Basic, easy ankle socks, short, sporty and quick for summer. Sizes to fit finished foot size XS-L (6-10.5″/15-26.5cm). Shown in Bernat Sox 42116 Faded Denim. Knit with set of four 3.25 mm (U.S. 3) double-pointed knitting needles.
Finished Foot Length
XS (S-M-L): 6 (7½-9-10½) ins [15 (19-23-26.5) cm].
Bernat® Sox (100 g / 3.5 oz)
1 ball makes 1 pair of ankle socks.
Set of four 3.25 mm (U.S. 3) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
28 sts and 36 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.
The instructions are written for smallest size. For larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).
Cast on 40 (48-60-68) sts loosely. Divide onto 3 needles: 10 (12-16-18) sts, 20 (24-28-32) sts and 10 (12-16-18) sts. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
Work 16 rnds in (K1. P1) ribbing, then knit in rnds until work from beg measures 4 (4-5-5½) ins [10 (10-12.5-14) cm].
Make heel: Divide 20 (24-28-32) sts on 2nd needle onto 2 needles and leave for instep. K10 (12-16-18) off 1st needle onto end of 3rd needle.
Next row: (WS). P9 (11-15-17). P2tog. P9 (11-15-17). 19 (23-31-35) sts.
Next row: *K1. Sl1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows for 2 ins [5 cm], ending with a RS row.
Shape heel: 1st row: P10 (12-16-18). P2tog. P1. Turn.
2nd row: K3. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. Turn.
3rd row: P4. P2tog. P1. Turn.
4th row: K5. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. Turn.
Cont in same manner to 11 (13-17-19) sts.
Shape instep: With RS of work facing, pick up and knit 12 sts along left side of heel. K20 (24-28-32) for instep. Pick up and knit 12 sts along right side of heel. Knit first 6 (7-9-10) sts from heel onto end of 3rd needle. Slip rem 5 (6-8-9) sts from heel onto beg of first needle. 17 (18-20-21) sts on 1st needle, 20 (24-28-32) sts on 2nd needle and 18 (19-21-22) sts on 3rd needle.
1st rnd: 1st needle: Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2. 2nd needle: Knit. 3rd needle: K2. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to end of needle.
2nd rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds to 41 (49-59-63) sts.
Cont even until work from picked up sts measures 4 (4¾-6-7) ins [10 (12-15-18) cm].
Next rnd: Knit, dec 1 st at center. 40 (48-58-62) sts.
Shape toe: 1st rnd: 1st needle: Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd needle: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
3rd needle: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to end of needle.
2nd rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds to 16 (20-22-26) sts. Cast off. Sew toe seam.