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Striped Footies

MATERIALS

LOOM:  Flexee Loom Skinny, 20 links (40 pegs).

YARN Approx 120 yds  (60 yds of each color) of worsted weight Merino Wool. Sample created with Red Heart Chic Sheep Marly Bird (3.5 oz/100 g; 186 yds/ 170 m) in colors Mai Tai (MC), and Mimosa (CC).

NOTIONS:  Tapestry needle, knitting tool, scissors, two double-pointed needles size 4 (3.5mm).

GAUGE: 17 sts x 11 rows=2 inches on Flexee Links Skinny.

SIZE: Instructions as provided fits a size 7.5 US Women. To make the foot smaller/larger, repeat the striping sequence.

ABBREVIATIONS

K=knit stitch (u-wrap or true knit stitch)

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitch(es)

Rep=repeat

Approx=Approximately

MC=Main color (Mai Tai)

CC=Contrasting color (Mimosa)

PU=Pick Up

NOTES:

The sock is created with horizontal stripes; changing yarns every 5 rounds. The yarn is carried up for all the color changes, do not cut the yarn (unless you desire to cut the yarn to hide the ends).

INSTRUCTIONS

(Make 2)
Connect 20 Flexee links into a circle configuration (40 pegs). Place a stitch marker on first peg to mark peg 1.

With MC, cast on 40 sts, join to work in the round

Rnd 1: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 2-6: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

 Join CC (do not cut MC). Continue with CC.

Rnd 7: k to the end of rnd.

 HEEL

 Work heel on first 20 pegs as instructed on HEEL/TOE instructions below.

SOLE

Rnds 8-11: (with CC) k to end of rnd.

On the first round after the heel (Rnd 8), turn at peg 1, then knit to the end of the rnd, treating the loops on peg 20 as one (lift both of the loops up as one loop). On the following rnd (Rnd  9), treat both loops on peg 1 as one (lift both of the loops as one loop).

**PU MC, and drop CC.

Rnds 12-16: k to end of rnd.

PU CC, and drop MC.

Rnds 17-21: k to end of rnd. **

Repeat from ** to **: 4 times (or 2.5 inches less than desired length).

PU MC, and drop CC.

Rep Rnds 12 -16.

Cut MC leaving a 6-inch yarn tail.

Next rnd: with CC, k to end of rnd.

TOE

Create the toe in the exact same manner as used for the heel. (Refer to HEEL/TOE instructions at the end of pattern for specific details.)

FINISHING

Keeping all stitches from twisting, place the first 20 stitches onto a double-pointed needle. Place the remaining 20 stitches onto the second double-pointed needle.

Seam the stitches using the Kitchener Stitch. Weave in all ends. Block lightly.

Kitchener Tutorial

HEEL/TOE INSTRUCTIONS

German Short-row Heel: Over 20 pegs (for a 40 peg sock)

  • Knit from peg 1 to peg 20.
  • Turn at peg 20.
  • Knit from peg 19 to peg 1.
  • Turn at peg 1.
  • Knit from peg 2 to peg 19.
  • Turn at peg 19.
  • Knit from peg 18 to peg 2.
  • Turn at peg 2.
  • Knit from peg 3 to peg 18.
  • Turn at peg 18.
  • Knit from peg 17 to peg 3.
  • Turn at peg 3.
  • Knit from peg 4 to peg 17.
  • Turn at peg 17.
  • Knit from peg 16 to peg 4.
  • Turn at peg 4.
  • Knit from peg 5 to peg 16.
  • Turn at peg 16.
  • Knit from peg 15 to peg 5.
  • Turn at peg 5.
  • Knit from peg 6 to peg 15.
  • Turn at peg 15.
  • Knit from peg 14 to peg 6.
  • Turn at peg 6.
  • Knit from peg 7 to peg 14.
  • Turn at peg 14.
  • Knit from peg 13 to peg 7.
  • Turn at peg 7.
  • Knit from 8 to peg 15.
  • Turn at peg 15.
  • Knit from peg 14 to peg 6.
  • Turn at peg 6.
  • Knit from peg 7 to peg 16.
  • Turn at peg 16.
  • Knit from peg 15 to peg 5.
  • Turn at peg 5.
  • Knit from peg 6 to peg 17.
  • Turn at peg 17.
  • Knit from peg 16 to peg 4.
  • Turn at peg 4.
  • Knit from peg 5 to peg 18.
  • Turn at peg 18.
  • Knit from peg 17 to peg 3.
  • Turn at peg 3.
  • Knit from peg 4 to peg 19.
  • Turn at peg 19.
  • Knit from peg 18 to peg 2.
  • Turn at peg 2.
  • Knit from peg 3 to peg 20
  • Turn at peg 20.
  • Knit from peg 19 to peg 1.

 

 

 

 

3 comments

  1. Can you substitute Red Heart Acrylic Worsted Weight Yarn for the Merino Wool?

    1. Yes, but the knit will not look like the sample.

  2. Dawn Obrien

    Confused by the heel instructions.is their a decrease that I’m not reading.just saw kb looms heel video these instructions don’t say it..it’s y I wish this pattern had a video.

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