GAUGE: 7 sts = 1″
NEEDLES: 5 double-pointed needles, Size US 2 (2.75mm)
SIZE: Baby Kid’s S Kid’s M Kid’s L W 6-7 W 8-9 M 8-9 M 10-11
CAST ON 40 54 56 58 60 62 64 68
HEEL STS 20 27 28 29 30 31 32 34
HEEL ROWS 10 18 20 20 22 24 24 26
P/U HEEL 8 14 14 15 15 16 16 17
*NOTE: The pattern following is given for Women’s 8-9. Numbers from the chart above can be substituted to make socks in any size.
RIBBING: Cast on 62 sts. Join into a round, being careful not to twist. Work K1 P1 ribbing for 1-1/2″ or desired length.
LEG: Work even in St st until work measures 5″ from beginning (or desired length).
HEEL FLAP: Place sts from needles 1 and 4 on one needle for heel flap. Leave sts from needles 2 and 3 unworked. Work 31 sts for heel flap. Work back and forth on thee 31 sts for 24 rows (To get a better fit through the heel, I work these sts in K1 P1 ribbing.)
TURN HEEL: (Short Row Shaping) Divide heel sts by three (10-11-10) placing markers between. Work in short rows as follows:
(RS Row) K first 2/3’s sts, Sl 1, K1, psso (SKP), turn, *Sl 1, purl center sts, P2tog, turn, Sl 1, K center sts, SKP, turn; rep from * until all sts have been worked. K 1 row on all sts.
DIVIDE: Divide heel sts on 2 needles so that beg of rnd is at center of heel. Pick up 16 sts at each side of heel flap as follows:
Work sts on needle 1 pick up 16 sts along one side of heel flap. Work sts on needles 2 and 3, pick up 16 sts along other side of heel flap. Work sts on needle 4. join and work in rnds on all 4 needles. *Work the first row of picked up sts through the back loop*
INSTEP: *At the end of needle 1, K2tog and at beg of needle 4 work SKP. Work 2 rnds even* Rep betwee * until 62 sts (the same number as originally cast on) remain. Continue working in rnds until desired foot length is reached, keeping in mind that toe decrease rounds take up about 2″.
Note that the sts on needles 1 and 4 are the sole sts; the sts on needles 2 and 3 are the instep sts.
SHAPE TOE: Dec rnd: On needle 1 work to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1; on needle 2, K1, SKP, K to end of rnd. On needle 3, work as for needle 1, on needle 4 work as for needle 2. Work 3 rnds even
(Work dec rnd, work 2 rnds even) twice
(Work dec rnd, work 1 rnd even) three times
Rep dec rnd every rnd until 12 sts remain.
GRAFT TOE: Place sts on 2 needles and graft using the Kitchener stitch.
Weave in ends and block as desired.