Cupcake socks

knitting pattern


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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: Schachenmayr Regia. 75% wool, 25% polyamide. 100 g [3.5 oz] = 420 m [459 yds]. 1 skein.

Circular or double pointed knitting needles 2.75 mm [US 2].

2 stitch markers.

Sewing needle.

Gauge (Tension)

In Stockinette stitch:

10 cm [4”] = 26 stitches, 39 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.

K2togR – knit 2 stitches together right leaning.

Ktbl – knit through back loop.

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

P – purl.

P3tog – purl 3 stitches together.

Ptbl – purl through back loop.

RS – right side.

SM – slip the marker.

WS wrong side.

Twisted ribbing: K1tbl, P1tbl. Repeat to the end of the round.

Stitch no.2:

K
K1tbl
P1tbl
make a knot: P3tog not slipping from the needle, yarn over, P3tog (video tutorial)

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

Cuff

Cast on 56 stitches, join for working in the round and place the BOR marker.

Work 1.5 cm [½”] in Twisted ribbing (approx. 8 rounds).

Leg

Next round: * work 13 stitches in Stitch no.2, P2tbl, work 13 stitches in Stitch no.2 *, repeat from * to * 1 more time.

Continue working as established until the sock measures 11.5 cm [4½”] from the cast-on edge.

Next round: work 28 stitches in pattern, K28.

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.

Row 1 (WS): MDS, P27, 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 7 more times (with the RS facing, you should have 9 double stitches on the left needle and 8 double stitches on the right needle).

Next row (RS): MDS, K10, (K the double stitch) repeat 8 more times.

Next round: SM, work 28 stitches in pattern, (K the double stitch) repeat 8 more times, K to the end of the round.

Next round: SM, work 28 stitches in pattern, K20, turn the work.

Now, you will work back and forth again:

Row 1 (WS): MDS, P11, 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 7 more times.

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

Foot

Round 1: SM, work 28 stitches in pattern, K the double stitch, K to the end of the round.

Round 2: SM, work 28 stitches in pattern, K28.

Continue working as established until the sock measures 4 cm [1½”] shorter than the length of your foot, measuring from the back of the heel.

Toe

Round 1: SM, K28, place marker, K28.

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 4 more times (36 stitches on the needles).

Then, repeat round 2 until you have 20 stitches left.

Sew the toe with the Kitchener stitch.


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