Grape Parfait Socks

For the avid sock knitter looking for more creative sock projects, this gorgeous pattern is perfect for you. Twisted cables work together to create a unique design that’s stunning once complete.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: S (M, L, XL); Finished Size: 63/4 (63/4, 8, 91/4)” foot circumference, foot length is adjustable, and 71/4″ from CO edge to start of heel flap, adjustable

Gauge: 36 sts and 48 rows = 4″ in Cable Stitch

Materials

Yarn: Crabapple Felicity (100% superwash superfine merino; 440 yards [402 meters]/100 grams): #CAF007 Winesap (1 (1, 1, 2) skeins)
Needles: US size 2 (2.75 mm) double pointed needles
Notions: Cable needle (cn), tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

These socks are worked from the cuff down and include a standard heel flap.

Special Stitches

2/1 LPC: Slip 2 stitches to cn and hold in front; p1; k2 from cn.
2/1 RPC: Slip 1 stitch to cn and hold in back; k2; p1 from cn.
2/2 LC: Slip 2 stitches to cn and hold in front; k2; k2 from cn.

Cable Stitch: (multiple of 12 sts)
Rnd 1: *K1, p2, 2/1 LPC, 2/1 RPC, p2, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
strong>Rnd 2: *K1, p3, k4, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3: *K1, p3, 2/2 LC, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnds 4-6: *K1, p3, k4, p3, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnds 7-10: Rep rnds 3-6.
Rnds 11-12: Rep rnds 3-4.
Rnd 13: *K1, p2, 2/1 RPC, 2/1 LPC, p2, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnds 14-20: *K1, p2, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 1-20 for patt.

Instep Stitch: (worked over 32 sts)
Rnd 1: P1, 2/1 LPC, 2/1 RPC, p2, k2, p2, 2/1 RPC, 2/1 LPC, p2, k2, p2, 2/1 LPC, 2/1 RPC, p1.
Rnd 2: P2, k2, [k2, (p3, k2) twice] twice, k2, p2.
Rnd 3: [P2, 2/2 LC, p3, k2, p1] twice, p2, 2/2 LC, p2.
Rnds 4-6: P2, k2, [k2, (p3, k2) twice] twice, k2, p2.
Rnds 7-10: Rep rnds 3-6.
Rnds 11-12: Rep rnds 3-4.
Rnd 13: [P1, 2/1 RPC, 2/1 LPC, p2, k2, p1] twice, p1, 2/1 RPC, 2/1 LPC, p1.
Rnds 14-20: [P1, k2, p1] 8 times.
Rnd 21: [P1, 2/1 LPC] 4 times, [2/1 RPC, p1] 4 times.
Rnd 22: [P2, k2] 4 times, [k2, p2] 4 times.
Rnd 23: K1, p1, [2/1 LPC, p1] 3 times, 2/2 LC, p1, [2/1 RPC, p1] 3 times, k1.
Rnd 24: K1, [p2, k2] 3 times p1, k4, p1, [k2, p2] 3 times, k1.
Rnd 25: K2, [p1, 2/1 LPC] 3 times, k4, [2/1 RPC, p1] 3 times, k2.
Rnd 26: [K2, p2] 3 times, k8, [p2, k2] 3 times.
Rnd 27: K3, [p1, 2/1 LPC] 3 times, k2, [2/1 RPC, p1] 3 times, k3.
Rnd 28: [K3, (p2, k2) 3 times, k1] twice.
Rnd 29: K4, [p1, 2/1 LPC] 3 times, [2/1 RPC, p1] 3 times, k4.
Rnd 30: [K2, (k2, p2) 3 times] twice, k4.
Rnd 31: K5, p1, [2/1 LPC, p1] twice, 2/2 LC, p1, [2/1 RPC, p1] twice, k5.
Rnd 32: K3, [k2, p2] twice, [k2, p1, k2] twice, [p2, k2] twice, k3.
Rnd 33: K6, [p1, 2/1 LPC] twice, k4, [2/1 RPC, p1] twice, k6.
Rnd 34: [K6, (p2, k2) twice] twice, k4.
Rnd 35: K7, [p1, 2/1 LPC] twice, k2, [2/1 RPC, p1] twice, k7.
Rnd 36: K1, [k4, (k2, p2) twice] twice, k7.
Rnd 37: K8, [p1, 2/1 LPC] twice, [2/1 RPC, p1] twice, k8.
Rnd 38: K4, [k2, (k2, p2) twice] twice, k8.
Rnd 39: K9, p1, 2/1 LPC, p1, 2/2 LC, p1, 2/1 RPC, p1, k9.
Rnd 40: K9, p2, [k2, p1, k2] twice, p2, k9.
Rnd 41: K10, p1, 2/1 LPC, k4, 2/1 RPC, p1, k10.
Rnd 42: K2, [k8, p2] twice, k10.
Rnd 43: K11, p1, 2/1 LPC, k2, 2/1 RPC, p1, k11.
Rnd 44: K5, [k6, p2] twice, k11.
Rnd 45: K12, p1, 2/1 LPC, 2/1 RPC, p1, k12.
Rnd 46: K8, [k4, p2] twice, k12.
Rnd 47: K13, p1, 2/2 LC, p1, k13.
Rnd 48: K13, [p2, k2] twice, k11.
Rnd 49: K14, p4, k14.
Rnd 50: K15, p2, k15.

