52 Stitch Ribbed Sock

O.k. I could not resist putting up a pic of my grandson Miles. He's cute :)

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 needle 2 and 3:

Start off with 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 heal

Heal flap:
Continue with the established pattern along heal flap,
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
Heal Turn:
S1,P13,P2tog,P1, turn
S1,P4,P2Tog,P1, turn
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 heel flap (now needle 3) , continue pattern stitch along needle 1, pick up 13 stitches along other side of heal 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 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.


  1. As always, your sock is gorgeous. I love the color and the type of yarn. And thanks for the pattern! Miles is completely adorable. Lucky you to get some Crystal Palace yarn---I'm kind of broke lately and haven't been able to buy any new yarn, waaaah!!! (I'm giving my family a lot of not-so-subtle hints for my upcoming birthday....)

  2. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us!!!!! It was a great sock. What did you choose? I love cpy.

  3. love the pattern, very straight forward
    I am however hooked on Toe UP :-}
    so will have to fiddle with it ..

    But love your three needle deal.

  4. i find it confusing

    1. Sorry to hear that, what part to you find confusing?


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