Daffodil Sock Pattern

Here is the pattern for my Daffodil Socks, as promised. I haven’t had anybody check this, and though I myself have looked over it a few times I wouldn’t be surprised if you notice a mistake. (though hopefully it would be the kind of mistake you would notice, rather than something that would mess you up!) Please feel free to let me know.

When I was knitting these I was quite unfamiliar with the short row heel method so I consulted this tutorial, which I highly recommend! Sometimes it helps to know what you are doing, instead of just following instructions blindly. Plus, it makes it possible to adjust sizing and so on.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

Daffodil Socks

Size: Newborn

Yarn: fingering weight

Needles: 2.0mm double pointed

Gauge: 8 sts = 1”

Abbreviations:

CO = Cast On

k = knit

p = purl

St(s) = stitch(s)

wst = wrap stitch

Picot Cast On

Using the Knit Cast On, CO 5 sts

BO 2 sts

Slip the stitch from the right needle back onto the left needle. (3 sts have been cast on)

Repeat until desired number of stitches have been cast on.

Wrap Stitch (wst)

On knit row: yf, sl1p, yb, replace st on left needle

On purl row: sl1p, yb, replace st on left needle, yf

Pick Up Wrap or Wraps

On knit row: Insert needle into wrap(s) from bottom to top, then into stitch. Knit these together.

On purl row: Insert needle into wrap(s) from bottom to top ON RIGHT SIDE and place this loop on the needle. Purl it together with the next stitch.

Knitting the Sock

CO 36 sts using picot cast on.

Join and work in the round, working k1, p1 rib

Continue working in rib until the piece measures 2” from cuff.

K 1 row.

P 3 rows.

K 2 rows.

P3 rows.

K1 row. During this row, redistribute the sts on the needles as follows:

Needle one: 9

Needle 2: 9

Needle 3: 18

 

Begin Heel

Next row: k 18. (these stitches become the top of the foot) the next 18 sts will be the heel. Work them as follows:

Row 1: k17, wst. Turn.

Row 2: p 16, wst. Turn.

Row 3: k15, wst. Turn.

Row 4: p14, wst. Turn

Continue working in established pattern, ending on a purl row: P8, wst. Turn. (8 sts remain in the middle, unwrapped, with 5 wrapped sts on either side.)

 

Turn Heel

Row 1: k 8, k1 while picking up wrap, wst. Turn.

Row 2: p9, p1 while picking up wrap, wst. Turn.

Row 3: k 10, k1 while picking up 2 wraps, wst.

Row 4: p 11, p1 while picking up 2 wraps, wst. Turn.

Continue working in established pattern (rows 3 and 4) ending on purl row: p 15, p1 while picking up 2 wraps, wst. Turn.

Next row: k16, k1 while picking up 2 wraps, wst. (this stitch will be from needle 1) Turn.

Next row: p 17, p1 while picking  up 2 wraps, wst (this will be from needle 2) turn

Next row: k 18

 

The heel is done! It’s time to knit in the round again, starting with the top of the foot.

Foot

Next row: k1 while picking up wrap, k 16, k1 while picking up wrap, k18

Work in stst until foot measures 2 ½”.

 

Toe

The toe is worked back and forth over the first 18 sts.

Row 1: k17, wst. Turn.

Row 2: p 16, wst. Turn.

Row 3: k15, wst. Turn.

Row 4: p14, wst. Turn

Continue working in established pattern, ending on a purl row: P8, wst. Turn. (8 sts remain in the middle, unwrapped, with 5 wrapped sts on either side.)

Turn Toe

Row 1: k 8, k1 while picking up wrap, wst. Turn.

Row 2: p9, p1 while picking up wrap, wst. Turn.

Row 3: k 10, k1 while picking up 2 wraps, wst. Turn.

Row 4: p 11, p1 while picking up 2 wraps, wst. Turn.

Continue working in established pattern (rows 3 and 4) ending on purl row: p 17, p 1 while picking up 2 wraps. Turn.

 

Graft 18 toe sts to the 18 remaining foot sts. Weave in ends.

 

 

 

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13 Comments

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13 responses to “Daffodil Sock Pattern

  1. Diane

    These are adorable! I’ll be making a pair to tuck into my grandmotherly Hope Chest!

    Thank you for sharing this pattern.

  2. Margie Redmon

    Thanks so much! I’ve been looking for a girly sock pattern for a child!

  3. alicia zimmerman

    awsome baby things

  4. How sweet are these daffodil socks!! I planted 1,000 daffodil bulbs and then sold the house before seeing them bloom! LOL

    These socks can be seen blooming every since day. ;-)

    Thank you for sharing!

    Marny

  5. since – should be: single

  6. Forgot to mention that I love daffodils!

  7. Marsha

    Can’t wait to make the socks for my grandchildren! Thank you!

  8. I’ve never made socks … how difficult would these be for a beg sock knitter??

    • I’m no sock expert, and I’ve really made only a few, so I think this would be doable for a first sock pattern. The only thing to think about is that since they are quite small sometimes you might find them a bit fiddly. And I would make sure that when it comes to the heel, you have time to focus on it (you know, maybe not knitting on the go kind of thing) and take your time, and I’m sure you would be fine! Also, definitely look at that tutorial I think I linked to, since that can help you feel like you know what you are doing. Good luck!

  9. pam

    Is there any chance of getting an adult version of this sock? I really like it.

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