Designed by Evelyn Rector
This sock is the brain-child of a grandmother for her two oldest granddaughters, Olivia and Anna, who came to visit for a “knitting camp”. The design was made with only graph paper, a pen, and a few years of sock knitting experience. If it resembles the work of another designer, it is only by accident, not intentionally.
It’s a simple slightly lacy sock made for a girl who wears a size 1 shoe. Changes in yarn and needles could result in a range of sizes.
Foot circumference : 7 ½ inches
Leg length: 5 ½ inches Heel flap: 2 inches
Heel to toe: 6 inches Toe: 1 5/8 inches
Original pattern is done in Bernat Softee Baby with US #2 dpn’s.
It is written for 4 dpn’s but use your favorite method.
You will also need a cable needle (cn) unless you can do a cable without one.
Cast on 48 sts and divide over 3 needles. Join without twisting.
Ribbing is as follows
[(p1,k1) X 3 , p1, k3, (p1, k1) X 3] Repeat around.
Repeat this round 7 more times.
The Olivianna pattern is 8 row of 16 stitches repeated 3 times around the leg. Repeat as many times as you like for length of leg ending after a row 2.
Rnd 1: P1, K5, P1, a (see explanation below),P1, K5; repeat around
Rnd 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8: P1, K5, P, K3, P, K5; repeat around
Rnd 3 and 7: P1, K2tog, yo, ktbl, yo, ssk, P1, K3, P, K2tog, yo, ktbl, yo, ssk; repeat around
Set up row – K12, slip other 4 sts to needle 2. Turn; on needle 1, sl 1, p 22, sl other 3 sts onto needle 2. Needle 2 now holds your 25 instep stitches. The other 23 sts are the heel.
- (Sl 1, k1) across, turn
- Sl 1, purl across, turn
- S1, k1, (k1, sl 1) across, turn
- Sl 1, purl across, turn
Repeat these 4 rows for depth of heel flap, about 2 inches.
Row 1 Sl1, K 13, ssk, K1, turn
Row 2 Sl1, P 6, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 3 Sl1, knit to last st before gap, ssk, K1, turn.
Row 4 Sl1, purl to last st before gap, p2tog, p1, turn.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until all stitches are used. 15 sts remain.
Knit across. With new needle pick up 11 stitches down side of heel flap and one below first st of instep. Knit 3rd row of chart across instep with new needle as directed below and then with new needle pick up a st below last st of instep and then 11 st up the other side of the heel flap. Knit 7 to center of Needle 1 which is now the beginning of the round. Move remaining 8 sts to next needle and knit to last 3 sts on that needle, k2tog, k1.
Needle 2 – continue to row 4 on instep chart
Needle 3 – K1, ssk, knit across.
Following round knit needles 1 and 3 without decreases, continue in pattern for needle 2.
Stop decreases when there are 12 sts on needle 1 and 11 on needle 2.
Repeat sole stitches and instep stitches until about 1 ½ inches less than desired length ending with a row 2.
The instep maintains the established pattern but adds 4 stitches on either side.
For rounds 1,2,4,5,6, and 8 the beginning stitches are P1, ktbl, K2 at the beginning of the row and reversed at the end of the row K2, ktbl, P1.
Row 1 also has the cable done on the center 3 stitches.
Rounds 3 and 7 have half a lace pattern on each side
Beginning 4 stitches are P1, ktbl, yo, ssk
Ending stitches are k2tog, yo, ktbl, P1
Don’t forget ----you are starting with round 3 since we left off at round 2 for the heel flap.
Rnd 1: P1, ktbl, K2, P1, K5, P1, a (see explanation on legend of chart below),P1, K5, P1, K2, ktbl, P1; repeat around
Rnd 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8: P1, ktbl, K2, P1, K5, P, K3, P, K5, P1, K2, ktbl, P1; repeat around
Rnd 3 and 7: P1, ktbl, yo, ssk, P1, K2tog, yo, ktbl, yo, ssk, P1, K3, P, K2tog, yo, ktbl, yo, ssk, P1, k2tog, yo, ktbl, P1: repeat around
Set up round for toe: knit needle 1; on needle 2 k1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; knit needle 3.
Rnd 1 Needle 1 – Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Needle 2 – K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Needle 3 – K1, ssk, knit across
Rnd 2 Knit across all sts
Repeat these 2 rounds until 18 sts remain. With needle 3 knit the 5 needle 1 sts. Graft closed.