SvS Build Your Own Pattern – Basic Crew Sock on DPNs

As long as you know the circumference and length of the foot, and the gauge of your yarn (sts per inch), you can knit a basic crew sock for anyone. Whenever you see a white space in the table, you need to fill in information. Reference Information Yarn Used inches Needle Size inches Gauge

Sock Recipient Circumference of Foot Length of Foot

sts per inch

Cast on Formula St Distribution

Casting On sts _____ [sts per inch] x _____ [circumference of foot in inches] =; round this number to the nearest number divisible by 4 = _____ [number of sts to cast on] Needle #1: one-fourth of sts Needle #2: one-half of sts Needle #3: one-fourth of sts Cuff Based on personal preference, 1 inch minimum Leg Based on personal preference, not to exceed 8 inches

K2P2 rib for

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K even for

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Heel Flap Formula _____ [number of cast on sts] ÷ 2 = _____ (number of heel flap sts)  Always slip the first st of the row. This is important!  The heel flap is worked on two needles Row 1 Sl 1 st, k sts ([number of heel flap sts] ÷ 2) – 1 = _____ (k sts for row 1)  Row 1 sts are knit from Needle #1; move remaining sts from Needle #1 to Needle #2 Row 2 From Needle #1: Sl 1 st, purl to end (you are purling the same stitches you knit in Row 1) From Needle #2: P ([number of heel flap sts] ÷ 2) – 1 = _____ (p sts for row 2)  Row 2 sts are knit from Needle #3; move remaining sts from Needle #3 to Needle #2  You should now have two needles, each with half the number of sts you cast on  The sts on Needle #2 will be reserved until the gusset is worked. Row 3 and All Odd-Numbered Rows Sl 1 st, k to end Row 4 and All Even-Numbered Rows Sl 1 st, p to end Repeat Rows 3 and 4 _____ [number of heel flap sts] ÷ _____ [sts per inch] = _____ (length until heel flap measures inches of heel flap)  End heel flap with a purl row

k-knit p-purl st-stitch sl-slip psso-“pass slip st over” tog-together dpn-“double-pointed needles

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Build Your Own Pattern – Basic Crew Sock
Turning the Heel Row 1 Sl 1 st, k _____, sl 1 st, k1, psso, k1, turn _____ (heel flap stitches)/2 + 4 = _____ Row 2 Sl 1 st, p 9 sts, p 2 tog, p 1, turn Row 3 Sl 1 st, k to 1 st before the gap, sl 1 st, k1, psso, k1, turn Row 4 Sl 1 st, p to 1 st before the gap, p 2 tog, p1, turn Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until all the stitches between the gaps have been eliminated. End on a purl row. Gusset  The remainder of the sock will be worked on 4 DPNs Round 1  K to center of the row (half of the remaining heel turn stitches should be on the right needle and half on the left needle; reserve the right needle for the final bullet poin on this round)  Using a new needle, k to end of row  Using same needle, pu 1 st for every sl st on the left side of the heel (this is now Needle #1)  Using another needle, k all sts reserved when the heel flap was started (this is now Needle #2)  Using the same needle you started with, pu 1 st for every sl st on the right side of heel, k to end of row (this is now Needle #3) Round 2 k even Round 3  Needle #1: k until 3 sts left on needle #1 k 2 tog, k 1  Needle #2: k even  Needle #3: k 1, sl 1 st, k 1, psso Repeat Rounds 2 and 3 until you are back to the original number of cast on sts  When you pick up sts for the gusset, you may end up with a different number of sts on Needle #1 and Needle #2. Don’t panic. On Round 2, decrease as in Round 3, but only on the side that you have two many sts. Do this until you have the same number of sts on Needle #1 and Needle #2. Foot K even until foot measures inches _____ (length of foot from heel to toe) – 1.5 inches = _____ inches  Measure the the foot length starting at the back of the heel. Toe  Needle #1: k until 3 sts left, k 2 tog, k 1  Needle #2: k 1, sl 1 st, k 1, psso, k until 3 sts left, k 2 tog, k 1  Needle # 3: k 1, sl 1 st, k 1, psso, k to end K even 12 sts are left  Graft remaining sts (aka Kitchener stitch); or  K 2 together for 1 round until 6 sts remain; cut thread leaving 8 inch tail, thread tail onto a yarn needle, then thread yarn through 6 sts and pull up; or  Bind off 12 sts and sew toe closed

Round 1

Round 2 Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until To Finish

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