Pattern

Leg

Loosely CO 60 (60, 72, 84) sts. Place marker (pm) and join in the rnd.
Set-Up Rnd: K1, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1.
Work Set-Up Rnd 7 more times.
Work Cable Stitch, 4 times or to desired leg length, ending with Rnd 20.
Note: The heel is worked back and forth over the last 28 (28, 36, 44) sts of the rnd. Arrange your sts so that these sts are grouped together on one needle.

Heel Flap

Row 1 (WS): Sl 1, [k2, p2] 6 (6, 8, 10) times, k2, p1, turn.
Row 2 (RS): Sl 1, [p2, k2] 6 (6, 8, 10) times, p2, k1, turn.
Rep last 2 rows 14 (15, 15, 17) more times, then Row 1 once more. (15 (16, 16, 18) chain sts at the selvedge edge) 

Turn Heel

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k14 (14, 18, 22), ssk, k1, turn.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, p3, p2tog, p1, turn. (10 (10, 14, 18) sts rem on either side of the gap (turning point))
Row 3: Sl 1, knit to 1 st before the gap, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1, purl to 1 st before the gap, p2tog, p1, turn.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (4, 6, 8) more times. (16 (16, 20, 24) heel sts rem)

Gusset

With RS of heel flap facing, knit the 16 (16, 20, 24) heel sts.
Pick up and knit 16 (17, 17, 19) sts along edge of heel flap.
Work across 32 (32, 36, 40) instep sts as follows: 
Sizes S (M) Only: Pm, work rnd 1 of Instep Stitch, pm.
Sizes L (XL) Only: Pm, k1 (3), p1, pm, work rnd 1 of Instep Stitch, pm, p1, k1 (3), pm.
All Sizes: Pick up and knit 16 (17, 17, 19) sts from other side of heel flap, then knit 8 (8, 10, 12) heel sts, new beg of rnd. (80 (82, 90, 102) sts)

Sizes S (M) Only
Rnd 1: Knit to 3 sts before m, k2tog, k1, sl m, work Instep Stitch to m, sl m, k1, ssk, knit to end of rnd. (2 sts dec’d)
Rnd 2: Knit to m, sl m, work Instep Stitch to next m, sl m, knit to end of rnd.
Rep last 2 rnds 8 (9) more times, then work Rnd 1 once more. (60 sts rem)

Sizes L (XL) Only
Rnd 1: Knit to 3 sts before m, sl m, k2tog, k1, sl m, k1 (3), p1, sl m, work Instep Stitch to m, sl m, p1, k1 (3), sl m, k1, ssk, knit to end of rnd. (2 sts dec’d)
Rnd 2: Knit to m, sl m, k1 (3), p1, sl m, work Instep Stitch to next m, sl m, p1, k1 (3), sl m, knit to end of rnd.
Rep last 2 rnds 7more times, then work Rnd 1 once more. (72 (84) sts rem)

Foot

Remove stitch markers and work even in patts as established (Instep Stitch on instep, St st on sole) until Instep Stitch is complete. Change to St st for rem rnds and work even until foot measures 2 (2, 21/2, 3)” less than desired foot length.

Toe

Set-Up Rnd: K12 (12, 15, 18), k2tog, k1, pm, k1, ssk, k24 (24, 30, 36), k2tog, k1, pm, k1, ssk, knit to end of rnd. (56 (56, 68, 80) sts)
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: [Knit to 3 sts before m, k2tog, k1, sl m, k1, ssk] twice, knit to end of rnd.
Rep last 2 rnds 5 (5, 7, 8) more times, then work Rnd 1 once more. (32 (32, 36, 44) sts rem)
Rep Rnd 2 4 (3, 4, 6) times. (16 (20, 20, 20) sts rem)
Knit to first m.
Graft toe with Kitchener stitch.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block as desired. yarn ball

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