Cozy Socks by Claire Walls

KOEL_socKOEL knitting pattern Claire Knitts

Make a warm and cozy pair of socks.

Pattern By
Claire Walls

Download the Charts A & B here.

Preparations 
Yarns 
Blacker Yarns Tamar DK (100% Pure New Wool)

Tools & Materials 
3.5mm[0.14″] double point or circular needle with min.
61cm[24″] cable for magic loop
Cable needle
Tapestry needle
4 stitch markers

Gauge
24 sts x 28 rows = 10x10cm[4×4″] in stockinette stitch

Stitches Used & Abbreviations
2/2 LC – 2/2 Left Cable: slp two sts on your cable needle, hold to front of work and k two from the left needle, k two sts on cable needle

2/2 RC – 2/2 Right Cable: slp two sts on your cable needle, hold to back of work and k two from the left needle, k two sts on cable needle

1/1 LPT – 1/1 Left Purl Twist: slp one sts on your cable needle, hold to front of work and p one st from the left needle, k st on cable needle through back loop

1/1 RPT – 1/1 Right Purl Twist: slp one st on your cable needle, hold to back of work and k one st from the left needle through back loop, p st on cable needle

M1L – Make One Left: lift bar between the st just worked and the next st with your left needle, bringing it from back to front, k into the front of the loop

M1R – Make One Right: lift bar between the st just worked and the next st with your left needle, bringing it from front to back, k into the back of the loop

M1LP – Make One Left Purl: lift bar between the st just worked and the next st with your left needle, bringing it from back to front, p into the front of the loop

M1RP – Make One Right Purl: lift bar between the st just worked and the next st with your left needle, bringing it from front to back, p into the back of the loop

K: knit stitch

Ktbl: knit Through Back Loop knit into the back of the stitch

PM: place marker

P: purl stitch

SM: slip marker

Rep: repeat

Slp: slp stitch

Wyib: with yarn in back

Wyif: with yarn in front

Patt: pattern

Size
Small (M,L,XL)
To fit foot circumference:
20.5 (21.75, 23, 24.25)cm[8″ (8.5″, 9″, 9.5″)]
Circumference Unstretched:
18 (19, 20.25, 21.5)cm[7″ (7.5″, 8″, 8.5″)]
Leg length from top of heel to top of cuff: 23cm[9″]

Level 
Intermediate

Instructions
Begin
Cast on 18 (18, 22, 22) sts using Jeny’s Magic Cast On.

Continue
Toe:

Round 1: PM, k9 (9, 11, 11), PM, k to end.
Round 2: K1, m1r, k to 1 st before marker, m1l, k1, SM, k1, m1r, k to 1 st before end, m1l, k1. 22 (22, 26, 26)sts.
Rep round 2 a further 4 times. 38 (38, 42, 42)sts.
Round 3: K all sts slipping marker as you go.
Rep rounds 2 & 3 a further 3 (4, 4, 5) times. 50 (54, 58, 62)sts.

Foot:
Set up round: SM, p1, k4, p1 (2, 3, 4), k1 tbl, p4, k3 tbl, p4, k1 tbl, p1 (2, 3, 4), k4, p1, SM, k to end.
Round 1: SM, working from either Chart A or the written instructions, work 25 (27, 29, 31)sts from row 1, SM, k to end. Working the next row of Chart A or the written instructions each time, rep round 1 until your sock measures approx 4.5 (4.75, 5, 5.25) / 11.5cm (12.25, 12.75, 13.5) from the edge of your heel, ending on row 4 (2, 6, 4).

