Lotus Blossom Knit Socks
If you're looking for a basic sock knitting pattern with a twist, you'll love these Lotus Blossom Knit Socks. With a lovely lattice pattern on the ankle, these socks are elegant, yet simple. The lotus blossom has several different associations depending on the culture, from beauty and purity to life and rebirth, but we can all agree that the loveliness of the lotus blossom suits these socks wonderfully. Even the regal violet color calls to mind a powerful femininity. You're doing yourself a disservice if you don't knit these beautiful socks.
NotesUse your favorite CO for toe-up socks.
Knitting Needle Size2 or 2.75 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)
Yarn Weight(1) Super Fine (27-32 stitches to 4 inches)
Gauge28 sts x 44 rnds = 4" (10.2cm) in St st. Save time, check your gauge.
Finished Sizeoot circumference: 8½" (21.6cm)
- Willow Yarns™ Attire Fingering (100% superwash extra-fine merino; 50g/143yd) -732259-0013 Accent - 3 balls
- US size 2 (2.75mm) dpn or size needed to obtain gauge
- Stitch markers
- Yarn needle
w&t (wrap and turn): Wyib, sl next st p-wise, bring yarn to front, sl next st back to left-hand needle p-wise, bring yarn to back, turn work.
sk2p: Sl 1 k-wise, k2tog, psso—2 sts dec’d.
Figure 8 CO: Hold 2 dpn parallel to each other in left hand, hang yarn bet needles with tail extending below and ball above. *Wrap yarn around needle furthest away from you and back up bet needles, wrap yarn around needle closest to you and back up bet needles; rep from * until desired number of sts is CO to each needle.
2 x 2 Ribbing:
(multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 for pat.
(multiple of 14 sts)
Rnd 1: *K1, yo, k2, ssk, k5, k2tog, k2, yo; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: *P2, k11, p1; rep from * around.
Rnd 3: *K2, yo, k2, ssk, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 4: *P3, k9, p2; rep from * around.
Rnd 5: *K3, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k2; rep from * around.
Rnds 6, 8, 10: *P4, k7, p3; rep from * around.
Rnds 7, 9, 11: *K4, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k4; rep from * around.
Rnd 12: K.
Rnd 13: *K3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k2; rep from * around.
Rnd 14: *K6, p3, k5; rep from * around.
Rnd 15: *K2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 16: *K5, p5, k4; rep from * around.
Rnd 17: *K1, k2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, ssk; rep from * around.
Rnds 18, 20, 22: *K4, p7, p3; rep from * to last st, pm for new beg of rnd.
Rnds 19, 21, 23: *Sk2p, k2, yo, k7, yo, k2; rep from * around.
Rnd 24: K.
Rep Rnds 1-24 for pat.
Using Figure-8 CO, CO a total of 16 sts—8 sts on each needle.
Rnd 1: *Pm, k8; rep from * once more.
Inc Rnd: *Kfb, k to 2 before m, kfb, k1; rep from * once more—4 sts inc’d.
Rep Inc Rnd every rnd 2 times, then every 2 rnds 7 more times—56 sts.
Work even in St st until foot measures 7" (17.8cm) from CO or 2" (5.1cm) less than desired length.
Next Rnd: K53.
Note: Heel is worked over next 34 sts, leaving 22 sts unworked for instep.
Row 1: K33, w&t.
Row 2: P32, w&t.
Row 3: K31, w&t.
Row 4: P30, w&t.
Cont, working 1 st less each row until you reach p12, w&t.
Row 1: K to first wrapped st, k wrap with st, w&t.
Row 2: P to first wrapped st, p wrap with st, w&t.
Row 3: K to first double-wrapped st, k wraps with st, w&t.
Row 4: P to first double-wrapped st, p wraps with st, w&t.
Rep last 2 rows until all double-wrapped sts have been worked, leaving a single wrapped st at either edge of heel. K 1 rnd, working rem wraps with their sts.
K 2 rnds.
Work even in Lotus Blossom for 6" (15.2cm), ending with Rnd 12 or 24 of pat.
Work even in 2 x 2 Ribbing for 1½" (3.8cm).
BO all sts loosely in pat.
Weave in ends. Lightly block to open up lace.
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