For the last couple of weeks I have been knitting the Square Feet socks. Socks are always a great summer knitting project. They are small enough to fit in any bag that is going to the kids baseball and soccer games or for a day at the beach.
If you are looking to shake up your sock knitting, give this pattern a try. It is in the Spring 2012 issue of Knitter's magazine. It is knit with mitered rectangles, a short row heel and an applied i-cord around the cuff.
Each block is knit by picking up sts from the block before, casting on new sts and knitting the mitered corners to form a rectangle.
These three blocks form the top of the foot and the front of the ankle.
This is where the fun begins! This is the beginning of the fourth block which will be the back of the ankle.
Once that fourth block is knit, the leg of our sock is now a tube.
These two blocks (the ones at the top) make up the leg. The pattern calls for two more blocks. One for the front of the leg and one for the back of the leg but I decided to make my socks shorter so I stopped here.
The next step is to knit the short row heel.
Once the heel is finished you knit the bottom of the foot knitting together the last st of the sole and the first st from the blocks that form the top of the foot until you have knit to the end of your mitered blocks. Then you pick up sts and knit your toe.
Knit an applied i-cord around the cuff and that is all there is to it!