Relaxing Sock Pattern – DK Weight

Simple cuff-down gusset and flap 2 color DK socks

Yarn: DK weight: 100g of main color, 50g of coordinating color

Needles: US Size 3 (3.25 mm) for working in the round.

Gauge: 7.5 sts = 1”   9 Rows = 1”

Other: removable stitch markers or safety pins.

Size: Women’s Medium, Men’s Small



Cast on 48 stitches using German Twisted Cast-On using one needle. Divide stitches to needles. Do any ribbing for 1-2”.

1×1 Rib Stitch Pattern:

Every Round: *K1, P1*


Work any stitch pattern for 4-6 inches.

Mini-thermal or Broken Rib Stitch Pattern:

Round 1: K entire round

Round 2: *K1, P1*

Heel Flap:

K24 and put these instep stitches on hold.  Without cutting the main color, attach 2nd color,  K24 putting these on 1 needle. Turn work to work on the wrong side. You will be working in a flat manner for these 24 sts. 

Row 1: (ws) *Sl1, P1* for entire row

Row 2: (rs) Sl1, K only

Repeat these 2 rows for a total of 12 times

Heel Turn:

Round 1: Sl1, P13, P2tog, P1, turn

Round 2: Sl1, K5, SSK, K1, turn

Round 3: Sl1, P to 1 st before gap, P2tog, P1, turn.

Heel Turn Continued:

Round 4: Sl1, K to 1 st before gap, SSK, K1, turn.

Repeat rounds 3 and 4 for two more times.

Round 5: Sl1, P to 1 before gap, P2tog, turn

Round 6: Sl1, K to 1 before gap, SSK, turn

There are 14 heel stitches left. Put a stitch marker in the middle of this last row to help you measure the foot.  Cut contrasting yarn with a 7” tail. 


Set up round:  Using main color, pick up 2 stitches before the slipped sts, then pick up the 12 slipped stitches. (14 picked up sts total) Knit the 14 heel sts. Pick up 12 slipped sts, pick up 2 sts before the instep. Knit the 24 instep sts that were on hold. The first picked up stitch is the new beginning of round for the gusset section.

Round 1: K entire round. 

Round 2: K1, SSK, K to 3 sts before the instep, K2tog, K1, K instep.

Repeat these 2 rounds until you are back to the original amount of 48 sts total.  The beginning of the round is back to the start of the instep stitches. 


Continue to knit (stockinette) in main color until you are 1.5” from the finished desired sock foot length.

Rounded wedge toe: 

Set up round:  Cut main color with a 7” tail and switch to contrasting color. Knit the entire round.

Round 1: Instep stitches: K1, K2tog, K to 3 sts before the end of instep            stitches, SSK, K1. Sole stitches: K1, K2tog, K to 3 sts before the end of the sole sts, SSK, K1.

Round 2 and 3: Knit only (44 sts)

Repeat Round 1-3 one time. (40 sts)

Round 4: same as Round 1

Round 5: Knit only (36 sts)

Repeat Rounds 4-5 one time. (32 sts)

Round 6: Repeat Round 1.

        Repeat this round 3 more times until you have a total of 16 sts.

Make sure all of the instep stitches (8 sts) are on one needle and the sole stitches (8 sts) are on another needle.  Graft these stitches to close up the toe using the Kitchener Stitch. Cut the end with a 7” tail and pull in the end neatly to the wrong side to weave in all 6 ends from the wrong side.     Sock completed! 

Finished sock measurements:

Length: Approximately 8.75. – 9.25” for a US size 7-8 shoe. 

Width: Approximately 3.75” width

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Email me if you have any questions. – Dee Ann

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