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November Socks

November's socks are a lace/cable looking sort of pattern.

Close up view of
pattern detail.

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

K- knit

P- purl

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

Begin Pattern

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.

Heel flap:

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 the flap.

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


Any questions? E-mail Cathi at

Check back to the Knit Wit Knit's website in December for a Christmas sock!