by L. Pallatto
KnitLuck Mom can't get enough of socks. I gave her a learn-to-knit-socks kit when she kept asking me to knit her a pair of socks and now she's entirely unstoppable. She was kind enough to add abbreviations to the bottom of her pattern. Go there if anything confuses you
Size: Fits 4-1/2" sole (12 months -24 months)
Yarn: OnLine Supersocke Cotton (or Colinette Jitterbug)
Needles: Size 2 Double-Pointed Needles
Cast on 36 stitches. Divide among three needles, 12 stitches on each.
Rows 1-9: P1, K1 tbl, P1, K1 tbl ribbing.
Rows 10-35, Knit or until leg is 2-1/4" long.
Divide stitches on three needles:
18 stitches on first needle, 9 stitches on each of the other two.
Work only on first needle for next 19 rows.
Row 36 Slip 1, Knit 1, Slip 1, Knit 1 across 18 stitches.
Row 37 Slip 1, Purl all rest of stitches across.
Repeat these two rows until ending with a Slip/Knit row.
Next row, Slip first stitch, Purl 10, P2tog, P1, turn work.
Slip first stitch, Knit 5, K2tog, K1, turn work.
Slip first stitch, Purl 6, P2tog, P1, turn work.
Slip first stitch, Knit 7, K2tog, K1, turn work.
Slip first stitch, Purl 8, P2tog, P1, turn work.
Slip first stitch, Knit 9, K2tog, K1.
You now have 12 stitches on the needle.
Combine other stitches (18) on one needle (now called Needle 2).
Pick up and knit 10 stitches along side of heel (Needle 1).
Knit across 18 stitches on Needle 2.
Move 6 stitches from top of heel to Needle 1.
Pick up and knit 10 stitches along other side of heel, then knit 6 stitches from Needle 1 (this is now Needle 3).
There will be 16 stitches on each of Needles 1 and 3.
You are now starting from the center back of the sock.
Knit all stitches 1 row.
Next 14 rows:
Row A: Knit until 3 stitches are left on Needle 1, K2tog, K1. Needle 2: Knit all. Needle 3, Knit 1, SSK, Knit to end of needle.
Row B: Knit.
Alternate Rows A and B until there are 9 stitches on each of Needles 1 and 3.
Knit 8 more rows or until sock sole is 3-1/4" long.
Row C: Knit until 3 stitches are left on Needle 1, K2tog, K1. Needle 2: K1, SSK, Knit until 3 stitches are left on Needle 2, K2tog, K1. Needle 3, Knit 1, SSK, Knit to end of needle.
Row D: Knit.
Alternate Rows C and D until there are 3 stitches on each of Needles 1 and 3 and 6 stitches on Needle 2.
Knit last three stitches from Needle 1 onto Needle 3.
You now have two needles with 6 stitches facing each other.
Cut yarn, leaving at least a 10-inch tail.
Weave (Kitchener Stitch) as follows, keeping the yarn in front of the front needle.
A) Using tapestry needle, with yarn on the right side coming from the back needle, use tapestry needle as if to knit and slip first stitch off front knitting needle - do not pull thread through yet! Now insert tapestry needle in second stitch (front needle) as if to purl, and while leaving second stitch on knitting needle, pull thread through both stitches.
B) Go to back needle. Insert tapestry needle in first stitch as if to purl, slip off knitting needle - do not pull thread through yet! Now insert tapestry needle in second stitch (back needle) as if to knit, pull thread through both stitches, leaving second stitch on knitting needle and keeping the yarn in front of the work (not between the needles).
Alternate A and B until only two stitches remain, one on each needle. Pull thread through both stitches and weave into wrong side of toe.
Crochet Lace, Top of Sock
Using Size 1 Crochet Hook, attach yarn at center back of top of sock. 1 single crochet in each stitch around, slip to first stitch. Ch 1, *skip 1, 3hdc in next stitch, skip 1, sc in next stitch* and continue from * to * around, slip to first stitch, end off and weave end in.
tbl - through back loop
K2tog - Knit 2 together / P2tog - Purl 2 together
SSK - Slip 1, Slip 1, put back on previous needle and then knit together
Ch - Chain
hdc - half double crochet
sc - single crochet