Cashmerino Aran Socks

These beautiful chartreuse green socks knit using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran are a very quick project. The yarn and finished socks are very soft and gorgeous to wear. Cashmerino Aran socks are perfect for cosy bed socks in the cold weather or for wearing while curled up on the sofa reading a great book.

Cashmerino Aran Socks

Yarn

Needles

  • 4.5 mm double pointed needles (dpn’s)
  • tapestry needle

Tension

  • 5 stitches / 2.5cm (1 inch).

Abbreviations

double pointed needle(s) – dpn(s); stitch(es) – st(s); knit – k; purl – p; knit two stitches together – k2tog; yarn over – yo; slip slip knit – ssk; purl two stitches together – p2tog; through back loop – t/l;

Cashmerino Aran Socks

Cuff

  • Cast on 40 sts using 4.5 mm don using the long tail cast on or a different stretchy cast on.
  • Join into the round as you knit the first round – 10 sts on each needle.
  • Knit 13 rounds of k2, p2 ribbing.

Leg

  • Knit 25 rounds.
  • Then knit across 10 stitches on needle 1, turn.

Cashmerino Aran Socks

Heel

Heel Flap

After finishing the leg you’ll be working the heel flap over half of the total number of stitches, working in rows rather than rounds.

On completion of the 25th round of the leg, turn and start the heel flap on a purl row.

  • Row 1: (sl 1, p1) 10 times
  • Row 2: sl 1 purl wise, k19
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2 nine times more. A total of 20 rows.

Turn the Heel

  • Row 1: sl 1 purl wise, p10, p2tog, p1, turn.
  • Row 2: sl 1, k3, ssk, k1, turn.
  • Row 3: sl 1, p4 , p2tog, p1, turn.
  • Row 4: sl 1, k5, ssk, k1, turn.
  • Row 5: sl 1, p6, p2tog, p1, turn.
  • Row 6: sl 1, k7, ssk, k1, turn.
  • Row 7: sl 1, p8, p2tog, p1, turn.
  • Row 8: sl 1, k9, ssk, k1, turn. (12 stitches)

Cashmerino Aran Socks

Gusset

  • Set up Round: Pick up and knit 12 stitches along the edge of the heel flap.
  • Knit across the 20 instep stitches.
  • Pick up and knit 12 stitches along the edge of the heel flap. Then knit across the first 6 stitches of the heel.
  • This is the starting point for the following rounds.
  • Before you start the next round, slip the other 6 heel stitches onto needle 1. Needles 1 and 4 should have 18 stitches on each. Needles 2 and 3 should have 10 stitches on each.

Gusset Shaping

  • Round 1: k6, (k1 tbl) 12 times, k20, (k1 tbl) 12 times, k6
  • Round 2: k
  • Round 3: Needle 1: k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; Needles 2 and 3: k; Needle 4: k1, ssk, k to end of needle.
  • Round 4: k
  • Repeat rounds 3 and 4 until there are 10 stitches on each needle.

Foot

  • Knit 20 rounds

Cashmerino Aran Socks

Classic Toe

  • Round 1: Needles 1 and 3: k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; Needles 2 and 4: k1, ssk, k to end of needle.
  • Round 2: k
  • Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until there are 4 sts on each needle. (16 stitches).
  • Making sure that the stitches toe aligns with the heel, slip the stitches from needle 4 onto needle 1 and the stitches from needle 3 onto needle 2. 8 stitches on each needle.
  • Graft the toe stitches using Kitchener Stitch.

Cashmerino Aran Socks

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Comments

  1. Love these socks….they are quick to knit and the pattern is easy to follow, I have completed two pairs for Christmas presents already, one in Dusky Rose the other in Charcoal, both equally gorgeous, soft and sumptuous!

  2. Never thought I would ever love green socks, yet right now, there’s nothing I want more. They look so nice.

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