A simple sock pattern with an easy-to-memorize stitch. Looks good in either self striping fingerweight yarn or solid colors. This is a mock cable because you don’t actually need to do any cabling, it’s just a matter of yarn overs and slipping stitches.
1 ball Sockotta from Plymouth Yarns, color 617. Contains 100 grams of 45% cotton, 40% wool, 15% nylon.
1 set of size 2 double pointed needles
3 stitch markers
1 yarn needle for grafting and weaving in ends
7 sts = 1 inch on US size needle 2 in st
For a lady’s foot size 7-10. My mom and I wear a size 9 1/2 and these fit us fine. While you are knitting, they look small but the stitch pattern is a rib stitch so it will really stretch to hug your feet in snug warmness.
Lacy Mock Cable Pattern
Round 1: * K2 P2 * repeat from * to *
Round 2: * K1, YO, K1, P2 *
Round 3: * K3, P2 *
Round 4: * K3, P2 *
Round 5: * K3, then pass the first of these k sts over the last 2 and drop it, p2 *
Close-up of the stitch pattern can be found here.
Cast on 56 stitches loosely. Divide evenly between dpn?s and place marker and join, careful not to twist the stitches. Work in k2 p2 rib for one inch. Change to lacy mock cable pattern stitch; work until piece measures 5 and 3/4 inch, ending with round 5 of stitch pattern.
Place last 28 stitches on one needle, and first 28 stitches on another. The heel flap is working on the last 28 stitches only. (I use point protectors on the ends of the needle holding the first 28 stitches while I am working the heel flap. You can also place them on a stitch holder if you are more comfortable.)
Heel flap (worked back and forth on last 28 stitches only)
Round 1 *Slip 1, k 1; rep from *.
Round 2 *Slip 1, p 1; rep from *.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until heel flap measures 2 1/4″ ending with Row 2.
Row 1 K 17, ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 2 Slip 1, p 7, p2tog, p 1, turn.
Row 3 Slip 1, k 8, ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 4 Slip 1, p 9, p2tog, p 1, turn.
Row 5 Slip 1, k 10, ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 6 Slip 1, p 11, p2tog, p 1, turn.
Row 7 Slip 1, k 12, ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 8 Slip 1, p 13, p2tog, p 1, turn.
Row 9 Slip 1, k 14, ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 10 Slip 1, p 15, p2tog, p 1
You will now have 18 stitches.
Knit until marker, p1, inc 1 and p1. These two purl sts are now your selvage sts. Continue in Lacy Mock Cable Stitch pattern until 2nd marker, k to end of round.
Round 1: knit to 3 sts before first marker, k2tog, k1, slip marker, p2, continue in Lacy Mock Cable Stitch pattern until 2nd marker, slip marker, k1, ssk, knit to end of round.
Round 2: knit until first marker, p2, continue in Lacy Mock Cable Stitch pattern until 2nd marker, slip marker, knit to end of round.
Continue in rounds 1 and 2 until 58 stitches remain. Keep markers in place for toe shaping, and continue with just round 2 until sock measures 7 1/2 inches, or two inches shorter than desired total length.
Round 1: Knit to 3 sts before first marker, k2tog, k1, slip marker, k1, ssk, knit to 3 sts before second marker, k2tog, k1, slip marker, k1, ssk, knit to end of round.
Round 2: Knit
Repeat these rounds until 22 stitches remain.
Finishing the toe: Knit 6 stitches. Divide stitches onto two needles so that 11 are on top and 11 are on bottom, and so that toe is perpendicular to the foot. Graft remaining stitches together, weave in ends.
About the designer:
Kat owns a cell phone store in the Chicago suburbs and needs something to do with her hands that doesn’t involve smoking or stabbing someone, hence she knits constantly while on the phone yelling at customer service reps. She has a few free patterns on her pattern site and also has a personal journal.