Diamond Pattern Soap Sock

8 Mar

This soap sock (or soap cosy) is intended to compliment Jana Trent’s Diagonal Knit Dishcloth.

diamond pattern soap sock

Using 4 mm (US 6) knitting needles, cast on 28 stitches with a 100% cotton yarn (also known as “dishcloth yarn”).

1. knit
2. k1, *yo, SKP; repeat from * to last st, k1
3. knit
4. knit
5. knit
6. knit
7. k1, *yo, SKP; repeat from * to last st, k1
8. knit
9. k2, *yo, SKP; repeat from * to end
10. knit

11-30. rep rows 7-10 (5 times)
31. knit
32. knit
33. knit
34. knit

Either do a kitchener graft or bind off and sew the bottom seam together. Then, sew the side seam together. Crochet (or knit) a single chain, to thread through the eyelets (holes) at the top of the soap sock and knot the ends together – after threading the chain through.

Abbreviations: yo (US: yarn over; UK: yfwd) and SKP (“slip, knit, pass” or “s1, k1, psso”, where the slipped stitch is slipped knit-wise).

This soap sock is quite roomy but you can easily increase or decrease the width by increasing or decreasing the cast on stitches in multiples of two. This pattern must be worked with an even number of stitches. If you want to change the length, you can increase or decrease the repeated rows (11-30) but you must end with a knit row.

Pattern originally published on December 6, 2012.

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