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Ruusu socks

Ruusu socks

This design comes with a strong style heel with beautiful cable detail and a colorwork rose on the cuff.

This pair of socks is knitted toe up.

  • Sizes: S1 (S2, M1, M2, L)
  • Yarn: Fingering weight wool and nylon blend

The pattern is available for free below. Ad-free pdf-version is available on my Etsy shop.

Sizes

Sizes

S1 (S2, M1, M2, L)

56 (60, 64, 68, 72) sts

Finished measurements (unstretched)

  • Cuff circumference: 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9)″ [17.5 (19, 20, 21, 22.5) cm] around
  • Length of cuff and foot can be adjusted.

You can use this chart to estimate the foot & leg length if you are gifting the socks.

Select size with approximately 0.8″ [2cm] of negative ease. Measure your foot circumference around the ball of the foot.

Gauge, notions, needles

Gauge

32 sts and 44 rows per 4 inches (10cm) in stockinette after blocking.

Recommended needles

US 0 30″ [2mm 80cm] and US 1 30″ [2.25mm 80cm] or longer circular needles.

Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

If you need help with needle selection please read this guide.

Other

Tapestry needle

Yarn

Yarn used in the sample

MC: Louhittaren Luola Väinämöinen 437  yards / 400 meters / 100g, colour Hattara (256  yards / 236 m / 59g)

CC: Louhittaren Luola Väinämöinen 437  yards / 400 meters / 100g, colour Hempi (44 yards, 40m / 10g)

Yardage

MC: 437 yards [400 meters]

CC: 88 yards [80 meters]

of fingering weight wool and nylon blend yarn

Recommended yarns

Pattern

Knitting abbreviations used in this pattern you can find here.

The pattern is written for the magic loop method, but can be adjusted for double pointed needles. If you are using the magic loop method I recommend making these socks one at a time because of the heel construction.

1. Toe

With smaller needles and MC CO 6 (8, 8, 8, 8) sts on each needle. You should now have a total of 12 (16, 16, 16, 16) sts. Sample uses Turkish cast-on method.

K one round.

1.1 Increases

Round 1

  • Needle 1: k1, k1fb, k to 2 sts from end, k1fb, k1.
  • Needle 2: Work the same way as Needle 1.

Repeat round 1 a total of 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) times. You should now have a total of 28 (32, 32, 36, 36) sts.

Round 2

  • Needle 1: k all sts.
  • Needle 2: Work the same way as Needle 1.

Repeat rounds 2 & 1 a total of 7 (7, 8, 8, 9) times. You should now have a total of 56 (60, 64, 68, 72) sts.

2. Foot

Work in stockinette until the foot of your sock measures 2.5 (2.7, 2.9, 3.1, 3.3)″ [6.4, (6.8, 7.3, 7.7, 8.2) cm] less than desired length.

3. Heel

Knit until you are at the beginning of Needle 2.

3.1 Gusset increases and short row shaping

The following rows are worked flat.

  • Row 1 (RS): k to last st of needle 2, k1fb, k1, turn. 
  • Row 2 (WS): mds (slip the double stitch back to needle 1), p to first st of needle 2, p1fb, p1, turn. 
  • Row 3 (RS): mds (slip the double stitch back to needle 1), k to  1st before double st, k1fb, turn.
  • Row 4 (WS): mds, p 1st before to double st, p1fb, turn.

Repeat rows 3 & 4 once more.

  • Row 5 (RS): mds, k to 3 sts before double st, k1fb, k1, turn.
  • Row 6 (WS): mds, p to 3 sts before double st, p1fb, p1, turn.
  • Repeat rows  5 and 6 until the last row you worked was mds, p6, p1fb, p1, turn. 

On the following rows when you reach a double stitch knit it as if it was one stitch.

Row 7 (RS):  mds, k to end of the Needle 2

Resume working in the round.

Round 1

  • Needle 1: k to end
  • Needle 2: work the same way as Needle 1

You should now have a total of 28 (30, 32, 34, 36) regular sts on Needle 1 and 56 (60, 64, 68, 72) regular sts on Needle 2.

3.2 Heel decreases and cable pattern

Round 1 (odd rounds on Chart A)

  • Needle 1: Work in stockinette
  • Needle 2: k 8 (9, 10, 11, 12), work sts 1-6 of Chart A, k until 14 (15, 16, 17, 18) sts remain, work sts 8-13 of Chart A, k 8 (9, 10, 11, 12)

Round 2 (even rounds on Chart A):

  • Needle 1: Work in stockinette
  • Needle 2: k 8 (9, 10, 11, 12), work sts 1-6 of Chart A, ssk, k until 16 (17, 18, 19, 20) sts remain, k2tog, work sts 8-13 of Chart A, k 8 (9, 10, 11, 12)

Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until you are finished with row 35 on Chart A.

Round 3

  • Needle 1: Work in stockinette
  • Needle 2: k 8 (9, 10, 11, 12), work sts 1-13 of Chart A, k 8 (9, 10, 11, 12)

Repeat round 3 until Chart A is finished. You should now have a total of  56 (60, 64, 68, 72) sts.

4. Cuff

4.1 Colorwork

Work in stockinette 1.6″ [4 cm] or until the leg of your sock measures 1.7″ [4.3 cm] less than desired length. 

  • Sizes 60, 64, 68, 72 sts: Change to bigger needles. 
  • Size 56 sts only: *(k1fb, k14) repeat from * to beginning of round. You should have a total of 60 sts.

Work Colorwork Chart B according to your size, beginning at lower right corner. With MC work 2 more rows in stockinette.

Chart B

Rose knitting chart.

4.2 Ribbing

Change back to smaller needles.

Work 10 rows (or desired length) of ribbing *(k1 tbl, p1) repeat from * to beginning of round. BO using some stretchy bind off method. Sample uses russian bind off.

4. Finishing

Weave in ends and block your socks.

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