Socks a La Carte
This stately cuff handsome look ensures this cuff will stand out, and the ribbed construction means it’s functional as well.
Note: Work this st patt over a multiple of 8 sts. Cast on 64 sts. Divide sts on 2 circular needles, 32 sts on needle 1 and 32 sts on needle 2. Join, being careful not to twist. Place marker at beg of rnd.
RND 1: Knit.
RND 2: *K1, yo, k2, sl1-k2tog-psso, k2, yo; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 1–2 a total of 8 times. Purl 2 rnds.
Begin selected body pattern.
Eyes on You
Eyelets create a delicate lacy look with simple stitch patterning. Four easy-to-remember rows make this an easy pattern that looks a lot more complex than it really is.
Note: Work this st patt over a multiple of 8 sts.
Begin with 64 sts. Place marker at beg of rnd.
RNDS 1–2: *K2, p1, k2, p1, k2; rep from * to end of
RND 3: *K2, p1, k2tog, yo, p1, k2; rep from * to end
RND 4: Rep Rnd 1.
Rep Rnds 1–4 until sock measures desired length.
Begin selected foot
Dutch Heel with Star Toe
The Dutch Heel is the bread and butter of sock knitting. This heel provides excellent strength and durability for socks that will see much use. You can choose either Stockinette stitch or Eye-of-Partridge for this heel. The Star Toe gives the toe a bit of a decorative swirl. Begin with 64 sts
Working on 32 heel sts only, leaving rem instep sts
ROW 1 (RS): *Sl 1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
ROWS 2 & 4: Sl 1, purl to end of row.
ROW 3: Slip 1, *Sl 1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Rep Rows 1–4 a total of 8 times.
ROW 1 (RS): K21, SSK, turn.
ROW 2: Sl 1, p10, p2tog, turn.
ROW 3: Sl 1, k10, SSK, turn.
ROW 4: Sl 1, p10, p2tog, turn.
Rep Rows 3–4 until 12 sts rem.
Resume working circularly; place marker at beg
RND 1: Working with needle 1 (heel), knit across heel
flap. Pick up and knit 16 sts from the side of the heel
flap plus 1 st in gusset corner. Working with needle 2
(instep), work in patt.
RND 2: Working with needle 1, pick up 1 st in gusset
corner and 16 sts from opposite side of heel flap. Knit
rest of heel sts to end. Working with needle 2, work
RND 3: Working with needle 1, K1, SSK, knit to last 3
sts, k2tog, k1. Working with needle 2, work in patt.
RND 4: Work in patt.
Rep Rnds 3–4 until 64 sts rem.
Work even until foot measures approx 2″ (5cm) less than desired foot length.
Note: Divide sts carefully to ensure correct placement on each sock.
RND 1 (DEC): On needle 1, k14, k2tog, place marker,
knit to last 2 sts, k2tog. Rep on
RND 2: Knit.
RND 3: On needle 1, knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog. Rep on needle 2.
RND 4: Rep Rnd 2.
Rep Rnds 3–4 until 36 sts rem. Work Rnd 3 every rnd until 8 sts rem. Graft toe using Kitchener st.
Weave in ends.