A simple 3-stitch garter rib creates a very stretchy and well-fitted sock. This pattern incorporates the Fish Lips Kiss Heel developed by Sox Therapist for a more pronounced custom fit. I’ve included instructions for both a top-down and a toe-up version of this sock. The tone-on-black of the yarn I chose seemed to really fit this pattern well. The pattern is written for a medium women’s shoe. It can be adjusted for different sizes by increasing or decreasing 6 stitches at a time, or by adjusting the needles size to suit. The leg length is 7-8”, which can also be adjusted to suit individual preference by adjusting the number of pattern repeats.
- One 100g skein of sock yarn, approx 400-450 yards, Fingering weight.
- Set of 5, US size 2/2.75mm double pointed needles) or one long circular needle for Magic Loop.
- Yarn Needle
- Fish Lips Kiss Heel pattern. (Available for purchase separately. Be sure to acquire and read through this pattern before starting Black Purls socks.)
Abbreviations & Techniques Used:
K = Knit
P = Purl
K2tog = Knit two stitches together
SSK = Slip two stitches, knit them together through the back loop
YO = Yarn Over, move the yarn from front to back over the needle to increase one stitch
Recommended Technique Video Tutorials:
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Cast-on: http://youtu.be/3n8E3I6Cg2k
Standard Heel and Toe Techniques: http://goo.gl/pSyS3z
Twin Stitch Knit Tutorial: http://youtu.be/CF_p5QE614Y
Twin Stitch Purl Tutorial: http://youtu.be/33v2Fry-s08
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind off: http://youtu.be/abBhe-JYmgI