This sock pattern is the perfect thing for early spring! It’s still a bit cold, but you’re ready to drop the grey chunky yarn and knit up something fun and colourful.
Knit out of worsted weight yarn, these socks are cozy without being overly warm. They are perfect for lounging around the house, or wearing out with a cute pair of boots.
Small: Women’s size 5-6
Medium: Women’s size 7-8
Large: Women’s size 9-10
- Cascade Highland Duo (70% Baby Alpaca / 30% Merino Wool) 200 yds/180m per 100g skein):
- Colors: 2307 (beet), 2308 (ginger), 2310 (honey), 2323 (green spruce), 2305 (purple orchid), 2322 (loden)
Size US 7 (4.5 mm): double pointed or whichever size circular you prefer for knitting socks
Tapestry needle, stitch marker, scissors
20 sts and 24 rows = 4”x4” [10 cm] in St st
See our standard abbreviations.
The cuff is knit flat and seamed.
This pattern is worked in the round from the top down.
In C1, CO 10 (10, 12) sts.
Work in a [k1, p1] rib for 55 (60, 65) rows and bind off.
Seam the cuff along the cast on and bind off edges.
In C1, pick up 42 (48, 54) sts along the cuff.
Begin working chart 1.
K2tog at the beginning of the following rounds:
|31, 38||31, 33, 38||31, 33, 38, 39|
Once you’re done with the decreases, you’ll have 40 (45, 50) sts.
After round 46, move onto the heel flap.
- In C1, k20 (22, 24), turn your work.
- Sl1p, p19 (21, 23), turn your work.
- [Sl1k, K1] rep until end of row, turn your work.
- Rep steps 2-3 for a total of 17 (19, 21) rows, ending on a purl row (step 2).
Turn the Heel
- Sl1k, k11 (12, 13), k2tog, k1, turn your work.
- Sl1p, p5, p2tog, p1, turn your work.
- Sl1k, k6, k2tog, k1, turn your work.
- Sl1p, p7, p2tog, p1, turn your work.
- Sl1k, k8, k2tog, k1, turn your work.
- Sl1p, p9, p2tog, p1, turn your work.
- Sl1k, k10, k2tog, k0 (1, 1), turn your work.
(small – move onto section 5 without turning your work)
- Sl1p, p11, p2tog, p1, turn your work.
- Medium: K6, k2tog, k6 Large: Sl1k, k13, k2tog. Do not turn your work.
Knit the Gusset
- In C6, pick up 10 (11, 12) sts along the heel flap, pm.
- K20 (23, 26) across top of the foot.
- Pm, pick up 10 (11, 12) sts along heel flap, k13 (13, 15) sts across bottom.
(you are now at the new start of your rounds, begin working chart 2 for)
- K until two sts before m, k2tog, k to m, k2tog, k to start of rnd.
- K full rnd.
- Rep steps 4-5 4 (5, 6) more times.
Foot and Toe Decrease
You should have 42 (48, 54) sts total
- Continue following chart 2.
- K2tog at the beginning of the following rnds:
|none||16, 19||15, 29|
You’ll have 42 (46, 52) sts
- When you reach the end of chart 2, split your sts evenly onto two needles (pay close attention to ensure that the sts split symmetrically into the front and bottom of the sock).
- In C1, * k1, k2tog. K until 3 before the end of the needle, k2tog, k1. *repeat on second needle.
- K next round.
- Repeat steps 4-5 until 6 (8, 10) sts rem on each needle.
Close the Toe
- Cut a tail of yarn 2 feet long, and thread a tapestry needle. Join with Kitchener stitch as follows.
- With the yarn coming out of the right side of the back needle) go through the first st on the front needle as if to k, and drop it off the needle.
- Go through the next st as if to p (leave it on the needle).
- Go through the first st on the back needle as if to p, and drop it off the needle.
- Go through the next stitch as if to k (leave it on the needle).
- Repeat steps 2-5 until you have one st remaining.
- Go through your last st as if to k and slide it off the needle. Pull on your yarn to get the desired tension.
Sew in all ends.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER: ABBYE DAHL
Abbye is a Vancouver based knitwear designer who loves playing with color and texture! She has been knitting for over 12 years, and designing for two.
Visit her website at abbyedahl.ca/knit.