Friday, 27 May 2011

Incredibly easy socks


I am taking part in a KAL on Ravelry. We are working our way through the alphabet and every two weeks we cast on for the next letter. I was getting a bit behind on finishing my socks because I was spending so much time working on assignments for college, so when we got to I, I was getting a bit desperate to knit something quick and easy and I came up with these socks. They were a good mindless project to work on while trying not to fall asleep at night :) . And then my "I-don't-like-wearing-knit-things-against-my-skin" daughter claimed them for herself! She said they feel different on her feet than her arms or hands, so they are good. Teenagers :P

Well, here is the pattern and if you make a pair, let me know as I would love to see (I like looking at pictures :D ). I have not had anyone test the pattern and I have only made one pair, so if you find any errors, please let me know.

Materials

3.25mm dpn

DK yarn

Gauge

6.5 sts to an inch


Abbreviations

K2tog – knit 2 stitches together

P2tog – purl 2 stitches together

Sl1p – slip 1 stitch as if to purl

SKP – slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, pass slip stitch over knit stitch

Pattern

C/on 48 sts and split evenly among needles (I had 12 sts to a needle)

Knit 8 rounds k1, p1 rib

Change to st.st and knit 20 rounds (knit more rounds if you prefer a longer leg)

Heel
K across first 12 sts, turn

Sl1p, purl 23, turn (you should have 24 sts on a needle now and you will only be working on these sts for now)


*Sl1p, k1* repeat across
Sl1p, purl across

Repeat last 2 rows another 10 times

Turn heel

Sl1p, knit 15, SKP, turn
Sl1p, purl 8, P2tog, turn

Sl1p, knit until one st before gap, SKP, turn
Sl1p, purl until one st before gap, P2tog, turn

Repeat last two rows until all sts are worked (10 sts on needle)

Gusset shaping
Sl1p, knit across. Pick up 13 sts along edge of the flap, knit across instep, pick up 13 sts along the other side of the flap.
Knit across 5 sts left on heel (you should now have 18 sts on each of needles 1 and 4 and 12 each on needles 2 and 3)


Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, k1. Knit across instep sts. K1, SKP, knit to end.
Knit around.

Repeat last 2 rounds until there are 48 sts again (12 on each needle)

Foot
Knit plain in st.st until 2 inches less than foot length. (I had 63 rounds from rib, counted on the top of the foot and to fit a UK size 7)

Toe

Knit until 3 sts on needle 1, k2tog, k1. On needle 2 k1, SKP. Knit until last 3 sts of needle 3, k2tog, k1 and on needle 4 k1, SKP, knit to end
Knit around.
Repeat last 2 rounds until 24 sts (6 on each needle)


Repeat first round until 8 sts left (2 on each needle)


Kitchener together.

6 comments:

ruby ragar said...

Found you in a old blog hop. followed you please follow me back.

Zillah Bugeja said...

Thank you Tracy, I have just completed your sock pattern and am thrilled. this was my first attempt at knitting socks. It was easy to follow and to do. And they fit well. Thanks again.

loobylou said...

Brilliant pattern, extremely easy to do and I am now addicted to knitting socks :-) thankyou so much for sharing this pattern

Natasha said...

I'm thinking of trying this shortly (never knit a sock before but your instructions seem very straight forward).

Thanks for sharing.

bevq said...

Do you use 4 dp needles to place the 12 sts on - then knit with a 5th? I am confused. Bev

tracy said...

Hi Bev, yes, I have sts on 4 needles and knit with the 5th