February 21, 2008

Free Pattern: The Flaming Massage Socks

Flaming Massage Socks

Construction is top down with 2 circular needles.

Cuff length is 7”

Cuff Measurement is 7”.

Gauge is 10 stitches per inch

Cast on 72 stitches

Heel Style is a Dutch Heel

Width is standard

Toe Style is round

Toe Shape is standard

Needle Size US 0 / 2.0 mm


All surfaces (bottom of foot, heel) are knitted in garder stitch. So when knitting in a round you need to k 1 round, then p 1 round. For the heel parts that are knitted back and forward you just need to knit each row.


The pattern for the ribbed part is:

Round 1: K2, P2, repeat

Round 2: Knit


Ribbing and Leg:

Cast on 72 stitches. Join in a ring being careful not to twist. Mark join as the beginning of the round and center of heel. Divide stitches over 2 needles. Begin knitting with your desired ribbing pattern (or the suggested one) and knit circularly for approximately 2 inches. Knit one round even. Divide across needles. (36, 36) Beginning with Needle 1 and selected motif, knit leg stitches until desired leg height is reached.

Begin Heel:

NOTE: Heel is worked in rows on 36 stitches.

Knit until you have 36 heel flap rows. Heel flap shape should be close to square.

Turn Heel as follows:

Row 1: Knit 18 stitches, SSK, K1, and turn.

Row 2: Knit 17 stitches, SSK, K1 and turn

Repeat rows 1 and 2 decrease 1 additional stitch until all side stitches are consumed.


Rnd 1: With needle 1, knit across heel flap. Pick up and knit 18 stitches from the side of the heel flap plus knit one stitch in the gusset corner. Knit in pattern across needle 2.

Rnd 2: Using a spare needle, pick up one stitch in the gusset corner and 18 stitches from the side of the heel flap. Using needle 1, knit these stitches. Knit the remaining stitches on needle 1 and knit in pattern across needle 2. Stitch count is (59, 36) respectively.

Gusset Decrease and Sock Foot:

Rnd 1:

Needle 1: K1, SSK, knit until the last 3 stitches k2 tog, k1.

Needle 2: Work in pattern around.

Rnd 2: Work in pattern around.

Repeat these 2 rounds until total stitches equal 72. Transfer stitches as necessary so that you have returned to your original stitch placement. (36, 36)

Sock Foot:

Continue knitting in garder stitch on needle 1 and in pattern on needle 2 (if desired) until you are approximately 1 1/2 to 2 inches from the top of your longest toe.

Shape Toe:

First Rnd: Knit 7 stitches, K2 tog. Repeat around.

Second Rnd: purl

Third Rnd: Knit 6 stitches, k2 tog. Repeat around.

Continue working one less stitch between each decrease and one less rnd of stockinette until your round is K2 tog around.

Cut yarn leaving 12 inch tail. With a darning needle thread yarn through remaining stitches and pull snug. Weave in ends.

Please note that this is the first pattern that I have written down. I might have made mistakes, and please, please feel free to e-mail me to tell me about them, after all this needs to be practiced... Thank you!

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