This sock was designed late in the year while I was reflecting, soul searching and contemplating on the feelings and experiences I want to manifest in the new year that was about to start. I considered choosing a word of the year, but I couldn’t narrow it down to just one word. So I’ve decided to focus on a word each month. The word for this month is abundance. I want to approach life from an abundance mindset. I want to focus on the abundance in my life and not the lack, I want to find opportunity when faced with an obstacle, and I want to share my abundant love, joy and happiness. I hope you channel an abundance mindset while you knit this sock.
Finished Circumference 8 (9, 10)”
Unwind Yarn Company Journey Sock (80% Superwash merino, 20% nylon; 400 yards [365 meters]/100 grams): ‘Gulf’ 1 ball
Size US 1 (2.25 mm): in preferred style for working small circumference in the round
Markers; cable needles (2); tapestry needle
32 sts and 48 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in St st in the round after wet blocking.
Please see our standard abbreviations.
2/2/2 LRC – Transfer the next 2 sts to the first cable needle and hold in front of work, transfer the next 2 sts to the second cable needle and hold in back of work, knit the next 2 sts then knit the 2 sts from the first cable needle, then knit 2 sts from the second cable needle
Abundance is worked from the cuff down with a heel flap and gussets and ends with a rounded toe that is grafted closed using Kitchener stitch.
Chart A Written
Rnd 1: (K2, P2) rep once for medium and wide circumferences, (K6, P2) twice, K6, (P2, K2) rep once for medium and wide circumferences.
Rnd 2: (K2, P2) rep once for medium and wide circumferences, K6, P2, 2/2/2 LRC, P2, K6, (P2, K2) rep once for medium and wide circumferences.
Rnds 3, 4 & 5: As Rnd 1.
Rnd 6: (K2, P2) rep once for medium and wide circumferences, 2/2/2 LRC, P2, K6, P2, 2/2/2 LRC, (P2, K2) rep once for medium and wide circumferences.
Rnd 7: As Rnd 1.
Chart B Written
Rnd 1: (P2, K2) rep once for wide circumference, (P2, K6) three times, P2, (K2, P2) repeat once for wide circumference.
Rnd 2: (P2, K2) rep once for wide circumference, P2, K6, P2, 2/2/2 LRC, P2, K6, P2, (K2, P2) rep once for wide circumference.
Rnds 3, 4 & 5: As Rnd 1.
Rnd 6: (P2, K2) rep once for wide circumference, P2, 2/2/2 LRC, P2, K6, P2, 2/2/2 LRC, P2, (K2, P2) rep once for wide circumference.
Rnd 7: As Rnd 1.
CO 64 (72, 80) sts, pm to mark beginning of round and join for working in the round.
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.
Repeat Rnd One 12 times until cuff measures 1” or 2.5 cm from cast on edge.
Pattern Rnd: Using either the chart or written instructions work Abundance Chart A across the first 30 (38, 38) sts then work Abundance Chart B across the last 34 (34, 42) sts.
Work the Pattern Rnd until the Abundance pattern has been worked 9 times or leg is desired length.
Set Up Rnd All Sizes: Work Pattern Rnd as est across the first 30 (38, 38) sts making a note of last pattern round worked; these sts will be worked later to form the instep and top of the toe. The heel flap is worked back and forth across the next 34 (34, 42) sts.
Row 1 (RS): *Sl1, k1, rep from * to end of row.
Row 2 (WS): Sl1, p to end of row.
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 a total of 16 (16, 18) times. 32 (32, 36) total rows worked.
Turn The Heel
Row 1 (RS): Sl1, k18 (18, 22), ssk, k1, turn.
Row 2 (WS): Sl1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 3: Sl1, k6, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 4: Sl1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn.
Repeat Rows 3 & 4, working 1 more st before the decrease on each row until all heel sts have been worked. If necessary, work the last 2 sts of the last 2 rows as ssk and p2tog. 18 (18, 22) heel sts remain.
Shape The Gussets
Set Up Rnd: Knit across the 18 (18, 22) heel sts, pick up and knit 17 (17, 19) sts along the side of the heel flap, work across the 30 (38, 38) instep sts maintaining Abundance chart A as established, pick up and knit 17 (17, 19) sts along the side of the heel flap, knit to end of rnd (beginning of instep sts). 82 (90, 98) total sts.
Rnd 1: Work across instep sts maintaining Abundance chart A as est, k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 2 sts decreased.
Rnd 2: Work across instep sts maintaining Abundance chart A as est, k to end of round.
Repeat Rounds 1 & 2 until 34 (34, 42) heel sts remain. 64 (72, 80) total sts.
Pattern Rnd: Work Abundance chart A across the first 30 (38, 38) sts, k to end of rnd.
Repeat Pattern Rnd until foot measures 1.5 (2, 2)” or 3.8 (5, 5) cm less than desired finished length.
Shaping The Toe
Set Up Rnd (Small and Large Only): K one rnd, transferring the first and last sole sts to the instep sts. 64 (80) sts, 32 (40) instep sts and 32 (40) sole sts.
Set Up Rnd Medium Only: K one round, transferring the first and last instep sts to the sole sts. 72 sts, 36 instep sts and 36 sole sts.
Rnd 1 (All Sizes): K1, ssk, k to the last 3 instep sts, k2tog, k1, k1, ssk, k to the last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 4 sts decreased
Rnd 2 (All Sizes): K all sts.
Repeat Rnds 1 & 2 a total of 8 (9, 10) times until 32 (36, 40) sts rem, then repeat Rnd 1 only 4 (4, 5) times until 16 (20, 20) sts remain.
Arrange all instep sts on a single needle and all sole sts on a single needle and use Kitchener stitch to graft sts closed. Weave in ends and block.
About the Designer: Dana Gervais
I am a knitwear designer specializing in socks! I create unique, beautiful, knitting patterns that are graded for multiple sizes.
I am a sarcastic, nerdy, yarn-loving, obsessive knitter who finds inspiration in anything and everything.
I have far more ideas than I have time and my yarn stash has its own bedroom in our house.
My designs have been featured in I Like Knitting magazine, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Rockin’ Sock club, Knitscene, Love of Knitting and I am proud to be a contributing designer to the upcoming books, Knits in No Timepublished by Stackpole Books and Artful Arches by KnitPicks.
I live in Ontario, Canada with my amazing husband, 2 super-awesome kids, 2 furry-lovey dogs and 1 fluffy-charming cat.
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