A very easy knit socks that the beginner can master
By: Sharon Bergersen
Needles: Size 3mm and 4mm, (US 4 and 6)
Gauge:5.5- 6 stitches equals 1 inch Size 4mm or needles to achieve the desired gauge.
2 balls Raggegarn,(80% wool, 20% polyamid, 50g= ca, 105 m) or 2 balls woolease.
Sock pattern stitch: Multiple of 6 sts.
Rounds 1: k3, p3 around.
Rounds 2: k1 p1 around.
Repeat above rounds.
Cast on 48 stitches. Join in a ring being careful not to twist. Mark join as the beginning of the round and center of heel. Divide stitches over 4 needles.
Work k2, p2 rib for 2 inches. Knit one round even.
Divide across needles. (12, 12, 12, 12). Beginning with Needle 1 and pattern rounds above, knit leg stitches for about 7 inches.
NOTE: Heel is worked in rows on 24 stitches.
Row 1 * Slip 1, k1, repeat from* across
Row 2 Slip 1, purl across
Knit in heel pattern until you have 24 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 sts, K2 tog, K1 turn
Row 2: Sl 1, P5 sts, P2 tog, P1, turn
Row 3: Sl 1, K6, K2 tog, 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.
Knit to the center of the heel. Using a spare needle, knit across the remaining heel stitches.
Pick up and knit 12 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 stitches from the side of the heel flap. Knit the remaining heel stitches.
Stitch count is (20, 12, 12, 20) respectively.
Gusset Decrease and Sock Foot:
Needle 1: Knit until the last 3 stitches, k2 tog, k1.
Needle 2 and 3: Work in pattern around.
Needle 4: K1, SSK, knit around.
Rnd 2: Work in pattern around.
Repeat these 2 rounds until total stitches equal 48. Transfer stitches as necessary so that you have returned to your original stitch placement. (12, 12, 12, 12).
Continue knitting in stockinette on needles 1 and 4 and in pattern on needle 2 and 3 until you are approximately 1 1/2 to 2 inches from the top of your longest toe.
First Decrease Rnd: Knit 4 stitches, K2 tog. Repeat around.
Second Decrease Rnd: Knit 3 stitches, k2 tog. Repeat around.
Third Decrease Rnd: Knit 2 stitches, k2 tog. Repeat around.
Beginning with Needle 1, knit First Decrease Rnd and then knit 6 rnds in stockinette. Knit Second Decrease Rnd and then knit 5 rnds stockinette. Knit Third Decrease Rnd and knit 4 rnd(s) stockinette.
Continue working one less stitch between each decrease and one less rnd of stockinette until your round is K2 tog around.
Cut yarn leaving 12 inch tail. With a darning needle thread yarn through remaining stitches and pull snug. Weave ends