Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sock Formula

Light Weight Yarn and Size B Knooking hook.

CO/INC to....
Chain 8 pull up knit stitch on each side of the chain = 16 stitches 8 on each side of the chain 8. Increase would look like this
k,inc,k,k,k,k,k,k,inc,k  on one side k,inc,k,k,k,k,k,k,inc,k on the other.
You will Inc by 4 stitches every other row. I use a lifted increase.

Infant Inc to 24
Toddler Inc to 32
Child Inc to 40
Women Inc to 48
Men Inc to 56

Foot Length....

Knit until you have the length you need

Infant 3 1/2 inches
Toddler 5 inches
Child 6.5 inches
Women 8-11 inches
Men 10-12 inches

Short Rows

divide stiches 1/2 on a stitch holder. Other 1/2 work short rows
Short Rows....

1.) Slip Stitch (SS) 1st stitch Knit to last, but dont knit last put on holder, turn
2.) SS 1st stitch, purl to last, but dont purl last put on holder, turn
Continue steps 1 and 2 until you have 1/2 of what you started with (e.g. Infant: Inc to 24 your short rows side is 12 stitches so 1/2 of 12 is 6)

Add stitches back on....

1.) SS 1st stitch, knit to 2nd to last, knit last stitch and 1 held stitch together, pull up 1 increase, turn.
2.) SS 1st stitch, purl to 2nd to last, purl last stitch and 1 held stitch together, purl up 1 increase, turn.

Continue steps 1 and 2 until you have same number of stitches you had before short rowing and/or what is on your other stitch holder.

Knit Around


Knit 1, Purl 1 (ribbing) or ribbing of choice for as long as you want your cuff.

Bind Off. Remember everyone is different this is just a formula.


  1. Will you be making this available as a printable pdf. I tried copying it to my word processing program but I got a black background with white print.

    I love your patterns and hope you will make them available for printing.
    Thank you

  2. Love, love, love this site! Super helpful!

    Any chance you could post pics of the short rows? I'm having trouble visualizing it.

  3. I am working on a pair now when I get to that point on my sock I will take pictures

  4. I am wondering if you have any patterns for afghans. I just got a knook today and can't wait to start!

  5. No I am sorry I do not have any patterns for afghans. The nice thing though is you can use any knitting pattern for knooking

  6. How do I obtain information about the specific steps to knook. I tried following the directions that came with the Knook kit for three days straight. I never did understand what to do with more than 10 stitches. Then I always had two cord ends and I always pulled the one that dropped everything. I have been knitting/crocheting for 40 years . . .this is the only skill I have tired that I did not learn in a few hours.

  7. Leisure Arts has instructional knooking videos posted on youtube that really help!

  8. good topic thanks for post for sharing on website ..