If you are like me and need to have something simple on the needles at all times for on the bus or while watching TV then this sock pattern is for you. It is great for showcasing that fab yarn you bought at the local fiber show or the one you recieved as a gift. The simple stockinette canvas allows the yarn to really shine and provides you with a bit a brain break. So grab your fav yarn and your prefered sock needles and join me in this relaxing adventure. If you desire to switch things up some, feel free to use one of our sock kits for fun toes and heels.
Relaxing Sock Knitting Adventure (toe-up)
Size: M (L), 8 (9)” (20.5  cm)
Gauge: 9 stitches and 13 rows = 1” (2.5 cm) in stockinette stitch
Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn Used: 1 skein of RSBSY Comfort Sock, 80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon, 420 yards, 115 grams
Using Judy’s Magic Cast On (or your preferred toe-up cast on), cast on 32 (36) stitches – 16 (18) stitches per needle.
Knit across the stitches on each needle once.
On the next round, increase 4 stitches as follows:
Needle 1: K1, kfb, knit until the last two stitches, kfb, K1 Needle 2: K1, kfb, knit until the last two stitches, kfb, K1
Then knit a plain round (no increases)
Repeat these two rounds until you have a total of 64 (72) stitches – 32 (36) stitches on each needle.
Continue using just the two needles as is for magic loop or two circs at a time. If you are using DPNs separate your stitches as follows: Needle 1 (instep): 32 (36) stitches Needle 2 (Sole): 16 (18) Stitches Needle 3 (Sole): 16 (18) Stitches
Continue working in plain stockinette (knit all stitches) until the foot of the sock measures approximately 3 inches (7.5 cm) shy of the total length of foot.
CREATE THE GUSSET
Round 1: Work across all stitches on needle 1. Needle 2 (2&3) (sole stitches): K1, kfb, knit until the last two stitches, kfb, K1. Round 2: Knit all stitches.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until you have 54 (60) stitches total on needle 2. On the last round, increase one stitch in the center of the sole for a total of 55 (61) stitches.
Knit all the stitches on needle 1.
TURN THE HEEL
You will now work back and forth on needle 2 (if you are using DPNs, slip all the stitches from needles 2 & 3 onto one needle) and will not knit the stitches on needle 1 while turning the heel.
Turn the heel as follows:
Row 1 (RS): k37 (41), kfb, k1, w&t
Row 2: p22 (24), pfb, p1, w&t
Row 3: k20 (22), kfb, k1, w&t
Row 4: p18 (20), pfb, p1, w&t
Row 5: k16 (18), kfb, k1, w&t
Row 6: p14 (16), pfb, p1, w&t
Row 7: k12 (14), kfb, k1, w&t
Row 8: p10 (12), pfb, p1, w&t.
Needle 2 now holds 63 (69) stitches, having just completed a WS row. On the RS, knit to the end of needle 2 knitting each wrap together with the stitch it wraps. Knit across the instep stitches on needle 1.
Work back and forth on the heel stitches (needle 2):
Row 1 (RS): k47 (52) (knitting each wrap together with the stitch it wraps), ssk, turn
Row 2: Sl1, p31 (35), p2tog, turn.
Row 3: *Sl1, k1: repeat from * 16 (18) times, ssk, turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until all side stitches have been worked, ending with row 2. Needle 2 now holds 33 (37) stitches. On the last row, decrease 1 stitch in the center of the row. The needle now holds 32 (36) stitches.
Begin working in the round again (if you are using DPNs divide the heel stitches over two needles (needles 2 & 3)in stockinette stich (knit all the stitches) until the leg of your sock measures 1.25" shy of your sesired total length. I usually knit mine about 4 to 5 inches.
When your sock is 1.25” (3 cm) short of the desired leg length, work in k1, p1 ribbing for 1.25” (3 cm). Bind off very loosely. I use an eleastic bind off.
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