Fit well Socks

Now, I’ve asked my Mom for my Dad’s foot measurements three times in the past year. I think she’ll scream if I ask her for them again. I have written them down before and put them in a “safe place” and promptly lost them. Darn house elves! Hopefully this is a “safe place” to save my pattern.
Dad's fit well socks

Dad’s fit well socks sized to fit a foot with a 8.5″ foot circumference. The cuff is 10″ long. I have enough yarn left over to have knit the cuff 1″ longer. Please let me know if I’ve made a mistake re-writing my pattern, or if there is something you don’t understand.


1 hank of Dream in color smooshy

3.00mm (US 2.5) double pointed needles (I used knitpicks. Be sure to check the mm size. As they have several US 2 sizes)

darning needle

gauge- 7sts/inch

cuff- CO 60sts (15sts on each needle) K2, P2 for 15 rows then start stitch pattern

row 1- K2, P2

row 2- knit

until the cuff measures 7.5 inches.

Dad's fit well socks

Heel- (worked across 30sts) Turn work and purl 30 sts, then turn work so right side is facing.

row 1- *Sl wyb, K1 rep from *

row 2- Sl wyb, purl to end

rep rows 1 & 2 until 30 rows have been worked. Turn heel

row 1- knit across 17sts, SSK, K1, turn

row 2- Sl 1, P5, P2tog, P1 turn

row 3- Sl1, knit to 1st stitch before gap, SSK, K1 turn

row 4- Sl1, purl to 1st stitch before gap, P2tog, P1 turn

repeat rows 3 & 4 until all heel sts have been worked. End with a WS row. There will remain 18 sts.

Dad's Fit well socks

Gusset- pick up and knit 18sts Knit row 1 (K2, P2) of stitch pattern on needles 2 & 3, pick up and knit 18 sts on needle 4. Row now begins at center back heel.

row 1- knit to last 3 sts on

needle 1: K2tog, K1; knit across

needle 2 & 3; at beginning of

needle 4 K1, SSK knit to end.

row 2-

needle 1: knit

needle 2 & 3: knit row 1 of stitch pattern (K2, P2)

needle 4: knit

repeat rows 1 & 2 until 60 sts remain. Work in pattern until foot measures 7.25″ long ending in row 2 of stitch pattern.

toe- row 1:

needle 1: knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1

needle 2: K1, SSK, knit to end

needle 3: knit to last 3 sts K1, K2tog, K1

needle 4: K1, SSK, knit to end

row 2:  knit

repeat rows 1 & 2 until 28 sts remain. Than repeat row 1 only until 16 sts remain. Move stitches on needles 1 & 4 onto 1 needle, and move stitches on needles 2 & 3 onto 1 needle. Graft together, weave in ends.

Corrected row 2 of heel stitch 9/12/2007 Thanks P-la!


8 responses

  1. Good thinking storing something on your site that will be on the net for eons! Nice looking socks. I am sure that Mom and Dad will love theirs when you get a chance to do them. After I finish this pair of socks, I was thinking about my cold feet this winter and am going to make myself a pair of clogs. I did hubby some and he loves them. So now it’s my turn!

  2. This just may well be the perfect pattern I was looking for!

    Thanks for sharing.

    I found that I try to record all my finished pattern notes on the ‘net (and now Ravelry too). That way if I can’t find my paper notes, it’s always on the ‘net!

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