Debra Lynn Kissinger
100g. fingering weight yarn (the sample is knit in JaWoll Solids sock yarn)
Size 1-1/2 double point knitting needles
Cast on 64 stitches dividing evening (16 stitches per needle)
Knit 2, purl 2 across rows for 16 rows
Rows 1 – 4: Knit across row
Row 5: *K2, slip 1 purl-wise, K1, YO, pass slipped stitch over the knit and the YO; repeat from * across row.
Repeat these five rows for 65 rows.
Knit 16 stitches; turn work. Slip 1 purl-wise, purl 31 stitches. For the remainder of the heel you will work on these 32 stitches only. Place the other 32 stitches on a stitch holder or just carefully leave them on their needles.
Turn and begin work on heel flap:
Row 1: *Slip 1, K1 across row, repeat from *, ending K1
Row 2: Slip 1, purl across row
Repeat these two rows 30 more times for a total of 32 rows.
Row 1: Slip 1 knitwise, knit to middle of row (16 stitches), K2, SSK, k1, turn work
Row 2: Slip 1 purlwise, pur 5, p2tog, p1, turn work
Next Row: Slip one knitwise, knit to 1 stitch away from the gap, SSK, k1, turn work
Next Row: Slip one purlwise, purl to 1 stitch away from the gap, p2tog, p1, turn work
Repeat the last two rows until all heel stitches have been worked (18 stitches remain)
Knit first 9 stitches. With new needle, knit the next 9 stitches and then pick up 16 stitches along the side of the heel flap for the gusset. Knit instep stitches in patter. With new needle pick up 16 stitches along the other side of the heel flap AND the 9 stitches from needle 1. The beginning of the row is now in the middle of the heel.
Working Gusset Decreases:
Needle 1: Knit until 3 stitches remain, K2tog, k1
Needle 2: Knit in pattern
Needle 3: Knit in pattern
Needle 4: K1, ssk, knit to end of needle
Needle 1: Knit
Needle 2: Knit in pattern
Needle 3: Knit in pattern
Needle 4: Knit
Continue with these two rows until 16 stitches remain on all four needles.
Continue in pattern for 65 rows or until foot is approximately 2” shorter than your foot. I generally knit to the end of my littlest toe. Commence toe decreases.
Needle 1: Knit until 3 stitches remain, K2tog, K1
Needle 2: K1, ssk, knit across
Needle 3: Knit until 3 stitches remain, K2Tog, K1
Needle 4: K1, ssk, knit across
Knit across all needles
Continue in this pattern until 8 stitches remain on all needles. Then decrease as above, every row, until 5 stitches remain on all needles. Put heel stitches on one needle. Place instep stitches on one needle and use the kitchener stitch to close the toe.
Directions for the kitchener stitch can be found at www.knittinghelp.com
©2010 Debra Lynn Kissinger Designs
Piece of My Heart Socks
100g. fingering weight sock yarn (the sample sock is knit with Malabrigo)
Size 1 double point needles
*This pattern includes instructions for the design only. Use your own favorite heel and toe patterns. OR, there are instructions for a flap heel and standard toe on the Four on the Floor pattern above. On the sample sock, I used an Eye of Partridge heel and standard toe decreases with a kitchenered toe.
Cast on: 68 stitches
Needle 1: 16 stitches
Needle 2: 20 stitches
Needle 3: 16 stitches
Needle 4: 16 stitches
If you place you stitches in this manner, you will not have to start a needle with a purl stitch.
K2, P2 ribbing for 15 rows. Rearrange stitches so there are 17 stitches on each needle. Place a marker after the first stitch of needle 1. This will be the beginning of the row.
Row 1: K5, YO, SSK, K3, K2Tog, YO, K5
Row 2 and all even rows: Knit
Row 3: K3, K2Tog, YO, K, YO, SSK, K, K2Tog, YO, K, YO, K2Tog, K3
Row 5: K2, K2Tog, YO, K3, YO, Slip 1 purlwise, K2Tog, Psso, YO, K3, YO, K2Tog, K2
Row 7: K, K2Tog, YO, K11, YO, K2Tog, K
Row 9: K3, YO, SSK, K7, K2Tog, YO, K3
Row 11: K4, YO, SSK, K5, K2Tog, YO, K4
Make 4 repeats of complete pattern. On repeat 5, work down to row 6 and then begin heel flap.
Repeat pattern down the foot, if desired OR you can do a plain stockinette foot.
Peppermint Lace Socks
My Peppermint Lace Sock pattern is now available for free download at Ravelry or you can copy and paste the pattern below into your own text program (Word, OneNote, etc...)
NOTE: This is a pattern for the leg design only. You will need your own instructions for a slip stitch heel flap and stockinette foot pattern. These portions are readily available on Ravelry or at www.knittinghelp.com. Use your own favorite heel and toe patterns. OR, there are instructions for a flap heel and standard toe on the Four on the Floor pattern above.
50g. dark green fingering weight yarn (sample is knit with JaWoll Solid)
100g. red/white variegated fingering weight yarn (sample is knit with Wisdom Yarns Marathon Sock in the colorway: North Pole)
Dpn needles – size 1-1/2
With dark green yarn cast on 64 stitches (16 stitches on each needle). Knit 2, Purl 2 ribbing for 16 rows.
Change yarn to the variegated red yarn.
*On the first row of the pattern increase 1 stitch at the 16thstitch by picking up the bar between the stitches and knitting it through the back loop.
Needle 1 will have 17 stitches. All other needles will have 16 stitches. It will become necessary at times to move stitches from one needle to another to maintain this count.
Row 1: Knit (don’t forget to make that increase)
Row 2: Knit
Row 3 and all subsequent ODD rows: Knit
Row 4: K4, ssk, y/o, k1, y/o, K2tog, k4 repeat this sequence across the row
Row 6: K3, ssk, y/o, k3, y/o, K2tog, k3 repeat this sequence across the row
Row 8: K6, ssk, y/o, k5 repeat sequence across the row
Row 10: K5, ssk, y/o, k6 repeat sequence across the row
Row 12: K4, ssk, y/o, k4 repeat sequence across the row
Row 14: K3, ssk, y/o, k8 repeat sequence across the row
Row 16: K2, ssk, y/o, k9 repeat sequence across the row
Row 18: K1, ssk, y/o, k10 repeat sequence across the row
Row 20: Knit
Repeat the 20 rows 3 times. On the last 20th row decrease the 16th/17th stitch by K2Tog.
Change to dark green yarn and start heel flap using your favorite pattern.
At the end of the heel flap and heel decreases change again to red yarn and continue down foot in stockinette until toe decreases.
For the toe, change to the green yarn and complete the foot using your favorite toe decrease pattern.