Walking on sunshine

The summer has arrived again here in the UK, and it is so nice ! Today, I’m walking on sunshine

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Here is the Walking on Sunshine sock pattern, to celebrate this beautiful sky and warmth in my garden !

Medium size – you can always adjust the length of the foot.

4-ply yarn (approximately 200m), I used Kate Selene June surprise sock yarn club

4mm circular needles (you can also use a set of double pointed needles)

Gauge : 28 st = 10 cm.

Abbreviations :

st : stitches k : knit

yf : yarn forward (make one stitch) sl st : slip the stitch without knitting it

k2tog : knit 2 stitches together psso : pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch

ssk : slip 1st, k 1st, pass the slipped st over the k st

Little Lace panel (on 5 st) :

Row 1 : knit 1, yf, k3, yf, k1

Row 2 : knit

Row 3 : knit 2, sl 1 , k2tog, psso, k2

Repeat these 4 rows.

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Cast on 44 st.

Arrange them evenly on the circular needles, making sure it doesn’t twist. Work k2, p2 all around, until the piece measures 5 cm.

Knit the pattern for 11 cm as follow :

Left sock : k2, k little lace pattern, k to end. On the second needle, k until 7 st before end, k little lace pattern, k 2.

Right sock : k until 7 st before end, k little lace pattern. On second needle, k 2, k little lace pattern, k to end.

Heel flap : work back and forth on needle 1 as follow.

Row 1 (right side) : slip 1 purlwise with yarn in back, k 1, repeat to end.

Row 2 (wrong side) : slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front, purl to end.

Repeat until 22 rows have been worked (11 selvedge st).

Turn heel :

Row 1 (right side) : knit 13 st, ssk, k1, turn.

Row 2 (wrong side) : purl 5, purl 2 together, purl 1, turn.

Row 3 : slip 1 purlwise, k till 1 st before the gap, ssk (1 from each side of the gap), k 1, turn.

Row 4 : slip 1 purlwise, purl till 1 st before the gap, purl 2 together, purl 1, turn.

Continue until all the st have been worked, finishing with a purl row : 14 st remaining.

Heel gusset :

Knit across all heel st, pick up and knit 11 selvedge st on the side of the heel flap, knit across 2nd needle, pick up and knit 11 st along the heel flap to add them to the first needle : 58 st (22 on front needle, 36 on back).

Row 1 : on heel needle, k1, ssk, k until 3 st remain, k2tog, k. K all front needle repeating the little lace pattern.

Row 2 : k (don’t forget the little lace pattern on front needle).

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until 44 st remain (22 on each needle).

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Foot : k all stitches, going along with the little lace pattern on the front until piece measures 14 cm (or desired length).

Toe : decrease every other row 1 st on each side until 20 st remain. Then decrease every row on each side until 8 st remain.

Close the front seam and weave in ends.

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Wear proudly !

I wish you lots of sunshine !

 

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