Heart Booty Socks
Heart Booty Socks
Heart Booty Socks
Free Knitting Patterns - Heart Booty Socks
This useful and pretty knitting pattern was kindly contributed by designer Gem Owen. Please email Gem with any questions regarding this pattern. Copyright-Gem Owen September 2, 2009. All Rights Reserved. MEET GEM
Please Google for Knitting stitches to find any abbreviations used here, as they are easily found on line, if you are not familiar with them. Kitchener St can also be found via Google. J
1 set of 4 size 4 DPNs
1 set of 4 size 5 DPNs
Tapestry needle to hide ends
Depends on size you make, but 3 ounces of Naturally Caron will make a pair of size 8 ½, easily. You can make these one solid color or 2 contrasting colors, as shown in the pic. I also like to use Caron Simply Soft. They will be thicker than standard socks, but I love them for lounging in, and they do fit nicely in my jog shoes and I never get nasty ‘rubbed spots' on my heel like I do with thinner socks.
With size 4 DPNs, cast on 44 sts. I split my stitches placing 11 on needles 1 & 3, with 22 sts on needle 2, as it is easier, as the design section is divisible by 11, but split it any way you desire.
Rounds 1-9: K, P around
Round 10:Change to size 5 DPNs: Knit ea of the 44 sts around
Round 11: K5, YO, SSK, K4
Round 12: K
Round 13: K3, K2TOG, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K3
Round 14: K
Round 15: K2, K2TOG, YO, K3. YO, SSK, K2
Round 16: K
Round 17: K1, K2TOG, YO, K5, YO, SSK, K1
Round 18: K
Round 19: K2TOG, YO, K3, K2TOG, K2, YO, SSK
Round 20: K
Round 21: K2, YO, SL 2, K1, P2SSO, YO, K1, YO, SL 2, K 1, P2SSO, YO, K2
Round 22: K
Repeat Rounds 11-22 once more, for these shorter socks, or to desired length, but it will require more yarn, of course.
Now you will begin adding stitches, so M1 st, K next 11 sts, repeating this 4 times. You will increase 4 sts total so the new count will be 48 stitches.
Knit 3 more rounds.
Now you work the heel flap, so NOW is the time to swap colors if you want two-tome socks like mine. But you do not have to change color at all. I often make mine one solid color!
Knit the first 12 sts from needle 1 onto needle 3. You will now have 2 needles with 24 sts on each. Use point protectors, if you have them, to hold the 24 sts on needle 2, so none are lost, or you can use a stitch holder.
Turn your work, as you will now begin working ROWS rather than ROUNDS.
Row 1: (wrong side)Sl 1 as if to P, P across
Row 2: (right side) Sl 1 as if to K, K across
Repeat rows 1&2 10 times
TURNING THE HEEL:
Row 1: (wrong side) P 14, P2tog, P1. Do not work last 7 sts
Row 2: (right side) Sl 1 st as if to K, K 5, SSK, K1. Do not work last 7 sts
Row 3: Sl 1 as if to P, P6, P2tog, P1. Do not work last 5 sts
Row 4: Sl 1 as if to K, K7, SSK, K1. Do not work last 5 sts.
Row 5: Sl 1 as if to P, P8, P2tog, P1. Do not work last 3 sts.
Row 6: Sl 1 as if to K, K9, SSK, K1. Do not work last 3 sts.
Row 7: Sl 1 as if to P, P10, P2tog, P1. Do not work last st.
Row 8: Sl 1 as if to K, K11, SSK, K1. Do not work last st.
Row 9: Sl 1 as if to P, P12, P2tog. Turn
Row 10: Sl 1 as if to K, K12, SSK (total st count is now 14 stitches)
Pick up 13 sts along side of heel flap, K the 24 sts on the st holder (or from the needle you used st protectors to hold the sts on, then pick up 13 sts along the next side of the help flap. Knit the next 7 sts from the next needle onto the same needle. Slip the remaining 7 sts onto the first needle. (st count is 64 sts)
Round 1: 1st needle- K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1; 2nd needle-K24,; 3rd needle-K1, SSK, K remaining sts.
Round 2: K
Repeat Rounds 1&2 6 MORE times, and there will be 48 sts left when this is completed.
FOOT: K rounds until the sock measures roughly 2 inches shorter than your desired length. For a size 8 ½, I came up with a total of 22 rounds, but this will depend on your tension, as well as the type of yarn used, so you will want to measure to be sure of the fit.
You will want to change color again, unless you are working these in one solid color.
Round 1: 1st needle-K to last 3 sts, K2tog; 2nd needle-K1, SSK, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1; 3rd needle-K1, SSK, K remaining sts.
Round 2: K
Repeat Rounds 1&2, repeating 6 MORE times. At end of Round 14 you will have a total of 16 sts.
Finish by knitting the remaining 4 sts on needle number 3 onto needle number 1, leave about 10-12 inches of tail and cut yarn, Use Kitchener Stitch to sew toe closed.Please Google for Knitting stitches to find any abbreviations used here, as they are easily found on line, if you are not familiar with them. Kitchener St can also be found via Google.J