Aunt Babe's Stole Socks
Approximately 3 oz. worsted weight wool
Size 3- 12 " circulars or dpns
Yarn markers, if using circulars
BOR - beginning of round
YO- yarn over, bring yarn to front of needle as if to purl then knit the stitch
Sl 1- slip 1
P2tog -purl 2 together
K3tog -knit 3 together
K2tog -knit 2 together
SSK- slip 1 stitch as if to knit, slip next stitch as if to knit or purl, place left hand needle in front of the 2 stitches
just slipped and knit them together
SKP- slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 stitch, then pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch
Round 1: YO, K1, YO, P2
Round 2: K3, P2
Round 3: K3, P2
Round 4: K3tog, P2
For the pictured sock:
Cast on 48 stitches; mark BOR if using circs
K1 P1 ribbing for 5 rounds, more if you want
I did 7 repeats of the pattern for this cuff
You can do whatever heel strikes your fancy. I am providing the directions for the heel I used with this sock.
Divide for heel. Put 24 stitches for instep on 2 dpns or waste yarn or another circular if you have one. I dont care to
divide the heel flap stitches on 2 dpns; I usually end up with ladders.
Row 1: *Sl 1, K1 * repeat across
Row 2: Sl 1, P across
Continue these two rows for the length you desire. I did enough rows to have 14 stitches to pick up along the sides of
End ready to do a wrong side row.
Turn the heel:
Row 1: P 15, P2tog
Row 2: Sl 1, K7, (or if you are like me and tear up the heels of socks continue the Sl 1, K1 for 8 stitches total), SSK
or SKP, turn
Row 3: Sl 1, P7, and P2tog turn
Continue rows 2 & 3 until all stitches are worked, ending on a right side row.
Pick up 14 or however many stitches you ended up with along side of heel flap
If you are using circulars, might I suggest placing markers at the center of the heel and at each end of the instep?
Knit across instep stitches. You may continue the pattern down the top of the foot if you like; it is a rather stretchy
stitch, so you may want to decrease the amount of stitches you cast on.
Pick up 14 along the other side of the flap and half the heel stitches
Center of heel is now the BOR
Round 1: Knit even, continuing in pattern across instep, if you like)
Round 2: Knit to last 2 stitches, K2tog,
Knit across instep, (in pattern if you are so inclined)
SSK or SKP (whichever decrease you prefer) knit to end of needle
Continue Rounds 1 & 2 until you are back to your original number of stitches, 48 in this case
Knit on until 1.5 inches before end of foot or thereabouts
Toe decreases: Here again the knitter is free to pursue any toe that strikes his or her fancy, I used the mitered toe
Round 1: Knit to three stitches before instep, K2tog, K1
K1, SSK, Knit to last 3 instep stitches, K2tog, K1
K1, SSK, knit to end of needle
Round 2: Knit even
Continue these 2 rows until 24 stitches remain.
Kitchener the toe and go on to the second sock