errata added September 5, 2018 for the heel for the larger size
64 and 72 stitch sock, customizable foot length.
Unplanned Peacock Studio, Cozy Sock (Superwash Merino, Alpaca and Nylon; 430 yards/100 grams, “Mystery Color” an early version of Moss Agate
US#2 (2.75mm) 16 inch circular needle for magic loop, or double pointed needles, or two circular needles for working in the round, or size needles required to obtain gauge.
Stitch markers, cable needle, and large eyed tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
8 stitches to the inch in St stitch after blocking.
This pattern is worked in the round from the top down.
This pattern is charted.
This pattern assumes that you are working using the magic loop method, however is easily adaptable to any in the round method that is most comfortable for you.
Instructions are given for the 64 stitch sock with the 72 stitch sock listed in parenthesis, when only one number is given it applies to both sizes.
Each size has its own unique chart for both the leg and the foot.
Cast on 64 (72) stitches and join to begin working the round, being careful not to twist. Divide stitches evenly between needles. For magic loop 32 (36) stitches on each side. Unlike many socks you have half your instep and half your insole sts on each needle and the round begins at the center back.
Knit 1 *p2, k2* to last three stitches, p2 k1 for approximately 1.5 inches.
Begin working the leg chart for your leg size, repeating the chart two times across your needles per rnd. Work entire chart a total of two times (72 rnds).
Set up row. At the beg of the next rnd knit 16 (18) sts, turn your work.
Slip 1, purl 31(35) stitches. You should be able to see your cast on tail centered within this grouping of sts. We will now work flat for the heel flap. Resituate sts and slip these 32 (36) sts onto a single needle.
Row 1: *Slip 1, k1* to end of needle, turn
Row 2: Slip 1, purl 31 (35)
Repeat these two rows a total of 16 (20) times
Turn the Heel
Row 1: Slip 1, k18 (20) ssk, k1 turn
Row 2: Slip 1, p7, p2tog, p1 turn
Row 3: Slip 1, k8, ssk, k1 turn
Row 4: Slip 1, p9, p2tog, p1 turn
Continue in this manner until all sts have been worked. On each row you will be adding either a knit or a purl between the slip 1 and the decrease. [20 (22) stitches on your needle.]
Pick up and knit 17 (21) sts along the gusset, place marker if desired, work chart over the next 32 (36) sts, place marker if desired. Pick up and knit 17 (21) sts along the gusset. Knit 10 (11) sts to center heel. (Place a different marker if desired, this is the start of rnd position. This marker is not included in the Gusset instructions)
Rnd 1: Knit to within 3 sts of the first marker, K2tog, K1, work foot chart for your stitch count across instep to second marker, K1, SSK and then knit across the rest of the rnd. 2 sts dec’d.
Rnd 2: Knit to first marker, work foot chart across 32 (36) instep sts, knit across the rest of the rnd.
Repeat these two rnds until you have 32 (36) sts on the instep.
Continue working as est, leaving the sms in position for toe shaping, until the foot is approximately two inches less than your desired foot length. You can end your foot on any rnd of the foot.
Rnd 1: Knit to within 3 sts of first m, K2tog, K1, sl m, K1, SSK, knit to within 3 sts of second m, K2tog, K1, sl m, K1, SSK, complete rnd.
Rnd 2: Knit across all sts.
Knit these two rnds 8 (10) times, 32 total sts rem.
Repeat Rnd 1 (decrease rnd) 4 more times (16 sts rem)
Knit across to first marker, rearranging the sts on the needles as you go so that all the instep sts are on one needle and all the insole stitches are on the other. Cut yarn leaving a 16 inch tail and graft the two sides together using Kitchener Stitch.
About the Designer – Mary E. Rose
Mary learned to knit as a young child and it has had an impact on her life ever since. As a teen, when her friends were getting jobs at fast food restaurants, Mary worked at her LYS, where the hours and working conditions were much better. As with many knitters, when she couldn’t find patterns for what she wanted to knit, she started designing her own.