Size US 1, or size to make gauge 1 40” circular, double points or
two 24”circulars (or one 24” and one 16”)
Yarn needle for Kitchener Stitch
8 stitches = 1”
Woman’s small and medium
Cuff: Cast on 60 (64) stitches with a stretchy cast on (like long tail cast on, or knitted cast on) Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist stitches *Cuff is worked in k2, p2 ribbing* Work the 2x2 rib pattern for 1 ¼” - 1 ½ “ Leg: Pattern: Round 1: (K2, p2) around Round 2: (ssk, yo, p2), around Round 3: (k2, p2) around Round 4: (yo,k2tog, p2) around
Work rows of pattern until total measurement from start of cuff is 5”-6” or desired length, ending with completed row 4.
Heel flap: Is worked on ½ of the total number of stitches sock 30 (32)
Pattern for heel flap: Row 1: (sl1, k1) across Row 2: sl1, purl across Row 3: (sl1, k1) across Row 4: sl1, purl across Repeat pattern a total of 8 times, ending with a purl row. (32 rows) always check for the most comfortable heel flap length for your foot.
Heel turn: Row 1: Sl1, k16 (17), ssk, k1, turn Row 2: Sl1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn Row 3: sl1, k to 1 stitch before the gap, ssk (over gap) k1, turn Row 4: sl1, p to 1 stitch before the gap, p2 tog, p1, turn Repeat rows 3 and 4 until all stitches have been worked, (18 stitches left)
Gusset: Picking up stitches
Knit across the 18 stitches placing a marker after 9 stitches. This will be the new start of round. Pick up and knit 16 stitches along the left side of the heel flap. Then pick up one or two to at the corner to avoid a hole. Moving to the instep stitches, work in pattern, starting with row 1 of pattern. Work across the instep. Pick up and knit one stitch at the corner, to avoid a hole, then pu 16 stitches along right side Now knit back to BOR marker.
Round 1: Knit to last 3 stitches of heel, k2tog, k1. Knit insteps in pattern, k1, ssk, knit to marker. Round 2: Knit even Continue these two rounds until there are 60 (64) stitches left. (30 (32) on heel and 30 (32) on instep. Knit even (continuing with instep lace pattern) until you reach 2” short of total length of foot. (try sock on if it is for you, measure the end of the sock to the end of your longest toe)
Toe: Work one more round, knitting the instep plain, without pattern.
Decreases: Round 1: (Heel side), k to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1, (instep side) k1, ssk, k to last 3 stitches of Instep side, (heel side) k1, ssk,. K to marker Round 2: Knit all stitches, even Continue to work these rounds until there are 20 stitches left on each sock, 10 stitches on the heel side, 10 stitches on the instep side.
Graft toe closed with Kitchener stitch.
Abbreviations: BOR - beginning of round ssk – slip 2 stitches separately knit wise, knit them together through the back loop sl1 –slip 1 stitch purl wise with yarn in back k2tog – knit 2 stitches together yo – yarn over