Gratis Knits: Fall 2008

Presto Sock-O
By Noelle Miller

Woman’s M, 8” foot circumference (Man’s M, 9” foot circumference)

Koigu KPPPM – 1 (2) skein(s) each in P143D (MC) and 1170 (CC)

Set of 5 2.00mm/ US 0 DPNs, or size to get gauge

8 sts = 1”


  • row counter
  • stitch markers
  • scissors
  • darning needle


  • If substituting colors, select a semi-solid shade that is echoed as one of the colors in the multi skein. This will help to blend the stripes for the intended effect.
  • Do not cut yarn when changing colors. Carry the unused color up the inside of the sock and catch it on the first stitch of the fourth round of the current color. Knit the first few stitches after the color changes very tightly to prevent holes, being careful not to pucker the work.


CO – cast on
CC – contrast color
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 together
MC – main color
p – purl
p/u & k – pick up and knit
p2tog – purl 2 together
PM – place marker
Rnd – round(s)
sl – slip
SM – slip marker
ssk – slip, slip, knit
st(s) – stitch(es)

“K2, p2 rib”: (in the rnd)
Every rnd: *k2, p2* around.

Stockinette: (in the rnd)
Every rnd: k around.


Using MC, CO 64 (72) sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist.
Work in “k2, p2 rib” for 10 (12) rnds.

Attach CC and work in Stockinette with [2 rnds CC, 6 rnds MC] 5 (6) times for a total of 40 (48) rnds. Knit 32 (36) with CC.

Heel flap:
Worked over 32 (36) sts with CC as follows:
Row 1 (RS): sl 1, k0 (2), [k1, sl 1, k2 , p1] 6 times, end k1 (3).
Row 2 (WS): sl 1, p1 (3), k1, [p4, k1] 5 times, end p4 (6).
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for a total of 32 (36) rows.

Turn heel:
Row 1: with CC, sl 1, k17 (19), ssk, k1. Turn.
Row 2: Sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1. Turn.
Subsequent two rows: *Sl 1, k to 1 st before gap, ssk, k1. Turn. Sl 1, p to 1 st before gap, p2tog, p1, turn.* Repeat between * until all sts have been worked: 18 (20) sts total.

With CC: p/u & k 18 (20) sts along first side of heel flap [16 (18) sl sts + 1 st on either side to prevent gaping], PM, k 32 (36) sts across top of foot, PM, p/u & k 18 (20) sts along other side of heel flap, k 9 (10) sts across bottom of heel. PM to indicate beginning of round.

Work set-up rnd: k 9 (10) remaining sts across bottom of heel, k to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, SM k across top of foot, SM, k1, ssk, k to end of rnd. Work remainder of foot in stripe pattern as follows (starting at the top):

1 row CC
5 rows MC
3 rows CC
5 rows MC
4 rows CC
4 rows MC
4 rows CC
4 rows MC
5 rows CC
3 rows MC
5 rows CC
3 rows MC
6 rows CC
2 rows MC
6 rows CC
2 rows MC
work remaining rows in CC

Continue gussets:
Rnd 1: k all sts.
Rnd 2: k to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, SM, k across top of foot, SM, k1, ssk, k to end of rnd.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until 64 (72) sts remain.

Foot: continue in Stockinette until sock is 2” shorter than desired foot length, while continuing to follow the stripe pattern.

Rnd 1: *k to 3 sts before marker, ssk, k2, k2tog, repeat once from *, k to end of round.
Rnd 2: k all sts.
Repeat rnds 1 and 2 until 20 (28) sts remain. Graft toe using Kitchener Stitch.

Cut yarn and weave in ends. Wear and be merry!

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