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Sock It To 'Em Knitted Socks

10 December, 2015

Crafting things by hand gives you a lot of freedom. You get to decide if you’re a traditionalist, a trendsetter, or somewhere in between. Wherever you stand, we think you’ll love this reinvention of the Christmas stocking. Designed to hang on your mantel, they are less bulky than traditional stockings and are ideal for those of us that use stockings solely for decoration. Then again, if you can’t imagine parting with the ones you already have, you can always supplement the look with these holiday-themed accessories.

The pattern utilizes DMC’s amazing Woolly Merino Wool yarn and it’s 100% natural and renewable. And that speaks to every knitters heart.

CHRISTMAS SOCK: (3 levels)

supplies

Materials:

  • Woolly 082/124/103/01
  • Double pointed needles nº3.5

 

Instructions: 

Beginner level:

 

LEG:

Cast on 66 stitches, (22 in each needle, 3 needles in total)

Knit 15 rows 1x1 ribbon stich (color 124)

Switch to color 103, knit 5 rows,

*Switch to color 01 knit 1 row, switch to color 103 knit 1 row*

Repeat between * 5 more times

Knit 33 more rows in color 103

Divide up the stitches to have 32 in #1 needle and 17 stitches (#2 needle) and 17 stitches (#3 needle)

 

HEEL FLAP:

Knit using only #2 and #3 needles back and forth during 17 rows with color 124.

TURN THE HEEL

1st row. On the right side of the work knit 20 stitches, ssk (slip knitwise the first stitch, slippurlwise 2 stitch, introduce the left needle purlwise and knit) knit 1 and turn the work.

2nd row. Slip the first stitch, purl 5, knit 2 together (k2tog), purl 1 and turn.

3rd row. Slip knitwise the first stitch, knit till is only one left before the gap, and ssk with the one before the gap and the other one after the gap, knit 1 and turn the work.

4rd row. Slip 1stitch, purl till one left before the gap, knit 2 together ( the one before the gap anf the next after the gap) purl one and turn the work.

Keep doing 3rd and 4rd rows till there is not any stitch left.

(You should have 20 stitches at the end, spread in one needle only)

 

GUSSET:

With the right side facing you swith to color 103 and knit the 20 stitches and pick up knitwise the stitches along the heel flap (19 total)

Knit the 32 stitches on the #1 needle that have been on hold.

Pick up the other side of the heel flap (19stitches more),you might use a 4rth needle.

Knit 10 stitches of the first needle and place marker (that will be the beggining of the row, in the middle of the heel)

Round 1. Knit the 10 stitches left (needle #1),Needle #2 knit till 3 left and ssk, k1,Needle #3 knit all the stitches, Needle #4 knit1, k2tog and knit the stitches left.

Round 2. Knit

Knit round 1 and 2 till there is 66 stitches in total. (Then you can divide up again among 3 needles, keep the one with 32 stitches and the other 2 with 17 stitches each one, keep the center of the heel at the end of the last needle)

 

FOOT:

Knit till you have 50 rows in total from the heel.

 

Switch to color 124, knit 5rows, starting and ending the rows on the center of the heel.

Switch to color 01, knit 14 stitches, ssk, k1 (needle#1), knit1, k2tog, knit 28, ssk, knit1 (needle #2), knit 1, k2tog, knit 14 ( needle#3)

Keep doing it switching color 124 and 01 every 5 rows.

Stop when you have 8 stitches on needle #2 and 10 on needle #3.

Cast off the stitches and cut a thread to weave up the end of the toe. Facing the work to the right side slip the tapestry needle beside each stitch taking the whole stitch.

Switch one from the top one from the bottom.

 

With a crochet needle and color 124 yarn make a 20 stitches loop to hang the sock.

Make 2 tiny pom poms with color 01

 

Intermediate level

LEG:

Cast on 66 stitches, (22 in each needle, 3 needles in total)

Knit 15 rows 1x1 ribbon stich (color 082)

Switch to color 124 and knit 1 stitch and 1 stitch color 01, keep doing it till you have 50 rows.

Divide up the stitches to have 32 in #1 needle and 17 stitches (#2 needle) and 17 stitches (#3 needle)

 

HEEL FLAP:

Knit using only #2 and #3 needles back and forth during 17 rows with color 082.

TURN THE HEEL

1st row. On the right side of the work knit 20 stitches, ssk (slip knitwise the first stitch, slip purlwise 2 stitch, introduce the left needle purlwise and knit) knit 1 and turn the work.

2nd row. Slip the first stitch, purl 5, knit 2 together (k2tog), purl 1 and turn.

3rd row. Slip knitwise the first stitch, knit till is only one left before the gap, and ssk with the one before the gap and the other one after the gap, knit 1 and turn the work.

