Soft Lavender Support Socks

Meet the Soft Lavender Support Socks knitting pattern: a comfort-focused delight designed with an extra touch of support.To maximize comfort, the sole of the foot features ribbed arch support, catering to the unique contours of each foot. Knit these socks while trying them on, ensuring the sections align perfectly for optimal fit and support. Perfect as a weekend project, this pattern caters to intermediate-level knitters seeking a satisfying challenge.

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: S (M, L)

Finished sock circumference: 5 (5.5, 6)”

Will stretch to fit foot width 8.25 (9, 9.75)”

Gauge: 56 sts and 44 rows = 4” [10 cm] in cable rib after wet blocking


Fine weight yarnYarn: Kremke Soul Wool Edelweiss Alpaka (65% wool, 25% polyamid, 10% Alpaka; 109 yards [100 meters]/25 grams): Color 4, Lavender, 4 balls,

Hook/Needles: US size 1.5 (2.5 mm) circular needles

Notions: cable needle, tapestry needle


C3f – cable 3 forwards. Place slipped stitch onto cable needle, knit 2, knit stitch from cable needle

Pattern Notes

This sock is worked in the round from the top down, using a cable stitch for the leg and top of foot, and a 1*1 rib for the cuff, and arch support.



CO 66, (72, 78). Join to work in the round.

Round 1: [K1, p1] to end

Repeat round 1 another 23 times, or until cuff is desired length.


Round 1: [K3, p1, k1, p1] to end.

Round 2: [Sl 1, k2, p1, k1, p1] to end.

Round 3: [C3f, p1, k1, p1] to end.

Repeat rounds 1-3 another 19 times, or until leg is desired length, ending on round 3.

Heel Flap

The slip stitch heel fap is worked back and forth in rows on half the stitches only. It uses a slip stitch for comfort and durability. Ensure you have exactly 33 (36, 39) stitches on each needle. Size S and L will increase 1 stitch to have an even number of stitches, for ease of later creating the heel turn.

Each row starts with a slip stitch, to aid picking up stitches for the gusset on the next step. Knit rows slip every second stitch across the row.

Row 1: [Sl 1, k 1] to end.  For sizes S (-, L) only m1 in final stitch. 34 (36, 40) active stitches

Row 2: Sl 1, purl to end.

Repeat these 2 rows another 16 (17, 18) times.

Heel turn

Short rows are now worked to shape the top of the heel flap.

Row 1: K 19, (20, 21), k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 2: Sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 3: Sl 1, k to last stitch before gap, k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 4: Sl 1, p to last stitch before gap, p2tog, p1, turn.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until all stitches have been incorporated. 20 (20, 22) heel stitches


Gusset Set up: K across heel 20 (20, 22) heel stitches, pick up and k 17 (18, 19) stitches from edge of heel flap, m1 in gap, pm.  Working on needle 2, work 30 (36, 42) in est patt across instep, pm, working on needle 1, m1 in gap, pick up and k 17 (18, 19) stitches from edge of heel flap.

Round 1: K to m, sl m, work est patt across instep, sl m.

Round 2: K1, ssk, k to 3 stitches before marker, k2tog, k1, sl m, patt to end.

Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until 66 (72, 78) stitches remain.

Repeat round 1 twice more, or until desired point for starting instep support.


Ribbing instep support is now worked. The top of the foot will continue in established pattern, while the sole of the foot will be worked in 1*1 ribbing. Trying on the sock at this point is recommended, and making the switch from stocking stitch to ribbing at the exact right point for your unique foot.

Round 1: [K1, p1] to m, sl m, work est patt across instep, sl m.

Repeat round 1 for desired length of instep support, or 2.5” less than total desired length

Ball of foot

Round 1: K to m, sl m, work est patt across instep, sl m.

Repeat round 1 another 5 times, or desired length


Round 1: *K1, ssk, k to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, sl m, repeat from * across.

Round 2: Knit

Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until 10 sts remain.  Cut yarn leaving a long tail, and graft toe closed.


Weave in ends. Block.

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