Toe-up heel flap sock pattern

For machine washable 4ply sock yarn on 2mm double pointed needles. My size – I have narrow feet (the beau’s size in brackets)

Cast on:
Place 2 needles beside each other and wind yarn around both in a figure 8 pattern until there are 8 loops on each needle. Do not knot as you will tighten stitches by pulling tail end. Knit once around. Arrange 4 stitches on needle 1, 8 on needle 2 and 4 on needle 3

Knit the 4 stitches on needle 3.
Round 1: Knit to last stitch on needle one, M1, K1
K1, M1, knit to last stitch on needle two, M1, K1
K1, M1, knit to end of needle 3
Repeat until there are 30(36) stitches
Round 2: Knit all the way around.
Repeat round 1 and 2 until there are 60(72) stitches

Knit until the foot section measures 11(9.5) cm

Instep Gusset:
Round 1: Knit to last stitch on needle one, M1, K1
Knit across needle two
K1, M1, knit to end of needle three (on left side of front panel twist picked up loop in op dir.)
Round 2: Knit all the way around
Repeat both rounds until 90(108) stitches are distributed thus: 30-30-30(36-36-36)

Slip stitches on needle 2 onto a stitch holder or use fifth needle.
K14(17) on needle 1, wrap next st, turn (leaving 15(18) st behind)
P to end, P 14(17) stitches from needle 3, wrap next st and turn (leaving 15(18) st on needle 3)
Working on centre 30(36) st, continue back and forth, wrapping the st before the previous one so each row is one st shorter. Stop when 5(6) st have been wrapped on both sides
K to end, knitting wraps with wrapped st
K1 from needle 1, turn
Slip 1, p to end, purling wraps with wrapped st

Heel Flap:
Row 1: Slip 1, SSK, *slip 1, K1* repeat to last 3 stitches, Slip 1, K2tog, K1 from needle 2
Row 2: Slip 1, Purl to end, P1 from needle 3
Repeat both rounds until no stitches remain on needles 1 & 3. Transfer 15(18) stitches to needle 1, leaving 15(18) on what is now needle 3. Transfer st on holder to needle 2.

Knit to desired length.

K2, P2 rib for 5cm. Cast off loosely. Sew in ends.

2 thoughts on “Toe-up heel flap sock pattern

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    You are so generous for sharing. Thanks.

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