Camille’s Boot Socks

bicamilles_sweat_socksThis is a very easy pattern for a beginner, fits a size 10 ladies, adjust length to suit your individual needs.

By: Sharon Bergersen

Gauge: 6.5 stitches per inch
Needle Size: US 3 / 3.25 mm, 2 / 2.75mm
Sport or double knit yarn

Pattern Stitch:

Round 1: K2, p2
Round 2: P1, k2, p1
Round 3: P2, k2
Round 4: K1, p2, k1

Ribbing and Leg:

Using a set of size 2 / 2.75mm needle and your favorite cast on, cast on 56 stitches loosely, dividing evenly among 4 needles thus: (14, 14, 14, 14). Place marker on your first stitch this is the beginning of the round and centre of heel. Work in k2, p2 ribbing for 2 inches. Change to size 3 and begin leg pattern above and knit for 6.5 inches total from ribbing or desired leg length.

Begin Heel:

NOTE: Heel is worked in rows on 28 stitches.

Heel Pattern:
Row 1 Slip 1, *k1, slip 1 repeat across from *
Row 2 and 4 Slip 1, purl across
Row 3 Slip 1, *slip 1, k1 repeat across from * until the last stitche, k1.

Knit in heel pattern until you have 28 heel flap rows. Heel flap shape should be close to square. End with a purl row.

Turn Heel as follows:

Row 1: Sl 1, K15 sts, ssk, K1 turn
Row 2: Sl 1, P5 sts, P2 tog, P1, turn
Row 3: Sl 1, K6, ssk, K1, turn
Row 4: Sl 1, P7, P2 tog, P1, turn

Repeat rows 3 and 4, increasing 1 additional K or P stitch after the Sl 1 until all side stitches are consumed. End with a purl row.

Gusset:

Knit to the center of the heel. Using a spare needle, knit across the remaining heel stitches. Pick up and knit 14 stitches from the side of the heel flap and knit one stitch in the gusset corner (Needle 1). Knit in pattern across needles 2 and 3. With needle 4 pick up and knit one stitch in the gusset corner and then pick up and knit 14 stitches from the side of the heel flap. Knit the remaining heel stitches.

Stitch count is (23, 14, 14, 23) respectively.

Gusset Decrease and Sock Foot:

Rnd 1:
Needle 1: Knit until the last 3 stitches, k2 tog, k1.
Needle 2 and 3: Work in pattern
Needle 4: K1, SSK, knit to end.

Rnd 2: Work in pattern on 2 and 3 and in st.st on 1 and 4.

Repeat these 2 rounds until total stitches equal 56. Transfer stitches as necessary so that you have returned to your original stitch placement. (14, 14, 14, 14).

Sock Foot:

Continue knitting in stockinette on needles 1 and 4 and in pattern on needle 2 and 3 until you are approximately 2 inches from the top of your longest toe.

Shape Toe:

Rnd 1:
Needle 1: Knit until the last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1
Needle 2: K1, SSK, knit to end.
Needle 3: Knit until the last 3 stitches, K2 tog, K1
Needle 4: K1, SSK, knit to end.
Rnd 2: Knit around

Continue in this manner until you have 6 stitches on each needle, then work decrease row only 2 times more. Graft toe closed.