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Have some fun with Louise Roberts’ cosmic Moon socks

Designed exclusively for Let’s Knit, Louise Roberts’ Moon socks will satisfy your craving for exciting footwear. We love them this length, but if you prefer you can alter the length of the leg section so that the top of the sock starts below the point where the calf begins to narrow and a shapely leg will be still be there for all to see!


Pattern Instructions

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  • MOON PATTERN

    Cuff
    Using yarn A, 3.75mm dpns and the long tail cast on method, loosely cast on 72sts
    Arrange the sts over four needles and make sure they are not twisted. Place st marker at the start of the rnd on needle 1.
    The last needle of the rnd is needle 4. (18sts on each needle)
    ? Rnds 1–8: k Change to 3.25mm needles
    ? Rnds 9–28: [k1, p1] rep to the end of the round

    Leg
    Change to 3.75mm needles
    Join in yarn B and work together with yarn A:
    ? Rnd 29: (k1, mlp) rep to the end of the rnd
    ? Rnd 30: k
    ? Rnd 31: (mlp, k1) rep to the end of the rnd
    ? Rnd 32: k
    Last four rnds form the loop patt
    ? Rnd 33: rep rnd 29
    ? Rnd 34: k1, ssk, k to the last three sts, k2tog, k1. 70sts
    ? Rnd 35: rep rnd 31, keeping the loop patt correct
    ? Rnd 36: k1, ssk, k to the last three sts, k2tog, k1. 68sts
    ? Rep the last four rnds five more times and until 48sts rem
    ? Rnd 57: (k1, mlp) rep to the end of the rnd
    ? Rnd 58: k.
    ? Rnd 59: (mlp, k1) rep to the end of the rnd
    ? Rnd 60: k
    ? Rep the last four rnds four times more
    ? Cut yarn B 10cm from the last st and cont with yarn A only
    ? Rnds 77–88: k

    Heel flap
    Rearrange the stitches over four needles, keeping the round marker at beg of needle 1.
    (12sts on each needle)
    Prepare for the heel flap as follows:
    Needle 1: k11, bring yarn to the front between the needles, sl the next st purlwise from needle 1 and turn
    The heel flap is worked on the sts on needles 1 and 4 only. 24sts
    ? Row 90: k1tbl, k2, m1, p17, k4. 25sts
    ? Row 91: sl1 with the yarn in front, take the yarn back between the needles, k3, (sl1, k1) rep to the last five sts, sl1, k4
    ? Row 92: sl1 with the yarn in front, take the yarn back between the needles, k3, p17, k4
    ? Rows 93–112: Rep the last two rows, ten more times
    ? Row 113: sl1 with the yarn in front, take yarn back between the needles, k to the end of the row

    Turning the heel
    ? Row 114: sl 1 with the yarn in front, take yarn back between the needles, p11, p2tog, p1. Turn
    ? Row 115: sl1 purlwise, k2, ssk, k1. Turn ? Row 116: sl1 purlwise, p to one st before the gap in the stitches, p2tog, p1. Turn
    ? Row 117: sl1 purlwise, k to one st before the gap in the stitches, ssk, k1. Turn
    ? Rep the last two rows, increasing the number of stitches worked before the decrease st by one st on each row until all the stitches have been worked ending with a RS row. 13sts

  • Gusset

    Using a spare needle pick up 14sts down the left side of the heel working through both of the loops for each chain edge st, then pick up one st at the base of the heel and one st under the first stitch of the instep.
    ? With a spare needle, knit across the instep stitches needles 2 and 3
    ? With a spare needle, pick up one st under the first stitch of the instep and one st at the base of the heel before the chain edge. Pick up 14sts up the right side of the heel, working through both of the loops for each chain edge st
    ? With the same needle that picked up the sts up the right of the heel, ssk, k5, from the needle holding the stitches from the turned heel
    ? Rearrange the stitches on the needles as follows:
    Needle 1: six sts from the left side of the turned heel, 11sts picked up along the edge of the left of the heel. 17sts. Needle 2: five sts picked up along the edge of the left of the heel, place marker, 12sts of the instep. 17sts. Needle 3: 12sts of the instep, place marker, five sts picked up along the edge of the right of the heel. 17sts. Needle 4: 11sts picked up along the edge of the right of the heel, six sts from the left side of the turned heel. 17sts. 68sts in total
    ? Rnd 2: needle 1, k6, (p1, k1) rep to the last st on
    the needle, p1; needle 2, k1, p1, sl2tog, k1, pass both sl sts over, k to the end of the needle; needle 3, k12, sl2tog, k1, pass both sl sts over, p1, k1; needle 4, (p1, k1) five times, p1, k6. 64 sts
    ? Rnd 3: work to the st marker, sl marker, ssk, work to two sts before the next st marker, k2tog, work to the end of the rnd. 62sts
    ? Rnd 4: work st patt as set
    ? Rnds 5–22: Rep the last two rows, seven more times. 48sts

