Bolt Socks

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Socks
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

Bolt Socks are ribbed with an easy central cable and twisted stitch accents.

One size

 

Size

To fit women’s average foot.

 

Materials

3 Hanks Sundae (100 grs), #8720 Rocket.

Two 16” length circular knitting needles, size 13 (9.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Cable needle (cn)

St markers

Tapestry needle

 

Gauge

22 sts = 4”; 14 rows = 4” in Cable Pat

13 sts = 4”; 14 rows = 4” in k1, p1 ribbing

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

 

Stitch Glossary

RT2
Skip 1 st, k the next st, then k the skipped st, slipping both sts off needle

LT2
Skip 1 st, k the next st TBL, then k the skipped st, slipping both sts off needle

CB4
Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k1, sl the 2 purl sts from cn to LH needle and purl them, then k1 from cn
 

Wrap and Turn

Bring yarn under needle to front of work, sl next st to RH needle, bring yarn under needle to back of

work, sl same st back to LH needle (this is now a wrapped st). Turn and work in the other
direction.

 

Note

These socks are worked on 2 circular needles from the top down. When changing from one needle to the other, make sure that you pick up the opposite end of the needle holding the sts you will be working. If you pick up the end of the other needle, you will wind up with all the sts on one needle and will have to divide them onto 2 needles again. It is sometimes helpful to use 2 different colored needles or to mark both ends of one needle with nail polish or a permanent marker.

 

Cable Pattern (Worked over 22 sts)

Rnd 1: K3, p2, RT2, p2, (k1, p2) twice, LT2, p2, k3.

Rnd 2 and all even numbered rnds: K3, p2, k2, p2, (k1, p2) twice, k2, p2, k3.

Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 1.

Rnd 5: k3, p2, RT2, p2, CB4, p2, LT2, p2, k3.

Rnds 7 and 9: Rep Rnd 1.

Row 10: Rep Rnd 2.

Rep these 10 rnds for Cable Pat.

 

Sock (Make 2)

With circular needle, cast on 35 sts. Divide sts onto 2 circular needles and join, being careful not to twist sts. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.

Ribbing: Rnd 1: K1, * p1, k1, rep from * around. Rep this rnd until piece measures 2” from beg.

Dec Rnd 1: (K1, p1) 8 times, k1, p2 tog, (p1, k1) 8 times – 34 sts. Redistribute sts so that there are 22 sts on one needle and 12 sts on the other with the beg-of rnd marker in the center of the 12 sts.

Establish Cable Pat: Rnd 1: (K1, p1) 3 times, work Rnd 1 of Cable Pat over 22 sts, (p1, k1) 3 times. Work even in pat as established until piece measures 4” from beg.

Dec Rnd 2: K1, k2 tog, work to last 3 sts, end SSK, k1 – 32 sts. Work even until piece measures 8” from beg.

Dec Rnd 3: K2 tog, work to last 2 sts, SSK – 30 sts. Work even until piece measures approximately 12” from beg, end on Row 5 of Pat St with 22 sts on front needle, leaving sts on back needle unworked. Sl last 3 sts worked from front needle to back needle, k across 12 sts of back needle, dropping center marker, k3 sts from front needle – 14 sts on back needle and 16 sts on front needle. Turn. Purl 14. Note: When working Short Row Heel, you will be working back and forth over the 14 sts on back needle. The 20 sts on front needle will remain unworked.

Short Row Heel: Row 1 (RS): K12, wrap and turn, place marker.

Row 2 (WS): P to last 2 sts, wrap and turn, place marker.

Row 3: K to 1 st before marker, wrap and turn while dropping maker, place marker.

Row 4: P to 1 st before marker, wrap and turn while dropping marker, place marker. Rep Rows 3 and 4 until there are 4 unwrapped sts between markers, end on WS.

Reverse Short Row Shaping: Row 1 (RS): K to marker, * drop marker, sl the next wrapped st to RH needle; with point of LH needle, lift wrap up onto RH needle and back over wrapped st; sl st and it’s wrap back to LH needle; * knit wrap and st tog; wrap and turn (this next st is now a double wrapped st), place marker.

Row 2 (WS): P to marker, rep between *’s of Row 1; purl wrap and st tog; wrap and turn (this st is now a double wrapped st), place marker.

Row 3 (RS): K to marker, ** dropping marker, sl the next double wrapped st to RH needle; with the point of LH needle, lift both wraps up onto RH needle and back over double wrapped st; ** knit both wraps and st tog; wrap and turn, place marker.

Row 4 (WS): P to marker, rep between **’s of Row 3, purl both wraps and st tog; wrap and turn, place marker. Rep Rows 3 and 4 until all sts have been worked and all markers have been dropped, end on WS.

Next Rnd: K7, place different colored marker for beg of rnd; k4, place marker, work Rnd 6 over next 22 sts, place marker, k4 – 30 sts. From here you will again be working in the round. Work even in pat as established until foot measures 2” less than desired length. Discontinue Pat St and work from here in St st. Redistribute sts so that there are 15 sts on front needle and 15 sts on back needle and the beg of rnd is between 2 needles.

Shape Toe: Dec Rnd: * K1, SSK, k to last 3 sts on needle, k2 tog, k1, rep from * once more – 26 sts. Knit 1 rnd. Rep these 2 rnds 4 times more – 10 sts. Break off yarn leaving a long end. Thread end into tapestry needle. Holding needles parallel with each other, weave toe sts tog using Kitchener st.