Saturday, August 26, 2006


Hot Wheel Socks

Named Hot Wheel Socks for the tire tread pattern down the sides of the socks.

FrontSize
child's foot (size 1)

Materials
2 skeins Cascade Fixation
one set of size 2 dpns

Tire Tread Pattern
[K20, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2] 2x

Instep Pattern
P1, k1, p2, k20, p2, k1, p1

SideFoot Pattern
K10, p1, k1, p2, k20, p2, k1, p1, k10

Cast on 56 sts. Join.
Work 12 rounds 1 x 1 rib.
Work 24 rounds Tire Tread Pattern.

Heel Flap (28 sts)
K24. Turn.
Sl1, p27. Turn.

Row 1 - *Sl1, k1*
Row 2 - Sl1, p27
Work heel flap for 15 repeats (30 rows).

Turn Heel
Sl1, k16, ssk, k1, turn
Sl1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn
Sl1, k8, ssk, k1, turn
etc.

Ankle Join
Sl1, k17. Pick up 18 sts along side of heel flap for gusset. Knit instep stitches in pattern. Pick up 18 sts along side of heel flap for gusset.

Gussets
Round 1 - Knit
Round 2 -
Needle 1 - Knit up to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Needles 2 & 3 - Work in instep pattern
Needle 4 - K1, ssk, knit to end of needle
Work gusset decreases for 13 repeats. Each needle now has 14 sts.

Foot
Work foot in pattern for 36 rounds. Knit one round even.

Toe Shaping
Round 1 - K1, ssk, knit to 3 sts end of needle 1, k2tog, k1, k1, ssk, knit to 3 sts end of needle 3, k2tog, k1
Round 2 - Knit.

Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until 24 sts remain. Graft remaining stitches together.

6 yarns:

Valerie said...

Woohoo -- sounds like you triumphed over the Curse of the Monkey Pox!

wendy g said...

Thanks for the pattern for the Hot Wheels Socks!

Zonda said...

Looking good! Will be back to see the FO! Thanks for the pattern!

sgeddes said...

Bye monkey pox, hellow hot whell sox! Cute sox - thanks for sharing the pattern.

mrspao said...

They are pretty socks !

Sydney said...

Cute socks!