This design was created with beautiful variegated yarn that looks just like the colors of yummy sprinkles. The mountain stitch pattern resembles the mountains of sprinkles everyone likes to put on their ice cream. You can never have too many sprinkles on your ice cream!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: Small (Medium, Large) to fit 6¾ (7¾, 8¾)” foot and ankle circumference
Shown in size Medium.
Gauge: 36 sts and 44 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st, blocked.
Bohemia Fibers Bohemian Sock 100% Merino (100% Merino Superwash Wool; 400 yards [366 meters]/100 grams): Lola, 1 skein.
Needles: US size 1½ (2.5 mm): circulars or DPNs.
Notions: Stitch marker (optional); tapestry needle.
co= cast on
bo= bind off
pm= place marker
sl1= slip 1 st purl-wise
wyif= with yarn in front
ktbl= knit through the back loop
kfb= knit into the front of the st and then into the back of the stitch
k2tog= knit 2 sts together
ssk= slip 2 sts as if to knit one at a time, then k2tog through the back loop
yo = yarn over
k3tog = knit 3 sts together
sssk = slip 3 sts as if to knit, then knit the 3 sts together through the back loops
p2tog = purl 2 sts together
Rnd 1: K1 (3, 5), yo, ssk, k7, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, ssk, k7, k2tog, yo, k1 (3, 5).
Rnd 2 and all even number rnds: Knit all sts.
Rnd 3: K1 (3, 5), yo, k1, ssk, k5, k2tog, k1, yo, k4, yo, k1, ssk, k5, k2tog, k1, yo, k1 (3, 5).
Rnd 5: K1 (3, 5), yo, k2, ssk, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k4, yo, k2, ssk, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1 (3, 5).
Rnd 7: K1 (3, 5), yo, k3, ssk, k1, k2tog, k3, yo. k4, yo, k3, ssk, k1, k2tog, k3, yo, k1 (3, 5).
Rnd 9: K1 (3, 5), yo, k4, sssk, (k4, yo) twice, k4, k3tog, k4, yo, k1 (3, 5).
Rnd 10: Knit all sts.
Rep Rnds 1-10 for patt
The pattern is written for DPNs referring to Needles 1-4.
You can accommodate the pattern for Magic Loop or 2 circulars by using Needles 1 and 2 for the front and Needles 3 and 4 for the back.
The written instructions are for the first half of the stitches.
To work the foot and leg in St st, work rnd instructions followed by k28 (32, 36).
If you wish to have the pattern on the front and back of the leg, work rnd instructions twice.
Using a toe up cast on of your choice (I prefer Judy’s Magic Cast-On), CO a total of 28 (32, 36) sts. Divide sts evenly on the needles. If using DPNs, you may need to move sts from needle to needle from time to time to accommodate the Stitch Pattern. Place a stitch marker to note the beginning of the rnd.
Note: Needles 1 and 2 are the top of the toe sts. Needles 3 and 4 are the bottom of the toe sts.
Set-up Rnd: Knit all sts on each needle.
Rnd 1: Needle 1: Kfb, k to end of needle.
Needle 2: k to 2 sts before end of needle, kfb, k1.
Needle 3: kfb, k to end of needle.
Needle 4: k to 2 sts before end of needle, kfb, k1 – 4 total sts inc’d this rnd.
Rnd 2: Knit all sts on each needle.
Rep Rnds 1-2, 6 (7, 8) more times – 56 (64, 72) sts.
If you prefer a more pointed toe, CO fewer sts and work more rnds until you have increased to 56 (64, 72) sts.
If you prefer a different toe, by all means, work your toe of preference until you have the desired amount of sts.
Once you have reached 56 (64, 72) sts, begin working the foot.
Needles 1 and 2 will be the top of the foot (working the Stitch Pattern) and Needles 3 and 4 will become the sole sts (working in St st).
Begin working the Stitch Pattern from the charts or written instructions.
Work Rnds 1-10 once, then rep Rnds 1-10 for the rem of the sock.
Cont working the foot as est until the piece meas 2½” shorter (LESS) than the entire desired finished foot length.
In this section, Needles 1 and 2 will cont the sock in the Stitch Pattern up the foot and towards the front of the leg. Needles 3 and 4 will be increasing and forming the gusset on the sole of the foot working towards the heel of the sock.
Rnd 1: Needles 1 and 2: Cont working next rnd in Stitch Pattern as est.
Needle 3: kfb, k to end of needle.
Needle 4: k to 2 sts before end of needle, kfb, k1.
Rnd 2: Needles 1 and 2: Cont working in Stitch Pattern as est.
Needles 3 and 4: k all sts.
Rep these 2 rnds until there are 48 (56, 64) total sts on Needles 3 and 4.
Turning the Heel
Once you have reached 48 (56, 64) sts on Needles 3 and 4, begin turning the heel.
Work over Needles 1 and 2 once (top sts). Cont working back and forth over Needles 3 and 4 turning the heel.
Note: Make special of note the last Rnd worked in Stitch Pattern, as you will cont working that same rnd once the heel has been turned.
Row 1 (RS): K27 (31, 35), ssk, k1, turn.
Row 2 (WS): Sl1, p7, 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.
Rep Rows 3-4 until 28 (32, 36) total sts rem on Needles 3 and 4.
Resume working on all 4 needles, paying careful attention to working the rest of the same row in pattern where you left off to turn the heel.
The sample is shown with the pattern on both the front and the back of the sock. You can make this sock as simple or as detailed as you would like.
If you wish to keep the back of the leg in St st, keep working the pattern as you were.
If you wish to have the Stitch Pattern on the back and front of the sock, start working the back of the sock, repeating the same rnd that you worked over Needles 1 and 2 before working the gusset and then after that working the Stitch Pattern twice.
Either way you choose to do the leg, you may need to pick up a stitch on either side to close up any holes there may be, remembering to k2tog or ssk with an end st to maintain the correct st count.
Work leg until piece meas 1½-2” shorter (LESS) than the entire desired length of the sock.
Next Rnd: Knit all sts.
Cuff and Ribbing
Next Rnd: *Ktbl, p1; rep from * around.
Rep last rnd until Cuff meas 1½-2”.
BO all sts in patt using a stretchy bind-off.