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.
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)
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.
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.