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Free Knit Beginner Felici Sock Pattern

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Felici Sock Pattern by Briana K_0232

Knit socks are so popular. When I first learned to knit, sock patterns kept popping up everywhere, and I was so scared to pick up my needles and give them a go. Now I wonder why I was ever so intimidated, and I hope after you try out the Knit Beginner Sock Pattern, you feel the same.

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The Yarn

Self-striping yarns might be one of my favorite for socks. I mean, who wants to weave in a ton of ends? This way, we have beautiful striped socks without the hassle of having to change colors. The limited-edition Felici Worsted Yarn by Knit Picks is 75% Merino, 25% Nylon. It has the perfect softness plus stretch for knitted socks.

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Knit Beginner Sock Pattern Supplies:

Knitting Needle:

Size 3 (3.25mm) circular needles
Size 4 (3.5mm) circular needles
Or size needed to meet gauge

Notions:

Removable stitch markers
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors
Stitch Holder

Yarn:

Knit Picks Special Reserve Felici:
In colorway Time Traveler
worsted 4 weight yarn, 75% Merino, 25% Nylon, 218yds/199m/100g

Yardage:

300 yards (274 m)
2 Balls Needed for all sizes

Abbreviations/Stitches:

k – knit
k2tog – knit two stitches together
p – purl
p2tog – purl two stitches together
sl – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
ssk – slip slip knit

Gauge:

22 sts and 30 rows = 4×4” (10 cm) in stockinette with 3.25mm needles

Measurements/Sizes:

S: US Shoe Size 4-7
M: US Shoe Size 7-9
L: US Shoe size 9-11

Skill Level:

Easy Beginner

Knit Beginner Sock Pattern Notes:

I love self-striping yarn. It makes colorwork easy and fun with fewer ends to weave in later. For this pattern, I really enjoyed working with the Felici Worsted Weight Yarn from Knit Picks. It creates a comfy sock that can keep the toes warm. This sock is worked from the top to the toe.

Sizes are written as S (M, L)
I suggest using a stitch marker to keep track of the rounds.

Special Stitches:

For written and video instructions on decreases please visit: https://brianakdesigns.com/how-to-decrease-knitting/
Ribbed Cable Cast On 1×1: https://brianakdesigns.com/how-to-knit-cast-on/#alternating

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Knit Beginner Sock Pattern Instructions:

Top of Sock

RoundDescriptionSt Count
1With smaller needles, Ribbed Cable 1×1 Cast On 40 (44, 48), or the cast on method of choice, join to work in the round.40 (44, 48)
2-7Work in k1, p1 ribbing.40 (44, 48)
8-27Change to larger 3.5mm needles and knit.40 (44, 48)


Heel Flap

Crochet & Tag

RowDescriptionSt Count
Set UpRow 1 will be worked across the next 21 (23, 25) sts for the heel, slip the remaining 19 (21, 23) sts to a stitch holder. This section is worked across in rows (not in rounds). Slip the first stitch in every row.21 (23, 25)
1 (RS)Knit and turn.21 (23, 25)
2Purl and turn.21 (23, 25)
RepeatsRepeat rows 1-2  for 20 (24, 24) total rows, 10 (12, 12) total slipped stitches on each side of heel flap.21 (23, 25)

Heel Shaping

RowDescriptionSt Count
1 (RS)Place a st marker in st # 11 (12, 13). The shaping will be evenly spaced on each side of this center st. Sl 1, k11 (12, 13), k2tog, k1, turn.20 (22, 24)
2Sl 1, p4 (5, 6), p2tog, p1, turn.19 (21, 23)
3Sl 1, k5 (6, 7), k2tog, k1, turn.18 (20, 22)
4Sl 1, p6 (7, 8), p2tog, p1, turn.17 (19, 21)
5Sl 1, k7 (8, 9), k2tog, k1, turn.16 (18, 20)
6Sl 1, p8 (9, 10), p2tog, p1, turn.15 (17, 19)
7Sl 1, k9 (10,11), k2tog, k1, turn.14 (16, 18)
8Sl 1, p10 (11, 12), p2tog, p1, turn.13 (15, 17)
9Knit across.13 (15, 17)

Instep

RoundDescriptionSt Count
1Change to smaller needles. Pick up and knit 10 (12,12) sts along the first side of the heel flap, k across the 19 (21, 23) held sts, pick up and knit 10 (12,12) stitches along the second side of the heel flap, Knit across the remaining 13 (15, 17).52 (60, 62)
2K52 (60, 62) sts, place st marker at for the beginning of round. This is now working in the round again.52 (60, 62)
3K14 (17, 17) , k2tog, k21 (23, 25), ssk, k13 (16, 16).50 (58, 60)
4Knit.50 (58, 60)
5K13 (16, 16) , k2tog, k21 (23, 25), ssk, k12 (15, 15).48 (56, 58)
6Knit.48 (56, 58)
7K12 (15, 15) , k2tog, k21 (23, 25), ssk, k11 (14, 14).46 (54, 56)
8Knit.46 (54, 56)
9K11 (14, 14) , k2tog, k21 (23, 25), ssk, k10 (13, 13).44 (52, 54)
10Knit.44 (52, 54)
11K10 (13, 13) , k2tog, k21 (23, 25), ssk, k9 (12, 12).42 (50, 52)
12Knit.42 (50, 52)
13K9 (12, 12) , k2tog, k21 (23, 25), ssk, k8 (11, 11) For size Small, skip remaining instep rounds and go to repeats.40 (48, 50)
14Knit.40 (48, 50)
15K (11, 11) , k2tog, k (23, 25), ssk, k (10, 10) For size Large, skip remaining instep rounds and go to repeats.(46, 48)
16Knit.46
17K10, k2tog, k23, ssk, k9.44
RepeatsWork in knit until the foot measures 7.5 (8, 8.5) inches, 10 (20, 21.5) cm or approx. 2 inches less than the desired length.40 (44, 48)

Toe

RoundDescriptionSt Count
1K7 (8, 9), k2tog, k1, ssk, k15 (17, 19), k2tog, k1, ssk, k8 (9, 10).36 (40, 44)
2Knit.36 (40, 44)
3K6 (7, 8), k2tog, k1, ssk, k13 (15, 17), k2tog, k1, ssk, k7 (8, 9).32 (36, 40)
4Knit.32 (36, 40)
5K5 (6, 7), k2tog, k1, ssk, k11 (13, 15), k2tog, k1, ssk, k6 (7, 8).28 (32, 36)
6Knit.28 (32, 36)
7K4 (5, 6), k2tog, k1, ssk, k9 (11, 13), k2tog, k1, ssk, k5 (6, 7).24 (28, 32)
8Knit.24 (28, 32)
9K3 (4, 5), k2tog, k1, ssk, k7 (9, 11), k2tog, k1, ssk, k4 (5, 6). For size Small, go to finishing.20 (24, 28)
10Knit.(24, 28)
11K (3, 4), k2tog, k1, ssk, k (7, 9), k2tog, k1, ssk, k (4, 5).(20, 24)

Finishing

Fasten off yarn leaving an 18-inch tail. With half of the stitches on the front needle, and half on the back, use the kitchener stitch to close the toe.

Kitchener stitch steps:

Set up:

Insert needle purlwise through 1st st in front, leave on.

Insert needle knitwise through 1st st in back, leave on.

  1. Front st knitwise, slip off.
  2. Next front st purlwise, leave on.
  3. First back st purlwise, slip off.
  4. Next back st knitwise, leave on.

Repeat 1-4 until all the stitches have been dropped.

Knit your second sock, then weave in ends and wear!

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