Roll Cuff Ankle Socks

Yarn: Premiere Yarns Cotton Collage or any Fingering Weight Sock Yarn, approximately 50 grams or 200 yards.

Needles: Size 0 (2.0 mm) and Size 1.5 (2.5 mm) knitting needles for any method you prefer for knitting socks in the round.

Gauge: 8.5 stitches per inch in larger needles. Use any needle size that gets this gauge.

Other tools needed: measuring tape or ruler, scissors, darning needle about 3 removable lock stitch markers in different colors.

Adult Size Medium – 3 1/2” – This finished measurement is taken is across the width of the sock foot while laying flat.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Cuff: Using a German Twisted Cast On and the smaller needles, cast on 60 stitches.

Knit 10 Rounds of stockinette stitch. (Just knit only.)

Switch to the larger needles.

Heel Flap: Turn work so you will be working on the purl side or wrong side (WS) of half of sock in rows. The front of the sock (Instep) will be left alone on the cable or 2 double pointed needles or a stitch holder while you work on the heel.

Row 1: (WS) *Sl1, P1* turn work

Row 2: (RS) Sl1, K29, turn work

Repeat Round 1 and 2 for a total of 15 times. (30 rows total)

Heel Turn:

Row 1: (WS) P17, P2tog, turn

Row 2: (RS) Sl1, K5, SSK, turn

Row 3: (WS) Sl1, P to 1 st before the gap, P2tog, turn work.

Row 4: (RS) Sl1, K to 1 st before the gap, SSK, turn work.

Repeat Rows 3 & 4 until all stitches are worked ending on Row 4. You now have 18 stitches left on this needle.

Note: I personally do my heel turn with a smaller needle to make this area more durable.

Gusset Set Up: (RS) Pick up and knit the slip stitches. You are picking up 15 plus 2 stitches more before the instep to close up the gap until you have 17 picked up stitches. Knit the 30 instep stitches that you were holding aside as you worked on the heel flap. Use a stitch marker before and after the instep if you are using 9” circulars. Now pick up and knit 2 stitches in the gap with the working yarn, pick up and knit the 15 slipped stitches. Knit half of heel stitches to reach and mark your new beginning of round (BOR) starting point with a stitch marker. (82 stitches total)

Note: I knit half of each slipped stitch, twisting the stitch to keep everything flat, tight and tidy. It is optional. Skip this step if you don’t know what I’m talking about.

Gusset Decreases:

Round 1: Knit all stitches for the entire round.

Round 2: K to 3 stitches before the instep, K2tog, K1, K32 instep stitches, K1, SSK, K to BOR heel marker.

Repeat these 2 rounds until you are back to the original 60 stitch count.

Foot: Continue each round in stockinette stitch until you are 1 1/2” from the finished foot measurement.

Toe: The toe is 17 rounds so you can figure out from doing a few inches of the foot how long the length is for 17 rounds.

This makes a rounded wedge toe. It is divided in 3 parts of instructions.

Toe Set Up:

K15. You are now back to your old BOR when you first cast on and it’s also the beginning of the instep. You have 30 sts for the instep and 30 sts for the sole stitches as separated by stitch markers or needles.

Toe Part 1:

Round 1: [K1, SSK, K to 3 sts before the marker, K2tog, K1] Repeat this one more time within the same round. This results in a decrease of 4 stitches.

Round 2: Just knit

Round 3: Just knit

Repeat Rounds 1-3 once more. You now have 56 sts.

Toe Part 2:

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 for a total of 2 times.

You now have 44 sts.

Toe Part 3:

Repeat Round 1 , five more times. You now have 24 sts.

Graft toe with live stitches that are evenly divided onto 2 needles using the Kitchener Stitch.

Weave in ends with the darning needle.

Congratulations! Now go make the 2nd sock.

Striped Ankle Socks

Yarn: 4 ply, #1 Weight or Fingering Weight Sock Yarn in 2 contrasting Colors.

Main color (MC) is the cuff, stripes, heel and toe.

Contrasting Color (CC) is the 2nd stripe color.

Gauge: 9 sts and 12 rounds per inch.

Needles: US size 1 (2.25 mm) Double Pointed Knitting Needles and Size 0 (2 mm) 9”or 10” circular knitting needles.

Other tools needed: measuring tape or ruler with 1/16” increments, scissors, darning needle about 3 removable lock stitch markers. (One stitch marker is for beginning of round and should look different than the other 2 stitch markers.)

Adult Sizes: Small 3.5” (Medium 3.75” ) This measurement taken is across the foot while sock is laying flat.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Cuff

Using MC and a Spaced Apart Long Tail Cast On or German Twist Cast On, Cast on 60 (68) stitches on DPNs.

Knit 5 Rounds of 2×2 Rib.

2×2 Rib: [K2, P2] repeating this for the entire round.

Heel Flap

Turn work so you will be working on the purl side or wrong side (WS) of half of sock in rows. The front of the sock (Instep) will be left alone on the cable or 2 double pointed needles or a stitch holder while you work on the heel.

