Quick & Easy Ribbed Socks by Erssie

Quick & Easy Ribbed Socks

by Erssie
no longer available from 1 source show
October 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch (Stockinette)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Adult Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large) Finished cuff circumference approx 7 ¼ (8 ¼, 9, 10, 11) inches or 18.5 (21, 22.75, 25.5, 27.94) cm
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Heel Flap on an ODD no if stitches:

Row 1: (WS): Sl 1 p-wise, p to end.
Row 2: (RS): Sl 1 p-wise, #Sl 1, K1; rep from # to end.
Rep the above 2 rows until the heel flap is 23 (23, 25, 27, 27) rows in length from
start of slipped stitch heel pattern, ending on a WS row.

So on row 2, the RS, there are 2 slipped sts at beg of row 2, so you end on a K stitch.

The slipped sts at the beg of rows fold under to form a neat selvedge and aren’t part of the central knitting so you can’t really see them.
Then when you pick up around the edges of a heel flap, you’re picking up along that edge so it hides edge sts even more leaving a ribbed effect on the centre of the Heel Flap.

This contains the PDF Anatomy Of A sock diagram and glossary of some basic terms to help newbies understand sock construction. The design was donated to Médecins Sans Frontières as part of the p/hop project. It is not available from that source now, but I have added it to my Ravelry store for free and hope this inspires you to donate to MSF, my local dog charity Retired Greyhound Charity: Whittingham Kennels which is where I send 100% of my pattern revenue, or another charity of your choice.

This sock is easy enough for a beginner to tackle and you can download an information sheet on the anatomy of a sock from the same page as the pattern.

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