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Creta Lace Socks

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Knitting socks isn't just for grannies anymore. Become a knit master with this free pattern for Creta Lace Socks!
 

MATERIALS:

  • Yarn: Naturally Caron.com Spa 75% Microdenier acrylic, 25% bamboo; 3 oz/85 g, 251 yds/230 m ball): 3 balls. Shown in: #0006 Berry Frappe
  • One set of 4 double point needles (dpn) size US 6 (4 mm), or size to obtain gauge
  • Split ring marker
  • Yarn needle


SIZES: Adult Medium (Large)

 

KNITTED MEASUREMENTS:

Foot: 7 ½ (8 ½)”/19 (21.5) cm

 

GAUGE:

In k1, p1 rib, 22 sts and 26 rows = 4"/10cm

In Stockinette st, 22 sts and 26 rows = 4"/10cm

In Open and Closed Fans st, 22 sts and 26 rows = 4"/10cm

 

STITCHES USED:

Yarn over (yo)

K1, p1 rib

Stockinette stitch (St st)

Open and Closed Fans (multiple of 9 sts + 2)

Rnd 1: K2, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; repeat from * around.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rnd 3: K1, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; repeat from * around, ending with k1.

Rnd 4: Knit.

Repeat Rnds 1-4 for Open and Closed Fan st.

 

NOTE:

To make the top of rib on socks more elastic, use a #7 straight needle and transfer the sts onto 3 of the size 6 dpns.

 

SOCKS:

CO 46 sts. Place 15 sts on needles #1 & 3, 16 sts on needle #2. Join rnd being careful not to twist sts, placing marker at beginning of rnd.

Work in k1, p1 rib for 1 ½”.

Knit next rnd inc 1 st. -- 47 sts.

Work in Open and Closed Fan st until sock measures 7 ½ (8 ½)”, ending with a k rnd and inc 1 st in last rnd -- 48 sts.

Heel Flap (worked back and forth in rows):

(RS) Knit across 24 sts; put remaining 24 sts on an extra dpn.

Row 1 (WS): S1, purl across.

Row 2: *Sl 1, k1; repeat from * across ending with Row 1.

Repeat these 2 rows for approx. 2 ½” (6cm).

Note: There should be 11 long loops on side of heel flap.

Turn Heel:

Row 1: Sl 1, k12, ssk, k1, turn.

Row 2: Sl 1, p3, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 3: Sl 1, k4, ssk, k1, turn.

Row 4: Sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 5: Sl 1, k6, ssk, k1, turn.

Row 6: Sl 1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 7: Sl 1, k8, ssk, k1, turn.

Row 8: Sl 1, p9, p2tog, turn

Row 9: Sl 1, k10, ssk, k1, turn.

Row 10: Sl 1, p11, p2tog, p1, turn.

There should be 14 sts rem.

Shape Gusset:

Knit across the first 7 sts (this is needle #3 and will be the center of your heel) and. mark with marker or safety pin. With the next needle (needle #1) knit across the other 7 heel sts, then pick up 12 sts along the side of the heel flap (19 sts); with needle #2 knit across the 24 sts; with extra dpn pick up 12 sts along the heel flap and knit last 7 heel sts (19 sts) -- 62 sts.

Note: There should be 19 sts each on needles #1 and #3; and 24 sts on needle #2. Decs will now be worked at the end of first needle and beginning of 3rd needle.

Rnd 1: Knit to last 3 sts on needle #1, k2tog, k1; knit across instep on needle #2; on needle #3, k1, ssk, k to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: Work even in pattern as established.

Repeat last 2 rnds until there are 12 sts each on needles #1 and 3, and 24 sts on needle #2 – 48 sts. Work evenly in St st until sock (slightly stretched) measures 2" less than desired length of bottom of foot. (Medium size is 7 ½” long; Large size is 8 ½” long.)

Shape Toe:

Rnd 1: Knit to last 3 sts on needle #1, k2tog, k1; on needle #2, k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; on needle #3, k1, ssk, knit to end.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Repeat these 2 rnds until 6 sts rem each on needles #1 and 3, and 12 sts rem on needle #2 – 24 sts.

Repeat only Rnd 1 until 8 sts rem.

Break yarn, leaving a 5" tail. Using yarn needle, thread the yarn through the rem sts and pull tight to fasten.

To make the toe finish firmer, run the yarn through the sts again.

 

FINISHING:

Weave in ends and block.
 

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