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Mistake Rib Socks Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Mistake Rib Socks Knitting Pattern

This sock pattern fits women. It uses an easy pattern stitch called mistake rib. It doesn't pull in as much as traditional rib patterns but it does have some elasticity.

Gauge:
28 sts=4" in St st

Materials:
Size 3 US (3.25 mm) set of 5 double pointed needles
Blunt eyed needle
2 skeins Fortissima Cotton Colori (Schoeller Esslinger/Skacel)-color 02
50 grams/1.75 ounces
210 meters/230 yards
Buy 3 skeins of the same dye lot and you can make two pairs of socks. One pair requires less than 1½ skeins.

Instructions
Pattern Stitch: Mistake Rib (multiple of 4)
Rnd 1: *k2, p2; rep from *
Rnd 2: k1, *p2, k2; rep from *, end p2, k1

CO 60 sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Divide stitches over 4 needles (15, 15, 15, 15). Work k1, p1 rib (k1, p1 repeated around) for approximately 2½ inches. Beginning with Needle 1, beg pat st and work until 8" or desired length. End with row 2 completed on Needles 1-3.

Heel Flap
Place sts from Needle 4 on to Needle 1. Heel flap is worked in rows on 30 stitches.
Row 1: *Slip 1, k1; repeat across from *
Row 2: Slip 1, purl across

Rep these 2 rows 30 times or 2¾". Heel flap shape should be close to square. End with a purl row completed.

Turn Heel
Row 1: Sl 1, K16 sts, K2 tog, K1 turn
Row 2: Sl 1, P5 sts, P2 tog, P1, turn
Row 3: Sl 1, K6, K2 tog, K1, turn
Row 4: Sl 1, P7, P2 tog, P1, turn
Cont in this manner until all stitches are worked.

Gusset
Knit across heel sts. Pick up 16 sts along side of heel flap. Knit in pat st across Needles 2 and 3. Pick up 16 sts along other side of heel. Place half of heel sts on Needles 1 and 4. Knit to end of rnd.
You should have (25, 15, 15, 25) sts on Needles 1-4 respectively.

Gusset Decrease and Sock Foot
Rnd 1:
Needle 1: Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Needle 2 and 3: Work in pat st around.
Needle 4: K1, SSK, knit around.
Rnd 2: Work in pattern around (St st on Needles 1 and 4, pat st on Needles 2 and 3).
Rep these 2 rnds until total sts equal 60 (15, 15, 15, 15).
Cont knitting in St st on Needles 1 and 4 and in pat st on Needles 2 and 3 until you are approximately 1½ to 2 inches from the top of your longest toe.

Shape Toe
Rnd 1:
Needle 1: Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
Needle 2: K1, SSK, knit around.
Needle 3: Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
Needle 4: K1, SSK, knit around.
Rnd 2: Knit around
Cont in this manner until you have 32 sts rem or until sock has desired toe shape. K one round plus sts from Needle 1. Graft toe closed using kitchener stitch.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter