Simple Zig Zag Eyelet Socks/KLLP69

bizigzag2This is a very fun-easy eyelet socks to knit. The eyelets are made using yo’s and p2, tog. Give it a try am sure you will enjoy.

By: Sharon Bergersen

Cuff: 8 inches

Calculated Cuff Measurement: 8 inches.
Gauge: 8 stitches per inch
Total Stitches: 64
Needle Size: US 0 / 2.0 mm
2 balls Regia Sock Yarn of your choice

Ribbing Pattern:
Round 1: K2, P2 repeat every round

Pattern Stitch:
Round 1: * K2, P2, tog, Yo k1, repeat from * to end
Round 2 and every alt round Knit
Round 3 and 7 Knit
Round 5 * K3, yo, P2 tog, repeat from * to end
Round 8 Knit

Ribbing and Leg:
Cast on 64 stitches dividing evenly among 4 needles using the 5th needle join in a ring being careful not to twist. Mark join as the beginning of the round and center of heel.

Begin knitting K2, P2 ribbing for 2 inches. Lift running thread between the last stitch on needle number 4 and needle number 1 twist to avoid ahole. Knit one round even .

Stitches on needle are divided thus:. (17, 16, 16, 16). Beginning with Needle 1 begin pattern stitch continue as established for 6 repeats ending with round 2.
Sock measures 6 inches.

Begin Heel:
NOTE: With Marker in centre divide stitches so you have 32 sts on each needle break yarn beginning on right side of work start heel pattern.

Heel Pattern:
Row 1 Slip 1, *k1, slip 1 repeat across from *
Row 2 and 4 Slip 1, purl across
Row 3 K2, *slip 1, k1 repeat across from * until the last 2 stitches, k2.

Knit in heel pattern until you have 32 heel flap rows. Heel flap shape should be close to square. End with a purl row.

Turn Heel as follows:
Row 1: Sl 1, K17 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.

Knit to the center of the heel. Using a spare needle, knit across the remaining heel stitches. Pick up and knit 16 stitches from the side of the heel flap and knit one stitch in the gusset corner (Needle 1).

Beginning with round 2, knit in pattern across needles 2 and 3 increasing 3 stitches evenly across these 2 needles only. With needle 4 pick up and knit one stitch in the gusset corner and then pick up and knit 16 stitches from the side of the heel flap. Knit the remaining heel stitches.
Stitch count is (26, 17, 18, 26) 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 2 needles.
Needle 4: K1, SSK, knit to end.
Rnd 2: Work in pattern on needle 2 and 3 and in st. st. on needle 1 and 4.

Repeat these 2 rounds until total stitches equal 67. (16, 17, 18, 16).

Sock Foot:
Continue knitting in stockinette on needles 1 and 4 and in pattern on needles 2 and 3 until you are approximately 1 1/2 inches from the back of the heel ending with round 3 of pattern and decreasing 3 stitches evenly across instep stitches. Sock now measures 7 1/2 inches.

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 3stitches, K2 tog, K1
Needle 4: K1, SSK, knit to end.
Rnd 2: Knit around

Continue in this manner until you have approximately 24 stitches, repeat row 1 twice. There are now 16 sts remaining.

Repeat on all 4 needles:
Move 2nd stitch over 1st stitch and off each needle.
Graft toe closed.