pdfbuttonA colorful hand painted yarn combined with a flowery stitch creates a field of flowers down the front of these socks.  Construction is toe-up and on 2 circular needles.

If you’d like to make a pair for yourself, here’s the spill:

KaBloomSm3Skill Level– Beginner/Intermediate
Finished Measurements– 7.25” around, 9″ long (sole), and 12.5” toe to cuff.
Yarn– 300 yds of fingering weight yarn (shown here in Cloud 9 found in my Etsy shop.)
Gauge– 8 stitches per inch and 11 rpi in stockinette with US size 2 needle

DIRECTIONS
Toe
Using Judy’s Magic Cast On, cast on 28 stitches (14 per needle.)
Note: If you are unfamiliar with this cast on, you can find many helpful video tutorials on youtube.
Set Up Round: Knit across both needles.
Note: The cast-on loops on needle #2 are twisted.  On the first round only, knit them through the back of the loops to untwist them.  After this round, the stitches are worked normally.
Increase Round 1: On first needle (INSTEP), k1, m1R, knit across needle until 1 st remains, m1L, k1. On second needle (SOLE), k1, m1R, knit across needle until 1 st remains, m1L, k1.
Even Round: k all sts across both needles.
Repeat previous two rounds 6 more times. 56 sts (28 per needle)
Foot
Set Up Round: On first needle (INSTEP), k across until 1 st remains, M1L, k1. On second needle (SOLE), k all sts. 57 sts (29 on first needle, 28 on second needle.)
Pattern Round: On first needle (INSTEP), work Flower Stitch. On second needle (SOLE), k all sts.
Repeat Pattern Round a total of 38 times. Piece will measure about 4.75 inches from cast on.

KaBloomSm2Gusset
Increase Round: On first needle, work all sts in established pattern.  On second needle, k1, m1R, knit across needle
until 1 st remains, m1L, k1.
Even Round: On first needle, work all sts in established pattern. On second needle, k all sts.
Repeat these two rounds a total of 14 times. 85 sts (29 on first needle, 56 on second needle)

Heel Cup
Note: The heel cup will only be worked on the second needle.
Set Up: K across first needle (INSTEP), maintaining established pattern. On second needle (SOLE), k14, pm, k27, slip 1, bring yarn to right side to wrap stich, pm on left needle, slip st back to left needle. Turn work.
WS: Bring yarn to front of work, p to 1 st before marker, sl1, bring yarn to back of work to wrap st, slip st back to left needle.  Turn work.
RS: Bring yarn to back of work, k to 2 sts before previously wrapped st, slip 1, bring yarn to front of work, slip st back to left needle. Turn work.
WS: Bring yarn to front of work, p to 2 sts before previously wrapped st, slip 1, bring yarn to back of work, slip st back to left
needle. Turn work.
Repeat last two rows until only 4 sts remain between wrapped sts, ending having completed a RS row. Turn work.

KaBloomSm4Heel Flap
WS: purl across, lifting wraps and purling them together with their sts as you come to them until 1 st before marker. Sl1, remove marker, slip sts back to left needle and p2tog.  Turn work.
RS: Sl1, k across, lifting the wraps and knitting them together with their sts until 1 st before marker, sl1, remove marker, move st back to left needle, lift wrap and knit together with its st and the next st. Turn work.
WS: Sl1, p across until 1 st before gap, p2tog. Turn work.
RS: Sl1, [k1, sl1] repeating until 2 st before gap, k1, k2tog. Turn work.
Repeat these 2 rows until you have used up all of the gusset stitches and 28 stitches remain on the second needle.
You will now resume knitting in the round across both needles.

Leg
Note: To close any gaps between heel and instep, pick up a st in the gap where the instep sts meet the heel flap and knit together with the first st on the next needle.
Even Round: Work across first needle in established pattern.  K all sts on second needle.
Repeat Even Round a total of 40 times or until sock is about 1” less than desired height.

Cuff
Set Up Round: On first needle, *k2, p2 *repeat until 2 sts remain, p2tog. On second needle, *k2, p2 *repeat to end of needle.
Ribbing Round: *k2, p2 *repeat until end of round.
Repeat Ribbing Round 9 times total.
Bind off with preferred stretchy bind off method. Weave in ends.

KaBloomSm5Flower Stitch
Round 1: K all sts
Round 2: *Make Flower, k1 *repeat until 2 sts remain on needle, k2.
Round 3: K all sts
Round 4: K2, *Make Flower, K1 *repeat until end of needle, ending with Make Flower.
Make Flower: K3tog, leave sts on left needle, YO, K3tog into the same 3 sts, drop from left needle.

ABBREVIATIONS
k – knit
p – purl
sl1- Slip one stitch purlwise
p2tog- Purl 2 stitches together
k2tog- Knit 2 stitch together
k3tog – Knit 3 stitches together
YO – Yarn over
st(s) – Stitch(es)

18 thoughts on “KaBloom Sock Pattern

    1. Thanks! 🙂 These are shown on my size 7.5 feet. The sole is 9 inches long and the foot is 7.25 inches around. I knit my socks narrower than my foot so they stretch a bit and don’t end up sagging with wear but the length is pretty close to the exact measurement.

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