Edit Jan 29, 2023: First, I am doing my first video tutorial on this sock. I am doing a more traditional heel flap for the video. I have added the written instruction for that below. I am not sure if you can still find the yarn anymore that I did for the original socks. I am using Kroy Sock FX yarn and a size 3.5 mm double-pointed needles for the sock in the video. I don't know when the video will post, but it will be in the post when it is done.
Back to the original post:
So to talk about the sock. I made this sock for the Tour de France Blog contest. I am happy to announce that I did win in a random drawing. I am looking forward to some Crystal Palace yarn in my mailbox :)
The sock is done over 52 stitches, I used size 2 needles and Yarn Bee snowflake wool blend yarn. This yarn made a nice comfortable sock.
So here is the pattern:
Cast on 52 stitches: 26 on needle one, 13 on needles 2 and 3: Start off with pattern: Pattern: *K2, P2 for 3 rows, K next row, K2, P2 for 3 rows, P next row* Repeat once *P2, K2, for 3 rows, K next row, P2, K2, for 3 rows, P next row* Repeat once Repeat pattern until you have the desired leg length.
Turn and work on needles 2 and 3 when you are ready to start the heel flap.
Heel flap: Continue with the established pattern along
Row 1: *P2, K2* across ending with P2 Row 2: *K2, P2* across ending with K2 Row 3: *P2, K2* across ending with P2 Row 4: K Row 5: *P2, K2* across ending with P2 Row 6: *K2, P2* across ending with K2 Row 7: *P2, K2* across ending with P2 Row 8: P Repeat rows 1 through 8 one more time
**or do the traditional heel flap
Row 1: S1, purl across, turn
Row 2: S1,*K1, S1* across
repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have 12 rows
Continue in this manner until all the stitches are worked. You should have 14 stitches on the needle With an empty needle, pick up 13 stitches along the heel flap (now needle 3) , continue pattern stitch along needle 1, pick up 13 stitches along the other side of the heel flap and knit the next 7 stitches (now needle 2), move remaining 7 stitches are on needle 3, 20 stitches on needles 2 and 3, 26 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, SSK and K until end
Row 2: Knit on needle 3, continue the pattern on needle 1, Knit on needle 2 Repeat these two rows until you have 13 stitches on needles 2 and 3 (52 Total) Continue row 2 until you have desired foot length, ending on needle 2 To make the toe: First row: 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, SSK, K until the last three stitches, then K2tog, K. On need two K first stitch, SSK and K until end.
Second row:Knit on all three needles
repeat row one and two until 24 stitches remain. Continue to knit the stitches on needle 3 onto needle 2 so you have 12 stitches onto two needles.
Close with Kitchener stitch.