Women's socks knitting pattern

Women's socks knitting pattern

Socks knitting patternSIZE S (M:L)

TO FIT FOOT CIRCUMFERENCE 21 (23:26) cm/8 1/ 4 (9:10 1/4) in

YARN

Ginger’s Hand Dyed Bleating Velvet (4ply/fingering weight; 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 400m/437yds per 100g skein)

Lady Lovely Locks; 1 x100g skein

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

1 set 2.5mm (US 1-2/UK 13-12) double-pointed needles, or circular needles if using Magic Loop method

4 stitch markers

TENSION

32 sts and 44 rows to 10cm over st st on 2.5mm needles

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

Mock cable: Slip 1 stitch purlwise, K1, yo, K1, then pass slipped stitch over last 3 sts worked. No stitch count change.

German twisted cast-on: This is similar to the long-tail cast-on method, but uses a longer tail and inserts an extra twist into the thumb loop to give a springy edge. 

RIGHT SOCK

CUFF

Using a stretchy cast-on such as the German twisted cast-on or the long-tail method, cast on 56 (64:72) sts.

Pmand join for working the round, being careful not to twist sts.

Rnd 1: *K3tbl, P1; rep from * to end of rnd. Repeat this round until the cuff measures 3cm, or desired length.

LEG

Rnd 1: (Mock cable, P1) 4 times, (K3, P1) 7 (9:11) times, (mock cable, P1) 3 times.

Rnds 2 to 4: *K3, P1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Work rnds 1 to 4, three more times.

Rnd 17: (Mock cable, P1) 3 times, (K3, P1) 9 (11:13) times, (mock cable, P1) twice.

Rnds 18 to 20: *K3, P1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Work rnds 17 to 20, three more times.

Rnd 33: (Mock cable, P1) twice, (K3, P1) 11 (13:15) times, (mock cable, P1).

Rnds 34 to 36: *K3, P1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Work rnds 33 to 36 twice more.

Rnd 45: (Mock cable, P1) twice, (K3, P1) 11 (13:15) times, (mock cable, P1).

Rnds 46 and 47: *K3, P1; rep from * to end of rnd.

HEEL

The heel is worked back and forth in rows over 27 (31:35) sts.

Heel set-up rnd: Move beginning of round mrk back one stitch, *K3,P1; rep to end of rnd, turn work.

Heel set-up row (WS): *Sl1, P2, (K1, P3) 6 (7:8) times.

Row 2: *Sl1, K2, *P1, K3; rep from * to end of row.

Row 3: *Sl 1, P2, *K1, P3; rep from * to end of row.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 another 12 (14:16) times.

HEEL TURN

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, K15 (17:19) SSK, K1. 1 st dec'd.

Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, P6, P2tog, P1. 1 st dec'd.

Row 3: Sl 1, K to 1 st before gap, SSK, K1, turn. 1 st dec'd.

Row 4: Sl 1, P to 1 st before gap, P2tog, P1, turn. 1 st dec'd.

Rep rows 3 and 4 until all heel sts have been worked and 17 (19:21) sts rem.

GUSSET

You will now join the sock to knit in the round again. During this round you will place two markers to help keep track of the gusset decreases.

Next rnd: K17 (19:21), pick up and knit 14 (16:18) sts a long the heel flap edge, M1, pm(A), (P1, mock cable) twice, (P1, K3) 5(6:7) times, P1, pm(B), M1, pick up and knit 14 (16:18) sts along the heel flap, K8 (9:10), pm.

This is now the start of your round. 76 (86:96) sts.

Rnd 1: K to 2 sts before mrk(A), K2tog, slm, P1, (K3, P1) to mrk(B), slm, SSK, K to end of rnd. 2 sts dec'd.

Rnd 2: K to mrk(A), slm, work instep in established pattern to mrk(B), slm, K to end of rnd.

Rnd 3: K to 2 sts before mrk(A), K2tog, slm, P1, (K3, P1) to mrk(B), slm, SSK, K to end of rnd. 2 sts dec'd.

Rnd 4: K to mrk(A), slm, (P1, mock cable) twice, (P1, K3) 5(6:7) times, P1, slm, K to end of rnd.

Repeat rnds 1 to 4 twice more. 64 (74:84) sts.

Rnd 1: K to 2 sts before mrk(A), K2tog, slm, P1, (K3, P1) to mrk(B), slm, SSK, K to end of rnd. 2 sts dec'd. 

Rnd 2: K to mrk(A), slm, work instep in established pattern to mrk(B), slm, K to end of rnd.

Rnd 3: K to 2 sts before mrk(A), K2tog, slm, P1, (K3, P1) to mrk(B), slm, SSK, K to end of rnd. 2 sts dec'd.

Rnd 4: K to mrk(A), slm, (P1, mock cable) once, (P1, K3) 6 (7:8) times, P1, slm, K to end of rnd.

Repeat rnds 1 to 4 another 1 (1:2) times more. 56 (66:72) sts.

Size M only

Rnd 1: K to 2 sts before mrk(A), K2tog, slm, P1, (K3, P1) to mrk(B), slm, SSK, K to end of rnd. 2 sts dec'd.

Rnds 2 and 3: K to mrk(A), slm, work instep in established pattern to mrk(B), slm, K to end of rnd.

