Simple knit socksI thought I make the sock series more easier to follow. And print.

I’m going to publish all three socks separately, so you don’t have to always check part 1 or part 2 or….. you get the picture.

Hope it helps 🙂

 

Make a swatch:
  • Cast on 26 stitches and knit fist 2 rows;
  • 1st row: knit;
  • 2nd row: knit 3, purl to last 3 sts and knit last 3;
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2 about 12 times;
  • Knit last 2 rows and cast off;

 

Swatch for socks
 Calculate your stitches:

Step 1: You’ve finished your swatch. Now you have to measure how many stitches you have on 5 cm / 2 inches?

Step 2: Measure the circumference of your foot.

Step 3: Make your calculations:

With cm – (circumference of your foot x stitch count on 5 cm) divide by 5;

With inches – (circumference of your foot x stitch count on 2 inches) divide by 2;

Step 4: Take your number from step 3 and divide it by stitch count of pattern repeat (6 stitches).

For example: My number was 50 and the pattern repeat is 6 stitches – so I have to calculate 50/6=8,3

So, is your number without a comma?

If yes, then you’re good to go – your number from step 3 matches and this is your cast on stitch count.

But if your number is with comma then we need to adjust it a little bit. Take your answer without comma (mine is 8) and add 1 (8+1=9) and multiply it with your pattern repeat number (9 x 6 = 54). This is your cast on stitch count.

Start with your sock:

sock pattern with diagonal ribbingCast on number of stitches you just calculated.

Pattern repeat is 6 stitches.

Cuff and leg:

Left sock:

Rnd 1: knit;
Rnd 2: *knit 2, purl 2 together, knit 2, yarn over* repeat to end;

Right sock:

Rnd 1: knit;
Rnd 2: knit 2, yarn over, knit 2, purl 2 together;

Continue this pattern until you’ve reached desired length and knit 5 rounds.

Heel flap

Heel flap is worked back and forth over half of your total stitches while the remaining stitches rest on their needles.

I usually knit my heel flap with 3rd and 4th needle.

First stitch of every row is a slipped stitch – we need our edges to be loopy, so we can later easily pick up stitches.

Knit as many rows as many stitches you have on your two needles . For example – I have 28 stitches on two needles, so I need to knit 28 rows total.

Row 1 (wrong side): slip 1 stitch, purl to end.
Row 2 (right side): slip 1, knit 1 across.

Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Turning the heel

Knitted back and forth.

Row 1 (wrong side): Purl across half the steps of your heel flap plus 1, purl 2 together, purl 1. Now TURN the work.

Knitted socks with diagonal ribbingRow 2 (right side): Slip 1, knit 3, ssk, knit 1, TURN.

Row 3: Slip 1, purl 4, purl 2 together, purl 1, TURN.

Row 4: Slip 1, knit 5, ssk, knit 1, TURN.

Row 5: Slip 1, purl 6, purl 2 together, purl 1, TURN.

Row 6: Slip 1, knit 7, ssk, knit 1, TURN.

Continue adding one worked stitch before the decrease in each row, until all of the stitches have been worked, finishing with a right side row (you have now as many stitches as you had on one needle + 2 additional stitches).

Gusset

Gusset will be knitted in rounds again. First you have to pick up stitches from one side of the heel flap, then knit stitches from 2nd and 3rd needles, pick up stitches from other side of heel flap and knit last stitches (your needles have switches places – 1st and 4th needle are for sole. 2nd and 3rd needle are for upper part of foot).

Step by step:

  • Divide your heel stitches in half, leaving half on the current needle and putting the other half on an empty needle.
  • With the right side of the work facing you, take the needle holding the leftmost heel stitches and use it to pick up stitches along the slipped stitched edge of the heel flap, moving upward toward the cuff, one stitch per slipped stitch. You should be picking up amount of stitches you had on one needle when you first started (so you have picked up stitches + stitches from heel flap on this one needle);
  • Now knit your 2nd and 3rd needle as you did before heel flap;
  • You should now be at the other side of the heel flap, with an empty needle in your hand. Pick up the same number of stitches that you did on the other side, then continue across the live stitches that are waiting on the last needle (the ones remaining from the section where you turned the heel). By the way, this is your new beginning of the round now – 1st and 4th needle should have more stitches then 2nd and 3rd needle. Right?

Online Knitting ClassGusset decreases

You just formed your gusset. Now we need to make decreases, so we can have nicely fitted socks.

Round 1: Knit all around, knitting through back loop on the picked-up stitches along both sides of the heel flap only; otherwise knit normally.
Round 2: Knit until 3 stitches remain on Needle 1, knit 2 together, knit 1; knit across Needle 2 and Needle 3; on Needle 4, knit 1, ssk, knit to end.
Round 3: Knit.

Repeat rounds 2 and 3 only until all four needles have the same number of stitches on them again.

Foot

Knit all rounds until you have 2 inches left to knit (or 4,5 cm).

Knitted socks with diagonal ribbingToe decreases.

Round 1:

Needle 1 – knit to last 3 stitches, knit 2 together, knit 1;

Needle 2 – knit 1, ssk, knit to end;

Needle 3 – knit to last 3 stitches, knit 2 together, knit 1;

Needle 4 – knit 1, ssk, knit to end.

Round 2: Knit.

Repeat these two rounds until you are down to a little less than a quarter of your original stitch count.

Adjust the remaining stitches onto two needles, so that the foot’s top and bottom rows of stitches are parallel and the yarn is hanging at the end of the needle holding the sole stitches. Knit across a few stitches if you need to. Cut yarn, leaving about a 10 inch to 12 inch tail. Graft the toe together using Kitchener stitch.

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2 thoughts on “Socks with diagonal ribbing

  • 23. October 2015 at 18:08
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    I am so going to do this “class”.. I have tried and tried to knit socks.. I do get a finished sock.. I try it on and it swallows my foot!!! I have a 4A (AAAA) shoe width with a 6A heel. Granted I have a hard time finding store bought socks that fit my 9.5 size foot, LOL. I am still recovering from a car accident, so not able to knit as long as I would like, my thumb and index finger are still going numb after about an hour of knitting. Hopefully I will get my holiday gift knitting done soon so I can begin on this pattern, I am so excited that I found your site. Thank you for your wonderful lessons, I am following along as I can on some of the History patterns that you are posting, beautiful works, I would never understand by looking at a picture!!
    Thanks again, Marianne

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    • 23. October 2015 at 18:17
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      Thank you for your kind words. I hope you feel better soon 🙂

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