NOTE: This pattern has not been test knitted. If anyone spots any errors, please email me to let me know. Thanks.
2 skeins of Intertwinement fingering in "katydid". (100% superwash merino approx. 195 yards, hand-dyed.)
1 set of US#2 double points, or size need for gauge.
waste yarn for cast on (optional)
foot measurement of intended sock wearer.
7sts = 1in
This sock is very elastic, but if desired, to vary width size, go up or down a needle size.
finished circumference size of model
8 inches, unstretched.
k2togk = knit 2 together, but do not slide stitches off of your left needle. Instead, insert right needle in between the two stitches knitted together and knit first stitch again. Now slide off of left needle
tbl = through the back of the loop.
wyif = with yarn in front
wyib = with yarn in back
Using Cast On of your choice, CO 66sts. (kitchener rib cast on was used in model. See below)
work in 1 by 1 twisted rib for 12 rounds. (approx. 1 inch)
k1 tbl, p1, repeat to end of round.
Round 1- *k4, p2* repeat to end
Round 2- *k2togk, k2togk, p2* repeat to end
Round 3- *k4, p2* repeat to end
Round 4- *k1, k2togk, k1, p2* repeat to end
work in stitch pattern, for desired length of leg, ending on round 4 of stitch pattern.
row 1- k34
row 2- k4, p26, k4
repeat the above rows until you have formed 13 garter ridges (26 rows)
Row 1-(RS) k19, k2tog, k1, turn
Row 2- sl1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 3- sl1, k to one stitch before gap, k2tog, k1, turn
Row 4- sl1, purl to one stitch before gap, p2tog, p1 turn
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until all stitches are worked. (20 sts remain)
K20 sts, pick up 14 sts along side of heel flap. Work sts on instep in pattern, pick up 14 sts along other side of heel flap, k10. this is now the end of the round.
*next round- k. and resume with the stitch pattern on top. Note: The instep will be worked in pattern throughout, until the toe is worked.
next round- k the gusset to the last three sts, ssk, k1, work instep, k1, k2tog, k to end of round.*
Repeat * to* until there are 16 gusset sts on each side.
Continue working the foot, instep in pattern, and bottom k, until the foot measures approx. 2 inches less than the desired length.
At this point, the stitch pattern is stopped and all stitches are knit.
Round 1 and all odd rows- k
decrease round- *k13, ssk, k1. k1, k2tog, k13* repeat once more.
Continue in this manner, knitting all sts on odd rows and on even, knitting one sts less before the ssk, and after the k2tog, until there are 36 sts. At that point you will continue with decrease round only, until you have 8 stitches. At this point the sts can be drawn up on the yarn tail and secured.
Weave in ends, trim, and enjoy.
Kitchener Rib cast on
Using waste yarn, LOOSELY cast on half of needed stitches. Using project yarn, *k1, yo* repeat to end. You should now have the desired number of stitches, and should have ended with a yo. Join, being careful not to twist stitches, or lose last yo.
Round 1- *k1, sl1 wyif* repeat to end of round
Round 2- *sl1 wyib, p1* repeat to end of round.
Now you can continue with your ribbing as usual.
After a few rounds of ribbing have been done, feel free to unravel waste yarn.