Curly Top Socks Part 1.

Hi there! Sorry I didn’t post anything last week, it was a pretty hectic one and I just couldn’t find the time!

Today I’m posting a pattern for socks that I made up myself. The way I came up with this design was totally by accident because these were my first pair of socks and I didn’t​have a pattern so I decided just to start knitting and see what they would look like. For the first sock I didn’t even have enough needles and it turned out hideous. But the second sock ended up looking kind of cute and so I kept the mismatched pair!

I made these socks to fit my feet so they are around about size 8 or 8 1/2 and since these will probably take you more than a week to do I’ve broken it down into two parts.

What you’ll need: 

5 size 3.75 double pointed knitting needles

2 balls of sock yarn
What to do:

  1. Cast on 12 stitches on four of the needles so that you have a total of 48 stitches.
  2. Working on the wrong side purl 16 rows and then knit 3 rows, your curly top is done!
  3. Knit the heel flap by first sliping half the stitches (24in our case) onto one needle taking one needle away and keeping the others the same. The heel flap will be created only with the needle with 24 stitches.
  4. To start the heel flap slip one stitch then purl the rest on the needle. Turn to the right side of your work and slip one stitch, then knit one. Repeat the slip knit pattern until the end of the row.
  5.  Turn your work back to the wrong side and slip one stitch then purl the rest.
  6. Repeat steps 4-5, 5 times so that you have 10 rows.
  7. To turn the heel have the right side of the work facing you with the yarn coming out of the right side.
  8. Slip the first stitch then knit 13 stitches. Here we are going to decrease a stitch with an skp (slip one stitch, knit one and past the slip back over) or ssk (slip, slip, knit), then knit one more stitch and turn the work back to the wrong or purl side.
  9. Slip on stitch again then purl 5, purl 2 together and purl one. Notice that there a little gaps where we decrease a stitch? We will use these gaps as a guide of where to decrease again.
  10. Turn your work to the right side. Slip one stitch, knit over to one  before the gap and  skp or ssk, knit one again and turn to the wrong side.
  11. Slip one stitch, purl to one stitch before the gap, purl the stitch before the gap and the one after together, purl one and turn your work  to the right side.
  12. Repeat steps 8-11 until you finish working all your stitches. You should now have a nice little cup that will hold your heel.
    In Part 2 for next week we’ll be picking up and knitting the gusset, decreasing the stitches to the original amount and decreasing for the toe.
    Enjoy and See you soon!

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