Worsted Boot Socks

These quick-knit socks are worked in worsted weight yarn and knit to a dense gauge. These top-down socks feature calf shaping by using a larger needle size, contrasting heel and toe, and a short-row heel.

Specifications

SIZE

Finished Foot Circumference: 8 (9) inches

Custom Sizing: You can work this sock on any multiple of 4 sts. Length is adjustable.

MATERIALS

  • MC] 1 skein Dream in Color Classy (100% merino wool, 250 yd./4 oz.) in Strange Harvest
  • CC] 1 skein Dream in Color Classy in Blue Lagoon US 5 (3.75mm) dpns

US 4 (3.5mm) dpns or size needed to obtain gauge Tapestry needle

GAUGE

6 sts and 8 rounds = 1 inch square in St st on US 4 (3.5mm) needles

Pattern Stitch

2 x 2 RIBBING

Round 1: * K2, p2 *, rep from * to * to end of round. Repeat this round for patt.

Directions for Worsted Boot Socks (Make 2)

CUFF AND LEG

1 CO 48 (56) sts in CC with larger needles.

2 Divide evenly over four dpns and join for working in the round. Place a marker for beg of the round.

4 Change to MC and work 1 more inch of 2 x 2 Rib (2.75 inches total).

5 Switch to smaller needles and continue even in 2 x 2 Rib until piece measures 8 inches.

SHORT-ROW HEEL

1 Change to CC. Work the heel over 24 (28) sts.

4 Row 3: Knit to 1 st before gap, wrap the next st and turn.

5 Row 4: Purl to 1 st before gap, wrap the next st and turn.

6 Repeat rows 3 and 4 until 8 (10) sts rem unworked in the middle of the heel.

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