I wanted to knit myself and my husband a pair of socks for Halloween night. I decided to go look into my collection of Knit Picks yarns and found these two incredible colours that would be just PERFECT for some Halloween Socks. They were Stroll Tweed from Knit Picks in Wellies and Persimmons Heather.
I'm wanting more thicker and warmer socks this fall/winter season. Since these were fingering weight I decided to hold them double.
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What you'll need:
Instructions for pattern
Holding the yarn double, cast on 44 stitches using the long tail cast on with US 5 / 3.75mm 32" needle. Join in the round careful not to twist the stitches.
Knit across the first 22 stitches separating the stitches into three equal parts using stitch markers. If your stitch count isn’t dividable by 3, then the middle sections gets one more stitch. (Ex; If it’s 28, then divide it as 9/10/9) Turn work
Row 1 (WS): DS, Purl to the end, turn work
Row 2: DS, Knit to the last DS but do not work it, turn work
Row 3: DS, Purl to the last DS but do not work it, turn work
Repeat Row 2 and 3 until you have worked all the stitches on each side of the stitch markers.
You have now completed the first half of the short row heel. In this section as you come to a DS you will knit or purl it together treating it as a single stitch. (Note; Depending on your stitch count if you finish on a knit round start on row 2 instead of row 1)
Row 1 (RS): Knit to the first DS, knit the DS together as one stitch, turn work
Row 2: DS, Purl to the first DS, purl the DS together as one stitch, turn work
Row 3: DS, Knit to the first DS, knit it together as one stitch, repeat with the next DS stitch, turn work
Row 4: DS, Purl to the first DS, purl it together as one stitch, repeat with the next DS stitch, turn work
Repeat Row 3 and 4 until you have worked all the stitches.
You are now ready to work in the round again. As your last row will be a wrong side row, knit one more round knitting all the DS stitches together as you come to them. knit the last round
I recommend on the following two rounds to pick up an extra stitch or two in between the heel gaps. This will help close any holes that were created. Pick up the stitches between the gap and knit them together with the first stitch on your needle.
Continue knitting in pattern until you’ve reached 1.25 inches shorter than your foot length.
PRO TIP: How to measure your foot length
Place a tape measure on the floor. Position the back of the heel at the zero mark on the tape, then measure to the longest toe. You will take this amount and subtract the amount of inches / cm in directions above.
Round 1: *K1, Ssk, Knit to the last 3 stitches on first needle, K2tog, K1; repeat from * on the second needle.
Round 2: Knit all stitches.
Repeat these two rounds until you have 8 stitches remaining on each needle. Cut the yarn leaving a 12” / 15 cm tail and use the Kitchener stitch to graft the toe closed. Weave in all your ends and do a happy dance! You finished a sock!