Sunday, February 21, 2010

Lock Sock

If you go to the gym, or anywhere else that you need to bring your own lock, you often use a different locker everytime like I do. This can lead to confusion if many have the same type of lock as you. the solution is to use a unique lock or decorate it so that it is immediately noticed. I have seen locks with ribbons attached. So why not a sock?

Here is the pattern:
Yarn: left over sock yarn, preferably cool colours.
Needles: a pair of 2.5mm sock needles (2 of the DPN set should do)

Cast on 40 stitches for a medium lock (mine is 1.75 inches or 4.5mm across) Use more or less depending on your lock size Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 2.5 inches or about half an inch taller than your lock. Cast off all.
Hold into a tube...
Sew the side seam, leaving the cast off edge at the bottom of your lock. Stitch together a few stitches in the middle of the top seam, leaving two side top openings to allow the curved lock bar to come up and back into the hole on the other side (see photos).
The bottom remains un-seamed, to allow the key to unlock it. (a bit like a skirt) The ribbing should hug gently to the lock. Totally unique at the gym, and very easy to knit!

2 comments:

crazycrafter said...

Ok . . . that is cool. And very clever. LOVE this . . . thanks so much!
Hannah, age 12

patricia Herman said...

I have plenty of leftover sock yarn. Perfect !