My Certainly Is Interesting Sock
By Diana Frelich
Construction: toe down
Cuff: 9 inches
Calculated Cuff Measurement: 9 inches.
Gauge: 6 stitches per inch
Total Stitches: 48
Heel Style: Flap/Standard; Width: Standard; Stitch: Partridge Eye
Toe Style: Standard; Toe Shape: Standard
Needle Size: Ribbing done with size 3 and rest of sock with US 4 / 3.5 mm
Yarn worsted weight yarn I used from my stash....4 to 6 oz would be more than enough.
Ribbing and Leg:
Cast on 48 stitches. Join in a ring being careful not to twist. Mark join as the beginning of the round and center of heel. Divide stitches over 3 needles (12,24, 12) Select your desired ribbing pattern and knit circularly for approximately 2 inches. Beginning with Needle 1 and selected motif, knit leg stitches until desired leg height is reached.
Pattern: ( to inc.knit in the front and the back of the stitch to be increasedmaking 2 st instead of the one stitch) This pattern calls for a repeating motif of 12 stitches beginning on the first stitch 1.
Row 1: SL1, k1, psso, Inc, p6 k2tog, Inc * repeat around
Row 2: K3,p6, k3 * repeat around ( you knit to knit the first stitch to get the right slant stitches to look smooth)
Row 3: Inc,k1, SL1, k1, psso, p4, k2tog, k1, Inc * repeat around
Row 4: K4, p4, k4 * repeat around
Row 5: Inc, k2, SL1, k1, psso, p2, k2tog, k2, Inc * repeat around
Row 6: K5, P2, K5 * repeat around
Row 7: Inc, k3, SL1, k2tog, psso, k4, Inc * repeat around
Row 8: Knit around * repeat around
Row 9: P3, k2tog, Inc, Inc, SL1, k1, psso, p3 * repeat around
Row 10: P3, K6, P3 *repeat around
Row 11: P2, k2tog, k1, Inc, Inc, k1, SL1, k1, psso, p2 * repeat around
Row 12: P2, k8, p2 * repeat around
Row 13: P1, k2tog, k2, Inc, Inc, k2, SL1, k1, psso,P1 * repeat around
Row 14: P1, k10, p1 *repeat around
Row 15: K2tog, k3, Inc, Inc, k3, SL1, k1, psso * repeat around
Row 16: knit around * repeat around
( I worked the leg through row 16 and then again from row 1, ending with row 8)
Begin Heel: (NOTE: Heel flap is worked in rows on 24 stitches.)
Row 1 *Slip 1 WYIB, k1 repeat across from *
Row 2 and 4 Slip 1, purl across
Row 3 *K1, Slip 1 WYIB repeat across from *
Knit in heel pattern until you have 24 heel flap rows. Heel flap shape should be close to square. End with a purl row.
Turn Heel as follows: (I worked the sole in purl stitches...so knit stitches would be inside)
Row 1: Sl 1, P12 sts, P2 tog, P1 turn
Row 2: Sl 1, K5 sts, K2 tog, K1, turn
Row 3: Sl 1, P6, P2 tog, P1, turn
Row 4: Sl 1, K7, K2 tog, K1, turn
Repeat rows 3 and 4, increasing 1 additional K or P stitch after the Sl 1 until all side stitches are consumed. End with a Knit row.
Beginning with needle 1, purl across heel flap. Pick up and knit 12 stitches from the side of the heel flap and knit one stitch in the gusset corner. Knit in pattern across needle 2 Pick up and knit one stitch in the gusset corner and then pick up and knit 12 from the side of the heel flap. Knit until end of round. Stitch count is (18, 26, 18) respectively.
Gusset Decrease and Sock Foot:
Row 1: Needle 1: Knit until the last 3 stitches, k2 tog, k1. Needle 2: Work in pattern around. Needle 3: K1, SSK, knit around.
Row 2: Work in pattern around. Working the sole stitches in purl
Repeat these 2 rounds until total stitches equal 48. With the stitches on the needles (12, 24, 12)
Continue knitting in stockinette on needle 1 and 3 and in pattern on needle 2 starting with row 9 until you are approximately 1 1/2 to 2 inches from the top of your longest toe.
Row 1: Needle 1: Knit until the last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1 Needle 2: K1, SSK, knit until the last 3 stitches, k2 tog, k1. Needle 3: K1, SSK, knit around.
Row 2: Knit around
Continue in this manner until you have approximately 20 stitches remaining or until sock has your desired toe shape. Graft toe closed.
You may use this pattern for your own use. Not to be used for resale. Enjoy.