CPCTC by Sarah Jordan


July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 0 - 2.0 mm
300 - 450 yards (274 - 411 m)
To fit foot circumference of 6, 7 (8, 9, 10) in./15, 17.5 (20.5, 22.5, 25) cm
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If you were intrigued by the heel of my Non-Euclidian socks but prefer to knit your socks toe up, CPCTC is for you!

This pattern flips the original design upside down. Increases on the bottom of the foot create room in the gusset area. The heel turn then cups the back of the heel, and the remaining decreases create a faux heel flap. As in the original pattern, there are no stitches to pick up!

To knit this pattern, you need to know how to:

  • do a cast on for a toe-up sock (Judy’s Magic Cast On, figure-8 cast on, etc.),
  • do lifted increases,
  • do basic decreases (ssk, p2tog),
  • knit and purl in the round, and
  • do a stretchy bind off.

The pattern includes notes on how to adjust the placement of the heel if your round gauge differs from the gauge given in the pattern. Also, as with the original, this heel can be placed into any other pattern with the same stitch counts.

Most people will need roughly 100 g of fingering weight yarn to knit a pair of these socks; actual yarn usage will depend upon the size made and the length of the foot. If you are knitting the largest size and/or have very long feet, you may require more than 100g. Please make sure you have enough yarn to complete your project with the leg length you desire.

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