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You'll love the custom fit of these cozy socks.

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Material List

  • 2 balls of #55048 (Grey Brown Ragg)
  • Set of 4 size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge

Project Instructions

Gauge: 28 sts and 36 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stocking st.



beg = beginning.

cont = continue(ity).

k= knit.

k2tog = knit next 2 stitches together.

p = purl.

p2tog = purl next 2 stitches together.

rem = remaining.

rep = repeat.

rs= right side.

rnd(s) = round(s).

sl1p = slip next stitch purlwise .

ssk = slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time, then knit through back loops together.

st(s) = stitch(es).

tog = together.

ws = wrong side


The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ().


Cast on 56 sts loosely. Divide into (20, 18, 18) sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.

Work 2" (5 cm) in (K2. P2) ribbing.

Knit in rnds until work from beg measures 6" (15 cm).


Divide for heel: K14 from 1st needle. Slip last 6 sts from 1st needle onto beg of 2nd needle. Slip last
14 sts from 3rd needle onto beg of 1st needle. 28 sts for heel are now on 1st needle. Divide rem 28 sts onto 2 needles and leave for instep.


Make heel: 1st row: (WS). Sl1P. Purl to end of row.

2nd row: *Sl1P. K1. Rep from * to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows until Heel flap measures 2½" (6 cm), ending on a WS row.


Shape heel: 1st row: Sl1P. K14. ssk. K1. Turn.

2nd row: Sl1P. P3. P2tog. P1. Turn.

3rd row: Sl1P. K4. ssk. K1. Turn.

4th row: Sl1P. P5. P2tog. P1. Turn.

5th row: Sl1P. K6. ssk. K1. Turn.

6th row: Sl1P. P7. P2tog. P1. Turn.

7th row: Sl1P. K8. ssk. K1. Turn.

8th row: Sl1P. P9. P2tog. P1. Turn.

9th row: Sl1P. K10. ssk. K1. Turn.

10th row: Sl1P. P11. P2tog. P1. Turn.

11th row: Sl1P. K12. ssk. K1. Turn.

12th row: Sl1P. P13. P2tog. P1.

13th row: Knit. 16 sts.


Shape instep: (RS). Pick up and knit 12 sts along left side of Heel. K28 for instep. Pick up and knit 12 sts along right side of Heel. Knit first 8 sts from heel onto end of 3rd needle. 68 sts are now divided as (20, 28, 20) sts.

1st rnd: 1st needle: Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2. 2nd needle: Knit. 3rd needle: K2. ssk. Knit to end of needle.

2nd rnd: Knit.

Rep last 2 rnds to 56 sts.

Cont even until foot from picked up sts at Heel measures 4½ (5¼-5½)" (11.5 (13-14) cm).


Shape toe: 1st rnd: 1st needle: Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 2nd needle: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 3rd needle: K1. ssk. Knit to end of needle.

2nd rnd: Knit.

Rep last 2 rnds until there are 20 sts. Knit sts of 1st needle onto end of 3rd needle. Break yarn, leaving an end 8" (20.5 cm) long. Graft 2 sets of 10 sts tog.


For a custom fit, begin toe shaping approx 2" (5 cm) before desired finished foot length.