Rnd 4: K to mrk(A), slm, (P1, mock cable) once, (P1,K3) 7 times, P1, slm, K to end of rnd. -(64:-) sts.

All sizes

Knit to mrk(A). This is now the start of your round.

FOOT

Rnds 1 to 3: P1 (K3, P1) 7 (8:9) times, slm(B), K to end of rnd.

Rnd 4: P1, mock cable, P1, (K3, P1) 6 (7:8) times, slm(B), K to end of rnd.

Repeat rnds 1 to 4 another 1 (0:0) times.

Next rnd: P1 (K3, P1) to mrk(B), knit to end of rnd.

Work foot in established pattern until it measures 3 1/2 (4 1/2: 5 1/2) cm less than desired length.

TOE

You should have 29 (33:37) sts on the top of the toe and 27 (31:35) sts on the bottom with mrk(B) dividing top and bottom.

Rnd 1: P1, SSK, work in est patt to 3 sts before mrk(B), K2tog, P1, slm(B), K1, SSK, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 4 sts dec'd.

Rnd 2: Work in est patt to mrk(B), then K to end of rnd.

Repeat rnds 1 and 2 another 5 (7:9) times. 32(32:32) sts.

Work rnd 1 another 3 times. 20(20:20) sts.

Next rnd: P1, SSK, work in est patt to 3 sts before mrk(B), K2tog, P1, slm(B), K to end of rnd. 2 sts dec'd. 18(18:18) sts.

Graft the toe stitches together using Kitchener stitch.

LEFT SOCK

Cast on and work cuff as for Right Cuff.

LEG

Rnd 1: (K3, P1) 3 (4:5) times, (mock cable, P1) 7 times, (K3, P1) 4 (5:6) times.

Rnds 2 to 4: *K3, P1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Work rnds 1 to 4, three more times.

Rnd 17: (K3, P1) 4 (5:6) times, (mock cable, P1) 5 times, (K3, P1) 5 (6:7) times.

Rnds 18 to 20: *K3, P1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Work rnds 17 to 20, three more times.

Rnd 33: (K3, P1) 5 (6:7) times, (mock cable, P1) 3 times, (K3, P1) 6 (7:8) times.

Rnds 34 to 36: *K3, P1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Work rnds 33 to 36 twice more.

Rnd 45: (K3, P1) 5 (6:7) times, (mock cable, P1) 3 times, (K3, P1) 6 (7:8) times.

Rnds 46 and 47: *K3, P1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Work Heel and Heel Turn as for Right Sock.

GUSSET

You will now join the sock to knit in the round again. During this round you will place two markers to help keep track of the gusset decreases.

Next rnd: K17 (19:21), pick up and knit 14 (16:18) sts along the heel flap edge, M1, pm(A), (P1,K3) 5 (6, 7) times, (P1, mock cable) twice, P1, pm(B), M1, pick up and knit 14 (16:18) sts along the heel flap, K8 (9:10), pm.

This is now the start of your round. 76 (86:96) sts.

Rnd 1: K to 2 sts before mrk(A), K2tog, slm, P1, (K3, P1) to mrk(B), slm, SSK, K to end of rnd. 2 sts dec'd.

Rnd 2: K to mrk(A), slm, work instep in established pattern to mrk(B), slm, K to end of rnd.

Rnd 3: K to 2 sts before mrk(A), K2tog, slm, P1, (K3, P1) to mrk(B), slm, SSK, K to end of rnd. 2 sts dec'd.

Rnd 4: K to mrk(A), slm, (P1, K3) 5 (6:7) times, (P1, mock cable) twice, P1, slm, K to end of rnd.

Repeat rnds 1 to 4 twice more. 64 (74:84) sts.

Rnd 1: K to 2 sts before mrk(A), K2tog, slm, P1, (K3, P1) to mrk(B), slm, SSK, K to end of rnd. 2 sts dec'd.

Rnd 2: K to mrk(A), slm, work instep in established pattern to mrk(B), slm, K to end of rnd.

Rnd 3: K to 2 sts before mrk(A), K2tog, slm, P1, (K3, P1) to mrk(B), slm, SSK, K to end of rnd. 2 sts dec'd.

Rnd 4: K to mrk(A), slm, (P1, mock cable) once, (P1, K3) 6 (7:8) times, P1, slm, K to end of rnd.

Repeat rnds 1 to 4 another 1 (1:2) times more. 56 (66:72) sts.

Size M only

Rnd 1: K to 2 sts before mrk(A), K2tog, slm, P1, (K3, P1) to mrk(B), slm, SSK, K to end of rnd. 2 sts dec'd.

Rnds 2 and 3: K to mrk(A), slm, work instep in established pattern to mrk(B), slm, K to end of rnd.

Rnd 4: K to mrk(A), slm, (P1, K3) 7 times, (P1, mock cable) once, P1, slm, K to end of rnd. 64 sts.

All sizes

Knit to mrk(A). This is now the start of your round.

FOOT

Rnds 1 to 3: P1 (K3, P1) 7 (8:9) times, slm(B), K to end of rnd.

Rnd 4: P1 (K3, P1) 6 (7:8) times, mock cable, P1, slm(B), K to end of rnd.

Repeat rnds 1 to 4 another 1 (0:0) times.

Complete Foot and Toe as for Right Sock. 

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