A fun pair of footies to wear during the summer months, knit with worsted weight cotton yarn and a lovely open lace pattern.
Knitting loom: Sock Loom 2 by Authentic Knitting Board, 36 pegs used.
Yarn: Approx 125 yds of worsted weight yarn cotton. Sample used Sugar ‘N Cream in Over the Rainbow.
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.
Size: US Women’s 6-7 (7-8, 8-9). Sample shown in size 6-7
K2tog=knit two stitches together. Move stitch from the peg on the left to the peg on the right. Work/knit both loops as one loop.
YO=Yarn over. Ewrap peg on the row that calls to YO, on the next row when you need to knit/purl the stitch, undo the ewrap and lay the yarn flat in front of the peg.
w&t=wrap and turn. The process of wrapping the stitch and turning to work in the opposite direction. Lift the stitch/loop off the peg, wrap the peg so that the yarn goes around the peg and ends towards the front of the peg—if working in a clockwise direction around the loom, wrap the peg counterclockwise; if working in a clockwise direction around the loom, wrap the peg clockwise.
Cast on 36 sts, join to work in the round.
Rnd 1-6: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of rnd.
Rnd 7-10: k to the end of the rnd.
Start Short Row Heel—worked in short-rows over the first 18 pegs.
Row 1: k17, w&t at peg 18.
Row 2: k16, w&t at peg 1.
Row 3: k15, w&t at peg 17.
Row 4: K14, w&t at peg 2.
Row 5: K13, w&t at peg 16.
Row 6: k12, w&t at peg 3.
Row 7: k11, w&t at peg 15.
Row 8: k10, w&t at peg 4.
Row 9: k9, w&t at peg 14.
Row 10: k8, w&t at peg 5
Center 8 pegs of the 18 heel stitches are without a wrap. Continue with second part of heel.
Row 11: k9, (lift all the loops on the last pegs as one loop), w&t peg 15 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).
Row 12: k10, w&t peg 4 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).
Row 13: k11, w&t peg 16 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).
Row 14: k12, w&t peg 3 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).
Row 15: k13, w&t peg 17 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).
Row 16: k14, w&t peg 2 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).
Row 17: k15, w&t peg 18 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).
Row 18: k16, w&t peg 1 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).
End of Heel Instruction
SOLE AND INSTEP
Continue working in the round the sole and instep instructions. Sole constitute the first 18 stitches, instep the remainder 18 stitches.
*Rnd 1 and 2: k to the end of rnd.
Rnd 3: k18, [k2tog]3x, [yo, k1]6x, [k2tog]3x. (Need assistance with Round 3, please check out the breakdown below).
Rnd 4: k18, p18.*
Rep instructions from * to *: 8 (9, 10) more times.
Next rnd: k to the end of rnd.
Follow same instructions as for HEEL
Once heel instructions have been completed, transfer the stitches as follows onto two double pointed needles:
Stitches 1-18 on one double pointed needle.
Stitches 19-36 on second double pointed needle.
Use the kitchener stitch to seam the toe are close.
Weave ends in. Block lightly.
Video on moving the stitches to the knitting needles to kitchener the toe close.
Round 3 of the stitch pattern is the most complicated. You have the option here to move all the stitches around first, or to knit them as you move them around. The sample below has you knit them as you move them, if you prefer, move them all first then work the row.
Knit the first 18 pegs. The lace section is on the instep stitches, over 18 pegs. Number the pegs as follows, 1 through 18, number 1 being at peg 19 and number 18 at peg 36.
Move stitches as follows:
Step 1: From peg 1 to 2; from peg 3 to 4; from peg 5 to 6; 13 to 14; 15 to 16; and 17 to 18.
Step 2: Knit peg 2; move this loop to peg 1.
Step 3: Knit peg 4; move this loop to peg 2.
Step 4: Knit peg 6; move this loop to peg 3.
Step 5: Ewrap peg 4.
Step 6: knit peg 7 and move the loop to peg 5.
Step 7: Ewrap peg 6.
Step 8: knit peg 8 and move the loop to peg 6.
Step 9: Ewrap peg.
Step 10: knit peg 9.
Step 11: Move both loops from peg 16 to peg 17; move both loops from peg 14 to peg 16.
Step 12: Move loops from pegs 12 to 15; from peg 11 to peg 13; from peg 10 peg 11.
Step 13: Ewrap peg 10, knit peg 11.
Step 14: Ewrap peg 12, knit peg 13.
Step 15: Ewrap peg 14, knit peg 15.
Step 16: Knit pegs 16, 17, and 18 (treating both loops on each peg as one loop.
Gently tug on the yarn adjusting the stitches.