4rd row. Slip 1stitch, purl till one left before the gap, knit 2 together ( the one before the gap anf the next after the gap) purl one and turn the work.

Kepp doing 3rd and 4rd rows till there is not any stitch left.

(You should have 20 stitches at the end, spread in one needle only)

 

GUSSET

With the right side facing you switch to color 124 1stitch and color 01 1stitch and knit the 20 stitches and pick up knitwise the stitches along the heel flap (19 total)

Knit the 32 stitches on the #1 needle that have been on hold.

Pick up the other side of the heel flap (19 stitches more),you might use a 4rth needle.

Knit 10 stitches of the first needle and place marker (that will be the beggining of the row, in the middle of the heel)

Round 1. Knit the 10 stitches left (needle #1),Needle #2 knit till 3 left and ssk, k1,Needle #3 knit all the stitches, Needle #4 knit1, k2tog and knit the stitches left.

Round 2. Knit

Knit round 1 and 2 till there is 66 stitches in total. (Then you can divide up again among 3 needles, keep the one with 32 stitches and the other 2 with 17 stitches each one, keep the center of the heel at the end of the last needle)

 

FOOT

Knit till you have 50 rows in total from the heel.

 

Switch to color 082, knit 14 stitches, ssk, k1 (needle#1), knit1, k2tog, knit 28, ssk, knit1 (needle #2), knit 1, k2tog, knit 14 stitches.

Stop when you have 8 stitches on needle #2 and 10 on needle #3.

Cast off the stitches and cut a thread to weave up the end of the toe. Facing the work to the right side slip the tapestry needle beside each stitch taking the whole stitch.

Switch one from the top one from the bottom.

 

With a crochet needle and color 082 yarn make a 20 stitches loop to hang the sock

 

Advanced jacquard

LEG:

Cast on 66 stitches, (22 in each needle, 3 needles in total)

Knit 15 rows 1x1 ribbon stich (color 103)

Switch to color 082 knit 5 rows.

Mix color 082 and color 01 and follow the diagram below

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Divide up the stitches to have 32 in #1 needle and 17 stitches (#2 needle) and 17 stitches (#3 needle)

 

HEEL FLAP:

Knit using only #2 and #3 needles back and forth during 17 rows with color 103.

 

TURN THE HEEL

1st row. On the right side of the work knit 20 stitches, ssk (slip knitwise the first stitch, slip purlwise 2 stitch, introduce the left needle purlwise and knit) knit 1 and turn the work.

2nd row. Slip the first stitch, purl 5, knit 2 together (k2tog), purl 1 and turn.

3rd row. Slip knitwise the first stitch, knit till is only one left before the gap, and ssk with the one before the gap and the other one after the gap, knit 1 and turn the work.

4rd row. Slip 1stitch, purl till one left before the gap, knit 2 together ( the one before the gap anf the next after the gap) purl one and turn the work.

Keep doing 3rd and 4rd rows till there is not any stitch left.

(You should have 20 stitches at the end, spread in one needle only)

 

GUSSET

With the right side facing you switch to color 082, knit the 20 stitches and pick up knitwise the stitches along the heel flap (19 total)

Knit the 32 stitches on the #1 needle that have been on hold.

Pick up the other side of the heel flap (19stitches more),you might use a 4rth needle.

Knit 10 stitches of the first needle and place marker (that will be the beggining of the row, in the middle of the heel) Knit 5 rows color 103 (increasing)

Round 1. Knit the 10 stitches left (needle #1),Needle #2 knit till 3 left and ssk, k1,Needle #3 knit all the stitches, Needle #4 knit1, k2tog and knit the stitches left.

Round 2. Knit

Knit round 1 and 2 till there is 66 stitches in total. After the 5 rows color 103 switch to this diagram 2 over 14 rows  (Then you can divide up again among 3 needles, keep the one with 32 stitches and the other 2 with 17 stitches each one, keep the center of the heel at the end of the last needle)

 

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FOOT

Knit 1row color 082 and follow the diagram below

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Knit 3 rows of diagram 2.

Knit 5 rows color 082

 

Switch to color 103, knit 14 stitches, ssk, k1 (needle#1), knit1, k2tog, knit 28, ssk, knit1 (needle #2), knit 1, k2tog, knit 14 stitches.

Stop when you have 8 stitches on needle #2 and 10 on needle #3.

Cast off the stitches and cut a thread to weave up the end of the toe. Facing the work to the right side slip the tapestry needle beside each stitch taking the whole stitch.

Switch one from the top one from the bottom

With a crochet needle and color 103 yarn make a 20 stitches loop to hang the sock.

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So let us know if you decide to make these adorable stockings and be sure to share a photo of the final product on Instagram!

 

Viva la Handmade Revolution!

The Commonthread Team