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Free Knitting Pattern: Knitted Socks

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Sportweight
Pattern #: 1094AD

You'll be making more than one pair of these! A simple knit/purl combination creates a paw-like pattern that travels up the socks between columns of simple garter stitch. The Mushroom color (403) shows off your handiwork beautifully. Order one ball for each pair. Requires size 3 double pointed needles

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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Medium


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Wool-Ease® Sportweight

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 660-403: Wool-Ease Sportweight Yarn: Mushroom (discontinued)
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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions
Wool-Ease® Sportweight
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Wool-Ease® Sportweight (Article #660). · Solids, Heathers, Prints: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool.
· Frosts: 70% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 10% Nylon
· Color #301 White/Multi: 78%Acrylic, 19% Wool, 3% Polyester
· Color #402 Wheat, #403 Mushroom: 86%Acrylic, 10% Wool, 4% Rayon.; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (435yds/397m) pull skeins

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•  660-403 Wool-Ease Sportweight Yarn: Mushroom (discontinued)
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Additional Materials
Size 3 Double-Pointed Needles (Set of 5)

Knitted Socks

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Sportweight


20 sts = 4" with size 3 needles in pat.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


SKP: Sl 1 st, k 1 st, pass sl st over.

M1 (make 1): An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left-hand needle. Work this new stitch through the back loop.

Main Pat (multiple of 12 sts):
Rnds 1 & 3:
P 3, k 1, p 3, k 5.
Rnds 2 & 4: P 3, k 1, p 8.
Rnds 5 & 7: P 2, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 2, k 5.
Rnds 6 & 8: P 2, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 7.
Rep Rows 1-8 for Main Pat.


Note: This information may be helpful for knitters who have not worked socks on four needles:

In this method the first and last needle in each round hold stitches for the heel and the bottom of the sock foot, while needles 2 and 3 hold stitches for the top or instep of the sock. This method is much simpler than moving stitches around from needle to needle to create your heel flap or your toe.

With dpns, CO 48 sts (12 sts on each of 4 needles). Join and work around in k 1, p 1 rib for 1 1/2". Work in Main Pat until sock meas about 6 1/2" or desired length from top, ending with an even rnd. K across needle #1 and turn.

Heel flap:
Row 1 (WS):
Sl 1, p rem sts across needles #1 and #4. Place all 24 sts on one needle for heel flap. Turn.
Row 2 (RS): (Sl 1, k 1) across this needle. Rep last 2 rows until 23 rows have been completed, ending with a p row and RS facing you.Turn heel: Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k 13, SKP, k 1. Turn.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, p 5, p2tog, p 1. Turn. Row 3 (RS): Sl 1, k 6, SKP, k 1.
Turn. Row 4 (WS): Sl 1, p 7, p2tog, p 1. Turn. Cont as est, working 1 more st before decs on each row until 14 sts rem, ending with a WS row.

Gussets:K across 14 sts and beg gussets by PU and k 12 sts along the side of heel flap, M1 in loop between heel flap and instep needle, work Main Pat across 2 instep needles (24 sts), M1 in loop between instep needle and heel flap, PU and k 12 sts along other side of heel flap – 64 sts. Divide heel sts between needles #1 and #4. Work 1 rnd, knitting M1 st with the last st on each side of gusset and maintaining pat on instep needles.

Dec rnd: K to 3 sts from end of needle #1, SKP, k 1; work Main Pat on instep sts; k 1, k2tog, k rem sts on needle #4. Work 1 rnd with no decs, always maintaining Main Pat on instep sts. Rep these 2 rnds until there are 12 sts on each heel needle (#1 and #4). Foot: Work around as est until foot length is 11/2" less than desired length from back of heel.

Dec rnd: Work until 3 sts rem on needle #1, SKP, k 1; k 1, k2tog, k rem sts on needle #2; k sts on needle #3 until 3 sts rem, SKP, k 1; k 1, k2tog, k rem sts on needle #4. Knit 2 rnds. Rep these 3 rnds 3 more times, then work dec rnd only until 4 sts rem on each needle. Combine sts from needles #1 and #4 on one needle and sts from needles #2 and #3 on another needle.

Graft toe

Thread yarn needle.
1. With knitting needles side-byside, right sides up, and slipping stitches off as you work, insert yarn needle as if to purl into the first stitch on the front piece, then as if to knit into the first stitch on the back piece. Draw the yarn through.
2. Insert the yarn needle as if to knit into the first stitch on the front piece again, drawing yarn through.
3. Insert the yarn needle as if to purl into the next stitch on the front piece. Draw the yarn through.
4. Insert the yarn needle as if to purl into the next stitch on the front piece, drawing yarn through.
5. Insert the yarn needle as if to knit into the next stitch on the back piece. Draw yarn through.
Repeat steps 2-5 until all stitches have been grafted.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) CO = cast on
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s) est = establish(ed)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
meas = measure(s) p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together pat = pattern
PU = pick up rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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