By Erica Lueder
Yarn: Fingering Weight - approx 350- 400yds
Sample sock knit with Fresh From the Cauldron’s Superwash Sock Yarn in the Burrow Colorway.
Needles: US 2 (2.75mm) – set of 2 Circular Needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
(Repeat from * to *)
Rows 1-6: *p2, k2*
Rows 7-12: *k2, p2*
Slightly Modified Garter-Stitch Edged Eye of Partridge Heel
Row 1: k3, p to end
Row 2: p3, *k1, sl 1* to last 3 sts, k3
Row 3: k3, p to end
Row 4: p3, *sl 1, K1* to last 3 sts, k3
CO 64 sts, divide evenly over 2 circular needles (32 sts each needle). Join for knitting in the round.
LegBegin Elongated Rib Stitch Leg Pattern for a total of 3 pattern repeats or until you have reached your desired length ending with row 12 of pattern.
The heel flap is worked using ndl 2; ndl 1 is holding the instep sts. Knit the Slightly Modified Garter-Stitch Edged Eye of Partridge Heel Pattern for a total of 8 pattern repeats (32 total rows) ending with Row 4 of the pattern. This leaves 16 edge sts for pick up after the heel is turned.
With WS facing you,
Sl 1, p 16, p2tog, p1, turn
Next row: sl 1, k3, ssk, k1, turn
Next row: sl 1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn
Next row: sl 1, k5, ssk, k1, turn
Next row: sl 1, p6, p2tog, p1, turn
Next row: sl 1, k7, ssk, k1, turn
Pick up (pu) the heel flap sts.
Using the ndl holding the heel sts (now referred to as ndl 1): pu 16 sts along the heel flap, pu 1 extra st between the heel flap and the instep (to close the gap), pm, k across half of the instep sts (16 sts) in pattern. Switch to the other needle (now referred to as ndl 2).
Using ndl 2: continue across second half of the instep sts (16 sts) in pattern, pm, pu 1 extra st between instep and heel flap (to close gap), pu 16 heel flap sts, continue to knit across half of the heel sts (9 sts)
Set up row:
Ndl 1: k across the heel and heel flap sts until you reach 2 sts before the marker, ssk, sm, continue to knit across the instep sts in pattern.
Now we’re ready to get going on the gusset J
Row 1: Ndl 1: k to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, sm, knit instep sts in pattern
Ndl 2: k across instep sts in pattern, sm, k1, ssk, k to end
Row 2: Ndl 1: K to marker, sm, continue across instep sts in pattern
Ndl 2: k across instep sts in pattern, sm, k to end
**Repeat these 2 rows until there are 32 sts left on each needle (17 gusset rows total, not including the set-up row)**
Continue knitting in pattern (ndl 1: the Elongated Rib Stitch Leg Pattern, ndl 2: St st) until you have reached your desired length ending with row 14 of the Brick Stitch Leg Pattern.
Decrease rounds are knit as follows:
*k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1*
Row 1: decrease (30 sts per ndl)
Row 2: knit
Row 3: decrease (28 sts per ndl)
Row 4: knit
Row 5: decrease (26 sts per ndl)
Row 6: knit
Row 7: decrease (24 sts per ndl)
Row 8: knit
Row 9: decrease (22 sts per ndl)
Row 10: knit
Row 11: decrease (20 sts per ndl)
Row 12: knit
Row 13: decrease (18 sts per ndl)
Row 14: knit
Row 15: decrease (16 sts per ndl)
Row 16: knit
Row 17: decrease (14 sts per ndl)
Row 18: knit
Row 19: decrease (12 sts per ndl)
Row 20: decrease (10 sts per ndl)
FinishingCut yarn leaving a 10 inch tail and weave through remaining sts using the
CO: cast on
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
p2tog: purl 2 stitches together
pm: place marker
pu: pick up
sl 1: slip one stitch as if to purl
ssk: slip, slip, knit
St st: Stockinette Stitch
WS: wrong side
wyib: with yarn in back
wyif: with yarn in front
Inspiration:The Weasley Family is one of my favorite “characters” in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series. When I think about the individual Weasley Family members all together the words strength, foundation, love, warmth, unity, and character all come to mind. I decided to pair this colorway with the Elongated Rib Stitch Pattern because the colorway provided the family’s “warmth” and the stitch pattern provided the family’s “foundation”. I want to note, the Elongated Rib Stitch Pattern is not my own; I have seen it used in several different projects and have changed no part of it for this “pattern”. This “pattern” (or non-pattern) is simply how I constructed this particular pair of socks.