Dudleyspinner Tie Dye Roving Free Sock Pattern Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza
Dudleyspinner’s Handspun Socks
This pattern is a cuff down pattern designed for Dudleyspinner
handspun singles yarn that is 18-20 wraps per inch. The
7-8 stitches per inch on British size 14 needles, or U.S. size 0
(2mm) needles. I used double pointed needles that are 7
Cast on 60 stitches with a stretchy cast on.
Work in ribbing of k 3, p1 for desired length of cuff. The sample
socks have a six inch cuff.
Start Heel Flap
Put 30 stitches on hold. Using double strand of yarn, knit heel
flap on remaining 30 stitches, knit in stockinette stitch making
flap 3 inches long.
This makes a heel that has a deep gusset and is extra strong.
I use a short row heel that has a wrapped stitch at the end of
each row. You will be working 5 stitches and then decrease
one stitch by either knitting two together or purling two
together. This will be the wrapped stitch and the next stitch.
You will then wrap the next stitch by putting the yarn in front,
slipping one stitch, then putting the yarn back. If you are
purling the yarn will already be in front, so you will just slip the
stitch, put the yarn to back and turn your work, and start
knitting by slipping that wrapped stich.
When you look at the heel you will see a little ridge will be
forming on the sides where the wrapped stitches are
decreased. This makes a nice heel that keeps its shape.
Heel Row 1: On the right side of the heel flap, knit 17, knit two
together. (decrease 1) wrap the next stitch. To do this, bring
yarn forward as if to purl, slip the next stitch, hold the yarn in
left hand and turn the knitting over.(Turn Work) Your yarn will
be in front prepared to purl.
Heel Row 2: Slip the wrapped stitch. Purl 5, purl 2 tog, slip the
next stitch with the yarn forward as if to purl. Turn work, putting
yarn to back to prepare to knit the next row. This wraps the
stitch you slipped.
Heel Row 3: Slip the wrapped stitch. Knit 5, knit 2 tog, bring
yarn forward as if to purl, slip next stitch, put yarn to back
wrapping stitch. Turn work.
Heel Row 4: Slip the wrapped stitch. Purl 5, purl 2 tog.( this will
be the wrapped stitch, and the next stitch). With yarn forward
as if to purl, slip 1 stitch, put yarn to back, turn work. (That
wrapped the slipped stitch.)
Heel Row 5: Slip the wrapped stitch, Knit 5, knit 2 tog, bring
yarn forward, as if to purl, slip next stitch, put yarn back, as if to
knit. Turn work.
Heel Row 6: With yarn forward, slip wrapped stitch, purl 5, purl
2 tog. With yarn forward slip 1 st. Put yarn to back, turn work.
Heel Row 7: With yarn forward slip wrapped stitch, put yarn
back. Knit 5, knit 2 tog. Bring yarn forward, slip next stitch, turn
Heel Row 8: Bring yarn forward, slip next stitch. Purl 5, purl 2
tog. Slip next stitch. Put yarn to back, turn work.
Heel Row 9: With yarn forward, slip one stitch, knit 5, knit 2
tog. Bring yarn forward, slip next stitch, turn work.
Heel Row 10: With yarn forward, slip one stitch, purl 5, purl 2
tog. With yarn forward slip one stitch, put yarn to back. Turn
Heel Row 11: Bring yarn forward, slip one stitch. Place yarn
back, knit 5, knit 2 tog. Bring yarn forward, slip one stitch. Turn
Heel Row 12: Bring yarn forward, slip one stitch. Purl 5, purl 2
tog. Keeping yarn forward, slip 1 stitch, turn work.
Heel Rows 13- 22 continue to work decreasing one stitch on
each row, and wrapping the next stitch.
Heel Row 23: Bring yarn forward, slip 1 stitch, knit 5, knit 2 tog.
Turn work. This is the last knit row.
Heel Row 24: Purl 5, purl 2 tog. There are 6 stitches on
Heel Row 25: Knit 6, break off second strand of yarn.
All the heel flap stitches have been worked.
Divide the stitches onto 3 needles. Put all the 30 held stitches
onto one. Divide the remaining 6 heel stitches onto two
Pick Up Stitches
Along the gusset, pick up stitches, one stitch for each row; I
picked up 16 stitches on each side. Put the stitches on the
needles so the half the heel stitches are on needle one, pick up
along the side of the heel flap. On needle 2, the 30 held
Needle 3; pick up 16 stitches along the other side of the heel
Now the stitches can be knit and you will know that it is time to
decrease for the gusset at the end of needle one, and
of needle 3. At the end of needle one, do a ssk decrease, knit
30 held stitches. At the start of needle three PSSO. Continue
you are back to 60 stitches, the same number as the cuff. Try
your sock and if it is too large decrease a few more stitches.
Knit until your foot is 1 ½ inches shorter than the desired length.
Decrease R1: *k4, k 2 tog* knit 4 rounds.
Decrease R2: *k3, k 2 tog* knit 3 rounds.
Decrease R3 *k2, k 2 tog* knit 2 rounds.
Decrease R4 *K 1, K 2 tog*, knit 1 round.
Decrease R5 *K 2 tog around.
Break yarn and pull end through loops on needle. Secure end.
SSK : Slip two sts separately as if to knit; insert left needle tip
left to right through the fronts of both sts, as if they were one;
PSSO: Slip one st, knit one st. Pass the slipped stitch over the