Handknit socks are the love letters of the knitting world and are my favorite thing to knit for people I love. As soon as I realized that this design was for the February issue of Knotions, I knew I was going to create a heart-themed sock! I wanted a subtle, quiet, textured “I love you”; an “I love you” that was more like a soft whisper in your ear and a gentle hug, than a loud, multi-colored, cable-y, “I love you” that shouts from the nearest rooftop, and makes grand romantic gestures.
I <3 U! socks are worked cuff-down and feature a subtle, textured heart on the center of the front and back of the leg. The stitch pattern continues onto the heel flap and the top of the foot. This sock uses a heel flap and gusset construction with a handkerchief heel and ends with a wedge toe that is grafted closed.
Knitpicks Stroll Tonal (75% fine superwash merino wool, 25% nylon; 462 yds [423m]/100g): 26592 Seashell, 1 skein.
Thanks to Patricia for knitting the sample and to Knit Picks for donating the yarn!
Size US 1 (2.25mm) circulars or dpns (as preferred for working small circumference in the round)
Or size needed to obtain gauge
32 sts and 48 rows = 4″ [10cm] in St st
S (M, L, XL, XXL): 7.25 (8.25, 9.25, 10.25, 11.25)” [18.5 (21, 23.5, 26, 28.5) cm] circumference
Foot length is customizable
Tapestry needle, 6 stitch markers (1 unique for BOR).
About the Designer: Dana Gervais
I see socks in every skein of sock yarn and have made it my mission to set them free! I create unique, beautiful sock patterns that are graded for multiple sizes. I am a sarcastic, nerdy, yarn-loving, obsessive knitter who finds inspiration in anything and everything. Find me on Ravelry and Instagram as DanaGervais.