A sweet gift from me to you, because today is my bloggaversary!
My sock testers had no major problems with knitting these socks, but should you try knitting them in the future, please let me know if you find anything that needs to be changed or corrected. And please remember the copyright rules. Thanks and enjoy!
These were made for my big sister and sent to her last Christmas (2006)...all the way to Italy from Australia.
Materials: Approx. 100g sock weight yarn
Set of 5 x 3.25mm dpn’s
Gauge: 15 sts per 2 inches over st st on dpn’s
Size: for a 9 inch long foot and a 21cm circumference
English Mesh Lace (multiple of 6 sts in the round)
Rnd 1: *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1*, repeat from * to *.
Rnd 2: Knit
Rnd 3: *yo, k1, sl1-k2tog-psso, k1, yo, k1*, repeat from * to *.
Rnd 4: Knit
Rnd 5: *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1*, repeat from * to *.
Rnd 6: Knit
Rnd 7: K2, yo, k1, yo, k1, sl1-k2tog-psso, (k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, sl1-k2tog-psso) to last 5 sts k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, slip remaining 2 sts onto the right needle, remove stitch marker, slip 2 sts from right needle back onto left needle, sl1-k2tog-psso, replace stitch marker.
Rnd 8: Knit
Repeat these 8 rnds.
CO 60 sts. Distribute onto 4 dpns evenly – 15 sts per dpn. Make sure sts aren’t twisted and place a sm to indicate beginning of work. Join and begin working with the 5th dpn in 2 x 2 rib for approx. 1 inch.
Start English Mesh Lace and work for approximately 3.5 inches.
Knit 1 row in st st.
K 15 sts onto first dpn. Add sts on other side of dpn to make 15 sts before centre sm. These 30 sts are going to be for the heel. Place remaining sts evenly onto 2 dpns to make it more comfortable to work. There should be 30 back sts in total.
Note: You are working flat.
Row 1:(WS): Sl1 pwise, k1, (p2, k2) 6 times, p2, k1, p1.
Row 2:(RS): Sl1 kwise, p1 (k2, p2) 6 times, k2, p1, k1.
Repeat these 2 rows 9 more times.
Repeat Row 1.
Note: You are still working flat and in st st.
Row 1 (RS): K to 1 st after sm, sl1, k1, psso, k1, turn.
Row 2 (WS): Sl1 st, p to 1 st after sm, p2tog, p 1, turn.
Row 3 (RS): Sl1 st, k to 2 sts after sm, sl1, k1, psso, k1, turn.
Row 4 (WS): Sl1 st, p to 2 sts after sm, p2tog, p1, turn work.
Row 5 (RS): Sl1 st, k to 3 sts after sm, sl1, k1, psso, k1, turn.
Row 6 (WS): Sl1 st, p to 3 sts after sm, p2tog, p1, turn work.
Row 7 (RS): Sl1 st, k to 4 sts after sm, sl1, k1, psso, k1, turn.
Row 8 (WS): Sl1 st, p to 4 sts after sm, p2tog, p1, turn work.
Row 9 (RS): Sl1 st, k to 5 sts after sm, sl1, k1, psso, k1, turn.
Row 10 (WS): Sl1 st, p to 5 sts after sm, p2tog, p1, turn work.
Row 11 (RS): Sl1 st, k to 6 sts after sm, sl1, k1, psso, k1, turn.
Row 12 (WS): Sl1 st, p to 6 sts after sm, p2tog, p1, turn work.
Row 13 (RS): Sl1 st, k to 7 sts after sm, sl1, k1, psso, turn.
Row 14 (WS): Sl1 st, p to 7 sts after sm, p2tog. 16 sts remain.
Note: Do not remove original centre sm. When placing next sm’s in this section, remember to knit 1 st after sms or they will fall off the needle.
Sl1 kwise, k to the end of row.
With a new dpn, pick up 12 sts evenly along the 1st side of heel, pm, k1.
Using another dpn, k to end of row then add next 15 sts on same dpn, pm, pick up 1 st from the 2nd side of heel.
Using another dpn, pick up another 11 sts evenly along 2nd side of heel.
With another dpn k to centre sm.
K 1 rnd.
Note: Reposition sts so each dpn has the same amount.
Rnd 1: K to 2 sts before next sm, k2tog, k to next sm, ssk, k to end
Row 2: K 1 row.
Repeat these 2 rnds until you're left with a total of 60 sts. You may now re-distribute sts evenly on dpns and also drop the 2 sms used for decreases. 15 sts on each dpn.
Continue working until you are approx. 1.5 inches from the tip of your big toe.
Note: Make sure you can distinguish next set of sms from centre sm.
Set up row: Reposition sts so there are 7 sts before sm and 7 sts after sm.
K 15, pm, k30, pm, k to end.
Rnd 1: K to 2 sts before 1st sm, k2tog, ssk, k to 2 sts before 2nd sm, k2tog, ssk, k to end.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Repeat these 2 rnds until you are left with a total of 24 sts.
Reposition sts so 12 sts on first dpn (6 sts on either side of centre marker) then place remaining 12 sts on other dpn. BO in kitchener stitch
Place both sets of sts separately on large safety pins or scrap yarn and tie a knot so that sts don’t fall off. Turn sock inside out and place sts back on 2 dpns. Use the 3 needle BO method. Sew up loose ends and turn inside out.
k - knit
p - purl
st(s) - stitch(es)
st st – stockinette stitch
dpn(s) - double pointed needle(s)
yo – yarn over
sm(s)– stitch marker(s)
pm – place marker
rs – right side
ws – wrong side
rnd - round
CO – cast on
BO – bind off
sl1 – slip one stitch
kwise – knitwise
pwise – purlwise
psso – pass slipped stitch over
k2tog – knit 2 sts together
p2tog – purl 2 sts together
slip 2 sts individually as if to knit, then slide the left needle into the fronts of these loops from left to right and knit them together.
sl 1-k2tog-psso –
slip one stitch, knit 2 sts together, then pass the first stitch over the second stitch.
Design by Patrizia M A Steadman.
If you have any problems please send me an email and I shall do my best to help.