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Straight Needle Sock Pattern

I dont like using circulars - and this is an easy pattern with just one seam up the back and the foot.

Straight needle sock pattern

MATERIALS:size 5 needles,(3.75mm)
100gms worsted weight yarn
Abbreviations
K – knit
P – purl
Tog – together
PSSO – pass slipped stitch over
Top of sock
Cast on 42 sts,
Work in K1 P1 rib for about 4 inches or for a high as you would like the socks to be
Start shaping the heel:
Knit 11 sts,
Turn :
knit on these 11 sts only for 16 rows, ending with a purl row
Make heel
Row 1:-K2, k2tog, k1, turn,
Row 2: - slip1, P3, turn.
Row 3:-K3, K2tog, K1, turn,
Row 4: slip1, P4, turn.
Row 5:-K4, K2tog, K1, turn,
Row 6: slip1, P5, turn.
Row 7:-K5, k2tog, K1.
You have 7 sts left
Pick up 10 sts on the side of the heel (the part you have just knitted), and knit them. Knit across the  sts left on the needle
Turn and knit on the 1st 11 sts only for 17 rows ending with a knit row
Make the next heel as follows:
Row 1: P2, P2tog, P1, turn,
Row 2: slip1, K3, turn.
Row3:- P3, P2tog, P1, turn,
Row 4: slip1, K4, turn.
Row5:- P4, P2tog, P1, turn,
Row 6: slip1, K5, turn.
Row7:- P5, P2tog, P1, (7 sts on needle).
Pick up 10 sts on side of heel like before, and purl them.
Continue purling across the whole sock.(54 sts on needle).
Knit one row
Purl one row
SHAPING:
Row1:- K15, K2tog, K20, slip1, K1, PSSO, K15.
Row2:- and all even  rows, purl.
Row3:- K14, K2tog, K20, slip1, K1, PSSO, K14.
Row5:- K13, K2tog, K20, slip1, K1, PSSO, K13.
Row7:- K12, K2tog, K20, slip1, K1, PSSO, K12.
Row9:- K11, K2tog, K20, slip1, K1, PSSO, K11.
Row11:-K10, K2tog, K20, slip1, K1, PSSO, K10.
42 stitches remain
Knit straight in stockinette for 30 rows for a size 7 foot. (For custom size, knit until this section measures the same as from the back of your heel to the beginning of your toes) and end with a purl row.
Shape Toe:
Row1:-K8, K2tog,K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K14, K2tog, K2, slip1, k1, PSSO, K8.
Row 2 and all even rows:- purl.
Row 3:- K7, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K12, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K7.
Row5:- K6, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K10, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K6.
Row7:- K5, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K8, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K5.
Row9:- K4, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K6, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K4.
Row11:- K3, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K4, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K3.

Cut the yarn leaving a long thread, and thread this through the remaining stitches and pull tight. Secure with a couple of stitches.
Now stitch down the sock using a flat seam so that the sock will feel comfortable.

EASY!!!

For more experienced knitter, the 20 center stitches can be worked in a pattern like cables.

13 comments:

anna said...

Hi there Louise,
Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. Finally a pair of knitted socks that do not require the ever so intimidating round or dpn needles.

I can't wait to give these a try.

Have a wonderful Christmas!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi louise great pattern ty happy christmas

Rayanne Kelly said...

I don't how or where to pick up 10 stitches, I dont understand the heel at all

Anonymous said...

I had trouble, too, but figured it out. Use the left needle and weave it through the long edge of those 16/17 rows just knitted to create 10 stitches on the left needle. then, treat them as stitches to knit.

Anonymous said...

I'm having a lot of trouble with picking up the ten stitches as well. I do not understand what to do even a little bit...ive been looking for online tutorials but cant seem to find anything using straight needles

Anonymous said...

I really cannot grasp the concept of picking up the ten stitches.
Which needles is used to pick up the stitches?
Is this connecting the heel to itself?
do you pick up all ten and then knit or do you pick up one at a time and knit as you go?
should I have turned my work after the last seven stitches?
Should there be 17 stitches on my write needle when i am done?

please help ive gotten to this point and had to start over multiple times :(

Anonymous said...

Rayanne Kelly said...
I don't how or where to pick up 10 stitches, I dont understand the heel at all
Monday, May 06, 2013
Anonymous said...
I had trouble, too, but figured it out. Use the left needle and weave it through the long edge of those 16/17 rows just knitted to create 10 stitches on the left needle. then, treat them as stitches to knit.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the brilliant pattern, I've been looking for a straight knit sock pattern for a while that wasn't too hard. I followed the advice from other comments for picking up the 10 stitches and it worked perfectly. Just successfully followed this one to make a sock- about to get started on the second....

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Anonymous said...

Wow, great pattern Louise! It's so easy! I've done one sock, moving on to my second. . .

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phil casey said...

I too have been looking for straight needle patt. But for baby socks .cant get one ....

Elizabeth said...

G'day Louise, this is the easiest most successful 2 needle sock pattern I have used. I used 8ply ( DK) yarn on 4 mm needles and they fit great for me and my adult daughters. I am going to try it now with 4ply ( baby yarn on 3.25mm needles for one of my granddaughters as I am not sure how to adjust the pattern.
Cheers, Elizabeth in Oz

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