Cormac Color Block Socks

These are simple stockinette stitch socks knit in blocks of four colors. Easily adjustable and knit in the round from the top down,these socks make the perfect gift and are easy to customize with your favorite colors.

Skill Level: Easy

Size:  7” / [18 cm] x 9.5” / [24 cm]

Gauge: 32 sts and 40 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st using smaller needles after wet blocking.


Super fine weight yarnYarn: Garnstudio Drops Fabel (75% Wool, 25% Polamide; 224 yards [205 meters]/50 grams): 103 grey blue (C1, 1 skein), 114 grey (C2, 1 skein), 102 pink (C3, 1 skein), 101 mink (C4, 1 skein).

Needles: US size 1½ (2.5 mm) set of 4 DPNS or 40” (100 cm) circular for magic loop.

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers (3)

Special Stitches

Twisted Rib:

Rnd 1: *K1tbl, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 1 for patt.



With C1, CO 72 sts. Join in the rnd being careful not to twist the sts. Pm to mark beg of rnd.
Rnds 1-12: Work in Twisted Rib.


Change to CC2.

Rnds 13-42: Knit.

Heel Flap

Change to CC3.

Row 1(RS): K18, turn

Row 2: Sl1, p35, turn. (36 sts)

Row 3: (Sl1, k1) 18 times, turn

Row 4: Sl1, p35, turn. (36 sts)

Rep Rows 3-4, 16 times more, ending with a WS row.

Heel Turn

Row 1 (RS): Sl1, k20, ssk, k1, turn.

Row 2: Sl1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 3: Sl1, k to 1 st before the gap, ssk, k1, turn.

Row 4: Sl1, p to 1 st before the gap, p2tog, p1, turn.

Cont to work in patt until all heel sts are incorporated. Last 2 rows end on a ssk and p2tog. (20 sts)


Change to CC4. 

Set-up Rnd: K20, pick up and knit 18 sts, pm, k18, pm, pick up and knit 18 sts, k10, pm to mark beg of round. (92 sts)

Rnd 2: K to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, sm, k to marker, sm, k1, ssk, k to end of rnd. (90 sts)

Rnd 3: Knit.

Rep Rnds 2-3, 11 more times. (68 sts)


Change to CC1.

Work in St st until the Foot meas 8.25” / [21 cm] from back of heel.


Change to CC2.

Set up Rnd: K17, pm, k34, pm, k17.

Rnd 1: (K to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm, k1, ssk) twice, k to end. (64 sts)

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rep Rnds 1-2, 7 times more. (36) sts)

Rep Rnd 1, 5 times more. (16 sts)

Next Rnd: K to first marker. Place the next 8 sts on one DPN and the rem sts on the first DPN. Remove all markers. Graft sts together using Kitchener st.


Weave in all ends.

Gently block to dimensions

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