Machine Knit Mid-Gauge Worsted Boot Socks Free Pattern

Below is a free pattern I am sharing for making a pair of worsted weight boot socks.  They are machine knit using a Silver Reed LK-150 but you can probably use any bulky or mid-gauge machine.  If using a bulky, you may want to cast on a few less stitches so the size turns out right.

 Note:  A PDF of this pattern is also available on Ravelry >>HERE
Machine Knit Mid-Gauge Worsted Boot Socks
  • Toe & Heel – Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn  – Dark Brown

  • Sock – Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn Colors – Cappadocia

  • Machine – Silver Reed LK-150

Setup:

  • e-Wrap Cast on from 18L to 18R 
  • Set Mast tension to  9 / Stitch Dial to 8
  • Knit 8 rows with waste yarn

 

Toe

  • Pull needles LEFT (or right) of 0 to hold
  • Make short rows until 6 stitches are left in middle
  • Reverse short row until all needles are back in work

Foot

  • reset counter
  • K 32 rows

Heel

  • Pull needles LEFT  of 0 to hold
  • Make short row heel until 6 stitches in middle
  • Reverse short row until all needles are back in work

Ankle

  • Reset counter
  • K2 rows
  • Rehang cast on comb & weights
  • K2 rows
  • Increase 1 stitch to the left on row 5
  • Increase 1 stitch to the right on row 6
  • K 2 rows
  • Increase 1 stitch to the left on row 9
  • Increase 1 stitch to the right on row 10
  • K2 rows

 

Hang lifeline (this is to serve both as a “stop” for the unravelling when making the rib columns, and it also serves as a landmark when seaming the sock)

Cuff

  • Reset counter
  • K 38 rows
  • Drop latch 2×1 rib across starting with 3rd needle from the left.
  • K1 row left at tension 9
  • cast off loosely around the gate pegs (on the LK-150 there are no gate pegs, so you need to cast off around the plastic needle dividers between each needle).
 
Finishing

Hang the toe stitches and the opposing side of the sock (where the waste yarn is attached) on the machinimg_4043

  • Kitchener stitch the toe together where the sock yarn is joined to the waste yarn.  (refer to diagram.  It is not a true kitchener stitch I used on the sock shown)

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  • remove waste yarn.
  • Seam the sock together down the side using mattress stitch.  Make sure the sides match up where the lifeline was hung.

In the diagram below, follow the red line coming in from the right of the screen.   This is how I did the toe. 

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To make the second sock, repeat instructions but instead of pulling needles left of 0 to hold, pull the needles right of 0 to hold.

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