Block Of Chocolate Socks
Sunday, 22 April 2007
I have written down the pattern I devised for my Block of Chocolate Socks. I always use 2.25mm needles and 72 stitches, but I have ‘reinterpreted’ the pattern for 2.75mm needles and 64 stitches if you prefer. I am thinking that excellent sock instructions abound, thus this pattern is the bare bones, so to speak!! Please leave a comment if the pattern is awry.
1 set of 2.75mm dpn for 64 stitches (1 set 2.25mm dpn for 72 stitches)
4 ply sock wool, 100g or meterage required
Block of Chocolate Pattern
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: Purl
Rows 3-11: P2, K6
Row 1: (S1 K1) to end of row
Row 2: S1 purl-wise, Purl to end of row
Using 2.75mm/2.25mm needles, cast on 64 (72) stitches in K1,P1 rib using cable cast on and divide stitches evenly on the needles: 16/24/24 or 24/24/24. Join and work 12 rounds in rib.
Change to the Block of Chocolate pattern and knit till required length is reached, ending with the 11th row if possible.
I like my socks to be symmetrical, so before I start the heel I like to rearrange the stitches. You may, or may not, be so obsessed!!
64 stitches: Slip 3 Knit stitches from the end of the last round onto the new needle and then continue knitting thusly: P2, K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P2, K3. You should now have 32 stitches on your heel needle.
K3, P2, K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P2, K3
72 stitches: Slip 5 Knit stitches from the end of the last round onto the new needle and then continue knitting thusly: P2, K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P2, K5. You should now have 36 stitches on your heel needle.
K5,P2, K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P2, K5
Leave the remaining stitches unworked on their needles and continue with heel pattern Row 2 and then work 35 more rows back and forth, or until the desired length is reached.
- S1, K 16/20, K2 tog tbl, K1, turn
- S1, P 3/7, P2tog, p1, turn.
- S1, K 4/8 , K2tog tbl, K1, turn
Continue this shaping as set until you have 18/22 stitches, ending with a purl row.
Knit across heel stitches, then pick up and knit 16/20 stitches along the side of the heel flap (Needle 1), work Row 1 of the BOC pattern (Purl) across the next 32/36 stitches (Needle 2) , then pick up another 16/20 stitches across the other side of the heel flap (Needle 3). Rearrange the stitches so that you have half the heel stitches on needles 1 and 3. This is what you should have now:
64/72 Needle 1: 25/31
Needle 2: 32/36
Needle 3: 25/31
Needle 2 will continue with the BOC pattern as set. Your stitches should look like this if you have previously symmetricised them!!!
64 stitches: K3, P2, K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P2, K3
72 stitches: P3, K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P3
Commencing now with Row 2 of the BOC pattern start the gusset decreases as follows:
Row 1 Needle 1: Knit 22/28 K2tog, K1
Needle 2: BOC pattern
Needle 3: K1, K2tog tbl, Knit 22/28 (SSK if you like)
Row 2 Needle 1: Knit
Needle 2 : BOC pattern
Needle 3: Knit
Continue decreasing as set until you have 64/72 stitches again:
16/32/16 or 18/36/18
Place a marker on this row and then continue with pattern as set,Knit on Needles 1&3 and BOC pattern on Needle 2, no decreases or increases, until the total foot length is 5 cm less than desired. (I do 34-6 rows)
The BOC pattern stops now and the toe is all plain knitting.
Row 1 Needle 1: Knit 13/15 K2tog, K1
Needle 2: Knit 1 K2tog tbl, Knit 26 /30, K2tog, K1
Needle 3: K1, K2tog tbl, Knit 13/15
Row 2 All: Knit
Continue as set until you have 24/32 stitches , and then work decreasing Row 1 twice: 16/24 stitches. Arrange the stitches so you have 8/12 on each of 2 needles and then graft the stitches together, sew in the ends and you have finished one sock. Now make another and you have a pair!!!
You must be psychic! I'm currently trawling the internet for ribbed style but not boring sock patterns. Think I've found the next project. Thank you. :)
Posted by: Taphophile | Sunday, 22 April 2007 at 07:37 PM
Thanks for sharing your chocolate socks pattern :) they are so yummy!
Posted by: Sharon | Sunday, 22 April 2007 at 07:48 PM
that is so excellent! thanks for sharing! will have to try them some time soon!
and no..half the words were changed for that song on my blog..but it was so funny i had to post it (Adam was laughing so hard he cried)..
Posted by: She Who Smells Yarn | Sunday, 22 April 2007 at 09:03 PM
You know I'm going to have to make these for my chocoholic mum!
Great pattern and thank you for sharing it.
Posted by: AmyP | Sunday, 22 April 2007 at 10:13 PM
Posted by: amanda j | Sunday, 22 April 2007 at 10:51 PM
Nice pattern, Thanks,
mmmmm.....chocolate, I think I have some stashed.
Posted by: LarjMarj | Monday, 23 April 2007 at 08:40 AM
I like these too, I'm looking for sock patterns with a bit more of a challenge....even though I've never finished one yet.....I don't have any chocolate wool....maybe my socks will have to be a 'Candy Bar'
Me being more of a cat person recently my path has been crossed dogs...My BF found a lost jack russell last week and I swear if he had not found the owner I would have kept him. He was the same size as our cat ans equally as smoochie!
Posted by: Grace | Monday, 23 April 2007 at 08:45 AM
Thanks for the pattern - very creative.
Posted by: Nora | Monday, 23 April 2007 at 09:21 AM
Oh I could definitely eat that sock. Yum!
Posted by: Kristie | Monday, 23 April 2007 at 09:53 AM
hi cindy, do u still use 2.25mm needles to knit with the knittery cashmere sock yarn?? they are slightly thicker than the normal 4 ply sock yarn though?
Posted by: Michelle | Monday, 23 April 2007 at 10:11 AM
Thanks for the pattern - I have already bought my choc merino from The Knittery & just waiting for time (if I can find some) to knit this pair of must-knit-yummy socks!
Posted by: Ann Lim | Monday, 23 April 2007 at 10:24 AM
these socks do look wonderful Cindy Oh I do wish I could knit or should I say follow a pattern! Those cherry coconut eggs sound pretty yummy too! thank you for the birthday wishes for Isobel, the cake is Hello Kitty, a bit of a favourite here :) ps I looove the green socks too what a gorgeous green!
Posted by: linda | Monday, 23 April 2007 at 07:13 PM
La la la la la la
Posted by: Mrs Dr Who | Tuesday, 24 April 2007 at 11:38 AM
oh much appreciated! Thank you!
Posted by: Bells | Tuesday, 24 April 2007 at 03:29 PM
Hi, thanks for visiting Oh My! Your site is Delicious!!! Those socks are fantastic! And your dog are beautiful. I am hopefully going to become a Lab mummy later this year!
Posted by: jess | Thursday, 26 April 2007 at 07:54 AM
Great pattern! I'll have to have my sister knit these for me!
Posted by: Jodi | Monday, 30 April 2007 at 06:16 PM
i very much like them - just started knitting them. the pattern is as others say - not boring but interesting. i wanted a to-go project and am very pleased that i have it now - no complicated charts yet not just a rib:))
Posted by: pragueloop | Wednesday, 17 March 2010 at 01:04 PM