I’ve created a gorgeous printable PDF of these instructions along with an original design for Canadian Juliet socks!
Size: Ladies medium
~300 yards fingerling weight sock yarn, pictured here is Opal sock yarn in colour 625, Winterbild
~US size 1 circular needle, 12 inch. The Addi Turbo 12 inch. Look how it’s constructed to work for knitting socks in the round. Angled needles on a very short flexible cord. Note the cord is only about 5 inches, it’s 11.5 inches from tip to tip. You won’t find this in any interchangeable sets that I know of. You have to buy the needle separately.I have it in US 1, which works perfectly for standard sock yarn. See photo below.
January 2017 update: Addi no longer makes this needle, I think they are repackaging and calling it an 8″ (CONFUSING). ChiaGoo has an alternative. ChiaGoo calls it a 9 inch circular. Look for size 1 or 2.
~set of three US size 1 double pointed needles
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches square in St St
Using the 12inch circular needle, cast on 60 stitches, join in the round.
Work one inch of k1 p1 ribbing, or whatever cuff you love.
Work in stockinette stitch, or whatever stitch you love for about 7 inches. So easy!!! Just knit continuously in the round. No worries about laddering, no need to fiddle.
The heel is worked over 30 stitches, the other 30 just stay on your needle while you do this.
~ K15 stitches, turn.
~ purl across 30 stitches, turn
Row 1 ~ *slip 1, knit 1* repeat from * to * across 30 stitches
Row 2 ~ slip 1, purl across
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 30 rows.
Turn the heel:
OMG! I love this part!!
~ knit across 17 stitches, ssk, knit 1, turn
~ slip 1, purl 5, p2tog, purl 1, turn
Row 1 ~ slip 1, knit to one stitch before gap, ssk, knit 1, turn
Row 2 ~ slip 1, purl to one stitch before gap, p2tog, purl 1, turn
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have worked all heel stitches, 18 stitches remain.
OMG! I hate doing this row. Soldier through it!
1. Knit 9 stitches, place a marker to mark the Centre back as the beginning of the round, knit 9.
2. Take a breath and pick up the 15 long stitches along the side of the heel flap.
3. Pick up one extra stitch, by knitting an extra stitch in the row just below the heel flap. Place a marker.
4. Knit the 30 stitches of the instep. These are the 30 stitches that have been patiently waiting on you needle since before the heel.
5. Place another marker, pick up an extra stitch.
6. Take another breath, or maybe a sip of wine, and pick up the 15 long stitches along the other side of the heel flap.
7. You know are back in the round!
Row 1 – Knit to 2 stitches before second marker, k2tog, Slip marker. Knit to the next marker, slip marker, SSK, knit to beginning of round marker (which it the Centre of the heel).
Row 2 – knit all stitches
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until 60 stitches remain. TA DA!
Slip marker, Knit, removing the other two markers as you come to them. Continuing knitting until foot is two inches less than the desired total foot length.
Now you have to abandon the beloved 12inch circular. Sorry. But I have worked out how to finish with 3 double points, not 5. You are about to set up on two double points, 30 stitches on each needle.
You should still have marker indicating the centre to the heel. Knit 15 with your circular as you have been doing.
Using one of your double point needles, knit 30 from the circular, onto the double point.
Using a second double point, knit 30 off the circular.
It will look like this:
Row 1 ~ Using the third needle, knit 1, ssk, knit to 3 stitches from end of first needle, k2tog, knit one
Turn your work around, and knit now off the second needle,
Knit 1, ssk, knit to 3 stitches from end of second needle, k2tog, knit one.
When you move from one needle to the next, be sure to give the yarn a good tug to keep things tight, this is critical!
Row 2 ~ knit all stitches on first needle, turn work, knit all stitches on second needle
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until 30 stitches remain.
Repeat Row 1 until 16 stitches remain.
Cut yarn and graft toe with Kitchener stitch.