(Socks with no heel)
By: Jeanne Mitchell
I used Caron Simply
Soft worsted weight acrylic yarn with size 2 needles (2.75mm) to give me a firm fabric
because I knit loosely. Most people us size 5 (4mm) to give them the same effect.
Gauge: 10 stitches = 2 inches in moss stitch
I also used 5 dp needles to help me keep my pattern straight.
Cast on 54 stitches. K1 P1 rib for one inch. Last row divide the stitches as follows:
Needle #1 - 14
Needle #2 - 13 stitches
Needle #3 - 14 stitches
Needle #4 - 13 stitches
C6F = hold 3 stitches forward, K3, knit 3 stitches that were held forward
C6B = hold 3 stitches back, K3, knit 3 stitches that were held back.
The sections with 13
stitches will be a straight Moss stitch pattern:
K1, P1 for two rows, then P1, K1 for two rows
The sections with 14 stitches will have a cable as follows:
I knit 2 more rows,
then had 4.5 inches for the ankle. My hubby likes the socks short, so that's where I
stop. Feel free to continue in pattern to desired length.
Work 9 inches in spiral pattern:
(at this point I went back to 4 needles - 18 stitches on each of three
Continue this spiral
pattern for 10 inches.
Decrease for toe:
K2, K2tog to end
Knit 1row straight
K1, K2tog to end
Knit 1 row straight
K2tog to end
K2 tog to end
Pull yarn through remaining stitches and tie off
Copyright: Jeanne Mitchell, April 11, 1999