Yukon Leaves for 8 inch Cuff
Pattern by Lela Conrad
Construction: Top Down with 5 needles.
Cuff: 8 inches
Calculated Cuff Measurement: 7.5 inches.
Gauge: 8 stitches per inch
Total Stitches: 60
Rib Stitches: 60; Rib Repeat: 2 sts.
Heel Style: Band; Width: Standard; Stitch: Sl 1 K 1
Toe Style: Standard; Toe Shape: Standard
Needle Size: US 1 / 2.25 mm
To knit a larger sock, an extra purl stitch can be added in at the end of each pattern repeat. Cast on 64 stitches to accommodate this extra stitch. The resultant sock will fit a larger ankle.
This pattern calls for a repeating motif of 15 stitches beginning on motif stitch 1.
Yukon Leaves (Vine Stripe Pattern – Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns, Barbara Walker, pg. 272
Sock designed for fingering weight sock yarn, example Lorna’s Laces
Pattern for (In the Round Knitting
Rnd 1: and all uneven number rounds—Knit
Rnd 2: P1, K3, (yo, K1) twice, ssk, K3, K2 tog, K1, P1 (repeat around)
Rnd 4: P1, (K3, yo,) twice, K1, ssk, K1, K2 tog. K1, P1 (repeat around)
Rnd 6: P1, K3, yo, K5, yo, K1, sl—K2 tog—psso, K1, P1 (repeat around)
Rnd 8: P1, K1, ssk, K3, K2 tog, (k1, yo) twice, K3, P1 (repeat around)
Rnd 10: P1, K1, ssk, K1, K2 tog, K1, (yo, K3) twice, P1 (repeat around)
Rnd 12: P1, K1, K3 tog, K1, yo, K5, yo, K3, P1 (repeat around)
Repeat Rows 1 - 12
Ribbing and Leg:
Cast on 60 stitches. Join in a ring being careful not to twist. Mark join as the beginning of the round and center of heel. Divide stitches over 4 needles. Begin knitting with your desired ribbing pattern and knit circularly for approximately 2 inches. Knit one round even. You now have 60 stitches. Divide evenly across needles. (15, 15, 15, 15). Beginning with Needle 1 and selected motif, knit leg stitches until desired leg height is reached.
NOTE: Heel is worked in rows on 30 stitches.
Row 1 *Slip 1, k1 repeat across from *
Row 2 Slip 1, purl across
Working on heel stitches only, knit in pattern until you have completed 18 heel flap rows. End with a purl row.
Begin Band Shaping:
Row 1: Sl 1, K10, K2 tog, K4, SSK, K11
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: Sl 1, Purl across
Row 3: Sl 1, K9, K2 tog, K4, SSK, K10
Row 5: Sl 1, K8, K2 tog, K4, SSK, K9
Row 7: Sl 1, K7, K2 tog, K4, SSK, K8
22 stitches remain.
Turn Heel as follows:
Row 1: Sl 1, K12 sts, SSK, turn
Row 2: Sl 1, P6 sts, P2 tog, turn
Row 3: Sl 1, K6, SSK, turn
Row 4: Sl 1, P6, P2 tog, turn
Repeat rows 3 and 4, until 6 stitches remain. End with a purl row.
Knit one-half of the remaining heel stitches. Next, beginning with Needle 1, knit the remaining heel
stitches and pick up and knit 12 stitches from the heel edge. Knit needles 2 and 3 in pattern. With
needle 4, pick up and knit 12 stitches from the remaining heel edge, knit the remaining heel stitches.
(15, 15, 15, 15).
Continue knitting in stockinette on needles 1 and 4 and in pattern on needle 2 and 3 until you are approximately 1 1/2 to 2 inches from the top of your longest toe.
Needle 1: Knit until the last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1
Needle 2: K1, SSK, knit around.
Needle 3: Knit until the last 3 stitches, K2 tog, K1
Needle 4: K1, SSK, knit around.
Rnd 2: Knit around
Continue in this manner until you have approximately 24 stitches remaining or until sock has your desired toe shape. Graft toe closed.