Two Needle Socks
Two Needle Socks
Two Needle Socks

For all of you, like myself, who don't enjoy working on sock needles but really like hand knit socks, this is an acceptable replacement.

The only special skill required is the ability to sew a seam flat, as you will have a seam down the center back of the sock and a seam along either side of the foot. I have very sensitive feet and I don't even feel the seams. I have done these in the "patterned" sock yarn but you do have to fuss with the yarn a bit to make sure that the "patterns" line up. It does work best with a plain yarn or the variegated colours. I hope you like them.

Sizes: Ladies S(M,L)

2 50 gr balls of any 4 ply sock yarn
1 pair 2.75mm needles

With 2.75 mm needles cast on 64 sts and work 1" in knit 1 purl 1 rib. Continue even in stocking st until piece measures 7".

Make instep:
K48, turn, p32. Working on center 32 sts continue in stocking st until instep measures 4.5(5.5,6.5)"

Shape Toe:
K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. Purl 1 row. Repeat last 2 rows until 12 sts remain. Leave remaining sts on a st holder.

Place remaining 32 sts onto needle having the back seam at center and right side facing rejoin yarn and work as follows:
1st row: K2, *sl1k, k1 repeat from* to end of row.
2nd row: Purl.
Repeat last 2 rows until heel measures 2.25" ending with wsf for next row.

Shape Heel:
1st row: P17, p2tog,P1, turn.
2nd row: K5, ssk, K1, turn.
3rd row: P6, p2tog, p1, turn.
4th row: K7, ssk,k1, turn.
Continue working in this manner, working 1 st more before dec in each row until there are 18 sts.
Next row: P18, break yarn.
Pick up and knit 18 sts along side edge of heel, knit 18 sts from needle, pick up and knit 18 sts along other side of heel. 54 sts.
Next row: Purl.

Shape Instep:
1st row: K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
2nd row: Purl.
Repeat the last 2 rows until 32 sts remain. Continue in stocking st until piece measures the same as top to start of toe shaping. Shape toe as for top of sock.

Join toe using either the three needle cast off or the kitchener st. With right sides facing join the side seams making the seam as flat as possible. Sew up the center back seam also making it as flat as possible.

Copyright © 2004 Linda Benne
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