Gusset:
Round 1:
 SM, continue in set pattern for 25 (27, 29, 31)sts, SM, k1, M1R, k to 1st before end, M1L, k1. 52 (56, 60, 64)sts.
Round 2: Continue in set pattern for 25 (27, 29, 31)sts, SM, k to end. Rep rounds 1 & 2 a further 11(12, 13, 14) times. 74(80, 86, 92)sts.
Round 3: Continue in set pattern for 25 (27, 29, 31)sts, removing markers as you go and placing the sts just worked onto a stitch holder, scrap yarn, or leaving them on the needle without working them. You should have just worked row 4. The heel turn is worked flat over the centre 25(27, 29, 31)sts of the remaining 49(53, 57, 61)sts.

Heel Turn:
Row 1:
 K36 (39, 42, 45), turn.
Row 2: Slp 1, p22 (24, 26, 28), turn.
Row 3: Slp 1, k20 (22, 24, 26), turn.
Row 4: Slp 1, p18 (20, 22, 24), turn.
Row 5: Slp 1, k16 (18, 20, 22), turn.
Row 6: Slp 1, p14 (16, 18, 20), turn.
Row 7: Slp 1, k12 (14, 16, 18), turn.
Row 8: Slp 1, p10 (12, 14, 16), turn.
Row 9: Slp 1, k0 (10, 12, 14), turn.
Row 10: Slp 1, p0 (8, 10, 12), turn.
Row 11: Slp 1, k0 (0, 0, 10), turn.
Row 12: Slp 1, p0 (0, 0, 8), turn.

See info below on how to close short row gaps:
Row 13: Slp 1, k16 (16, 18, 18) closing up gaps as you go, ssk, turn. 11 (12, 13, 14)sts unworked.
Row 14: Slp 1, p23 (25, 27, 29) closing up gaps as you go, p2tog, turn. 11 (12, 13, 14)sts unworked.

Closing gaps:
On right side:
K to 1st before gap, slp 1, pick up bar between sts front to back and slp onto the right needle, insert left needle into the front of the 2 sts and k together.

On wrong side:
P to 1st before gap, slp 1, pick up bar between sts back to front and slp onto right needle, insert left needle through back of the 2 sts and p together.

Heel Flap:
Row 1: Slp 1 wyib, (k1, slp1 wyib) 11 (12, 13, 14) times, k1, ssk, turn.
Row 2: Slp 1 wyif, p23 (25, 27, 29), p2tog, turn. Rep rows 1 & 2 until all gusset sts have been worked. 25 (27, 29, 31)sts.
Row 3: PM, slp 1, k24 (26 ,28, 30).

Leg:
Set up round: You should be on row 6. PM for beg of round, continue in patt to next marker, SM, p1, k4, p1 (2, 3, 4), PM, k1 tbl, p4, k3 tbl, p4, k1 tbl, PM, p1 (2, 3, 4), k4, p1.

You have now placed 4 markers, one to indicate the beginning of the round, one to show the divide between the front and back of leg, and two at the back leg to show where Chart B will be worked.

Round 1: SM, continue with row 1 of Chart A across next 25 (27, 29, 31)sts, SM, work first 6 (7, 8, 9)sts of Chart A row 1, SM, work row 1 of Chart B, SM, work last 6 (7, 8, 9)sts of Chart A row 1.

Working the next row of Charts A & B each time, rep round 1 until Chart B has been completed.

Cuff:
Round 1: p1, (k1 tbl, p2) 1(2, 1, 2) times, (k1 tbl, p1) 8 (6, 10, 8) times, (k1 tbl, p2) 3 (5, 3, 5) times, (k1 tbl, p1) 2 (1, 3, 2) times, (k1 tbl, p2) 3 times, (k1 tbl, p1) 2 times, (k1 tbl, p2) 3 times, (k1 tbl, p1) 3 (2, 4, 3) times, p1, k1 tbl, p1, p1 0(1, 0, 1) times, k1 tbl 0(1, 0,1) times, p1 0(1, 0, 1) times.

Rep round 1 until cuff measures 2.5cm [1″], removing markers as you go. Bind off in your favourite stretchy bind off.

End
Weave in ends and block.

KOEL Magazine Claire Knits series issue 4

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