Simple socks pattern – Forest socks

Today I want to share with you one of my patterns to knit socks. This is the simplest one, great to learn how to use double pointed needles and how to work heel, etc. The pattern is simple, so I like to give it a little twist using an ombre wool.
The size is for a medium woman feet, one size fits the most, these socks are knitted to be cosy and to wear around at home.

° Big Delight by Drops, one yarn. For this pattern I used the colour 03, mint chocolate
° Double pointed needles 3 mm (US 3/ UK 11)
° scissors, needle



Cast on 40 stitches and divided on 4 needles

Cuff: K 1 P 1 for 15 rows.
Row 16: add 1 stitch ad the beginning of every needle  and knit around. You will have a total of 44 stitches.

Leg: knit for 25 rows

Heel Flap: You will work only needles 3 and 4 back and forth. I usually put all the stitches from the needles 3 and 4 just on one needle, I find it more comfortable to work. Knit across needles 1 and 2 and work the following heel part only on needles 3 and 4.
Row 1: sl 1, k around, turn
Row 2: sl 1, p around, turn
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 12 rows in total.

Turn Heel:
Row 1: sl 1, k 10, ssk, k1, turn
Row 2: sl 1, p 2, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 3 (RS): sl 1, knit to 1 stitch before the gap created by the turn on the previous row, ssk to close the gap (1 stitch from each side of the gap), k1. Turn.
Row 4 (WS): sl 1, purl to 1 stitch before the gap created by the turn on the previous row, p2tog to close the gap (1 stitch from each side of the gap), p1. Turn.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until all stitches have been worked, ending with a wrong-side row. In the last wrong-side row, you will have just one stitch after the gap, simply, p2tog and turn. (you will have a total of 12 stitches)

Row 1: Add stitches on needles 3 and 4. To have less gap, you can add more than 11 stitches on these two needles, you will decrease on next round.
Work needles 1 and 2 just knitting around.
You will start with needle 3: sl 1,k 5
needle 4: k 6, add at least other 6 stitches; pick them up along the edge created during the turn heel part. I usually add 7 stitches.
needle 1-2: knit
needle 3: add at least other 6 stitches, k 6.
Row 2: between needle 4 and 1, put one stitch on needle 1 and k2tog, repeat for the gap between needles 2 and 3.

needle 3: k 5, ssk, k 5, put the last st on needle 1
needle 1: k2tog, k 10
needle 2: k 10, sl 1 and put it on needle 3, k2tog. on needle 2 you need to have 11 stitches.
needle 3: k 5, ssk, k 5
needle 4: k all the stitches.
At the end of this row you will have again 11  stitches on every needle and you are ready to knit the foot, again in the round.

Foot: knit around for 30 rows.


Row 1: on needle 1, k 1, ssk, k the remain stitches
on needle 2, k to last 3 st, k2tog, k 1
on needle 3, work as needle 1
on needle 4, work as needle 2
Row 2: knit all stitches.
Repeat these 2 rows until 16 total stitches remain, ending with round 1.
closed with kitchener stitch*.
Weave in ends.

k: knit
p: purl
ssk: slip slip knit
k2tog: knit 2 together
p2tog: purl 2 together
rs: right side
ws: wrong side

*kitchener stitch: there are many useful videos on how to do this stitch. I found this one really helpful.

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You can download the pdf version for free on my Ravelry store.

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