Beginning Socks Pattern

Posted: September 26, 2007 in FREE PATTERNS, Main Page

Beginning socks

Yarn: Nashua superwash creative focus or comparable yarn to match gauge

Needles: 6 US, 4 double point needles

Gauge: 6.5 sts/inch

Sizes: womens 8 (9)

Using long tail cast on, cast on very loosely 36 (40).

- Distribute sts as follows

Needle 1 (N1)- 9 (10), Needle 2 (N2) – 9 (10), Needle 3 (N3) – 18 (20)

- Join in the round being very careful not to twist.

- Start 2×2 rib for leg: k2, p2 around

- Work leg for 3.5 (3) inches

- Heel flap: working back and forth only on N3

Turn work, sl 1 st, purl across

Turn work, sl 1 st, knit across

Continue working those 2 rows until flap measures 2 2/3 inches long. End with a knit row.

- Turning the heel:

Turn work, sl 1 st, p9 (10), p2tog, p1, turn

Sl 1 st, k3 (4), ssk, k1, turn

*Sl 1 st, p to 1 st before gap, p2tog to close gap, p1, turn

Sl 1 st, k to 1 st before gap, ssk to close gap, k1, turn*

Repeat from * to * until all heel flap sts have been worked. End

with a knit row.

- Gusset: move half heel sts to new needle (N1).

PU 15 sts down side with N1 (already has 1/2 heel flap sts).

N2- Knit across instep sts.

Using 4th needle, PU 14sts along heel flap side. Transfer to N3 (already has 1/2 heel flap sts).

Next round start gussett decreases.

Start of round (row) is now center of heel.

Next round: N1- k18, k2tog N2- Knit N3- knit

*Next round: N1- k to 3 sts from end, k2tog, k1 N2- knit N3- k1, ssk, knit to end

*Next round: Knit all sts

- Repeat last 2 * rounds until you have decreased away all gussett stitches and have your original number of sts, 36 (40)

- Continue in stockinette st until foot measures 7 (7.5) inches from back of heel.

- Start toe decreasing:

*Next round: N1- k to 3 sts from end, k2tog, k1

N2- k1, ssk, k to 3 sts from end, k2tog, k1

N3- k1, ssk, k to end

*Next round: knit all sts

-Repeat last 2* rounds until 16 (20) sts remain.

knit N1 sts onto N3

- Now you have 8 (10) sts on N2 and 8 (10) sts on N3.

Graft together with kitchener stitch.

Weave in ends.

Knit second sock.

 

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