Summer temps are here in California and that means Self-Striping Sock Series is here! This is the first installment of the pattern series for the summer, there will be four patterns released once a month from May through August.
As always please let me know if you don't understand a portion of the pattern and need help! Leave a comment here on the post or send me a message through Ravelry. Happy start of Summer! -Sierra
Self-Striping Socks Series
All Knit Up Designs
437 yards / 400 meters fingering weight yarn (KnitPicks Felici used in sample)
Needle: US 1.5 / 2.5mm (Needle Ambiguous, you can use your preferred sock knitting method i.e. DPNs, magic loop, 9 inch circulars, two circulars.)
Pattern uses Modified Eye of Partridge Heel Flap and Wedge Toe
Gauge: 32 stitches by 32 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette
Size: Women’s Medium size foot: US 8.5 / EU 39
Two different stitches markers (One each for A and B)
Darning Needle for Kitchener and weaving in ends
P2Tog: Purl two together
K2Tog: Knit two together
SSK: Slip, slip, knit
SM: Slip marker
WYIF: With yarn in front
WYIB: With yarn in back
Slip: Unless otherwise specified slip one stitch as if to purl with the yarn in back.
Cast on 68 Stitches and join in the round, being careful not to twist. (Place a marker at the beginning of the round, if preferred.)
Knit 2, Purl 2 for 21 rounds
Round 1 and 2: Knit.
Round 3: K1, * slip 1, K1; * repeat from *
Round 4: P1, * slip 1, P1; * repeat from *
Repeat these four rows for your preferred leg length.
Starting heel flap. (You will be working flat on half of your stitches)
If you want to use a contrast heel please start using contrast yarn.
Turn work with wrong side facing, you will be working back across the last 34 stitches.
Row 1: Knit 3, Purl 31
Row 2: Purl 3, * Knit 1, slip 1 knitwise with yarn in back * repeat to last 3 stitches, knit 3
Row 3: Knit 3, purl across
Row 4: Purl 3, * Slip 1 knitwise with yarn in back, Knit 1 * repeat to last 3 stitches, knit 3
Repeat these 4 rows eight times total (You will have 16 Garter bumps along the edge)
Starting the heel turn
Row 1: Slip 1 pw wyif, P17, P2TOG, P1, turn
Row 2: Slip 1 kw wyib, K3, SSK, k1, turn
Row 3: Slip 1 pw wyif, P4, P2TOG, P1, turn
Row 4: Slip 1 kw wyib, K5, SSK, k1, turn
Row 5: Slip 1 pw wyif, P6, P2TOG, P1, turn
Row 6: Slip 1 kw wyib, K7, SSK, K1, turn
Row 7: Slip 1 pw wyif, P8, P2TOG, P1, turn
Row 8: Slip 1 kw wyib, K9, SSK, K1, turn
Row 9: Slip 1 pw wyif, P10, P2TOG, P1, turn
Row 10: Slip 1 kw wyib, K11, SSK, K1, turn
Row 11: Slip 1 pw wyif, P12, P2TOG, P1, turn
Row 12: Slip 1 kw wyib, K13, SSK, K1, turn
Row 13: Slip 1 pw wyif, P14, P2TOG, P1, turn
Row 14: Slip 1 kw wyib, K15, SSK, K1, turn
Row 15: Slip 1 pw wyif, P16, P2TOG, turn
Row 16: Slip 1 kw wyib, K17, SSK,
(You should have closed all ‘gaps’ and have 19 stitches from the heel flap and turn)
Cut contrast yarn (if used) and pick up and knit with main color.
Now you will pick up and knit 16 stitches along the heel flap (one stitch for every garter bump)
Once you’ve picked up the first side of the gusset, pick up one extra stitch in between the gusset and top of the foot (This helps close up any small hole between gusset and foot)
Tip: I knit this last picked up stitch through the back loop
Place marker A after picking up and knitting the stitch between gusset and foot
Work pattern across top of foot, place marker B.
Now pick up and knit one extra stitch between the top of the foot and the next side of the gusset, pick up and knit 16 garter bumps from heel flap. (You now have 87 stitches on your needles, 34 from marker A to B, 53 from marker B to A.)
Knit one round plain (no increasing/decreasing, follow pattern at top of the foot)
After knitting this round, stop three stitches before marker A.
Round 1: K2TOG, K 1, sm, work in pattern to next marker, sm, K1, SSK, knit to last three stitch before marker A.
Round 2: Knit to marker, sm, work in pattern to next marker, sm marker, K1, knit to three stitches before marker A.
Repeat these two rounds until you have 34 stitches left between marker B and A
Continue working in pattern across top of foot and knitting along the bottom until foot length measures 1.5 inches less than desired length.
Start toe decreases three stitches before marker A (When knitting in the round becomes uncomfortable, switch to Double Point Needles)
Round 1: K2TOG, K1, sm, K1, SSK, knit to three stitches before next marker, K2TOG, K1, sm, K1, SSK knit to the end of the round.
Round 2: Knit entire round
Repeat these two rounds until sock measures length of foot. (Stitch count will be determined by the length of your toe box.)
Complete the sock with a kitchener stitch.
Here’s a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7i5JwEReW0&t=5s
When finished with the kitchener stitch, weave in all ends and wear with pride! Blocking makes your socks look amazing but is not necessary.