Girls Best Friend – Free Sock Knitting Pattern

You thought diamonds were a girls best friend, didn't you? Yeah, well... Diamonds won't keep you warm at night, these socks will! And it is FREE!

My go to winter house socks!

I absolutely love them! I’m using them every winter. They’re super durable because of the bulky sock yarn! The relatively small needle size makes the fabric tight and that results in warmth and coziness! What else does a girl really need?! 

This pattern is free for all use, you may sell the finished booties or knit them for charity or whatever you like! All I ask in return is that you credit me as the designer and link back to me whenever suitable and that you consider checking out some of the sponsors on this page, it enables me to make more free patterns for you to enjoy! 

Ravelry

Find the Ravelry pattern page here! If you’d make a project page of your booties, it would mean the world to me! 

 

Yarn

100 g of Bulky (7 wpi) sock yarn 

Sample uses Novita Yarns; Isoveli, 130 m (142 yards) / 100 g, 75 % wool and 25 % Polyamide

Notions

2 stitch markers

Needles

One set of double pointed needles size 4 mm (US 6) or to obtain gauge.

Gauge

21 sts = 10 cm (4 inch) in stockinette stitch in the round

Sizing

Foot circumference: 25 cm (10 inch) 

Ankle circumference: 27 cm (10.6 inch)

Cuff circumference: 33 cm (13 inch)

Foot length: 23.5 [25, 26.5, 28] cm or  9.75 [10.25, 11, 11.5] inch

Special Abbreviations

M = Stitch Marker

M1L = Make 1 left = Pick up the bar between the stitch you knit and the one you’re about to knit, bringing the needle from front to back, knit into the back of the st.

M1R = Make 1 right = Pick up the bar between the last stitch you knit and the one you’re about to knit, bringing the needle from the back to the front, knit into the front of the st.

PM = Place Stitch Marker

Pu&k = Pick up and knit

RS = Right side of the work facing you

SM = Slip Stitch Marker

St St = Stockinette stitch = K every row when working in the round, k every RS row and p every WS row when working flat.

WS = Wrong (back) side facing you

Pattern Starts!

Using figure 8 cast on method, CO 20 sts and divide them evenly onto needles. 5-5-5-5 sts on needles.

K 1 rnd.

K1, M1R, k6 M1L, k2, M1R, k to last st, M1L, k1. 6-6-6-6 sts on needles.

K 1 rnd.

K1, M1R, k8, M1L, k2,(k1, M1R) two times, k to last 2 sts, (M1L, k1) two times. 6-6-7-7 sts on needles.

K 1 rnd.

K1, M1R, k10, M1L, k2, (k1, M1R) two times, k to last 2 sts, (M1L, k1) two times. 7-7-9-9 sts on needles.

K 1 rnd.

K1, M1R, k12, M1L, k2 (k1, M1R) two times, k to last 2 sts, (k1, M1L) two times. 8-8-11-11 sts on needles.

K 1 rnd.

K1, M1R, k14, M1L, k2 (k1, M1R) two times, k to last 2 sts, (k1, M1L) two times. 9-9-13-13 sts on needles.

K 1 rnd.

K1, M1R, k16, M1L, k3, M1R, k to last sts, M1L, k1. 10-10-14-14 sts on needles.

Work st st  in the round until the work measures 5 cm or 2 inch less than the desired foot length.

Heel Flap

Worked flat with the first 18 sts only, leaving the rest of the sts on hold.

Work 10 rows in st st.

Heel Turn

Next RS row: K11, k2tog, k1, turn

Row 1 (WS): Sl1, p5, p2tog.

Row 2 (RS): Sl1, k5, k2tog.

Rep these two rows until 6 sts rem on needles, ending with a WS row.

Heel Gusset

K to the end of the heel flap, from the edge of the heel flap, pu&k 9 sts, PM, k into the sts left on hold in the beginning of the heel, PM, pu&k 9 sts from the other edge of the heel flap, join to knit in the round.

Rnd 1: K to 2 sts before M, k2tog, SM, k to M, ssk, k to end.

Rnd 2: K 1 rnd.

Rep these 2 rnds until you have 10-10-14-14 sts on needles.

Ankle

Rnds 1-6: K to end.

Rnd 7: M1L, K to M, M1R, SM, k to end.

Rep these 7 rnds two more times. 14-14-14-14 sts on needles.

K 5 rnds, remove the M on the first rnd.

Cuff

Work flat. 

Left foot: K 10 rows and bind off loosely.

Right foot: K28, turn. This is now the new beg of the row. K 10 rows and bind off loosely.

Finishing

Sew in the loose ends and enjoy your work!

Thank you for knitting with me!

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XOXO

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