Bumpy Ribbed Sock in 48 stitches

Here is the latest sock I am working on. The yarn is Fixation and it is done on size 2 needles. This sock is one of the many socks I have been making for the farmer's market this summer. I already have a buyer for these socks.

Cast on 48 stitches: 24 on needle one, 12 on needle 2 and 3:

Pattern Stitch :

Row 1-2: K4, P4, repeat around

Rows 3 and 6: Knit

Row 4-5: P4, K4, repeat around

Repeat these 6 rows until you have the desired leg length

Working over needles 2 and three, work the heel flap, for a tip it would be easier after a few rows are to combine the stitches on to one needle.

Heel Flap:
Turn work,
Row 1: S1, P across
Row 2: *S1, K1* across

Repeat these two rows until 22 rows are complete.

Heal Turn:
S1,P12,P2tog,P1, turn
S1,P4,P2Tog,P1, turn

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, 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 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:
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 needle two K first stitch, SSK and K until end

Second row:
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 Kitchener stitch.


  1. Nice change from regular ribbing!
    When I knit sox I continue the heel flap pattern down under the foot for a couple inches -- that's where I wear holes in my sox. Of course you have to alter the pattern a little, because you are going from knitting back and forth to knitting around and around, once you have your sock back onto the double-point needles.

  2. I'm confused by a couple of the abbreviations. In the Heel Flap, what is Sk1? In the Heel Turn, what is S1?

  3. sk 1 = skip one
    sl 1 = slip one

  4. When you say turn your work, what does that mean?? Turn it inside out?

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