One sock and one inch

Knitting

One sock and a second started on double pointed needles

I bought this yarn at the Waterloo County Knitters’ Fair last October with Erica. It’s “Midnight Velvet 308” Hatcho, a hand-dyed yarn made by Mirasol. The sock pattern is pretty basic, and I’ve been making it up as I go along.

Here’s the whole pattern:

Yarn

2 skeins of Mirasol Hacho Merino, Shade 308

Gauge

24 stitches = 4 inches on 3mm needles in st st

Get started

Cast on 48 stitches. Divide your stitches so you have 12 – 24 – 12 in the round (the start of the round is going to be between the two needles with 12 stitches.
K1 P1 for 4 rounds
K1 P3 for 6 rounds
K3 P1 on row 10 and continue for 6 inches. The whole sock should be 7 inches.

Heel flap

Knit 12 stitches, turn, slip 1, purl back on your 12 stitches and one 12 of the last needle (you’re knitting over the start of the round). Knit in st st slipping the first stitch of each row for 3 inches.

Decrease

Row 1: slip 1, knit 11, slip 1, knit 1, knit 1, slip 1, pass the slipped stitch over
Row 2: slip 1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 3: slip 1, k1 until the first stitch before the gap, slip 1, k1, psso

Pick up 15 stitches on each side to join to instep. Twist the stitches before you knit them when you’re picking up.

Knit until the last 3 stitches k2tog k1 on the first needle, continue across the instep in rib, at start of the third needle k1 slip1 psso and knit to the beginning of the round.
Knit the next row without a decrease maintaining the rib across the instep.
Continue this decrease until 48 stitches remain. You’ll be back to 12-24-12

Foot

Knit to the length of your foot, trying it on as you go. Here, I stopped the rib one rib on each side to make a triangle pattern. You could also knit the rib all the way to the toe

Toe

Row 1: knit until last 3 st on first needle k2tog k2. On the next needle, k1 slip 1 k1 psso and knit across to the last 3 stitches k2tog k1. On the last needle, k1 slip 1 k1 psso knit across row.
Row 2: knit all stitches
Continue until 12 stitches remain.
Last row: k2tog all around and finish with a Kitchener stitch.

Make another sock.

One Response to “One sock and one inch”

  1. Joanna says:

    In a tragic washing machine accident, these socks were felted. It’s slightly altered my interest in knitting socks again.