CANADIAN MINI SOCK Pattern
in SOCK WEIGHT YARN
by Denise Powell
Photo follows the pattern.
I used Patons "Kroy 4-ply" in red and natural white (colours 437 & 483) because I had them in my stash and 3mm needles, larger than I would use for knitting real socks with this yarn.
If you don't have any relatively thin (sport, sock, or baby weight) yarns in the right colours in your stash, consider buying a few little skeins of tapestry wool.
Cast on 24 stitches using red. I cast on and knit the first row flat, then divide the stitches and join in the second round - knitters choice! Divide as 8-8-8 and knit 7 or so rounds of k1, p1 rib.
Break red and join white, knit about 12 rounds of white.
Redivide stitches to place 12 on one needle to hold for the instep and 12 to use for the heel. Leave the white yarn attached to the end of the instep stitches and rejoin red. Knit back-and-forth across the 12 heel stitches, always slipping the first stitch of each row (use heel sttich if you want), until the heel flap is square.
Now turn the heel:
Next RS row: K7, ssk (OR slip 1, k1, psso, if you prefer), TURN.
P3, p2 tog, TURN.
K3, ssk (OR sl1, k1, psso), TURN.
Repeat the previous 2 rows until you have only 4 stitches left in red.
Using white again (just pick it up from where you left it!) and a new needle, pick up stitches along the right edge of the heel flap (I picked up 7 - your number may vary), knit across two heel stitches, using another needle, knit the other two heel stitches and then pick up the same number of stitches on the left side of the heel flap. You are now knitting in rounds again.
Assuming you have 12 stitches on the instep needle (call it needle 1), and 9 on the other two needles (7 picked up and 2 from the heel), you need to decrease the extra stitches to get back to the original number.
Needle 1: Knit.
Needle 2: K1, ssk (OR sl1, k1,psso), knit to end of needle.
Needle 3: Knit to last 3 stitches.
Plain round: Knit.
Repeat these two round until you are back to 24 stitches.
Knit plain for another 6 to 8 rounds. Break white and rejoin red.
Knit one round plain, then begin toe decreases:
Needle 1: K1, ssk, knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1.
Needle 2: K1, ssk, k to end of needle.
Needle 3: Knit to lst three stitches, ssk, k1.
Repeat alternating plain and decrease rounds until 8 stitches remain. Break yarn and either graft remaining stitches or draw end of yarn through all stitches and pull closed.
GRAPH FOR MAPLE LEAF
Here is a sort of 'graph' for duplicate stitching a little Maple Leaf on your mini-sock, if you want. Position it on the side of the sock, just above the heel.
x = means white stitch
0 = means stitch duplicate embroidered in red
Looks a little stretched out above, but it works well.
Copyright Denise Powell
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Last updated January 2nd, 2009
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