I have decided to provide all my content and knitting patterns for free. This means that my income comes from advertisements.
This webiste contains affiliate links meaning that if you buy something after clicking them I may earn a small commission. This does not result in any additional costs to you and the money I get from the yarn sales enables me to use my time to create free content for you. If you decide to purchase I’m really grateful for your support!
This pair of baby socks is knitted toe up and the pattern comes with a gusset heel. The pattern is written for the magic loop method, but can be adjusted for dpn’s.
The socks have a double-knitted reversible cuff.
Finished measurements (unstretched)
32 sts and 44 rows per 4 inches (10cm) in stockinette after blocking.
US 0 30″ [2mm 80cm] or longer circular needles.
Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.
If you need help with needle selection please read this guide.
Fingering weight wool and nylon blend yarn. Yarn used in the sample:
of fingering weight sock yarn
Knitting abbreviations used in this pattern you can find here.
With MC CO 6 (6) sts on each needle. You should now have a total of 12 (12) sts. Sample uses the Turkish cast-on method.
K one round.
Repeat round 1 a total of 3 (4) times. You should now have a total of 24 (28) sts.
Repeat rounds 2 & 1 a total of 6 (7) times. You should now have a total of 48 (56) sts.
If your row gauge differs use this calculator to get the heel placement.
Work in stockinette until your sock measures 2.7 (3.9)″ [6.8 (8.4) cm] or 3.3 (3.6)″ [8.2 (9.1) cm] less than desired length.
Repeat rounds 3 and 4 9 (10) more times. 20 (22) sts increased on Needle 2.
You have now 10 (11) gusset sts on each end of needle 2 and 24 (28) sts in the middle. A total of 44 (50) sts on Needle 2. While working the short rows the gusset sts are on hold.
K until you are at the beginning of Needle 2. The following rows 1-3 are worked flat on Needle 2 only.
Repeat rows 3 & 4 until the last row you worked was mds, k 8 (10). Do not turn your work.
On Needle 2 you should now have 10 (11) gusset sts, 8 (9) double sts, 8 (10) regular sts on the right needle and 8 (9) double sts and 10 (11) gusset sts on the left needle.
K to last double sts, ssk, turn (k together through the back loop the last double sts with the first gusset st on hold.)
Repeat rows 6 & 7 until you have one gusset st left at each end of Needle 2 (a total of 26 (30) sts on Needle 2).
Next round (RS): sl1, k to slipped st, ssk, continue working in the round and k all sts on Needle 1, k2tog the first two sts on Needle 2, k to end of Needle 2.
You should have a total of 48 (56) sts (24 (28) sts on each needle).
The heel is now finished. Continue working in the round.
Work in stockinette until the leg measures 5.5 (6.7)″ [12.3 (14.3) cm] or 1 (1.3)″ [2.7 (3.2) cm] less than desired length.
Work the colorwork chart with double knitting technique according to your size. You can find a great video tutorial here.
Bind off loosely using the two-color bind off method.
Weave in ends and block your socks.
I would be happy to see your version! You can share it with me on Instagram by tagging me @knitgrammer or leaving a review with an image below.
I’ll send you my top 5 tips of how to make a durable pair of socks.
There are no reviews yet.