My husband really loves hand knit socks which is a good thing because I love knitting them!
Unfortunately, he says that most of them a little bit fancy because I usually can’t resist throwing in cabling, so I created this sock pattern just with him in mind.
These socks are knit up fairly fast because of their simplistic design and they would be a fantastic weekend project. The light worsted weight yarn means that they are quite sturdy and should hold up to continuous wear and washing. Maritime Wool Socks would make perfect work and .hiking socks or just kicking-around-the-house-cozy socks for yourself of someone special.
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CO 48 sts and divide evenly among 3 needles (16 sts per needle). Join for working
In the round, being careful not to twist.
Work K3, P1 rib for 7”
Move first 7 sts from needle 2 to needle 1. Move first 4 sts from needle 3 to needle 2.
Stitches should be as follows:
Needle 1: 23 sts (heel flap)
Needle 2: 13 sts
Needle 3: 12 sts
Needles 2 and 3 are reserved for the gusset and instep
Work heel flap back and forth over 23 sts on Needle 1, as follows:
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, p3, [k3, p1] to last 3 sts on needle, p2, k1.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, p6, [k1, p3] to last 4 sts on needle, p4.
Repeat previous 2 rows 10 more times and then work row 1 once more.
Row 1 (WS): Sl 1, p12, p2tog, p1. Turn work.
Row 2 (RS): Sl 1, k4, ssk, k1. Turn work
Row 3 (WS): Sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1. Turn work.
Row 4 (RS): Sl 1, k6, ssk, k1. Turn work
Row 5 (WS): Sl 1, p7, p2tog, p1. Turn work.
Row 6 (RS): Sl 1, k8, ssk, k1. Turn work
Row 7 (WS): Sl 1, p9, p2tog, p1. Turn work.
Row 8 (RS): Sl 1, k10, ssk, k1. Turn work
Row 9 (WS): Sl 1, p11, p2tog, p1. Turn work.
Row 10 (RS): Sl 1, k11, ssk.
You should have 13 heel sts remaining.
Don’t turn work.
With needle 1(leave heel sts on it) pick up and knit 13 sts along the gusset edge.
Work all of sts on needle 2 and 3 in established ribbing pattern onto a single needle.
With needle 3, pick up and knit 13 sts along gusset edge and knit 6 sts from needle
one onto needle 3.
The stitches will be designated as follows:
Needle 1: 20 heel and gusset sts
Needle 2: 25 instep sts
Needle 3: 19 heel and gusset sts
Mid-heel is now the beginning of the round.
Round 1: K all sts on Needle 1, work sts on Needle 2 in established rib pattern;
k all sts on Needle 3.
Round 2: K to last 2 sts on Needle 1, k2tog, work sts on Needle 2 in established rib
pattern, ssk, k to end of Needle 3.
Repeat these last two rounds 6 more times. Stitches should be as follows:
Needle 1: 13 sts
Needle 2: 25 sts
Needle 3: 12 sts
Continue in pattern, working sts on Needles 1 and 3 in Stockinette st and sts on
Needle 2 in established rib pattern, until foot measures 2 inches less than desired
length to end of toe.
Knit one round even
Decrease Round: K to last 3 sts on Needle 1, k2tog, k1; k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts on
Needle 2, k2tog, k1; k1, ssk, k to end of Needle 3. 4 sts have been decreased.
K 1 round.
Repeat these two rows 4 more times. You should have 8 sts on Needle 1, 15 sts on
Needle 2, and 7 sts on Needle 3.
Repeat the decrease round only, 3 more times. You should have 5 sts on Needle 1, 9
on Needle 2, and 4 sts on Needle 3.
Knit all sts on Needle 1 and then cut yarn leaving a 8” tail. Graft toe using kitchener
stitch and sew in ends.
Repeat directions for the second sock.