Thursday, June 1, 2017

Frontage Road

This is the first pattern in a four part self-striping sock series! It's also my first pattern, thanks for coming to take a look! If there are any questions or comments please leave a note below or send me a message through Ravelry. Thanks!

Frontage Road
Self-Striping Sock Series
All Knit Up Designs

Ravelry: sierrak2010
Instagram: allknitup


437 yards/400 meters or 100 grams of fingering weight yarn (Knit Picks Felici used in sample)
Needle: Hiya Hiya 9 inch circular US 1.5/ 2.5 mm
Two different stitch markers
Darning Needle
Pattern uses Modified Eye of Partridge Heel Flap and Wedge Toe


K: knit
P: Purl
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
WS: Wrong Side
RS: Right Side
Starting Cuff:

Cast on 64 Stitches. (Place a marker at the beginning of the round)

Knit 2, Purl 2 for 18 rounds


Garter Rib
Row 1: * Knit 2, Purl 2 * repeat across round
Row 2: Knit across round

Repeat these two rounds for your preferred leg length. (I repeated the pattern rows twenty-seven times)

Heel Flap:
(You will be working flat on half of your stitches, right side and wrong side will now pertain)

- Note: If you would like to add a contrast heel flap start knitting with your second color

Turn work with wrong side facing, you will be working back across the last 32 stitches

          Tip: I switch to using a DPN for the heel flap and turn when using a 9 inch circ

Row 1(WS): Knit 3, Purl 29
Row 2 (RS): 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)

Heel Turn:

Row 1 (WS): Slip 1 purlwise wyif, P16, P2Tog, P1, turn
Row 2 (RS): Slip 1 knitwise 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, K 15, SSK, K1

(You should have closed all ‘gaps’ and have 18 stitches from the heel flap and turn)

            If you used a contrast heel, you now cut your second color and add your first color back in before picking up your gusset stitches.

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 g
usset and top of the foot (This helps close up any small hole between gusset and foot)

       Tip: Stitches picked up between gusset & foot should be knit 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 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 84 stitches on your needles, 32 from marker A to B, 52 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, K 1, SSK

Round 2: Knit to marker A, sm, work in pattern to next marker, sm B knit to last three stitches before marker A.

Repeat these two rounds until you have 32 stitches left between marker B and A
(You now have 64 stitches total, stitch count will stay the same until you start the toe)

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

Round 2: Knit entire round

Repeat these two rounds until sock measures length of foot.

Complete the sock with a kitchener stitch. (Here are links to two different tutorials)


  1. beautiful socks and your own pattern! Now that is something :) I love the striping of the wool!

    1. Thanks Karen! I'm really happy with the socks (also excited that I can wear them now that they're published) but also very excited that my first pattern is out! -Sierra

  2. Bookmarking it! Love how colorful and fun these socks are!

    1. Thanks! They were really fun to knit and I'm really pleased with how the pattern knits up with stripes. The texture is cushy and perfect for socks.


  3. Congratulations and thank you for the beautiful pattern! I love the colorway of Felici that you knitted yours up in. Self-striping sock yarns are so addictive to knit!

    1. I love this colorway! It's called Candy Jar, fairly apt in my opinion. I'm glad you like the pattern. I have 3 more that work for self-striping yarns coming out this summer. -Sierra