Fingering weight sock yarn in the house colors of your choice
Set of 5 US1½ (2.50 mm) DPNs
32 sts and 44 rounds per 4" (10.16 cm) in stockinette stitch before blocking
One size fits most 5-7 year olds.
SSK: Slip next two stitches knitwise then knit them together from the right hand
K2tog: Knit two stitches together as though they are one stitch
P2tog: Purl two stitches together as though they are one stitch
YO: Yarn over
Cast on 56 stitches.
Divide onto four sock needles, placing 14 sts on each needle.
Join for knitting in the round, being careful not to twist the sts.
Work 10 rounds of single (K1,PI) or double (K2,P2) rib, whichever you like.
(K7, K2tog) around.
*Rounds 1-3: Knit.
Round 4: K2, (YO, SSK, K8) to last 8 stitches, YO, SSK, K6.
Round 5: Knit.
Round 6: (K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K5) around.
Round 7: Knit.
Round 8: Repeat Round 4.
Rounds 9-11: Knit.
Round 12: K7, (YO, SSK, K8) to last 3 stitches, YO, SSK, K1.
Round 13: Knit.
Round 14: (K5, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK) around.
Round 15: Knit.
Round 16: Repeat Round 12.**
Repeat from * to ** one more time.
The next 25 stitches form the heel flap. Set aside the latter 25 stitches of the round, which will be the instep stitches.
Row 1: Slip 1 purl-wise, knit across.
Row 2: Slip 1 purl-wise, purl across.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until the heel flap measures 2" (5.08 cm), ending with a purl row.
Row 1: (Knit row) K14, K2tog, K1, turn.
Row 2: Slip 1 purl-wise, P4, P2tog, P1, turn.
Row 3: Slip 1 purl-wise, knit to one stitch before the gap created by the turn of the previous row, K2tog, K1, turn.
Row 4: Slip 1 purl-wise, purl to one stitch before the gap created by the turn of the previous row, P2tog, P1, turn.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until all the stitches from the heel flap have been worked.
Knit across all the heel stitches, changing needles after the first 8.
Pick up and knit 13 sts from the edge of the heel flap beyond them.
Author's Note: The edge stitches should be twisted as they are picked up in order to avoid holes where the heel flap joins the gusset. It is also wise to pick up a strand from between the instep stitches and heel flap stitches, twisting this also, to avoid a hole occurring here (this should be the 13th stitch to be picked up).
Change needles and knit across the 25 instep stitches, noting that the instep pattern is
worked as the leg pattern commencing from round 9.
Change needles again, and pick up 13 stitches down the other side of the heel flap, with the same needle knit across the first half of the heel stitches.
The next needle becomes Needle 1.
Round 1: Knit all sts from needle 1, knit across needles 2 and 3 in eyelet pattern, knit all sts from needle 4.
Round 2: Knit to the last 3 stitches on needle 1, K2tog, K1, knit across needles 2 and
3 in eyelet pattern, on needle 4 K1, SSK, knit across remaining stitches.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until the stitch count has reduced to 50 stitches again.
Continue knitting the sole stitches and working the eyelet pattern on the instep
stitches until the foot measures the required length from the back of the heel, remembering that the toe will add approximately 1½" (3.81 cm) to the overall foot length.
Knit two rounds.
Round 1: Knit across needle 1 to the last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1. On needle 2 K1, SSK, knit
across all remaining stitches. On needle 3 knit to the last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1. On
needle 4 K1, SSK, knit across all remaining stitches.
Round 2: Knit all stitches.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until 26 stitches remain.
Repeat Round 1 only until 14 stitches remain.
Knit across the stitches on needle 1.
Place all stitches from needles 2 and 3 onto 1 needle, and all stitches from needles 1 and 4 onto 1 needle (7 stitches on each needle).
Break off the yarn leaving a 12" (30.48 cm) tail.
Thread the tail onto a darning needle and Kitchener stitch the remaining stitches together.
Weave in all ends, first using the end at the top of the cuff to join together the first and last stitches of the cast on so that the cast on edge becomes 1 continuous round.
Block on sock blockers or iron under a damp cloth.
Ann Kingstone's tutorial was taken with permission from ravelry.com. Also be sure to check out Anna's patterns for sale at her Etsy store, which include Hufflepuff Pride Socks, Durmstrang Socks, Luna's Moonlight Socks, Gryffindor Pride Socks, and Ravenclaw Pride Socks.