Monday, August 1, 2016

Knitted Beer Socks

The following is a simple pattern for Beer Socks. The finished material is stretchy enough to fit most beer cans and bottles. The socks help keep your beer cold with the added benefit of keep condensation off your hands.

This is a simple pattern that requires basic knitting skills.  Once you get started, this is a quick project; the hardest part is knitting in the round.

The yarn pictured here is Sensations Smania Yarn which is a ribbon type yarn, but you can use any medium weight wool blend or cotton blend yarn. You can make about 4 - 6 beer socks from one skein of this particular yarn - figure 24 yards for each sock.

You will need:

  • a set of 4 size 6 US double pointed knitting needles
  • a stitch marker
  • scissors and yarn needle

Cast on 36 stitches. Evenly distribute your stitches onto 3 double pointed needles - 12 stitches per needle. Join in round; be sure to arrange the stitches so that they are not twisted. Place a stitch marker if desired to mark end of round.

Using the free needle, knit the first stitch. Pull the loop on the right needle through the stitch on the left needle.

Continue knitting with the free needle in a ribbed pattern - knit 2, purl 2 around - working the stitches on the left needle.

When all the stitches are worked off the left needle, that one will become the free needle and work the stitches off of the next needle in the "triangle".

When you get to the stitch marker, you've reached the end of the first row.

Continue working in the established ribbed pattern for 3.5 to 4 inches.

Bind off loosely. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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