    Foot
    ? Rnds 23–34: work st patt set. 12 rnds
    ? Rnd 35: work to two sts before st marker, k2tog, sl marker, k1, m1, work to one st before the next st marker, m1, k1, sl marker, ssk, work st patt set to the end of the rnd. 48sts
    ? Rnd 36: work st patt set.
    ? Rnds 37–60: Rep the last two rows, 12 more times. (48sts)
    Rearrange the sts so that there are 12sts on each
    needle and the rnd marker is in same position
    Cont to knit every rnd until the foot measures 5cm
    less than the total foot length required.

    Toe
    Next rnd: needle 1, k to the last three sts, k2tog, k1; needle 2, k1, ssk, k to the end of the needle; needle 3, k to the last three sts, k2tog, k1; needle 4, k1, ssk, k to the end of the needle.
    ? Next rnd: k
    Rep the last two rounds until 16sts rem. Needle 1; k to the end of the needle. Cut yarn 40cm from the needle

    To make up
    Using Kitchener stitch (see page 81), graft the toe stitches together. Weave in loose ends and block using the ball band as a guide.

Pattern Instructions

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MOON PATTERN

Cuff
Using yarn A, 3.75mm dpns and the long tail cast on method, loosely cast on 72sts
Arrange the sts over four needles and make sure they are not twisted. Place st marker at the start of the rnd on needle 1.
The last needle of the rnd is needle 4. (18sts on each needle)
? Rnds 1–8: k Change to 3.25mm needles
? Rnds 9–28: [k1, p1] rep to the end of the round

Leg
Change to 3.75mm needles
Join in yarn B and work together with yarn A:
? Rnd 29: (k1, mlp) rep to the end of the rnd
? Rnd 30: k
? Rnd 31: (mlp, k1) rep to the end of the rnd
? Rnd 32: k
Last four rnds form the loop patt
? Rnd 33: rep rnd 29
? Rnd 34: k1, ssk, k to the last three sts, k2tog, k1. 70sts
? Rnd 35: rep rnd 31, keeping the loop patt correct
? Rnd 36: k1, ssk, k to the last three sts, k2tog, k1. 68sts
? Rep the last four rnds five more times and until 48sts rem
? Rnd 57: (k1, mlp) rep to the end of the rnd
? Rnd 58: k.
? Rnd 59: (mlp, k1) rep to the end of the rnd
? Rnd 60: k
? Rep the last four rnds four times more
? Cut yarn B 10cm from the last st and cont with yarn A only
? Rnds 77–88: k

Heel flap
Rearrange the stitches over four needles, keeping the round marker at beg of needle 1.
(12sts on each needle)
Prepare for the heel flap as follows:
Needle 1: k11, bring yarn to the front between the needles, sl the next st purlwise from needle 1 and turn
The heel flap is worked on the sts on needles 1 and 4 only. 24sts
? Row 90: k1tbl, k2, m1, p17, k4. 25sts
? Row 91: sl1 with the yarn in front, take the yarn back between the needles, k3, (sl1, k1) rep to the last five sts, sl1, k4
? Row 92: sl1 with the yarn in front, take the yarn back between the needles, k3, p17, k4
? Rows 93–112: Rep the last two rows, ten more times
? Row 113: sl1 with the yarn in front, take yarn back between the needles, k to the end of the row

Turning the heel
? Row 114: sl 1 with the yarn in front, take yarn back between the needles, p11, p2tog, p1. Turn
? Row 115: sl1 purlwise, k2, ssk, k1. Turn ? Row 116: sl1 purlwise, p to one st before the gap in the stitches, p2tog, p1. Turn
? Row 117: sl1 purlwise, k to one st before the gap in the stitches, ssk, k1. Turn
? Rep the last two rows, increasing the number of stitches worked before the decrease st by one st on each row until all the stitches have been worked ending with a RS row. 13sts

