SCALLOPED LACE BABY SOCKS printer-friendly version
(coordinates with DBKN’s Lacy Baby Hat)
Size: Newborn–6 mos. Approx. 3” long by 3.5” high
75 yds. lightweight yarn (sample shown in Bernat “Softee Baby”)
Set of 4 (or 5) size 2 (2.75 mm) double-pointed needles (dpns)
1 yd. ¼” satin ribbon
Gauge: 7 sts & 9 rows = 1” in stockinette stitch in the round
Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), decrease
(dec), established (est), increase (inc), knit (k), needle(s)(ndl)(ndls), pattern
(patt), purl (p), remain/remaining (rem), repeat (rep), round (rnd), stitch (st),
Socks are knit in one piece from cuff to toe.
Socks may be worked on either 3 dpns (knitting with a 4th) or 4 dpns (knitting with
When instructed to slip sts, slip them purlwise, except when working SSK (see
SSK (slip slip knit): slip 2 sts from left needle, one at a time knitwise, then insert
tip of left needle through front of these 2 sts from left to right and knit them
together from this position.
K2tog (knit two together): knit two stitches together as one (decrease completed)
P2tog (purl two together): purl two stitches together as one (decrease completed)
Socks (make 2)
CO 36, arranging sts evenly on 3 or 4 dpns. Join for circular knitting, placing
marker to note beg of rnds (or use yarn tail as a guide to beg of rnd.)
Rnds 1-2: K.
Begin scalloped lace cuff:
Rnd 3: *(K2tog) three times, (yo, k1) six times, (k2tog) three times, rep from *
Rnds 4-6: K.
Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 3.
Rnds 8-11: Rep Rnds 4-7.
Rnd 12: K.
Rnd 13 (eyelet rnd): *K2 tog, yo, rep from * around.
Rnd 14: K.
Rnds 15-17 (ribbing rnds): *K2, p2, rep from * around.
At end of Rnd 17, turn work to begin heel flap. (Note: yarn tail that marks beg of
rnd should be hanging in line with right end of ndl, so that cuff scallops will align
properly on ankle when sock is completed & worn.)
Row 1: Sl 1, p across next 17 sts, turn (18 sts on heel flap ndl). Leave rem 18 sts
on holder or spare dpns to be worked later for instep.
Row 2: Sl 1, k across next 17 sts, turn.
Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2 once.
Row 5: Sl 1, p across next 17 sts, turn.
Row 1: Sl 1, k to last 8 sts, k2tog, k1, turn.
Row 2: Sl 1, p to last 8 sts, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, k to one st before the “gap” formed by the previous two short rows,
k2tog, k1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1, p to one st before the “gap”, p2tog, p1, turn.
Rows 5-6: Rep Rows 3-4.
Row 7: Sl 1, k to one st before the “gap”, k2tog, turn.
Row 8: Sl 1, p to one st before the “gap”, p2tog, turn (10 sts rem on heel flap ndl)
Set-up rnd: Working in rnds again, k5 to get to center of heel. With empty ndl k5,
with same ndl pick up 5 sts along left side of heel flap; with empty ndl(ndls), k
across 18 instep sts; with empty ndl, pick up 5 sts along right side of heel flap,
with same ndl k5 to get to center of heel.
Note: From this point on, rnds begin and end at center of heel.
Rnd 1 (dec rnd): On first ndl: k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; on instep ndl (ndls): k;
on last ndl: k1, ssk, k to end of rnd (36 sts)
Rnd 2: K even.
K around on 36 sts until foot from end of heel measures 2”.
Rnd 1 (dec rnd): On first ndl: k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; on instep ndl (ndls): k1,
ssk, k to last 3 sts on instep, k2tog, k1; on last ndl: k1, ssk, k to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: K even.
Rep decrease rnd only (Rnd 1) until 12 sts rem.
K to end of first ndl. Cut yarn, leaving 16” tail for sewing. Place 6 sts on ea of 2
dpns and graft toe using Kitchener st. Weave in all tails.
Cut an 18” length of ribbon and weave through holes of eyelet round. Tie in a
bow and trim ends.
Designed by Kathy North - January 2, 2010
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