Posting some bits and pieces I have made for my grandbabies.
Nothing like sitting in front of the TV or in the garden (or anywhere else), zoning out and watching the stitches form. It is quite meditative. If you have done any type of meditation you will know what I am talking about. Basically you can focus on what you are doing and nothing else. Shut out those thoughts. Think about the type of stitch you are doing and say it in your mind. You can also count the stitches in your mind as you go.
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4ply yarn x 1 ball
3.25 or 10 knitting needles.
Cast on 16 sts.
Work in garter stitch until work measures 15cm.
Cast off but leave last stitch on needle. Pick up 29sts along edge. (30sts)
Work 5 rows garter stitch
Work 6 rows stocking stitch. Ending on a purl row.
Row 1. Knit 20. Turn.
Row 2. Pearl 10. Turn
Continue on these 10 sts for another 14 rows.
Row 1. Knit 10. Pick up 8sts evenly down edge knit wide. Knit 10.
Row 2. Purl 28. Pick up 8sts evenly down edge purl wise. Purl 10. (46sts).
Rows. 3 and 5 knit.
Rows 4 and 6 purl.
Row 1. Knit 3 knit 2 tog. Knit to the last 5sts. Knit 2 tog. Knit 3.
Row 2. Purl
Row 3. Knit 3 knit 2 tog. Knit to the last 5sts. Knit 2 tog. Knit 3. (42sts)
Row 4. Purl
Row 5. Knit 3, knit 2 tog, knit 12, knit 2 tog, knit 4, knit 2 tog, knit 12, knit 2 tog, knit 3. (38sts)
Row 6. Knit
Row 7. Knit 3, knit 2 tog, knit 10, knit 2 tog, knit 10, knit 2 tog, knit 3. (34sts).
Row 8. Knit
Row 9. Knit 3, knit 2 tog, knit 8, knit 2 tog, knit 4, knit 2 tog, knit 8, knit 2 tog, knit 3.
Row 10. Knit
Join together sides of sole and then up back until garter stitch section.
Continue joining up back seam until ankle height. Pass wool through to the inside then continue joining roll down top.
Finish off ends.
I added a little stitch to keep the top rolled down.