Clip here for more detail picture of ribbing
Sock fits boys size 3-7 or womens size 4-8, you can adjust the size of the sock I will explain how to do that in the pattern. I have not double checked my pattern for errors, but will remove this line after I have double checked it!
You should have some experience knitting socks before trying this pattern, you don't need any experience with cables.
4-6 ounces (120-180 grams) of fingering weight yarn (I spun my own yarn using an llama/rambouillet/mohair/angora blend of fiber) you could also use DK weight yarn for a heavier sock.
Size 14 steel knitting pins (DP set of 4)-NOTE: I knit very loosely, I go down 2 sizes when I knit by a pattern, so you may want to go up 2 sizes...depending on how you knit.
Note: there should be no extra stitches at beginning or ending of each round. Each round should end evenly.
Row 1-*K3,YO,P3 repeat from *
Row 2-*K4,P3 repeat from *
Row 3-*K1,K2tog,YO,K1,P3 repeat from *
Row 4-*K2tog,K2,P3, repeat from *
Row 5-*K1,YO,K2tog,P3, repeat from *
Row 6-*K3,P3 repeat from *
Repeat these 6 rows for pattern.
CO 60 stitches [54 for a narrower foot], divided evenly between 3 needles (20 stitches per needle). You may place a marker at the beginning of each round if you like.
Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 2"
[Optional: do a K3, P3 ribbing and then begin pattern sets keeping the P3 ribbing throughout].
Begin pattern and work as established until you reach the desired length of sock (this will be the length from the ribbing down to the top of the heel).
Place 30 stitches beginning and ending with K3 on 1 needle for heel. The remaining 30 stitches (beginning and ending with P3 are left for the instep.) working in ST stitch (K right side, P wrong side), continue working heel for about 2". Slip 1st stitch of every row.
beginning with WS and S1 stitch at beginning of every round.
S1, P20, P2tog, turn
S1, K11, K2tog, turn
S1, P12, P2tog, turn
S1, K13, K2tog, turn
Continue until all all the stitches from the heel are on one needle, ending with a knit row.
K up 1st stitch of each sl stitch along side of heel flap, PM, work across 30 instep stitches (keeping in pattern), PM, K up other side of heel flap (I used app. 16 stitches along my heel flap).
K around as est (keeping in pattern in the instep stitches)..knitting the heel portion. Dec 1 stitch at center bottom of heel.
K to 3 stitches before 1st marker K2tog, K across instep-after next marker SSK.
Next Row: K across (keeping in patt as est.)
Repeat these 2 rows until 30 stitches remain at bottom of sock.
Then continue until approximately 2" less than the desired lenght of sock. Mine was approximately 7".
Discontinue pattern and work in St st. (Note: on first round divide the stitches up between 2 or 4 needles so that there are an equal number of stitches on top and bottom, dividing the stitches so that you will work the decreases for the toe at the sides of the sock.
Next row (begin at the intersection between the pattern on the right side of sock and the heel)
K1, SSK, K to last 3 st on 1st needle (or 2nd needle if using 4 needles), K2tog, K1 on 2nd needle (or 4th needle) K1, SSK, K to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1.
RND 2: work even Repeat last 2 rounds until 30 stitches remain. Them dec every round until 10 stitches remain. Break yarn, leaving 6", run through remaining stitches. Fasten off.
Turn wrong side out and weave in ends.