Clover socks

knitting pattern


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Size

Women’s medium.

Foot length:

22.5 cm [8.8″] – EU-35, US-4, UK-2.
23 cm [9.06″] – EU-36, US-5, UK-3.
23.5 cm [9.25″] – EU-37, US-6, UK-4.
24 cm [9.45″] – EU-38, US-7, UK-5.
24.5 cm [9.65″] – EU-39, US-8, UK-6.
25 cm [9.84″] – EU-40, US-9, UK-7.

You will need

Yarn: Sock (14wpi). Approx. 250 m [273 yds].

Circular or double pointed knitting needles 2 mm [US 0].

Sewing tapestry needle.

2 stitch markers.

Suggested yarn:

  • DROPS Fable
  • DROPS Flora
  • SCHACHENMAYR REGIA 4-ply
Gauge (Tension)

In Stockinette stitch:

10 cm [4”] = 33 stitches, 49 rows.

Instructions

Work in pattern (as established) means that you will work as previously stated, without changing the position of the pattern.

BOR – beginning of the round.

K – knit.

K2togL – knit 2 stitches together left leaning (video tutorial).

K2togR – knit 2 stitches together right leaning (video tutorial).

Ktbl – knit through back loop.

MDS – make a double stitch (for German short rows).

P – purl.

RS – right side.

SM – slip the marker.

WS wrong side.

1×1 ribbing: K1, P1. Repeat to the end of the round.

Stitch no.1:

K
P
yarn over
K2togR
no stitch
Cuff

You can work with double pointed needles or with the circular needles using the magic loop method.

Cast on 70 stitches. Join for working in the round and place the BOR marker.

Work 2 cm [¾”] in 1×1 ribbing (approx. 10 rounds).

Leg

Round 1: SM, * P1, K1tbl, P31, K1tbl, P1 *, place another stitch marker, repeat from * to * 1 more time.

Round 2: * SM, P1, K1tbl, P3, {work stitches 1-7 of the Stitch no.1} 3 times, work stitches 1-9 of the Stitch no.1, P3, K1tbl, P1 *, repeat from * to * 1 more time.

Continue working as established until the sock measures 12 cm [4¾”] from the cast-on edge, ending on Row 7 or Row 14 of the Stitch no.1.

Next round: SM, work in pattern to the marker, SM, K35.

Now, you will shape the heel. Turn the work to start from the WS row.

Heel

You will use German short rows:

Make a double stitch (MDS):

  • RS: slip the first stitch knitwise to the right needle. Pull the yarn up and bring it to the front of the work, making a double stitch;
  • WS: slip the first stitch purlwise to the right needle. Pull the yarn up and bring it to the back of the work, making a double stitch.

Here is a video tutorial on how to make double stitches.

Row 1 (WS): MDS, P34, turn the work.

Row 2 (RS): MDS, K to the double stitch, turn the work.

Row 3 (WS): MDS, P to the double stitch, turn the work.

Repeat rows 2-3 9 more times (with the RS facing, you should have 11 double stitches on the left needle and 10 double stitches on the right needle).

Next row (RS): MDS, K13, K 11 double stitches.

Next round: SM, work in pattern to the marker, SM, K 11 double stitches, K to the end of the round.

Next round: SM, work in pattern to the marker, SM, K25, turn the work.

Now, you will work back and forth again:

Row 1 (WS): MDS, P14, turn the work.

Row 2 (RS): MDS, K to the double stitch, K the double stitch, K1, turn the work.

Row 3 (WS): MDS, P to the double stitch, P the double stitch, P1, turn the work.

Repeat rows 2-3 9 more times (until you have no stitches before the markers).

Next row (RS): K to the double stitch, K the double stitch.

Foot

Round 1: SM, work in pattern to the marker, SM, K the double stitch, K to the end of the round.

Round 2: SM, work in pattern to the marker, SM, K35.

Continue to work as established until the sock measures 4 cm [1½”] shorter than the length of your foot (measuring from the back of the heel), ending on Row 7 or Row 14 of the Stitch no.1.

Toe

Round 1: K to the end of the round.

Round 2 (decrease): * SM, K1, K2togL, K until you have 3 stitches before the marker, K2togR, K1 *, repeat from * to * 1 more time.

Round 3: K to the end of the round.

Repeat rounds 2-3 5 more times (46 stitches on the needles).

Then, repeat round 2 until you have 26 stitches left.

Sew the toe with the Kitchener stitch.


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