Staggered Rib Sox
Designed for 2 circular needles
Copyright Mary Moran 2002. All rights reserved. Authorized for personal use only.
Requirements: 2 skeins Lorna's Laces Sport weight yarn or other light weight sport yarn.
Needles: US size 2 (2.75 MM)
Size: Woman's medium (9" foot). Stitch pattern is very elastic and will fit most size legs and feet
Gauge: 7 stitches/inch in stockinette.
This pattern is designed for knitting socks on two circular needles using The Sole Solution sock design software and a pattern from The Knitter’s Desktop Companion.
This stitch pattern is very stretchy and will fit most size legs. The staggered rib pattern really helps the socks fit snugly and not fall down your leg.
Multiple of 2 sts (R7)
1-4: K1, p1
Ribbing and Leg:
Cast on 64 stitches. Join in a ring being careful not to twist. Mark join as the beginning of the round. Divide stitches over 2 needles. Begin knitting in K2, P2 ribbing pattern and knit circularly for approximately 2 inches. Knit one round even. Divide across needles. (32, 32) Beginning with Needle 1 and selected motif, knit leg in pattern until desired leg height is reached.
NOTE: Heel is worked in rows on 32 stitches.
Row 1 *Slip 1, k1 repeat across from *
Row 2 Slip 1, purl across
Knit in heel pattern until you have 32 heel flap rowsEnd with a purl row.
Turn Heel as follows:
Row 1: Sl 1, K17 sts, K2 tog, K1 turn
Row 2: Sl 1, P5 sts, P2 tog, P1, turn
Row 3: Sl 1, K6, K2 tog, K1, turn
Row 4: Sl 1, P7, P2 tog, P1, turn
Repeat rows 3 and 4, increasing 1 additional K or P stitch after the Sl 1 until all side stitches are consumed. End with a purl row.
Rnd 1: With needle 1, knit across heel flap. Pick up and knit 16 stitches from the side of the heel flap plus knit one stitch in the gusset corner. Knit in pattern across needle 2.
Rnd 2: Using a spare needle, pick up one stitch in the gusset corner and 16 stitches from the side of the heel flap. Using needle 1, knit these stitches. Knit the remaining stitches on needle 1 and knit in pattern across needle 2. Stitch count is (53, 32) respectively.
Gusset Decrease and Sock Foot:
Needle 1: K1, SSK, knit until the last 3 stitches k2 tog, k1.
Needle 2: Work in pattern around.
Rnd 2: Work in pattern around.
Repeat these 2 rounds until total stitches equal 64. Transfer stitches as necessary so that you have returned to your original stitch placement. (32, 32)
Continue knitting in stockinette on needle 1 and in pattern on needle 2 (if desired) until you are approximately 1 1/2 to 2 inches from the top of your longest toe.
Needle 1: K1, SSK, knit until the last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1
Needle 2: K1, SSK, knit until the last 3 stitches, k2 tog, k1.
Rnd 2: Knit around
Continue in this manner until you have approximately 24 stitches remaining or until sock has your desired toe shape. Graft toe closed.
Copyright 2002 Moran Software. Authorized for personal use only