Gusset

Using a spare needle pick up 14sts down the left side of the heel working through both of the loops for each chain edge st, then pick up one st at the base of the heel and one st under the first stitch of the instep.
? With a spare needle, knit across the instep stitches needles 2 and 3
? With a spare needle, pick up one st under the first stitch of the instep and one st at the base of the heel before the chain edge. Pick up 14sts up the right side of the heel, working through both of the loops for each chain edge st
? With the same needle that picked up the sts up the right of the heel, ssk, k5, from the needle holding the stitches from the turned heel
? Rearrange the stitches on the needles as follows:
Needle 1: six sts from the left side of the turned heel, 11sts picked up along the edge of the left of the heel. 17sts. Needle 2: five sts picked up along the edge of the left of the heel, place marker, 12sts of the instep. 17sts. Needle 3: 12sts of the instep, place marker, five sts picked up along the edge of the right of the heel. 17sts. Needle 4: 11sts picked up along the edge of the right of the heel, six sts from the left side of the turned heel. 17sts. 68sts in total
? Rnd 2: needle 1, k6, (p1, k1) rep to the last st on
the needle, p1; needle 2, k1, p1, sl2tog, k1, pass both sl sts over, k to the end of the needle; needle 3, k12, sl2tog, k1, pass both sl sts over, p1, k1; needle 4, (p1, k1) five times, p1, k6. 64 sts
? Rnd 3: work to the st marker, sl marker, ssk, work to two sts before the next st marker, k2tog, work to the end of the rnd. 62sts
? Rnd 4: work st patt as set
? Rnds 5–22: Rep the last two rows, seven more times. 48sts

Foot
? Rnds 23–34: work st patt set. 12 rnds
? Rnd 35: work to two sts before st marker, k2tog, sl marker, k1, m1, work to one st before the next st marker, m1, k1, sl marker, ssk, work st patt set to the end of the rnd. 48sts
? Rnd 36: work st patt set.
? Rnds 37–60: Rep the last two rows, 12 more times. (48sts)
Rearrange the sts so that there are 12sts on each
needle and the rnd marker is in same position
Cont to knit every rnd until the foot measures 5cm
less than the total foot length required.

Toe
Next rnd: needle 1, k to the last three sts, k2tog, k1; needle 2, k1, ssk, k to the end of the needle; needle 3, k to the last three sts, k2tog, k1; needle 4, k1, ssk, k to the end of the needle.
? Next rnd: k
Rep the last two rounds until 16sts rem. Needle 1; k to the end of the needle. Cut yarn 40cm from the needle

To make up
Using Kitchener stitch (see page 81), graft the toe stitches together. Weave in loose ends and block using the ball band as a guide.

Moon

Pattern Instructions

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  • MOON PATTERN

    Cuff
    Using yarn A, 3.75mm dpns and the long tail cast on method, loosely cast on 72sts
    Arrange the sts over four needles and make sure they are not twisted. Place st marker at the start of the rnd on needle 1.
    The last needle of the rnd is needle 4. (18sts on each needle)
    ? Rnds 1–8: k Change to 3.25mm needles
    ? Rnds 9–28: [k1, p1] rep to the end of the round

    Leg
    Change to 3.75mm needles
    Join in yarn B and work together with yarn A:
    ? Rnd 29: (k1, mlp) rep to the end of the rnd
    ? Rnd 30: k
    ? Rnd 31: (mlp, k1) rep to the end of the rnd
    ? Rnd 32: k
    Last four rnds form the loop patt
    ? Rnd 33: rep rnd 29
    ? Rnd 34: k1, ssk, k to the last three sts, k2tog, k1. 70sts
    ? Rnd 35: rep rnd 31, keeping the loop patt correct
    ? Rnd 36: k1, ssk, k to the last three sts, k2tog, k1. 68sts
    ? Rep the last four rnds five more times and until 48sts rem
    ? Rnd 57: (k1, mlp) rep to the end of the rnd
    ? Rnd 58: k.
    ? Rnd 59: (mlp, k1) rep to the end of the rnd
    ? Rnd 60: k
    ? Rep the last four rnds four times more
    ? Cut yarn B 10cm from the last st and cont with yarn A only
    ? Rnds 77–88: k