Row 1: (WS) Sl 1, P to end, turn

Row 2: (RS) Sl 1, K to end, turn

Repeat Round 1 and 2 for total of 15 (17)times or 30 (34) rows.

Heel Turn

Row 1: (WS) Purl 17(19) 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 Row 4. You now have 18 (20) stitches left on this needle.

Gusset Set Up

(RS) Pick up and knit the slip stitches 15 (17) plus 2 stitches more before the instep to close up the gap until you have 17 (19) picked up stitches. Knit the 30 (34) instep stitches that you were holding as you put them on 1 needle if you are using DPNs and keep them separated by stitch markers. Now pick up and knit 2 stitches in the gap with the working yarn, pick up and knit the 15 (17) slipped stitches. Switch to the circular needles. Knit half of heel stitches to reach your new beginning of round starting point. Place a beginning of round (BOR) stitch marker here to remind you.

Add CC yarn to begin Stripe Sequence Pattern while working the gusset decreases and then while working on the foot. You will be carrying the switched yarn up to the toe at the bottom of the foot.

Stripe Sequence Pattern:

Knit 2 rounds using CC yarn. Knit 2 rounds using MC yarn. Do not cut any yarn until instructed. (You will cut CC yarn when working the toe.)

Gusset Decreases

Round 1: Knit all stitches for the entire round.

Round 2: K to 2 stitches before the instep, K2tog, K30 (34) instep stitches, SSK, K to BOR heel marker.

Repeat these 2 rounds until you are back to the original 60 (68) stitch count.

Foot

Continue in the 2 color Stripe Sequence Pattern for the foot area ending on a CC stripe until you are 1 3/4” (2 1/4”) before final sock foot length. The final foot length is the actual foot length minus approximately 1/16” to 1/8” for negative ease for the best fit.

Toe

This makes a rounded wedge toe. It is divided in 3 parts of instructions.

Toe Set Up

K15(17) with same MC yarn. You are now at a new beginning of round (BOR) and the beginning of the instep. Put a stitch marker here. Put another stitch marker at the end of instep. You have 30(34) for the instep and 30(34) stitches for the sole stitches as separated by stitch markers or needles. Use only the MC yarn for the entire toe area. Switch to DPNs starting with Round 1. Cut CC yarn with 8” tail.

Toe Part 1:

For size S and M:

Round 1-8: Just Knit only 60(68) stitches. If you are using DPNs, arrange your needles as follows: N1-30(34), N2-15(17), N3-15(17)

Round 9: [K1, SSK, K to 3 sts before the marker, K2tog, K1] Repeat this one more time within the same round. This results in a decrease of 4 stitches.

Round 10 & 11: Just knit

You now have 56(64) sts.

For size S and M: Repeat Rounds 9-11 once (twice).

You now have 52(56) sts

Toe Part 2:

Size S and M: Repeat Rounds 9 & 10 two (three) more times.

You now have 44 stitches for size S and M.

Toe Part 3:

Size S & M: Repeat Round 9 five more times. You now have 24 sts.

Divide these 24 stitches on 3 needles with 12 on each needle.

Graft toe using Kitchener Stitch.

Congratulations! Make the 2nd sock, wash in cold water and dry on delicate or hang dry. For blocking, lay flat so the cuff will remain stretchy.

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Comfort Knitting Basic Socks

This is my basic sock pattern. It is very comforting to do stockinette with wood needles. I like the 5” or 6” ones because the wood helps you from losing stitches and it is compact and light weight. This commercial faux fair isle yarn is so fun and interesting to knit and hides all the imperfections of your knitting.

Yarn: Rico Design, Superba Bamboo Superwash Sock Yarn (50% Virgin Wool/ 25% Bamboo Viscose/ 25% Polyamide) 100 grams

Gauge: 9 sts and 12 rounds per inch.

Needles: Double Pointed Knitting Needles US size 1 , 5-6” length bamboo or wood (2.25 mm), Set of 5

Other tools needed: scissors, darning needle about 4 removable lock stitch markers.

Adult Sizes: Small 3.5” Medium 3.75” (measurement of sock across the foot)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Cuff: Using a Long Tail Cast On or German Twist Cast On and the larger needles, Cast on 60 (68) stitches on one needle, then transfer to 3 needles.

20-20-20 or 24-20-24

In 2×2 Rib, make a 1.5” cuff.

2×2 Rib: [K2, P2] repeating this for each round.

Leg: Knit in stockinette stitch (just knit stitch) for 3.5”. Use an extra needle to transfer stitches evenly on 4 needles, 15 (17) stitches each needle.

Heel Flap: Turn work so you will be working on the purl side of half of sock in rows.

For 1st row, combine half of back stitches on 1 needle. You will be working these stitches in a flat manner.

Row 1) (WS) *Sl1wyif, P1*, repeat to end of row, turn

Row 2) (RS) Sl1kw, knit to the end of row, turn

Repeat Round 1 and 2 for total of 15 (17)times.

