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Summer Slice

By Cassandra Dominick


US Size 0 (2mm) (or preferred
size up to US 3) 40” circular
○ Two balls Classic Elite Yarns
Summer Sox in Coral (MC), and
one ball in Seagrass (CC) (40%
cotton, 40% superwash merino,
20% nylon; 175 yds)
○ stitch markers
○ yarn needle

7-9 sts to an inch in stockinette


ssk: slip two stitches knitwise one at a
time, knit (this is a left-leaning
k2tog: knit two sts together (this is a
right-leaning decrease)
sl 1: slip 1
pm: place marker
M1R: This is a lifted bar increase. Lift the
bar between the stitches from the
back with the left needle. Knit
this new st through the front
loop. This will twist the stitch and
make it invisibly blend with the
M1L: Lift the bar between the stitches
from the front with the left
needle. Knit new st through the
back loop, twisting the stitch as
you knit it.
p2tog: purl two stitches together
©Cassandra Dominick 2011


Many people have a specific needle size they like for socks.
I have a loose tension, so I knit on 2mm needles for
sturdier socks. You may choose your favorite size, since the
custom fit process is more important than actual gauge.
You can try your sock on as you knit it. You may increase
on the instep or sole edges as you like if the gusset or calves
feel tight and the center lace pattern will not be disrupted.
For this pattern you customize the size as you go. You end
toe increases when the toe barely touches the pinkie toe and
you begin the heel flap when the instep of the sock touches
the ankle bone. If you are making these for another person,
you should measure the total foot length, length to ankle
bone from toe, and foot circumference. The circumference
of the knitted sock should be about ½-1 inch less than the
actual foot circumference to keep the sock from sagging.

p1. The lace pattern is a 12-row repeat. k2. yo. k3. ssk. yo. k3. k2tog. K2tog. k11. k3. k1. p1. k3. k4. rather than placing the marker on the needle. On the first round I like to knit my tail into my stitches. k3. k2tog. ssk. k3. k2tog. ssk. k2tog. K3. This is optional. k1. p1. Remember. k2. You will be increasing every other round on both sides of the toes. yo. k3. but makes for less finishing work later. K11. k4. yo. You do this only on the first round. p1. You should mark the first st. Pm at the beginning of the round. ssk. p1. k1 When the toes are wide enough to barely cover the top of pinkie toes finish the round then change to MC. k4. yo. k1. ssk. K2. the amount of stitches on your instep varies depending on your custom fit. k2tog. If you have a stitch count you have used in other socks that works well for your foot size. k3. k4. k2. then begin lace pattern over the center 23 sts. R1: R2: R3: R4: R5: R6: R7: R8: R9: R10-12: K8. k4.   ©Cassandra Dominick 2011 2|Page . p1. k3. k5. The sock will stretch as you wear it. k1. You will knit into the first side normally. there will be 5 sts on either side that are not part of the lace pattern. k2tog. Continue the lace pattern on the instep until the sock reaches the ankle. p1. k1. Knit two rounds. and 33 on your instep. You will increase until the toe sections are wide enough to cover your toes and just barely touching the top of your pinkie toe. yo. You may increase evenly outside of the lace stitches as necessary for a good fit. if you have 66 total stiches. p1. k4. so a snug fit is good at first. p1. ssk. k4. k2. k5. k2. Note where you are in the lace pattern. since you will not be returning to the instep until the heel flap is done. Begin increases. k2tog. k5. knitthehellout. yo. k2. Knit 3 rounds. K4. K6. k8. For example. You may wish to place markers on both sides of the 23 center stitches. k2. p1. I recommend Judy’s Magic Cast On found here: http://knitty. M1L. yo. k5. feel free to increase to a number close to that size. k1. yo. yo.Summer Slice Cast on: Cast on 15 sts on each needle with CC (30 total) using the toe-up cast on method of your choice. yo. ssk. as it will slide off. yo. M1R. ssk. k7. K7. k2tog. yo. Lace: The lace pattern is repeated only on the instep (top) side of the sock. On an increase round: k1. yo. The increases will be mirrored M1R and M1L. k2. ssk. slide the stitches onto the cable and cast on for the second toe in the same way. yo. yo. k1. k5. k6. yo.html After you cast on for the first toe. k2. yo. k till one before the end. but will knit into the second side through the back loop since the cast on will make the second side of stitches twisted.

