Pattern–Lily Socks

Standard

These socks combine a variant of the Estonian Lily of the Valley pattern and cables to create an attractive blend of styles, knit from the toe up. You will need to know how to yarn over, cable front and back, increase, decrease, make a nupp, and a provisional cast on method. The lacey cuff trim requires knowledge of how to make a simple crochet chain.

I made this pattern up on the fly for my mother for Christmas. I have yet to get her to have enough free time for me to be able to get decent pictures, so sadly the ones I present are both smaller and blurrier than I would like. If you see any problems with this pattern, please let me know as soon as possible, so that I can correct the pattern.

More pictures are below the pattern.

Materials
2 balls of Premier Yarns Serenity sock weight (or other sock yarn) (460 yards total)
US size 1 double pointed or circular needles (use needle size you need to get proper gauge)
Stitch markers
Cable needle
3.5mm crochet hook (if going to make lace cuff trim)

Gauge
8 st/inch
12 rounds/inch

Size
US ladies 9, with US ladies 10 in (parentheses). If there are no ( ), then use same instructions. The size difference comes from how type of cables used and stitches between them and the main pattern. If the sock needs to be longer, add it prior to the gusset increase section. The socks knitted will comfortably fit a foot 9 ½” long (size 9) to 10” long (size 10).

If you are unsure which to use, I recommend the one for size 10–it is stretchier, and will fit a wider range of feet as such. Foot circumference should be between 8 to 9 inches, and closer to 8.5 for the US size 9.

Charts
All charts may be clicked to enlarge.

Side Panel:

Small Chart:

Large Chart:

Key:

All charts were made with Jacquie’s KnitChart.

Directions

This is broken into several parts.

Toe
Cast on 20 (12) stitches using Judy’s Magic cast on or preferred provisional method. Knit one round plain. The first 10 (6) st are the instep, the second 10 (6) the sole.

round 1: k2 , m1l , k6, m1r, k4, m1l, k6, m1r. 4 st increased.
round 2: k all st
round 3: k2, m1l, k to last 2 st of instep, m1r, k4, m1l, k to last 2 st of sole, m1r
round 4: k all st

Repeat rounds 3 and 4 until there are 72 total stitches on needles. First 36 are instep, last 36 are sole stitches.

Foot prior to gusset increases
round 1: k 2 (2), p 2 (3), k first round of small (large) pattern chart, p 2 (3), k 2 (2); k 32
round 2: k2 (2), p2 (3), knit next round of small (large) chart, p 2 (3), k2 (2); k 32

Rep round 2 until sock is roughly 4 inches from toe.

Gusset Section
round 1: k2 (2), p 2 (3), k next rnd of small (large) chart, p 2 (3), k 2 (2); find middle 4 st of sole. k until just before these st, place marker A, k1, m1l, k 2, m1r, k1, place marker B, k to end
round 2: k2 (2), p2(3), k next rnd chart, p2(3), k2(2); k32
round 3: k2 (2), p2(3), k next rnd chart, p2(3), k2(2); k32
round 4: k2 (2), p2(3), k next rnd chart, p2(3), k2(2); knit to 1 after A, m1l, k to 1 before B, m1r, k to end
round 5: k2 (2), p2(3), k next rnd chart, p2(3), k2(2); k32
round 6: k2 (2), p2(3), k next rnd chart, p2(3), k2(2); k32

Rep rounds 4-6 12 more times (100 st)

Set up round for heel: k2 (2), p2(3), k next rnd chart, p2(3), k2(2)

Heel

Pattern becomes rows here.

Row 1: K to 2 st before B, w&t
Row 2: P to 2 st before A, w&t
Row 3: K to st before previous w&t, w&t
Row 4: P to st before previous w&t, w&t

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until there are 9 wrapped st on each side (18 total rows worked)

Row 5: k to 1st wrapped st, *pick wrap up and ktog with st it wrapped; rep from * until 1 wrapped st remains. Pick wrap up, and k wrapped st, wrap, and next st tog. Turn work

Row 6: P to 1st wrapped st, *pick wrap up and ptog with st it wrapped; rep from * until 1 wrapped st remains. Pick wrap up, and p wrapped st, wrap, and next st tog. Turn work

Row 7: k across to 1 st before B. Removing marker, ssk the st that was before B and st after. Turn work.

Row 8: s1, p to 1 st before A. Removing marker, p2tog the st that was before A and st after. Turn work.

Row 9: s1, [k1, s1 wyib] x 15, ssk
Row 10: s1, p30, p2tog
Row 11: s1, [s1 wyib, k1] x 15, ssk
Row 12: s1, p30, p2tog

repeat rows 9 – 12 5 more times

Row 13: s1, k30, ssk
Row 14: s1, p30, p2tog

There should now be 36 total stitches for the heel once more. Not all gusset st will be worked.

Next row: k 33, then k first 2 st off instep; this is now new start of round

Leg
Round 1: [p2(3), k next rnd small(large) chart, p2(3), knit 1st round side chart, p2(3) ]twice, dropping the p2(3) from end of second time

Round 2: [p2(3), k next rnd small(large) chart, p2(3), knit next round side chart, p2(3)] twice, dropping the p2(3) from end of second time

Repeat round 2 until leg is 1″ less than desired length, ending on main chart round 12

Smaller Size Cuff
Set up round: *[p2, k2] x 3, p1; place 3 st on cable needle and hold in front, knit these st with next 3 st on needle; p1, [k2, p2]x3; place next 2 st on cable needle and hold in back, knit these st with next 2 on needle; rep one more time from *

Next Round: * [p2, k2] x 3, p1, k3, p1, [k2, p2] x 3, k2; rep once from *

Repeat the above round until cuff is desired length

Bind off with Jeny’s stretchy bind-off or desired method. If desire to make trim, place last unbound st on crochet hook instead of binding off. Otherwise, bind off and sew in ends as normal. Go to Trim.

Larger Size Cuff
set up round: [p3, k2] x 2, p3; place next 2 st on cable needle in front of work and ktog with next 2 st on needle; [p3, k2] x 5, p3; place next 2 st on cable needle in front of work and ktog with next 2 st on needle; [p3, k2] x 3

Next Round: [p3, k2] x12

Repeat above round until cuff is desired length.

Bind off with Jeny’s stretchy bind-off or desired method. If desire to make trim, place last unbound st on crochet hook instead of binding off. Otherwise, bind off and sew in ends as normal. Go to Trim.

Trim

This bit is where I have no vocabulary. Other than chain stitch and how to make a Granny square, I have no knowledge of crochet. If you know a better way to word this, or you have questions, please contact me!

Using last st as first, make a 4 st chain. Count three stitches of bind-off edge, push hook through under edge, wrap hook, and pull through edge and chain on hook. Continue to make 4 st chains, joining to edge every third st on edge, until finish. Bind off and weave in ends.

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