Straightforward with simple vertical repeats.
These peachy socks are named after a little bundle of joy (four months as of this writing) named Sunshine. They are straightforward, just like she is, with simple vertical repeats. A smattering of cables and lace make these socks a little bit interesting without too much strain. I hope Sunny T, as I like to call her, grows up to be a knitter unlike her mother, Eunice. Even if she doesn’t, she’ll still be loved.
Leg circumference—8" (20.5 cm), slightly stretched.
Foot circumference—8" (20.5 cm), slightly stretched.
Fingering weight (Super Fine #1).
Shown here: Artyarns Ultramerino 4 (100% wool; 191 yd [175 m]/50 g): #221, 2 skeins.
U.S. size 1½ (2.5 mm): circular (cir) or double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Cable needle (cn); markers (m; optional); tapestry needle.
30 stitches and 45 rounds = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch in the round.
40 stitches and 47 rounds = 4" (10 cm) in lace/cable pattern in the round, slightly stretched.
To resize, add or remove repeats.
Cable 2K L 2K
Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in front of work, k2 from left needle, k2 from cn.
Cable 2K R 2K
Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in back of work, k2 from left needle, k2 from cn.
Cable Decrease 2 Left
Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in front of work, [knit 1 st from cn tog with 1 st from left needle] 2 times—2 sts dec’d.
Cable Decrease 2 Right
Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in back of work, [knit 1 st from left needle tog with 1 st from cn] 2 times—2 sts dec’d.
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Set up for Leg
Work Rnds 1 and 2 of Set-up chart—80 sts.
Work Rnds 1–20 of Leg chart across all sts 2 times, then work Rnds 1–19 of Leg chart once more (59 rnds total).
Next rnd: Work Rnd 20 over 40 sts (5 times), [k2, Cable Decrease 2 Right, p2] 4 times, k2, Cable Decrease 2 Right; do not work last 2 sts of rnd—70 sts rem.
Divide for heel flap as foll: Place 2 unworked sts from last rnd and next 40 sts on hold for top of foot; rem 28 sts will be worked back and forth for heel flap. Turn work.
Row 1: (WS) Sl 1 purlwise (pwise) with yarn in front (wyf),
Row 2: [Sl 1 pwise with yarn in back (wyb), k1] 14 times, turn.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until heel flap measures 2¼–2½" (5.5–6.5 cm) or desired length, ending after Row 1.
Work back and forth in short-rows to shape heel.
Short-Row 1: (RS) Sl 1 pwise wyb, k16, ssk, k1, turn.
Short-Row 2: Sl 1 pwise wyf, p7, p2tog, p1, turn.
Short-Row 3: Sl 1 pwise wyb, knit to 1 st before gap created on previous row, ssk (1 st from each side of gap), k1, turn.
Short-Row 4: Sl 1 pwise wyf, purl to 1 st before gap created on previous row, p2tog (1 st from each side of gap), p1, turn.
Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 until all sts have been worked—18 heel
Note: Where possible, arrange sts so that marker placement occurs between needles.
Set-up rnd: Sl 1 pwise wyb, k8, pm for beginning of round, k9, pick up and knit (see Glossary) 1 st in each sl st along edge of heel flap plus 1 st between heel flap and top of foot, pm for foot right side, resume working in the rnd on held sts by working Rnd 1 from Top of Foot chart, pm for foot left side, pick up and knit 1 st between top of foot and heel flap and 1 st in each sl st along edge of heel flap, k9.
Rnd 1: Knit to 2 sts before right m, k2tog, work in patt (following Top of Foot chart) to left m, ssk, knit to beginning of rnd m—2 sts dec’d.
Rnd 2: Knit to right m, work in patt to left m, sl m, knit to
beginning of rnd m.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until 70 sts rem (42 sts for top of foot and 28 sts for sole).
Work even in patt until foot measures about (but not more than) 2" (5 cm) less than desired length from back of heel, ending with Rnd 9 or 19 of Top of Foot chart. Dec 10 sts on next rnd as foll:
• If last rnd worked was Row 9, knit to right m, [p2, Cable Decrease 2 Left, k2] 5 times, p2—60 sts rem (32 sts for top of foot, 28 sts for sole).
• If last rnd worked was Rnd 19, knit to right m, [p2, k2, Cable Decrease 2 Right] 5 times, p2—60 sts rem (32 sts for top of foot, 28 sts for sole).
Sl first and last sts from top of foot to sole—30 sts each for top of foot and sole.
Work even in St st until foot measures 2" (5 cm) less than desired length from back of heel. Remove m for beginning of round, knit to right m (new beg of rnd).
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: K1, ssk, knit to 3 sts before left m, k2tog, k1, k1, ssk, knit to 3 sts before m, k2tog, k1—4 sts dec’d.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 ten more times—16 sts rem. Divide sts
evenly over 2 needles so that there are 8 sts each for top of
foot and sole.