Tulip Socks

bitulip_sockThis is a revised version of the first socks. I reknitted the socks to get rid of some confusing parts. I hope you enjoy making it. It is a very easy pattern for the beginner sock knitter.

By: Sharon Bergersen

Materials: 2 balls Woolease

Needles: 1 set size 3 mm needles

Gauge: 4 stitches per inch

Pattern Stitch:

Rounds: 1-4 Knit

Rounds: 5 and 7 K1, *p1, k2* repeat between * end p1, k1.

Rounds: 6 and 8 K1, p1 *k2, p1* repeat between * end k1.

Rounds: 9 and 11 P2, k1, repeat around.

Rounds: 10 and 12 P2, k1 repeat around.

Twisted Rib:

Round 1: K2, p2

Round 2: K2b, p2

Tulip Socks:

Cast on 48 stitches divide evenly onto 4 needles using 5th needle join without twisting.

Begin twisted rib above and knit for 2 inches ending with row 1.

Work pattern stitches for 7.5 inches or desired leg length ending with row 12 of pattern. Knit 1 row.

Break yarn and slip 12 stitches from needle #1 to needle #4 for heel flap.

Heel flap:

Work on these 24 stitches in rows for heel flap thus:

Row 1: slip 1 purl across

Row 2: slip 1, *K1, slip 1 across repeat from *.

Continue to repeat above for 24 rows ending with row 1 and wrong side facing.

Turn heel:

Row 1: Purl 14 stitches, p2 tog, p1 turn.

Row 2: Slip 1, k5, ssk, k1 turn.

Row 3: Slip 1, p6, p2 tog, p1 turn.

Row 4: Slip 1, k7, ssk, k1 turn.

Row 5: Slip 1, k8, ssk, k1 turn.

Continue as established until all stitches are used up. There are now 14 stitches on your needle. These are your heel stitches.

Gusset Shaping:

With right side facing pick up and knit 12 stitches along left side of gusset, knit across 2 instep needles, pick up and knit 12 stitches along left side of instep knit 7 stitches from heel needle mark for center of socks and beginning of round.

Your stitches are divided thus: 19 stitches on needle #1, 19 stitches on needle #4, 12 stitches on each instep needle.

Round 1:

Knit to last 3 stitches, k2 tog. k1 work round 3 of pattern across instep needles, k1, ssk, knit to end of 4 needle.

Round 2: Knit

Keeping instep pattern correct, continue decreasing on needles # 1 and 4 only until there are 12 stitches on these needles. There will be 12 stitches on each of these 2 needles. Total 48 stitches in the round.

Continue without further decreases until foot length is 1.5 inches shorter than desired length ending with

round 12.

Toe decrease:

Round 1: Knit to last 3 stitches, k2 tog k1, needle 2 and 3, k1, ssk, knit across to last 3 stitches on needle #3, k2 tog k1, needle 4 k1, ssk; knit to end.

Round 2: Knit

Repeat above rounds until you have 16 stitches in the round. Put bottom stitches on one needle and top stitches on one needle graft.