Monday, April 21, 2008

Super Simple Free First Sock Pattern


OK guys and gals. I'm trying my hand at writing patterns. So for my first attempt, here's a super simple (and free) first sock pattern. I don't have any editors or testers but myself. I'd like some feedback. So try it and let me know what the pattern needs or is missing...Thank You.


My First Sock Pattern


Gauge 7sts/inch

Cuff and Leg

Using long tail CO method, CO 40 ( 48, 56,64)
Divide stitches 10 (12, 14, 16) per needle
Join, being careful not to twist the stitches and K the first 3 rounds.
Work in rib pattern (either K1,P1 or K2,P2) for the next 1.5 inches.
K for another 1 inch.

Heel Flap

End the last round of K sts at the beginning of needle 4.
Place all the stitches from needle 4 onto needle 1. 20 (24, 28, 32) total sts.
The heel flap will be worked back and forth on this needle.
Row 1: slip one stitch knit wise, K1, sl 1 the rest of the way across
Row 2: slip one stitch purl wise, P the rest of the way across
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have the length of your heel [measure from the bottom of your ankle bone to the floor when you are standing on your foot]. For a general rule, you can use 2 or 2.5 inches.
Finish the heel flap on a Knit row

Heel Turn

Row 1: Sl 1, P10(12,14,16), P2tog, P1 turn
Row 2: Sl 1, K3, ssk, K1, turn.
Note: there will be a small gap between working sts hat form heel turn and unworked heel sts.
Row 3: Sl1, purl to within 1 st of gap, P2tog, P1 turn.
Row 4: Sl 1, knit to within 1 st of gap, ssk, K1 turn.
Repeat rows 3 and 4, including 1 additional knit or purl st after the sl1 until all side sts are worked, end with a completed row 4.
There should be 12 (14,16,18) sts left on the heel flap

Gusset

Redivide the sts evenly onto needles 1 & 4
Pick up 10(12,14,16) sts from the side of the heel flap.
Pick up 2 sts at the top of the gusset
K across the instep until you get to the other side
(where the sts look sideways)
Pick up 2 sts here at the top of the other side of the gusset
Pick up 10(12,14,16) sts from the other side of the heel flap.
Round 1: Knit to the 2 sts at the top of the gusset and then
knit them together with ssk.
K across the instep until you get to the other side.
K2tog here at the top of the other side of the gusset.
K to end of round.
Round 2: Knit to last 3 sts on needle 1, K2tog, K1.
Knit needles 2 and 3
K1, ssk, knit to end of needle 4
Round 3: K all sts
Repeat rounds 2 and 3 until 40(48,56, 64) total sts remain.

Foot

Continue K on all needles until foot is desired length (usually 1.5 to 2 inches from end of longest toe)

Toe Shaping

Round 1: K to 3 sts before the end of the needle, ssk, K1
Needle 2 – K1, K2tog, K to end of needle
Needle 3 - K to 3 sts before the end of the needle, ssk, K1
Needle 4 - K1, K2tog, K to end of needle
Round 2: K all sts.
Repeat Rounds 1 & 2 until 20 (24,28,32) total sts remain.
Repeat Round 1 until 12 (12, 16, 16) total sts remain.
Place sts from top of sock on needle 1 and sts from bottom onto 2nd needle.
Graft sts tog with kitchener st.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow looks pretty easy, thank you for sharing. I will have to try this pattern soon!!!:]

bevq said...

Can you please post what size needles to use? And what are the different sizes you can make with this pattern?

I am guessing I need to use maybe the 3rd number as I am a woman? The 4th is for mens maybe?

Really wanna give these a try :)
Thanks for posting this!
Bev

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