I received a question about the house socks pattern last night. In working a swatch to answer it, I realized that the numbers in the heel turn section of the pattern are slightly off. The new version is available here: download now
If you just want to change the heel numbers, I’ve added them at the bottom of this post.
In other news, I’ve wrecked the timing on my sewing machine by sewing that honkin’ thick jeans charity quilt. The last time I did this to my old trusty machine it cost me around $150 to fix. I’m contemplating trying to fix it myself; wish me luck!
For now, ignore your instep stitches and work only with your gusset / sole stitches.
Join your contrasting color yarn, and knit across your gusset, sole, and other gusset (48 sts).
When you reach the end of the second gusset, turn and work as follows:
WS â€“ p36, wrap & turn
RS â€“ k24, wrap & turn
WS â€“ p23, wrap & turn
Continue in this manner until you have 12 stitches still unwrapped in the middle.
Sanity check: 12 in the middle, 7 wrapped on each side, then 11 unwrapped on each end.
WS â€“ p12, then p6 picking up wraps and knitting them together with the stitch as you go.
Purl the next stitch, wrap, and unwrapped stitch together (p3tog), turn.
RS â€“ sl1, k18, k next 6 stitches picking up wraps and knitting them together with the stitch as you go. Knit the next stitch, wrap, and unwrapped stitch together (k3tog), turn.
WS â€“ sl1, p24, p2tog, turn.
RS â€“ sl1, k24, k2tog, turn.
Continue in this manner until all gusset stitches are worked. You should have 26 heel stitches. Cut contrasting yarn.