I've tried to make this pattern as visual as possible. There are many links to video demonstrations, most of which have been made by myself.
Yarn is 1 strand of Aran weight Free Style by Dale Garn
and 1 strand of variegated sock weight Eventyr by Trysil.
For Aran weight, 100g of yarn will make two medium length socks.
Round 1: Knit one round.
Below is a table of the most common adult shoe sizes in centimetres and inches. European, UK and US sizes are given. This is useful if you're knitting socks for someone else who isn't available for measuring.
Shape the gusset
These socks are knitting using three strands of sock yarn, one variegated.
Yarn is 2 strands of Silja sock yarn by Gjestal and 1 strand of Kaffe Fasset's Design Line 6 colour, produced by Regia.
Now, start gusset increases on the first needle only. The first needle is the needle closest to you are at the beginning of a round. Each round is 32 stitches total, 16 stitches on each needle.
Starting on the front, Right Side of the work, knit 1, then make a stitch by knitting into the front and the back of the next stitch. This is called KFB (Knit-Front-Back). Knit to the last two stitches on the first needle, then KFB, K1.
Knit all the stitches in the next round.
Repeat these two rounds - one increase round, one knit round - until you have 32 stitches on the first needle, and you should still have 16 stitches on the other side. 48 stitches in total.
Here's a link to a table, which explains the whole heel turning process, row by row. There's also a colour diagram with symbols.
W&T = wrap and turn
P12, (until you are 10 stitches from the end of the row), S1, YF, slip the stitch back onto the left hand needle, YB. Turn your work.
Take a moment to get to know your wrapped stitches. They look different and there's a gap in the work to one side of the wrapped stitch and a stitch which is a lot closer to the wrapped stitch on the other side.
Work each row knitting, or purling, up to the stitch before the wrapped stitch, and wrapping that stitch.
Left hand needle: there should be 9 stitches on the left hand needle, gap between the two needles,
The heel flap
Video demonstration here
Sl1pw, K1 is demonstated here.
|Eye of Partridge - Slip 1 purlwise, Knit 1|
You should now have 17 stitches on the first needle.
Continue knitting until the sock is two inches shorter than your required finished length - this can be anything from 1cm to 1m of knitting. For longer socks, you'll need to work increases at regular intervals, every 10cms or so, to accommodate the increasing circumference of your leg.
For the last two inches or so of knitting, work rib stitch.
This can be 1x1 rib (knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch), or 2x2 rib. If you want to, you can switch to a smaller gauge needle and double pointed needles. You can also make the ribbing much longer than 2 inches; it's really a matter of preference.
Eye of Partridge stitch on the heel gives extra thickness.
These also have 2x2 ribbing around the top.
Yarn is Trysil Labbetuss.
My preferred cast off is the one demonstrated here.