Jan Stephens has generously given us this timely pattern to enjoy knitting.
It’s a great way to use up your left over sock yarn! There is no heel to turn or toe to graft!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 4″ long x 3″ wide at the top
Yarn: Approximately 1/4 oz (7g) sock yarn
Materials: Size 3 (3.25 mm) needles
Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
Marker, Tapestry needle
Gauge: 28 sts and 40 rows=4″ (10 cm) in st st (knit a row, purl a row)
To save time, please check your gauge
Directions: Cast on 26 sts. Work 1/2″ in k1, p1 ribbing. Work 2″ in st st.
Toe Section: Cast on 6 sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Increase 1 st each end for next 2 rows. Work even on 42 sts for 1″, placing marker after 21 sts of last row, carrying it along through bind off row.
Heel and Toe Decreases: Work 2tog at beginning and end and on each side of marker for next 2 rows. Bind off rest of sts, working same decreases on bind off row and removing marker.
Finishing: Fold sock in half lengthwise. Sew down open side, around the toe and across the bottom.
Hanger: With 2 strands of yarn and crochet hook, chain 26. Tie ends together to form a loop and attach to top of sock. Block and hang on tree!