Hey Everyone! It’s Lori here again from Lunar Knits by Lori. I’m so excited to be joining Hobium in bringing you a new FREE pattern!

The second I saw the beautiful Etrofil yarn on Hobium’s Instagram I just knew it needed to become a pair of socks! As soon as I held the yarn in my hands it told me it wanted to be a delicate pair of socks to be warn with my favorite pair of booties! After listening to the yarn, I casted on this pair of cuff down socks and didn’t stop knitting until they were done!

This sock includes a twisted rib cuff, a garter stitch short row heel, and a simple lace pattern down the front! The combination of the colors and details, makes for a beautiful, feminine pair of socks that I know I’ll be enjoying all fall long!

Materials:

1 skein Etrofil 4 ply yarn

2.25 mm knitting needles (I use 12-in circular)

Stitch markers

Darting needle

Scissors

Stitch Key:

K- knit

Ktbl- Knit through back loop

P- purl

Sl- slip stitch purl wise

Ssk- slip slip knit

BOR- beginning of round.

K2tog- Knit 2 stitches together

Yo- yarn over

M1- make one stitch

Dss- double stitch

Psso- pass slip stitch over

Mds- make double stitch

Gauge

8 stitches x 14 rounds =1 inch x 1 inch

S (M, L)

Pattern

Using German twisted cast on (or any cast on you like) cast on 52 (60, 68) stitches.

Cuff:

Joining in round, place marker.

*(ktbl, p)* repeat around until your cuff measures 3/4 inch

We will now be working on the leg of the sock.

Round 1: M1, K 8 (10, 12) place marker, P2, k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k1, so 1, k1, psso, p2. Place marker. K 8 (10, 12). Place marker. K 26 (30, 34).

Round 2 and every even round: K to marker, p2, k7, p2. K to BOR.

Round 3: k to marker, p2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, p2, k to BOR. 

Round 5: k to marker, p2, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p2. K to BOR.

Round 7: k to marker, p2, k2, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2, p2, k to BOR.

Round 8: same as round 2.

Repeat rounds 1-8 (omitting the M1 in round 1) for a total of 5 lace repeats ending with a round 8. You can add extra repeats here for a longer leg.

We will now be working a German short row heel.

K 8 (10, 12), P2, k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k1, so 1, k1, psso, p2. K 8 (10, 12). K 26 (30, 34). Turn.

We are now working flat.

Row 2: k 26 (30, 34). Turn

Row 3: mds, k across. Turn.

Row 4: mds, k to ds from previous round. Turn. 

Repeat row 4 until 9 (10, 11) ds have been worked on either side and 8 (10, 12) stitches remain in the center.

On last repeat row (wrong side row) k across all dss, turn.

Next row: k across all stitches working remaining dss as you come to them. Turn.

All dss have been worked.

Row 1 (wrong side): k 18 (21, 24), turn.

Row 2: mds, k 9 (11, 13). Turn.

Row 3: mds, k to ds from previous round, k ds and 1 stitch after. Turn. 

Repeat row 3 to work across all heel stitches.

Next row (wrong side): mds, k across all stitches. Turn.

Last row: k across all stitches.

We will now be working the gusset. Work in round beginning at BOR marker.

Slip BOR marker.

Round 1: Pick up 3 stitches on the side of your heel. K 8 (10, 12), p2, k7, p2, k 8 (10, 12). Pick up 3 stitches on side of your heel. Slip marker. Knit to BOR.

Round 2: K 11 (13, 15), p2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, p2, k to BOR. 

Round 3: K 1, ssk, k to lace marker, p2, k7, p2, k to 3 stitches before next marker, k2tog, k1, k to BOR.

Round 4: k first lace marker, p2, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p2. K to BOR.

Round 5: Same as round 3.

Round 6: k to first lace marker,p2, k2, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2, p2, k to BOR.

Round 7: Same as round 3.

You have now completed the gusset and should have the same number of stitches that you started with. 52 (60, 68). You should have a stitch marker marking the BOR, one on either side of the lace panel, and one marking the front from the back of the sock (half the stitches).

We are now working the foot. Repeat this pattern until you are 2 inches less than the desired foot length.

Round 1: K 8 (10, 12) p2, k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k1, so 1, k1, psso, p2, k to BOR.

Round 2 and every even round: K to marker, p2, k7, p2. K to BOR.

Round 3: k to marker, p2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, p2, k to BOR. 

Round 5: k to marker, p2, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p2. K to BOR.

Round 7: k to marker, p2, k2, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2, p2, k to BOR.

Round 8: Same as round 2.

Once you have reached 2 inches before your desired length, it is time to work the toe. You can remove just the LACE markers as you come to them.

Round 1 and all odd rounds: k2tog, K all stitches. (You are only decreasing by 1 stitch. This is done on ROUND 1 ONLY. All remaining odd rounds will be k all stitches.)

Round 2 and all even rounds: k1, ssk, k to 3 stitches before marker, k2tog, k1. Slip marker, k1, ssk, knit to 2 stitches before BOR, k2tog, k1.

Repeat this until you have just 24 (28, 30) stitches. You may want to try on the sock and add more or less decreases depending on your preference. Kitchener stitch the front and back stitches together.

But now your done! Avoid second sock syndrome by casting on your second sock right away! I hope you enjoyed and don’t forget to tag me in your photos on Instagram @lunarknitsbylori

Happy knitting!



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