by: Christina Williams
Simplest two needle sock pattern ever (original)
Well, That needed a bit of work... Sorry to all who tried it out and were confused by my nonsense. Also, at the bottom of this pattern is suggestions for knitting in the round on five double pointed needles.
I have to start by saying that I can't believe there isn't this pattern all over. I've looked at many sock patterns and all that I've seen have some weird complicated heel. I couldn't figure out why in the world we couldn't just knit a sock more like the way a store bought sock is made. I thought it would be simpler and I've figured out I was right. Here is my pattern for a perfectly simple and still wonderful looking sock.
Needle sizes: US size 5 and 7 needles
Yarn: worsted weight yarn of your choice
Gauge: 4 sts and 6 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
(This pattern is to exactly my foot size. size 8 women, but I will be working on different sizes and post the pattern again with them.)
Start by casting on 34 stitches with size 5 needles.
Row 1-8: rib of your choice. I did knit two, purl two because it is my favorite. But you can do knit one, purl one also.
(You can rib for as many rows as you like. If you want a longer top, knit more rows. Shorter top, knit less rows. :)
Switch to size 7 needles.
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: Purl
Continue in stocking stitch (knit one row, purl one row) for 6 more rows. Or as long as you want your sock to be from top to bottom of heel, end with a purl row.
Row 17: knit 19, turn your wok, purl 5, turn your work, knit 6, turn your work, purl 7, turn your work, knit 8, turn your work, purl 9 turn your work, knit 10, turn your work, purl 11, turn your work, knit across.
Row 18: purl
Now just continue in stocking stitch (knit one row, purl one row.) for 5 1/2 more inches ending with a purl row. (Took me 34 more rows.)
Row 52: knit 10, knit two together, knit 10, knit two together, knit 10
Row 53: purl
Row 54: knit 9, knit two together, knit 10, knit two together, knit 9.
Row 55: purl
Row 56: knit 8, knit two together, knit 10, knit two together, knit 8.
Row 57: purl
Row 58: knit 7, knit two together, knit 10, knit two together, knit 7.
Row 59: purl
Row 60: knit 6, knit two together, knit 10, knit two together, knit 6.
Row 61: purl
Row 62: knit 5, knit two together, knit 10, knit two together, knit 5.
Row 63: purl
Row 64: knit 4, knit two together, knit 10, knit two together, pass last stitch from left needle back to right needle. ( 15 sts on left needle, 5 sts on right needle)
Fold the right needle to the back of the sock counter clock wise like such:
Now knit the first stitch from both needles together, knit the second two stitches together, slip first stitch from the right needle over the last stitch knit. We're knitting two together then binding off at the same time here.
Knit one stitch from each needle together, then pass the first stitch over that one until there are no more stitches on back needle.
Slip all stitches off left needle (you can put them on a stitch holder if you feel like they may drop).
Slip the first five stitches to the left of the right needle back on the needle, like this:
Then take the last 5 dropped stitches and insert the other needle from right to left, like this:
Now fold the needle to the left to the back of the sock clockwise, like this:
Then, again knit one from each needle together and pass the first stitch over the last one knit until there are no more stitches on the left needles. Cut yarn. Flip the toe right side out (knit side out) Sew up seam.
For Knitting in the round on five double pointed needles:
divided as: needle one- 9 sts, needle two- 8 sts, needle three- 9 sts, needle 4- 8 sts.
I would just not turn the sock at the end of every round.. knit all purl rows, and for the toe:
Turn the sock inside-out.
Round 64: Knit 4, knit two together, knit 10, knit two together, knit 4, then fold the work together,* knit the first stitches from the front and back needles together twice, pass the first stitch on the right needle over the last stitch knit, repeat from * until all stitches are gone, cut yarn, sew seam....