Free knitted sock pattern in sport weight yarn.
Yarn: Briggs and Little, Durasport, Denim Blue, 80% Wool/ 20% Nylon
Gauge: 8 stitches and 10 rounds per inch, in sport weight with size 2 needles, For smaller size – 8.5 stitches and 12 rounds per inch in fingering weight. Use whatever size needles gives you the correct gauge. Make a swatch tube in the round at least 2” in length.
Needles: Medium Size – Double Pointed Knitting Needles US size 3 (3.25 mm) for the cuff and US size 2 (2.75 mm) for the foot
Small Size – Double Pointed Knitting Needles US size 2 (2.75 mm) for the cuff and US size 1 (2.25 mm) for the foot
Other tools needed: scissors, darning needle and 2 dozen removable stitch markers.
Adult Sizes: Medium is 3.75” across the sock, Small is 3.5” across the sock
Cuff: Using a Long Tail Cast On or the German Twisted Cast On with the larger needles, Cast on 68 stitches.
In 2×2 Rib, Make a 10” (9” for small size) cuff.
2×2 Rib: [K2, P2] repeating this for each round.
Foot: Switch to the smaller needles and reduce the stitches to 60 stitches in the following manner:
[K6, K2tog, K7, K2tog] Repeat this 3 more times, 4 times total (8 stitches reduced)
Knit in stockinette stitch (just knit stitch) for 4 rounds.
Heel Flap: Turn work so you will work the last 30 stitches you just knitted.
For 1st round, combine all 30 stitches on 1 needle. You will be working these stitches in a flat manner.
Row 1) (WS) K2, P26, K2, turn
Row 2) (RS) Knit only, turn
Repeat Round 1 and 2 for total of 15 times. Tally on a piece of paper to avoid mistakes.
Row 1: (WS) Purl 17, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 2: (RS) Sl1, K5, SSK, K1, turn
Row 3: (WS) Sl1, P to 1 st before the gap, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 4: (RS) Sl1, K to 1 st before the gap, SSK, K1, turn
Repeat Rows 3 & 4 until all stitches are worked ending on the last stitch of Row 4
Gusset: (RS) Using a spare needle, pick up 1 yarn of the outer most part of garter stitch nubs on the edge of the left side of heel until you have 15 picked up stitches on that needle. With working yarn, knit those 15 stitches. Pick up 2 more stitches before the instep stitches still held on DPNs to close up any gaps. Knit 30 stitches of instep stitches and put them on 1 needle, with the spare needle, pick up 2 stitches in the gap, pick up 15 stitches on the garter edge nubs on the right side of heel flap.
You now have 18 heel stitches, 17 picked up stitches on both sides and 30 instep stitches. 18 + 17 + 30 + 17 = 82 stitches total on 4 needles. The middle of the heel stitches is now the new beginning of round. Place a marker at this point to remind yourself.
Gusset Decrease Round 1: Knit all stitches.
Gusset decreased: K to 3 stitches before the instep, K2tog, K1, Knit Instep stitches, K1, SSK, K to marker.
Repeat these 2 rounds until you are back to the original 60 stitch count. Remove marker, K 15. You are now back to the original start of round.
Foot: marking every 10 rounds at the beginning of round with a stitch marker to easily know how many rounds you have done, knit in stockinette stitch (just knitting) each round until you have made a a foot length 1.75” (1.5”) before final sock foot length and before doing the toe part of the sock.
Toe: This makes a rounded wedge toe.
Round 1: [K1, K2tog, K24, SSK, K1] repeat 1 time, 56 stitches remain.
Round 2 & 3: Just knit
Round 4: [ K1, K2tog, K22, SSK, K1] Repeat 1 time. 52 stitches remain.
Round 5 & 6: Just knit
Round 7: [K1, K2tog, K20, SSK, K1] Repeat 1 time. 48 stitches remain.
Round 8: Just Knit
Round 9: [K1, K2tog, K18, SSK, K1] Repeat 1 time. 44 stitches remain.
Round 10: Just knit
Round 11: [K1, K2tog, K16, SSK, K1] Repeat 1 time. 40 stitches remain.
Round 12: Just Knit
Round 13: [K1, K2tog, K14,SSK, K1] Repeat 1 time. 36 stitches remain.
Round 14: [K1, K2tog, K12, SSK, K1] Repeat 1 time. 32 stitches remain
Round 15: [K1, K2tog, K10, SSK, K1] Repeat 1 time. 28 stitches remain.
Round 16: [K1, K2tog, K8, SSK, K1] Repeat 1 time. 24 stitches remain.
Round 17: [K1, K2tog, K6, SSK, K1] Repeat 1 time. 20 stitches remain.
Graft toe using Kitchener Stitch.
Congratulations! Make the 2nd
Sock and wash in cold water and dry on delicate.
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