Have a Yarn

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

902-624-0569

 

October 2010 - Children's Work Socks

BASIC SOCK PATTERN FOR FINGERING WEIGHT SOCK YARN - CHILDREN'S SIZES AS WORK SOCKS:

Gauge: Fingering weight sock yarn, 2.25 mm or 2.5mm d.p. needles = 7.5 st/inch

Size: 3-5 (6.5-7,9-10,12-12.5, 2-3)

Cuff: Cast on 40 (44, 48, 52, 56) sts. In white and do ribbing for 1-1.5”. On the Left, rib is K2 P2.
On the Right, rib is K3 P1. For the work socks 3rounds of white, 3 rounds of red, 3 rounds of grey finish the 1.5” in white.

Leg: Break yarn, join grey. Continue in ribbing to desired length – the samples are 4” from beginning.

Heel: Break yarn, join white. Leaving 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) instep stitches on needles 2 and 3 (10&10 or 11&11 etc.) put remaining stitches 20(22, 24, 26,28) stitches on 1 needle and work heel flap back and forth over this needle.


Regular heel stitch:
Row 1: sl1,*k1,sl1* repeat from* across ending with k1
Row 2: sl1, purl across
Work even in heel stitches for 10 (12, 14,16,18) rows


Turn heel:
Working in short rows over heel flap stitches:
Row 1: sl1, k12 (14, 15, 16,18) ssk, turn
Row 2: sl1, p6 (8, 8, 8, 10) p2tog., turn
Row 3: sl1, k6 (8, 8, 8, 10) ssk, turn
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until all stitches are used and there are 8 (10, 10, 10, 12) stitches on needle.

Gusset: Continue in white, knit first 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) stitches. Rounds now begin in the middle of heel flap. Knit remaining 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) stitches with new needle (needle 1). Break yarn, join grey and pick up one stitch in each of the slipped edge stitches along the heel flap, and 1 additional stitch where heel flap and instep join. Work ribbing across instep (needles 2&3). Pick up and knit one stitch where instep and heel flap join and one stitch in each slipped stitch along the edge of the other side of the heel flap, work remaining 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) stitches (needle 4). Needles 1 & 4 should have the same number of stitches, these are for the foot. Knit 1 round.
*Next Round: Knit to last 2 stitches on needle 1, K2tog. Work instep stitches on needles 2 & 3 in ribbing. On needle 4 ssk, knit to end.
Work 2 rounds in pattern ( knit stitch on needles 1 & 4, ribbing on needles 2 & 3). Repeat from* until there are 10 (11, 12, 13, 14) stitches on each needle. 40 (44, 48, 52, 56) stitches total.

Foot: Continue in this manner until foot is desired length (allow approx 1 – 1.5” for toe decrease) - the samples are 2.75” from back of heel. The toe decrease is in plain knitting. Break yarn join white.

Toe: Decrease round:
Needle 1: work to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1
Needle 2: K1, ssk, knit to end.
Needle 3: Work to last 3 stitches K2tog, K1
Needle 4: K1, ssk, knit to end
Knit 1 round plain.
Alternate decreasing round with plain round until 8 stitches remain on needles (2 stitches on each needle). Graft stitches together to close toe.

****ssk: slip stitch as if to knit, slip stitch as if to knit, insert left needle into the front of these 2 slipped stitches from left to right and K2tog.****

Pattern from Have a Yarn, Mahone Bay . NS B0J 2E0 902-624-o569
haveayarn@tallships.ca

-Anne Morison