Saturday, April 28, 2018

Hemenway Socks

This was an interesting one to test knit for because it took place while I was in China! Thank you so much to my amazing test knitters who had patience and awesome knit skills. Please enjoy my newest pattern and leave me a message if you have any questions! 

Hemenway Socks
All Knit Up Designs

Ravelry: sierrak2010
Instagram: allknitup


400 yards/400 meters or 100 grams of fingering weight yarn (Spun Right Round Superwash Sock 80/20 used in sample)
Needle: US 1.5/ 2.5 mm
Two different stitch markers
Darning Needle
Pattern uses Modified Eye of Partridge Heel Flap and Wedge Toe


Gauge: 36 sts by 48 rows = 4” or 10 cm


K: knit
P: Purl
P2Tog: Purl two together
K2Tog: Knit two together
PW: Purlwise
KW: Knitwise
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, join in the round while being careful not to twist. (Place a marker at the beginning of the round)

Knit 1, Purl 1 for 15 rounds


Seed-Stitch Rib (Multiple of 4 Stitches)
Row 1: [Knit 1], * Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, * repeat across round
Row 2: [Knit 1], * Purl 3, Knit 1, * repeat across round

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

Heel Flap:

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

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

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 ps wyif, P16, P2TOG, P1, turn
Row 2 (RS): Slip 1 ks 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)

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)

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, and 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, knit to the end of the round.

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, knit to the end of the round.

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. Love this pattern!! Please consider making it available as a PDF so people could print it off easily.

  2. I just cast on tonight and it's my first sock I've ever knit! So far so good - I really appreciate such a clear, easy-to-understand pattern even though I've been knitting for a long time.

    1. Yay! Congrats on knitting your first socks! So glad your finding the pattern clear, that was my intention when writing the pattern! Happy Knitting, can't wait to see your socks!

  3. Having trouble with the abbreviation SSK. Does this mean slip 2 stitches then knit the third?

    1. Sorry for the late reply, I never say your comment. You slip two stitches and then knit those two together.

  4. Please could we have a download pattern.

    1. Hi! As of right now I have to plan to alter the format of this pattern. Thanks for checking it out!


  5. In the pattern for the leg, it would have been easier to have written k1, p3 all the way across for the second row. You can’t “purl 3, knit 1” to the end as written. If you start out with k1.