My daughter loves yoga and really “needed” a pair of yoga socks. I can knit with circular needles if I’m working something decent sized such as a hat, however dpns still give me a hard time. Plus in usual fashion I wasn’t feeling going out and spending money on sock yarn or new needles. So, I jumped on the Internet and began the search. Criteria: knit flat, worsted weight yarn, an entire evening wasted, couldn’t find a thing! Plenty of crochet versions, but she really wanted knit and momma was not going to disappoint. I almost appreciate the fact I couldn’t find a pattern that would work, it pushed me to try something I’ve never done before. I wrote it as I did it, I’ve never written a knit pattern before, so hopefully it’s easy to understand.
These will fit a size 7 1/2 to 8 woman’s foot ( American sizes ). They do stretch around, so I assume adding a few extra rows in the “bridge” section will adjust them to a bigger foot.
Hope you enjoy!
* Worsted weight yarn ( I used Lion Brand Heartland, less than one skein )
* Size 8 flat needles
* Yarn needle
* K – knit
* P – purl
* RS – right side ( all knit )
* WS – wrong side ( all purls )
* sts – stitches
Cast on 40 stitches
1. K1, P1 across – 40
2. K1, P1 across -40
* Repeat rows 1 and 2 ( rib stitch ) until it measures 1 inch.
Bridge of foot:
1. Knit across – 40
2. purl across – 40
* Repeat rows 1 and 2 ( stockinette stitch ) until entire piece ( including edging measures 3 1/2 inches )
* Make sure to end with a WS row
1. Bind off 20 sts, K next 20 – 20
2. Purl 20, using the working yarn, cast on 20 sts – 40
3. Knit across – 40
4. Purl across – 40
* Photo above: what cast on stitches will look like, row 2
* Repeat row 3 and 4 until cast on 20sts measures 2 inches, ending with a WS row.
* Main part of the foot should measure about 6 1/2 inches.
5. K1, P1 across – 40
6. K1, P1 across – 40
* Repeat row 5 and 6 once more, binding off on row 6 ( WS row )
* Fasten off, seam shut.
* Optional: use H hook, join yarn with slip stitch and continue to slip stitch around the heel opening.