Row 4: Sl 1 st purlwise. Repeat for second sock sole. Make note of how many stitches you pick up. Knit across the back heel sts of the first sock. When you have picked up the gusset sts. knitthehellout. *k1. To prevent a hole at the corner of the gusset next to the instep. Continue the sl st heel through the gusset decreases. Ssk the st before and after the gap to close the gap. sl 1 purlwise) pattern on every other row between the markers that designate the back of the heel. The second sock rests on the cable of the needle. The slipped stitches that you made as you knit the flap are easy stitches to pick up. Repeat for the second sock sole. p to remaining marker. Row 1: Sl 1 st knitwise. Try the sock on as you go to check the length. K1. When your heel flap is ½ in shorter than the total sock length. pl. first place markers on either side of the 11 center sts. you will be alternating a knit round with a sl st pattern (k1. Row 3: S1 1 st knitwise. Turn work. k1. pick up selvedge sts and knit along the right side (as worn) of the gusset of the sock you just knit the instep of (the first sock you turned the heel of). remove marker. repeat from * to last 2 sts. purl to the st before the gap. repeat from * to second marker. k1. *k1. k2. Row 2: Sl 1 st purlwise. ssk. The plain knit round takes the place of the purl round that was done on the heel flap to maintain the pattern. you will do the heel turn. pm on the right (as worn) corner of the back heel. From this point forward. Turn work. sl 1 st purlwise pattern to the stitch before the gap created by the p2tog in the previous row. remembering to add an extra st to prevent a hole near the instep. You will repeat the next two rows until the flap is about ½ inch from the end of your foot. remove marker. The heel turn is made with short rows and now you will work on only one sock at a time. Place a marker on the left corner of the back heel (as worn). It provides a sturdier point of contact for shoe rubbing. Turn work. This is the end of the first sock heel turn. you will cease knitting on the instep side and will knit back and forth on both soles to make the heel flaps. pick up and knit the selvedge stitches on the left side (as worn) of the heel flap. To make the heel turn. purl to end. Using the working yarn. Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you have completed the short rows and no stitches remain outside of the markers. Sl m and knit the left gusset sts. When you have knit across both insteps. sl 1 st purlwise. Row 2: Sl 1 st purlwise.Summer Slice Heel: To make the heel flap. Let this first heel flap and partial gusset rest on the needle as you repeat the heel turn and left gusset pick up on your second sock in the same way. This number should be the same on each side of the heel flaps for consistency in size. work in   ©Cassandra Dominick 2011 3|Page . Row 1: Sl 1 knitwise (as if to knit). knit one extra stitch next to the instep through the center of a corner st. When the second sock is finished. knit across the instep of both socks at the appropriate row in the lace pattern. and as long as you like after. End the repeats with a purl row. sl 1 st purlwise (as if to purl). Turn work. p2tog the st before the gap with the st after the gap. p2tog.

php. k to marker. k to last 3 gusset sts. If you find it helpful. then begin decreasing only every other round. Put feet in socks and dance around because you are done with both socks! Please send questions about this pattern to cassy@knitthehellout. and knit the left gusset sts. Decrease twice more.knitty. The pattern. You should now have all of the heel. Decreases: Beginning at the corner of the right (as worn) gusset on a new round. Knit across instep in lace pattern for both socks. ssk. Continue in pattern until you are almost out of the MC (and finishing a lace repeat) or until the socks are about 1. Printing or downloading this pattern implies agreement with these terms. sl m. ©Cassandra Dominick 2011. work across heel sts in the sl st pattern to the second marker. Leg: When you have finished your gusset decreases. k1.knitty.php or a tubular bind-off from You have finished one decrease round. Knit up the extra st. k2tog. p1) until your cuff is about 1. mark both sides of the 23 center sts on the back of the leg. then begin a new repeat on both sides of the leg and cease making the sl st heel thickness on the back. Merchants may not distribute this pattern freely or distribute it as part of a class freely without written permission of the author. Bind off: For a nice stretchy cuff bind off. Pm on the right (as worn) corner of the back heel. then pick up and knit the selvedge sts. This pattern is for personal use only and may not be used for profit. and illustrations contained in the pattern are subject to copyright protections. Continue until the number of sts on the back of the leg matches the number of sts on the front of the leg. I will respond to this email faster than Ravelry   ©Cassandra Dominick 2011 4|Page . Repeat for second sock. The working yarn should be at the right corner of the instep. gusset.Summer Slice Move to the second sock. Work across the instep of both Switch to CC and knit in 1x1 twisted rib (*k1 through the back loop. and instep sts on your needles. you may want to continue the sl st pattern until you finish a lace repeat on the front of the leg. try either Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off found in Knitty at http://www. Complete the round by knitting across the heel sts. Weave in all ends. You may not sell items made with this pattern. photos. sl m.5 inches shorter than you prefer for the total cuff length. k1.5 inches (or longer if you prefer).