    Heel flap
    Rearrange the stitches over four needles, keeping the round marker at beg of needle 1.
    (12sts on each needle)
    Prepare for the heel flap as follows:
    Needle 1: k11, bring yarn to the front between the needles, sl the next st purlwise from needle 1 and turn
    The heel flap is worked on the sts on needles 1 and 4 only. 24sts
    ? Row 90: k1tbl, k2, m1, p17, k4. 25sts
    ? Row 91: sl1 with the yarn in front, take the yarn back between the needles, k3, (sl1, k1) rep to the last five sts, sl1, k4
    ? Row 92: sl1 with the yarn in front, take the yarn back between the needles, k3, p17, k4
    ? Rows 93–112: Rep the last two rows, ten more times
    ? Row 113: sl1 with the yarn in front, take yarn back between the needles, k to the end of the row

    Turning the heel
    ? Row 114: sl 1 with the yarn in front, take yarn back between the needles, p11, p2tog, p1. Turn
    ? Row 115: sl1 purlwise, k2, ssk, k1. Turn ? Row 116: sl1 purlwise, p to one st before the gap in the stitches, p2tog, p1. Turn
    ? Row 117: sl1 purlwise, k to one st before the gap in the stitches, ssk, k1. Turn
    ? Rep the last two rows, increasing the number of stitches worked before the decrease st by one st on each row until all the stitches have been worked ending with a RS row. 13sts

  • Gusset

    Using a spare needle pick up 14sts down the left side of the heel working through both of the loops for each chain edge st, then pick up one st at the base of the heel and one st under the first stitch of the instep.
    ? With a spare needle, knit across the instep stitches needles 2 and 3
    ? With a spare needle, pick up one st under the first stitch of the instep and one st at the base of the heel before the chain edge. Pick up 14sts up the right side of the heel, working through both of the loops for each chain edge st
    ? With the same needle that picked up the sts up the right of the heel, ssk, k5, from the needle holding the stitches from the turned heel
    ? Rearrange the stitches on the needles as follows:
    Needle 1: six sts from the left side of the turned heel, 11sts picked up along the edge of the left of the heel. 17sts. Needle 2: five sts picked up along the edge of the left of the heel, place marker, 12sts of the instep. 17sts. Needle 3: 12sts of the instep, place marker, five sts picked up along the edge of the right of the heel. 17sts. Needle 4: 11sts picked up along the edge of the right of the heel, six sts from the left side of the turned heel. 17sts. 68sts in total
    ? Rnd 2: needle 1, k6, (p1, k1) rep to the last st on
    the needle, p1; needle 2, k1, p1, sl2tog, k1, pass both sl sts over, k to the end of the needle; needle 3, k12, sl2tog, k1, pass both sl sts over, p1, k1; needle 4, (p1, k1) five times, p1, k6. 64 sts
    ? Rnd 3: work to the st marker, sl marker, ssk, work to two sts before the next st marker, k2tog, work to the end of the rnd. 62sts
    ? Rnd 4: work st patt as set
    ? Rnds 5–22: Rep the last two rows, seven more times. 48sts

    Foot
    ? Rnds 23–34: work st patt set. 12 rnds
    ? Rnd 35: work to two sts before st marker, k2tog, sl marker, k1, m1, work to one st before the next st marker, m1, k1, sl marker, ssk, work st patt set to the end of the rnd. 48sts
    ? Rnd 36: work st patt set.
    ? Rnds 37–60: Rep the last two rows, 12 more times. (48sts)
    Rearrange the sts so that there are 12sts on each
    needle and the rnd marker is in same position
    Cont to knit every rnd until the foot measures 5cm
    less than the total foot length required.

    Toe
    Next rnd: needle 1, k to the last three sts, k2tog, k1; needle 2, k1, ssk, k to the end of the needle; needle 3, k to the last three sts, k2tog, k1; needle 4, k1, ssk, k to the end of the needle.
    ? Next rnd: k
    Rep the last two rounds until 16sts rem. Needle 1; k to the end of the needle. Cut yarn 40cm from the needle

    To make up
    Using Kitchener stitch (see page 81), graft the toe stitches together. Weave in loose ends and block using the ball band as a guide.