I used the same pattern stitch from one of my socks from earlier blog, except this sock is done using a sport weight acrylic yarn so I only need to use 48 stitches instead of 72. I also did not do short rows for this sock. I am finding I prefer using a heal flap over short rows.
So here is the pattern, let me know what you think:
Cast on 48 stitches: 24 on needle one, 12 on needle 2 and 3:
Pattern Stitch :
K1,P1 for 4 rows
K1,P1,K1,P3 for 4 rows
K for 4 rows
Repeat these 12 rows until you have the desired leg length
Turn work and start on heal.
S1, P23, Turn
*S1,K1* repeat across, turn
Repeat the two rows 10 more times—22 rows total
Turn to work on the heal:
Continue in this manner until all the stitches are worked.
You should have 12 stitches on the needle
With an empty needle, pick up 12 stitches along heel flap (now needle 3) , continue pattern stitch along needle 1, pick up 12 stitches along other side of heal flap and knit the next 6 stitches (now needle 2), move remaining 6 stitches are on needle 3, 18 stitches on needles 2 and 3, 24 stitches in needle 1.
Start the decrease:
Row 1: With needle 3, knit to last three stitches, K2Tog, K1. With needle 1, continue pattern stitch. With needle 2, K1, slip the next stitch, K, and pass the slipped stitch over the K stitch and K until end
Row 2: Knit on needle 3, continue pattern on needle 1, Knit on needle 2
Repeat these two rows until you have 12 stitches on needles 2 and 3 (48 Total)
Continue row 2 until you have desired foot length, ending on needle 2
To make the toe:
starting with needle 3, K until you get to the last three stitches, K2tog and K the last stitch.
On needle one K first stitch, slip the next stitch, K, and pass the slipped stitch over the K stitch. K until the last three stitches, then K2tog, K.
On need two K first stitch, slip the next stitch, K, and pass the slipped stitch over the K stitch and K until end
Knit on all three needles
repeat row one and two until half (24) stitches remain. Continue to knit the stitches on needle 3 onto needle 2 so you have 12 stitches onto two needles.
Close with kitcheners stitch.