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Roll Top Socks

October 1, 2007

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Materials:
5 dpn’s size 3
1 skein Claudia Handpainted sock yarn
Yarn needle for finishing
Patience enough for TWO ankle length socks

Guage:
7 sts per inch in stockinette

INSTRUCTIONS
Cuff:
CO 48 (12 stitches on 4 dpn’s)
Knit for 7 rounds
K1, P1 for next 7 rounds

Heel Flap:
K all stitches from needle #1
Turn and Purl stitches from needle #1 and #4 (all onto one needle)
Row 1: Sl 1, K1, (Sl 1, K1) to end
Row 2: Sl 1, Purl across
Row 3: Sl 1, K2, (Sl 1, K1) to last st, K1
Row 4: Sl 1, Purl across (repeat rows 1-4 until 2 1/2″ long OR for 32 rows)

Turn Heel:
K 1/2 the stitches plus 2 more, K2tog, K1, turn
Sl 1 P5, P2tog, P1, turn
Sl 1, K6, k2tog, K1, turn
Sl 1, P7, P2tog, P1, turn
Cont. working one extra stitch each time (K8, P9, K10, P11…) till all the stitches have been worked. End with a Knit row.

Pick Up Gussets:
Using the same needle, pick up a total of 16 stitches evenly along the slipped stitched edge of the heel flap plus an extra stitch in the gap between the heel flap and the instep.
Needle 2 and Needle 3, Knit even
Needle 4 pick up an extra stitch in the gap between the heel flap and then 16 stitches evenly along the slipped edge of the heel flap.
Knit 1/2 the heel stitches from needle #1 onto needles #4.

Gusset Shaping:
Knit one round even (knitting gusset stitches through the back loop)
Rnd 1: Needle #1- K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
Needle #2 and #3- Knit even
Needle #4- K1, SSK, K to end
Rnd 2: Knit even
Repeat Rnd 1 and 2 until same # of sts as you CO (12 on each needle)
Continue to Knit even until 7 1/2″ or 1/2 inch shorter than your foot size.

Toe Shaping:
Rnd 1: Needle #1- Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
Needle #2- K1, SSK, K to end
Needle #3- K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
Needle #4- K1, SSK, K to end

Rnd 2: K even
Continue Rnd 1 and 2 until 16 stitches remain (4 stitches on each needle).
Knit stitches from needle 1 onto needle 4, then slip sts from needle 2 onto needle 3. You should have 8 sts on two needles.

Finishing:
Graft toe with Kitchener stitch. Weave in loose ends.

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20 comments

  1. Very cute socks, and I like the fact that they are SHORT socks having yet completed any FULL pairs of socks–I wonder if I could manage these.


  2. OMG! They are so cute with the shoes, they match almost perfectly. How awesome is that?


  3. Awwwww, those are so cute! I just love short socks.


  4. Well they turned out great! Very cute little socksies! ;o)


  5. Wow, its been a long time since I was here!
    The socks look amazing!! And that yarn pyramid is very tempting, it looks so soft!!


  6. Thanks for posting the pattern; I’ll add it to the pile of “things I want to knit when I have time!” 🙂


  7. thanks for posting this! i think I’m might finally knit some socks! LOL surely I can do ankle length right? right? 🙂


  8. Definitely on my to do list – love this style of socks.


  9. love those! and your shoes, and your tatoos…oh heck love the entire post!!!


  10. Love the socks and thanks for sharing the pattern.


  11. There’s a mistake in your heel turn. You seem to be missing a P1 at the end of each of the purl rows.

    Loving the pattern so far. It’s my first sock!


  12. Had to share the pic with you Dawn – on my blog I posted my first finished sock from your pattern!! Yippeeee….thanks for your great pattern.


  13. Help!! I didn’t have any trouble at all on my first sock. but now
    …at the end of the heel flap I have 24 stitches? [is that right?
    then when I follow the pattern…]
    Turn Heel:
    K 1/2 the stitches plus 2 more, K2tog, K1, turn [so, knit 14 stiches, then kstog, k1 and carry on as below…]
    Sl 1 P5, P2tog, P1, turn
    Sl 1, K6, k2tog, K1, turn
    Sl 1, P7, P2tog, P1, turn
    Cont. working one extra stitch each time (K8, P9, K10, P11…) [at the end these I have more stitches to purl than knits??]
    [is it right that I would continue from the P7 row with
    sl 1, k8, k2tog, k1, turn
    sl 1, p9, p2tog, p1, turn
    sl 1, k10, k2tog, k1, turn
    sl 1, p11, p2tog, p1, turn
    sl 1, k12, k2tog, k1, turn
    sl 1, p13, p2tog, p1, turn
    sl 1, k14, k2tog, k1, turn
    sl 1, p15, p2tog, p1, turn
    sl 1, k16… ?] doing it like that I’m running out of stitches to work on the knit side when I still have stitches to work on the purl side.
    Hope you understand my problem, my description isn’t great… I’ve ripped out 3 times tonight and still can’t get it. As far as I know, I followed exactly on my first sock and it worked out fine. I’m sure I’m doing something goofy…


  14. Hi Dawn, thanks for the answer. Your solving of my mystery was exactly right. I kept thinking I started with the wrong # of stitches so I would never get it right, but 24 is the right starting #. Because I’m so new at knitting socks I had zero trust that I was doing it right. Thanks again for taking the time to help me out.


  15. I made socks to my mom and DH’s mom. Your pattern is easy to follow and very nice to knit! Thank you for the pattern!


  16. Help! This is my first pair of socks, and I am having trouble picking up the gussets. When I finish turning the heel, I have 15 stitches on needle #1, ready to knit with needle #2, correct? However, when I pick up the 16 plus 1 stitches for the gusset, the working yarn is in the middle of the stitches on needle #1, and the next step has you knitting on needle #2 and #3, with no mention of the stitches you picked up on needle #1. How is this supposed to work? Also, when does needle #4 come back in? At this point, I only have 3 needles holding stitches…


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  19. have you this roll top socks written for circular needles. I have knitted dpn’s.


  20. sorry I meant to have not knitted on dpn’s



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