Free Pattern! Toe Up, Heal Flap, Magic Loop Toddler Socks
Techniques used: Magic Loop, and Turkish Cast on. If you want detailed instructions on these, please click on the links.
Toe Up, Heal Flap, Magic Loop Toddler Socks:
Using the Turkish Cast on, wrap 4 times around both needles. Knit 4 stitches on each needle being careful to rotate the work, not turn as if to purl (8 stitches total) .
Round 1: *K1,, Kfb (Knit into the front and back of stitch), Kfb, K1* Repeat for second needle.
Round 2: *K1, Kfb, K2, Kfb, K1* Repeat for second needle.
Round 3: *K1, Kfb, K4, Kfb, K1* Repeat for second needle.
Continue in this pattern increasing 1 stitch at each end of the needle until each needle has 20 stitches (40 stitches total).
Continue in stockingette, Knitting every round, until your sock measures 1 1/2 inches less than desired length, then begin gusset increases.
Needle 1: K1, Kfb, K16, Kfb, K1
Needle 2: Knit across
Repeat this 5 more times. 6 rounds total. 20 instep stitches, 32 heal stitches.
Note: The heal turn will be worked on the center 12 stitches. 10 stitches will be held in reserve (not worked) on either side for the gusset. They will be picked up in the heal flap.
Turn work so that wrong side is facing
Row 1: P10 (gusset stitches), Pfb (Pearl through front and back loop on same stitch), P10, Wrap next stitch and turn.
Row 2: Kfb, K9, Wrap next stitch and turn.
Row 3: Pfb, P8, Wrap next stitch and turn.
Continue in this pattern, working one less stitch between the increase and the turn each round. Final round will be: Kfb, K3, Wrap next stitch and turn.
Row 1: P11, P2tog, turn.
Row 2: Sl1, K18, SSK, turn.
Row 3: Sl1, P18, P2tog, turn.
Row 4: Sl1, K18, SSk, turn.
Repeat these repeat rows 3 &4 until all gusset stitches are worked in.
Heal complete. For the rest of the sock, continue knitting in the round on both needles.
Continue in stockingette stitch, knitting every round, or desired cuff pattern until sock measures 1 inch less than desired length. Work K1, P1 ribbing for 1 inch and bind off. Weave in ends.