Heel Turn:

Row 1: (WS) Purl 17(19) 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 Row 4. You now have 18 (20) stitches left on this needle.

Gusset: (RS) Using a spare needle, pick up and knit the slipped edge stitches of the left side plus 2 more before the instep until you have 17 (19) picked up stitches on that needle. Pick up 2 more stitches before the instep stitches to close up any gaps. With a new needle, knit 30 (34) instep stitches putting them on 1 needle, with another spare needle, knit 2 stitches in the gap with the working yarn, pick up and knit the 15 (17) slipped edge stitches.

You now have 18 (20) heel stitches, 17(19) stitches on both sides of flap, 30 (34) of the instep stitches on one needle. This is total stitch count of 82 (92) stitches on 4 needles. The middle of the heel stitches is now the new beginning of round. Place a marker at this point to remind you.

Gusset Decreases:

1. Knit all stitches

2. K to 3 stitches before the instep, K2tog, K1, knit 30 (34) instep stitches, K1, SSK, K to heel marker.

Repeat these 2 rounds until you are back to the original 60 (68) stitch count. K15 (17) with one needle to get back to the original beginning of round. K60 (68) and arrange stitches as you go so you have 15 (17) stitches per needle again.

Foot: Place a marker at the first stitch at the beginning of round that will stay there until you finish both socks. At the same time you can remove the stitch marker at the middle of the heel. Knit in stockinette stitch each round until you are 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. Place a marker on the first stitch and let it remain there until you complete both socks. I use the stitch markers to help me measure the 2nd sock so they match.

Round 1: [K1, SSK, K to end of the 1st DPN, K to 3 sts before the end of the 2nd DPN, SSK, K1] repeat on next 2 DPNs.

Round 2 & 3: Just knit

Repeat Rounds 1-3 one (two) more times. You now have 52 (56) sts total.

Round 4: [K1, K2tog, K to end of 1st DPN, K to 3 sts before the end of the 2nd DPN, SSK, K1] Repeat on next 2 DPNs.

Round 5: Just knit

Repeat rounds 4 & 5 one (two) more times. You now have a total of 44 (44) sts.

Round 7: [K1, K2tog, K to end of the 1st DPN, K to 3 sts before the end of the 2nd DPN, SSK, K1]

Repeat Round 7 until you have a total of 24 sts.

Arrange remaining sts on 2 needles. 12 instep sts one 1 needle and 12 soles on the other needle. When you do the sock multiple times, it will be easy to figure out how to do the toe using 4 needles instead of 5 with all the instep stitches on one needle.

Graft toe using Kitchener Stitch.

Congratulations! Make the 2nd sock, wash in cold water and dry on delicate.

Agave Rows Washcloth Pattern

Here is a new knitting pattern for a washcloth with a fun Agave Rows Lace Pattern. I am inspired by the desert this year so the next new patterns are inspired by the South West here in the USA.

I was just on the yarnspirations.com website and saw a perfect crochet version of this stitch pattern called the One Skein Wrap!

 

Materials Needed:

Suggested Yarn: Any Organic Cotton, Worsted Weight, A dusty blue green if you can find a small skein or ball.

Gauge: 4.25 sts and 5 rows = 1”

Tools: Single Point  US-7 (4.5 mm) or US-8  (5.0 mm) Knitting Needles 

2 – Stitch Markers

Finished washcloth is about 8-9 inches square

 

Instructions:

Long-Tail Cast On 37 stitches

Row 1 (RS): K13, PM. K11, PM. K13

Row 2-3: Knit 

note: slip marker when you get to it. 

Row 4: K2, P33, K2 

Row 5: K2. * [K2tog] twice, YO, [K1, YO] 3 times, [K2tog} twice*  Repeat this pattern 2 more times, K2  

Row 6:  K2, P33, K2

Row 7: Knit 

Repeat Rows 4-7 for pattern until washcloth is square in shape.

Knit 2 rows ending on the right side.

Bind off in Knit Stitch  from the wrong side

Weave in ends well and carefully. 

 

Abbreviations:

St (sts): Stitch (stitches)

RS – Right side

PM – Place Marker

K – Knit

P – Purl

K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together

YO – Yarn Over Needle 

Charted as seen from the Right Side.

Shown is 3 repeats of Agave Rows stitch  pattern. This washcloth takes approximately  10-12 repeats.

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I was thinking that this would be a perfect with handmade soap as a gift. Add lip balm and hand moisturizer for a great gift for almost anyone! I was thinking to make those eyelets tiny by purling the yarn overs through the back loop on Row 6 to make it less lacy for the men. When I whip up a sample, I will post it up so all can see.

2-29-20 – It came out better than I thought! So right after you do Row 5 with the k2togs and the yarn overs, on Row 6 when you purl back, purl the yarn overs through the back loop.

Row 6: K2 [p2, Ptbl, P1, Ptbl, P1, Ptbl, P1, Ptbl, P2] Repeat 2 more times, K2

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