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Home : Patterns : Thigh High Footless Socks

Free Knitting Pattern: Thigh High Footless Socks

Lion Brand® Sock-EaseTM
Pattern #: 70782AD
Rating: *****4.2 (based on 10 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X

Finished Circumference at thigh 15 (18, 21, 24) in. (38 (46, 53.5, 61) cm)

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.


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Thigh High Footless Socks

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25 sts = 4 in. (10cm) in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS) 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.

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K1, p1 Rib (Even number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

THIGH HIGH (make 2)
Beg at toe end, cast on 46 (54, 64, 72) sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 14 rows. Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS) and work until piece measures 3 in. (7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Heel Slit
Next Row: Bind off 23 (27, 32, 36) sts, knit to end.
Next Row: Purl, cast on 23 (27, 32, 36) sts over bound-off sts of previous row. Continue in St st until piece measures 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Row 1 (Inc Row): Knit, inc 1 st at beg and end of row. – 48 (56, 66, 74) sts.
Next Rows: Rep Inc row every 4 rows 11 (13, 15, 17) more times – 70 (82, 96, 108) sts, then work even until piece measures 14 in. (35.5 cm) above heel slit, end with a WS row.
Next Row: Rep Row 1.
Next Rows: Rep Inc Row every 4 rows 10 (12, 15, 17) more times – 92 (108, 128, 144) sts. Continue in St st until piece measures 22 in. (56 cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Work in k1, p1 rib for 13 rows. Bind off.

Sew Thigh High seams. With crochet hook, join yarn with slip stitch at heel slit. Work 1 round of single crochet around slit. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.2 (based on 10 reviews)
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Thigh High Footless Socks Reviewed by Carla Jones on 2010-10-27 *****
My granddaughter loved these when she saw them. She picked out the yarn and I just finished them. I added ribbing at the top like that at the beginning. I knit them flat, but when I added the stitches back after the heel opening, I added half the amount required to each side so that the seam goes up the center of the back. If she has trouble with them staying up I will weave some elastic thread thru the ribbing at the top. Thanks so much for this fun pattern!

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