Spider Socks WIP

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spider-socks

**Note on Rounds 23 25, 27, and 29and all other spider leg rounds: wyif sl 7 sts =slipping the 3 stitches before the bobble stitch, the bobble stitch itself, and the 3 stitches after the bobble stitch. Purl the next stitch or two and then check thetension of thebar of yarn in front to see ifit is loose enough so that when youwear the sock it will not pull or distort the sock ...

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spider-socks

**Note on Rounds 23 25, 27, and 29and all other spider leg rounds: wyif sl 7 sts =slipping the 3 stitches before the bobble stitch, the bobble stitch itself, and the 3 stitches after the bobble stitch. Purl the next stitch or two and then check thetension of thebar of yarn in front to see ifit is loose enough so that when youwear the sock it will not pull or distort the sock. Test each yarn barbyspreading the stitches along the needle and using your needle tip to draw the yarn bar(s) back to touch the bobblestitch as this is where the yarn bars will eventually be stitched in placeto form the legs.

Stop here and complete the first little spider. Itis much easier now than after the whole sock is finished.

Thread a 15” piece of yarn onto a tapestry needle. Come up from the inside of the sock and poke the needle through thepoint between the bobble butt and the center of the first yarn bar leaving at least a 4” tail inside the sock. Wrap around the perimeter of the bobble stitch clockwise and thread under the two bars of the splayed knit stitch which the bobble stitch was knit into, continue clockwise until you come back to the entry point and poke the needle down into the sock through the original entry point. Next move the needle slightly forward to a second entry point, so that you do not come back through the original entry point and poke needle up through the sock. Gather up all 4 leg bars in a direction that moves under the 1st- 4th bars and comes back over the 4th - 1st bars and back through the second entry into the interior of the sock. Pull tight to draw the leg bars back towards the bobble butt. Repeat this wrap again. Tie off to the 4” tail inside the sock. Keep the needle on the long end of the yarn. Make a large French knot (wrap the needle 5 times) for the spider’s head, tie off and weave ends in. A good French knot tutorial is shown at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uUjGJvVx2I&NR=1 Tie off and weave in both ends of yarn.

Shown with a cast-on count of 33 stitches.   Getting chart...

  • Rounds 1-21: K2, p6, k1, p7, k1, p7, k1, p6, k2.
  • Round 22: K2, p6, MB, p7, k1, p7, k1, p6, k2.
  • Rounds 23, 25, 27, and 29: K2, p3, sl7 wyif, p4, k1, p7, k1, p6, k2.
  • Rounds 24, 26, 28, and 30-35: K2, p14, k1, p7, k1, p6, k2.
  • Round 36: K2, p14, k1, p7, MB, p6, k2.
  • Rounds 37, 39, 41, and 43: K2, p14, k1, p4, sl7 wyif, p3, k2.
  • Rounds 38, 40, 42, and 44-49: K2, p14, k1, p14, k2.
  • Round 50: K2, p14, MB, p14, k2.
  • Rounds 51, 53, 55, and 57: K2, p11, sl7 wyif, p11, k2.
  • Rounds 52, 54, 56, and 58-60: K2, p29, k2.