattern side of both socks. You will still have one stitch holder at the beginning of the next needle. With left needle pick up purl bump from st on holder then slip last st off holder onto left needle. P1, P bump and next st together. P across sock. Repeat for sock #2.

Heel is turned.

Continue Purling around both sides of both socks till you have them 4” inches from how long you want them to be.

Cuff Heart Pattern:

Now you need to take the number of stitches you have and subtract 39 (the amount of stitches that 3 heart patterns take up). Then divide the number of stitches that you have left by 3. You may need to add a couple of stitches to make it even. My stitches are a total of 52. After subtracting 39 I have 13 stitches left. Therefore I have to add 2 stitches to mine so that I will have 15 stitches divided by 3 will leave me with 5 stitches between heart patterns. I hope this isn’t too confusing.

P2, PM, P13, PM, P5, PM, P13, PM, P5, PM, P13, PM, P3.

Follow heart pattern between the markers that have 13 sts. P sts between other markers. Move markers as you go along.

After completing the heart pattern. Purl around socks.


P around socks for 4 more rows decreasing the amount of stitches that you increased just before the heart pattern.

Do a P2 K2 rib around socks until you have 2” of ribbing.

Bind off and weave in ends.

Monday, March 17, 2008


I got my daughters Heart socks done! I am writing the pattern to put into Ravelry. It will appear in this blog very soon.

I also finally got my Icarsus shawl started. We are doing a KAL in town here and in Ravelry.

I also have some Flame Wave Socks BY Ann Budd started for the March Sockdown in Ravelry, in the Sock Knitters Anonymous group. The pattern is in the Favorite Socks book. My tiger colors don't show the flame pattern very well.

I also started some mittens for my granddaughter. She was begging me for some. So I will have to make some for my grandson too.
Anyway I am doing strand knitting on them with a snowflake pattern that I found for a hat.
Pictures should come soon.
You can see all of my projects in Flicker by clicking on the box to the top left of this blog.

On the gardening news. I have seeds planted in little pots. Just waiting for them to spring forth. I planted Tomato, Banana Peppers, other Sweet Peppers, Thai Basil, Parsley, Chives, Cilantro, and Eggplant seeds.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Knitting and Weather


Isn't this great!! This guy is crocheting in Public!!
I just love it!!

I Got my second sockdown February socks done. It seems like it took forever.
They have the Widdershins heel. It was really hard for me to do because of all the figuring I had to do by doing two socks on two circular needles instead of DPN's. But I finally got them done. The white specks on the leg is elastic. My hubby likes elastic in his socks to keep them up. I'm hoping after washing them that the elastic will not be as noticeable. I am looking into getting a different kind of elastic for socks from online. One that won't show so much.

We got SNOW!! here in Arkansas! Just a couple of inches but it is white and looks like winter.
Rosie doesn't like it much. It does look pretty though.

I am working on writing the pattern for my heart socks. Writing as I am knitting. So hopefully soon I will have it done. I am also waiting on my yarn for the Icarus shawl. They say it has been mailed. And Knit Picks finally got their needle case back in stock so I got that and a ball winder ordered. I also had to order a new size 0 circular needle because on of mine had the nickel peeling off. I sanded it to be usable and it turned gold. But it still seems to have a little rough spot on it. Only noticeable while knitting.

Have a great day!!
God Bless You!!

Monday, March 3, 2008


I know I haven't written for a while. Between the flu and trying to figure out this frustrating Widdershins heel and getting lost in Ravelry, I just haven't kept up with my blogging.
I finally did figure out this heel I think by mistake. I did have to frog down the socks some though. I just kept on knitting the foot to within 1 1/2 inches of the length. Then I read the instructions! It said to leave 3 inches before doing the heel. So I had to frog back. I hate trying to pick up stitches. Anyway I am now thankfully past the heel. So hopefully theses socks will go a lot faster now.
I am joining a Icarus Shawl KAL. I haven't gotten my yarn in yet but hopefully I will get it before Thursday when we first meet.
Have a great day!!
God Bless You!!