Dragonfly Socks

Note- the picture shows a short row heel, I have included gusset heel instructions with this pattern, feel free to substitute a short row heel. This pattern has not been test knitted yet, please let me know if there are any typos.

Size: Women's medium, made for size 8 1/2-9 feet. Leg is about 8" around without being stretched or blocked.

Materials:
Cavyshops fingering weight superwash merino yarn, 4 ozs
US 1.5 (2.5mm) double pointed needles, set of 5

Gauge: 7 spi in st st without blocking


Process:

Cast on 60 stitches, divide between 4 needles- 15 stitches per needle.
2x2 ribbing for 1 inch,
k 1 row

Begin dragonfly pattern:
Row 1: k1, yo, k4, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, k4, yo, k1
Row 2 and all even rows: k
Row 3: k2, yo, k3, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, k3, yo, k2
Row 5: k3, yo, k2, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k3
Row 7: k4, yo, k1, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k4
Row 9; k5, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k5

 

repeat pattern until leg is desired length- my sock has 5 repeats of the pattern in the leg.

Instructions for gusset heel:

Start heel flap. it is done using the stitches on needles 1 and 2 (30 stitches)
Row 1: k
Row 2: sl1, p1 to end
Row 3: sl1, k to end
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the heel flap reaches the desired length. (usually 2 1/2") end at beginning of a k row.


Turn heel:
Row 1: sl1, k16, k2tog, k1, turn
Row 2: sl1, p5, p2tog, p1 turn
Row 3: sl 1 k to 1 before gap, sl1, k1 psso, k1
Row 4: sl1, p to 1st before gap, p2tog, p1
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until all st are worked (14 st left), end with a purl row (row 4)

Pick up Gusset:

With needle 2 knit across heel stitches, pick up stitches through slipped stitches on side of heel flap, follow dragonfly pattern on needles 3 and 4, pick up the same number of stitches on with needle 1 on the other side of heel flap as well as 9 stitches from needle 2 to make an even number on needles 1 and 2.

You should have equal numbers of stitches on needles1 and 2 and 15 stitches each on needles 3 and 4.

Reduce gusset:


Row 1:
Needle 2: knit to 3 stitches before the end of needle, k2tog, k1.
Needles 3 and 4: continue dragonfly pattern
Needle 1: k1, sl1, k1 psso, k to end
Row 2:
Needle 2: k
Needles 3 and 4: continue dragonfly pattern
Needle 1: k
repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 15 stitches remaining on each needle. Continue with pattern on needles 3 and 4, and k on needles 1 and 2 until sock reaches 2" from end of the foot.

Toe:
Row 1:
Needle 1: k1, sl, k1, psso, k to end
Needle 2: k to 3 before end, k2tog, k1
Needle 3: k1, sl1, k1, psso, k to end
Needle 4: k to 3 befor end, k2tog, k1
Row 2: k around
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 5 st on each needle- combine needles 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 so that there are 5 st on each needle, graft toe and weave in ends.

Felted Cavies Books Cavy Sweaters Yarn

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