The pattern is easily adaptable to different sizes, and I’ve knitted this in both toddler size (size 6 / 19-21) and for myself (size european 36,5). For the toddler version I basically used this pattern, and just replaced the ribbing with the cable pattern, and the stockinette heel with my reinforced heel. The written pattern is for the grownup-size sock.
The pattern on two size 2.5 mm needles, using magic loop, but you can also use dpn:s if you prefer that. Any pretty fingering yarn will do. The grown-up size is knitted in ONline Supersocke, with contrasting Drops Fabel in black The yardage is about 50 grams of the main color, and 25 grams of contrast color.
k – knit
ktbl – knit through the back loop
k2tog – knit two stitches together
m1l – make one left
m1r – make one right
p – purl
p2tog – purl 2 stitches together
ssk – slip, slip, knit
Cast on 64 stitches using long-tail cast-on and join in the round, being careful not to twist.
Knit 15 rows of twisted rib – *k1tbl, p1* or length of your choice, with contrast color.
Cable Pattern A
row 1-3: p1, k4, p1
row 4: p1, slip 2 sts on to cable needle, hold in front, k2 next 2 sts on needle, k2 from cable needle, p1
Cable Pattern B
row 1-3: p1, k4, p1
row 4: p1, slip 2 sts on to cable needle, hold in back, k2 next 2 sts on needle, k2 from cable needle, p1
Switch to main color and knit one row.
Start Cable pattern A on row 2, then knit until 6 stitches remain on needle, knit Cable Pattern B on row 2. Repeat for second needle.
Knit in this established pattern for 13 pattern repeats or desired length. End with row 4 of both cable patterns.
Turn work. If you’re knitting heel in contrast color, change to second color and purl first row. Then knit as follows:
Row 1: *slip 1 st as if to purl, k1* Repeat until end of row
Row 2 and 4 (WS): purl all stitches
Row 3: *k1, slip 1 st as if to purl* Repeat until end of row.
Repeat rows 1-4 8 times (for a total of 32 rows).
Row 1 (RS): slip 1, k16, k2tog, k1 turn work
Row 2 (WS): slip 1, p3, p2tog, p1, turn work
Row 3: slip 1, k until one st before gap, k2tog, k1 turn work
Row 4: slip 1, p until one st before gap, p2tog, p1, turn work
Repeat row 3-4 until all stitches are consumed, (18 sts) left on needle
if you did heel in contrast color, switch back to main color. K through all the heel stitches and pick up 16 sts along the heel flap edge. Knit in established pattern across instep stitches, pick up another 16 sts on heel flap edge. There should be 50 gusset stitches and 32 instep stitches on needle.
Knit heel stitches as follows:
Row 1: knit until 3 sts remain of heel stitches. k2tog, k1. Knit across instep stitches according to instructions below. On gusset needle k1, ssk
Row 2: knit across heel / gusset sts. Knit according to instep instructions below.
Continue with row 1 and 2 until 32 stitches remain on needle (64 in total).
Instep is knitted as established, but on row 3 of Cable pattern A and B the cable pattern is shifted towards the middle of the foot as follows:
m1r, cable pattern A, k2tog, k until 2 sts before cable pattern B, ssk, cable pattern B, m1l
The new stitches are knitted. Continue in this manner until there are two knit stitches between cable pattern A and B. Then just continue as established, until reaching the desired foot length (for me it took about 6 pattern repeats). Sole stitches are knitted.
Switch to contrast color and knit one row. Decrease for toe as follows:
Row starts on needle holding the sole stitches: k1, ssk, k until 3 sts remain on needle, k2tog, k1. Repeat for second needle. Decrease in this manner every 3 rows 4 times (24 sts on each needle). Decrease every two rows 6 times (12 sts on each needle).
Graft toe together using kitchener stitch. Weave in ends. Knit a second sock. Enjoy!