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Toastie Socks Knitting Pattern

Toastie Socks Knitting Pattern


These socks are knit with worsted weight or aran 10 ply yarn, so they are thicker than normal socks… perfect for chilly mornings, cold nights, or whenever your feet need a little TLC. Plus, they knit up so much more quickly than regular socks, making them great for gifts!


You will need worsted weight or aran 10 ply yarn and a set of 4 double pointed needles in US 8/5.0 mm. Oh, and a yarn needle for finishing.


Cast on 36 stitches and divide them evenly among three of your needles.

Work in Knit 1, Purl 1 ribbing for 2 inches.
Knit the next two rounds in plain stockinette stitch, arranging the stitches like this:
Needle 1: 9 stitches
Needle 2: 18 stitches
Needle 3: 9 stitches
Knit across all of the stitches on needle 1.
Knit across all of the stitches on needle 2.

Now, turn your work. You will be working on needle 2 only to make the heel flap. Just ignore needles 1 and 3 until later.

To make the heel flap:

Row 1: Slip the first stitch, then purl across.
Row 2: Slip the first stitch, then knit across.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the heel flap measures 2 1/4 inches long, ending with a purl row.

Turn Heel:

Row 1: slip 1, knit 10, ssk, knit 1, turn.
Row 2: slip 1, purl 5, p2tog, purl 1, turn.
Row 3: slip 1, knit to first stitch before gap, ssk, knit 1, turn.
Row 4: slip 1, purl to first stitch before gap, p2tog, purl 1, turn.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until all stitches have been worked and 12 stitches remain, ending with a knit row.

With your free needle, pick up stitches along the first side of the heel flap, making sure to pick up on or two to “bridge the gap" to the instep. Use needle 1 to knit across these stitches.
Now, knit across needles 2 and 3, combining their stitches onto one needle. These stitches are your instep stitches.

Pick up stitches along the second side of the heel flap, making sure to pick up the same number as you did on the first side. Knit across these stitches with your free needle and also knit the first 6 stitches from the heel flap onto this needle. This is now the beginning of your round (the center of the heel flap).

You can place a marker here if you like, to remind you of the beginning of the round.

Now we will start decreasing for the foot a little in the next round.
Needle 1 (left side needle): knit to last three stitches, k2tog, knit1.
Needle 2 (instep needle): knit all stitches.
Needle 3 (right side needle): knit 1, ssk, knit to end.
Next round: Knit all stitches plain.
Repeat these two rounds until 9 stitches are left on needles 1 and 3.
Then, work in plain stockinette stitch until the foot measures 1 inch less than your foot (measuring from back of heel to toe). Now we will start decreasing again.

Round 1 (If you want the toe to be a different color, this is the point to join your new yarn).
Needle 1: knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, knit 1.
Needle 2: knit 1, ssk, knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, knit 1.
Needle 3: knit 1, ssk, knit to end of round (32 stitches are left).

Round 2
Knit plain.
Repeat these two rounds until 12 stitches remain. Cut yarn, leaving a 12 inch tail. Thread the tail through the needle and draw it through all twelve stitches. Pull tight and knot off. Use the needle to pull the remaining tail to the inside of the sock and weave in your loose ends.

Done! Enjoy your new socks!

About the Designer

Rachel is just a happy, crafty, vegan, bike riding, cat loving girl. Visit her blog, Cornflower Blue, at http://cornflowerbluestudio.blogspot.com.

5 Responses to “Toastie Socks Knitting Pattern”

  1. Barb Cooper says:

    I can’t wait to try these! I’ve been looking for a nice basic pattern to make some warm around-the-house or dorm socks. Thanks!

  2. Anne-Marie says:

    These are great! I’ve turned the heel now and I’m wondering what this means:

    “making sure to pick up on or two to “bridge the gap" to the instep”

    This is my first pair of socks. Exciting! Thank you.

  3. Cait says:

    I want to make socks. I have a pair that was knitted by another lady out of acrylic yarn and I just love them for bed….Hubby insists on having the bedroom cool enough to hang a side of beef!! They have been a lifesaver, and I want to make socks! I am scared of the heel part and have been hesitant to do so because of that. I took a class in how to make socks, and gal next to me noticed in second class that the pattern was wrong. That ended my trust in pattern and teacher.
    Are these easy to do vs wool socks?

  4. Cait says:

    post script
    Can these be done on circular needles. I have problem with dropping a left straight needle.
    I prefer circular needles even for straight stitching. Am currently knitting a prayer shawl on circular needles.

  5. Hayley says:

    I love these socks so much! I’m almost at the toe decreaes!!!!! Yeppee! These socks are great for those of us who so not have the most patience. Thank you for posting this pattern! :)

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