EZ Ripple Socks

biez_ripple2A very easy pattern for the advanced beginner knitter.

By: Sharon Bergersen

Gauge 7 sts to 1 inch

Needle size: set of 5, US3 / 3.25 mm dpns

Yarn:Sport weight yarn

Rnd 1 and 2: P2, k2

Rnd 3 P1,*k2, p2 rep. from* rnd, end k2,p1.

Rnd 4: K1 *k2, p2 rep from * rnd end k2, p1

Rnd 5 and 6: K2, p2 rep rnd.

Rnd 7: rep rnd 4

Round 8: repeat rnd 3

Rnd 9 and 10 rep rnd 1

Rnd 11: rep. rnd 4

Rnd 12: rep rnd 3

Rnd 13 and 14 rep rnd 5

Rnd 15 rep rnd 3

Rnd 16 rep rnd 4

Ribbing and Leg:

Cast on 48 (56) ,(12, 12, 12, 12), (14, 14, 14, 14,). Join in a ring being careful not to twist.

Mark join as the beginning of the round and center of heel. Work K2, p2 rib for 2 inches.Knit one round even.

Beginning with Needle 1 and pattern rounds above, knit leg stitches until desired leg height is reached.

Begin Heel:

NOTE: Heel is worked in rows on 24 (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, k2, *k1 1, sl1 repeat across from * until the last 2 stitches, k2.

Knit in heel pattern until you have 24 (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, K13, (16) sts, K2 tog, K1 turn

Row 2: Sl 1, P5 (7) sts, P2 tog, P1, turn

Row 3: Sl 1, K6, (8) K2 tog, K1, turn

Row 4: Sl 1, P7, (9) 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 12 (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 12 (14) stitches from the side of the heel flap. Knit the remaining heel stitches.

Stitch count is 20, 12, 12, 20 (25, 14, 14, 25) 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 on these needles.

Needle 4: K1, SSK, knit to end.

Rnd 2: Knit all sts on needeles 1 & 4, work in pattern accross needles 2 & 3.

Repeat these 2 rounds until total stitches equal 48 (56). Transfer stitches as necessary so that you have returned to your original stitch placement. 12, 12, 12, 12, (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:

Beginning with Needle 1

Rnd 1: Knit 10 (12) stitches, K2 tog. Repeat around. (There will be one less stitch between the K2 tog’s in the next Rnd 1 repeat.)

Rnd 2: Knit around

Repeat these two rounds 6 times. Next, knit Rnd 1 until 4-8 stitches remain. Cut yarn leaving 12 inch tail. With a darning needle thread yarn through remaining stitches and pull snug. Weave ends.