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Rebecca Hope Osborn

These winsome socks designed by Rebecca Osborn have a crisscrossing lattice of stitches that make for a very fun sock knitting experience.

Shown in size Small


Directions are for women’s size Small (5/6 shoe).  Changes for sizes Medium (7/8 shoe) and Large (9/10 shoe) are in parentheses.


1 Ball Berroco Comfort Sock (100 grs), #1713 Dusk

1 Set (5) double pointed knitting needles (dpn), size 3 (3.25 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Cable needle (cn)

Tapestry needle


30 sts = 4”;  40 rnds = 4” in St st


Note 1

In order to continue the stitch pattern while working in the round on the leg, some rnds (marked with < and > on the chart) have traveling sts that cross over the end of the rnd.  To accomplish this, these rnds require that you slip the last st from the previous rnd back onto the LH needle to be worked again as the first st of the next rnd.  At the end of this rnd, the same st is slipped purlwise WYIB.

Note 2

Sts marked in blue on the chart should only be worked on the leg.  On the heel flap and foot, omit the blue sts and add 1 st (p on RS, k on WS) to each end of the chart.

Note 3

When working charts flat on the heel flap, be careful to read RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.  When working on the leg in the round, work 2 repeats of chart, working from right to left on all rnds.


With dpn’s, cast on 56(64-72) sts.  Divide sts onto 4 dpn’s and join, being careful not to twist sts.  Work even in k1, p1 ribbing for 1 1/2”.  Work Establishing Row of Chart 1(3-5).  Work even following chart as established until Rnd 30(36-42) has been completed, then work Rnds 1-16 once more.

Heel Flap:  Sl the last st worked back to LH needle.  Work Rnd 17 of Chart over 28(32-36) sts with 1 dpn, then k1 – 30(34-38) sts on one dpn.  Note:  When working back and forth over chart, do not work C1R’s shown in Blue on Rows 2, 8, 14 and 26(32-38).  Work a p st at beg and end of each of these rows instead.  Beg with Row 18 of chart, work back and forth on these sts as follows:

Row 1 (WS):  Sl 1, work 28(32-36) sts of chart, k1, turn.  Continue to work in this manner for 27(31-35) rows more, end on WS.

Turn Heel (Short Rows):  Row 1 (RS):  K17(19-21), SKP, k1, turn.

Row 2:  Sl 1, p5, p2 tog, p1, turn.

Row 3:  Sl 1, k6, SKP, k1, turn.  Rep Rows 2 and 3, working one more st each row between the sl 1 and the dec until all sts have been worked, end on RS – 18(20-22) sts.  Sl half the heel sts onto another dpn.  You should now have your foot sts divided onto 4 needles – the heel sts are on needles #4 and #1 and the top of the foot is on needles #2 and #3.

Heel Gusset:  With needle #1, pick up and k14(16-18) sts along side of heel flap, pick up and k1 “ditch stitch” (st worked in space between heel flap and top of foot), omitting first and last st of chart, work Rnd 17 of chart across needles #2 and #3; using needle #4, pick up and k1 “ditch stitch”, then pick up and k14(16-18) sts along the other side of heel flap – 74(84-94) sts.  Sl the 2 sts at left end of needle #1 onto needle #2;  sl the 2 sts at right end of needle #4 onto needle #3.  You should now have a total of 30(34-38) sts on needle #2 and #3.  Note:  When working charts, do not work the C1R shaded in blue on Rows 2, 8, 14 and 26(32-38).  Instead, work 1 knit st at beg and end of chart.  Starting on Rnd 18 of chart, work instep as follows:

Rnd 1:  K to last 4 sts of needle #1, k2 tog, p1, k1; working over needles #2 and 3, p1, work Rnd 18 of chart, p1; on needle #4, k1, p1, SKP, k to end – 72(82-92) sts.

Rnd 2:  K to last 2 sts of needle #1, p1, k1; working over needles #2 and #3, p1, work Rnd 19 of chart to last st, p1; on needle #4, k1, p1, k to end.  Rep these 2 rnds 8(9-10) times more – 56(64-72) sts.

Foot:  Rnd 1:  K to last 2 sts on needle #1, p1, k1; working over needles #2 and #3, p1, work Chart to last st, p1; on neele #4, k1, p1, k to end.  Continue to work even in this manner until foot reaches approximately 1½” less than desired length, end on Rnd 23(29-35) of chart.

Toe:  Rnd 1:  K to last 4 sts on needle #1, k2 tog, p1, k1;  work Rnd 1 of Chart 2(4-6) over needles # 2 and #3; on needle #4, k1, p1, SKP, k to end – 54(62-70) sts.  Rep this dec every other rnd until 16 sts remain.  Sl sts from needle #1 and needle #2 onto the same needle; sl sts from needle #3 and needle #4 onto another needle.  Holding needles parallel, one in front of the other, weave sts together using tapestry needle and Kitchener St.