During the 60s my brother, me and two cousins all had pullovers knitted in this pattern. Our pullovers were “technicoloured” – pastel yellow, pastel green, turquoise and pink. Attacked by some sentimental memories I decided to find out how to knit the pattern, – and make socks. The zigzag pattern makes the socks very elastic as well as nice and warm. And the pattern is very easy as it is knit and purl only.
You need 5 or 6 double pointed needles of 3 or 3,5 mm and 100 g sock yarn – gauge 24sts=10cm. Size S-M
1: CO 52 sts. 13 sts on each needle.
2: Cuff: K1tbl, P1 until cuff is 5 cm.
3: Change to pattern:
– Row 1: K1, *P2, K2, P2* (repeat until 1 sts left), K1
– Row 2: *P2, K2* (repeat all sts)
These 2 rows form pattern.
4: Knit pattern until sock measures 14 cm (including cuff).
5: Knit heel on needle 2 and 3 with stocking stitch over 26 sts. Work heel on three needles (9+8+9 sts).
6: Knit short row heel.
W&T: wrap and turn. On RS rows, bring yarn forward, sl1, move yarn back, slip st back to left needle, turn. On WS rows, take yarn back, Sl1, bring yarn forward, slip st back to left needle, turn.
Row 1 (WS): P to last st, wrap and turn
Row 2: K to last st, W&T
Row 3: P to last st before wrapped st, W&T
Row 4: K to last st before wrapped st, W&T
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until there are 8 unwrapped sts on the (middle) needle.
Row 1 (RS): Knit to first wrapped st, pick up the wrap from front to back, and K together with the next st, W&T (yes you wrap the stitch twice).
Row 2: P to first wrapped st, pick up the wrap from back to front, and P together with the next st, W&T
Row 3: K to first double-wrapped st, pick up both wraps, and K together with next st.
Row 4: P to first double-wrapped st, pick up both wraps, and P together with next st.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until all sts have been worked. The st on each end of the needle will still have wraps. Pick these up, and work together with the next st as you come to them.
7: Begin working circularly again. Continue pattern on needle 1 and 4 and stocking stitch on needle 2 and 3 until wanted size.
8: Knit toe:
Needle 1: Knit until 3 sts remain on needle, K2tbl, K1.
Needle 2: K1, K2tog, K remaining sts.
Needle 3: As needle 1
Needle 4: As needle 2
Cont until 2 sts remain on each needle. Cut the yarn, leaving a 15 cm tail. Thread a blunt needle with the yarn, and run it around through all 8 remaining stitches twice. Pull tight, tie off, and weave in the ends.If you want a pdf of the pattern instead, please send me a mail.