Catoosa Socks, an Easy Sock Knitting Pattern

Knitted, mint green sock with knitting needles with a white, lace background. The picture focuses on the toe of the sock. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio

An easy sock knitting pattern

Catoosa Socks is a free, easy sock knitting pattern from Banana Moon Studio! I have tutorial videos in the works to help you through the cast on, the heel flap, heel turn, gusset, and toe.

These socks have a simple but striking texture through the leg and instep. The pattern features a traditional heel, and a gathered toe (don’t even get me started on how much a hate grafting!).

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These beautiful socks are made in a wonderful, environmentally-friendly yarn from Ancient Arts Yarns! Revival is a yarn that uses reclaimed fibers. The fibers in this yarn would normally be considered waste at the mill and thrown away, but instead they are captured and spun into this great yarn! You choose to help reduce waste by using it! Revival is hand-dyed by Ancient Arts dyer, Caroline Sommerfeld, in Canada. Check out all the glorious colors available from Ancient Arts! Click here!

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If you would prefer an ad-free PDF download of this easy sock knitting pattern you can purchase that on Ravlery or Etsy!

As always, if you would like to share my pattern with others, please direct them to my website to get their own instead of making copies! Thank you!

Mint green, knitted socks on golden, outlined rose background. One sock is a side view of the sock and the other sock is in the process and has knitting needles still attached. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio. The image shows what the free knitting pattern sock looks like.

Catoosa Socks, an Easy Sock Knitting Pattern

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

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Available Sizes: 6 ½, [7 ½, 8 ½, 9 1/2] inches foot circumference. Make the size that is about 1 inch smaller around than the widest part of your foot.

Yarn: Ancient Arts Yarns Revival (49% Wool, 34% Mohair, 11% Nylon, 4% Acrylic, 2% Silk; 437 yds / 400 m; 3.5 oz / 100 g; CYCA weight: 1 Superfine): 1 skein in Mint Chocolate Chip. See all sock yarn currently in stock from Ancient Arts! Click here!

Knitting Needles: Size 1 (2.25 mm) dpns or long circulars for magic loop. Adjust needle size if necessary to match gauge.

Notions: 1 stitch marker, yarn needle

Gauge: 33 sts x 34 rows = 4″ in Diagonal Grain Stitch as for leg of sock.

Sock

Video tutorial for the cast on here.

CO 56 [64, 72, 80] sts. Place stitch marker to mark start of rnd.

Cuff

Rnd 1: Joining to work in the rnd, *K2, P2, repeat from * around.

Repeat Rnd 1 until piece measures 1 inch from CO edge.

Leg

Work in Diagonal Grain St as follows.

Rnd 1: K all sts

Rnd 2: *K2, yo, K2, pass yo over last 2 sts, repeat from * around.

Rnd 3: K all sts.

Rnd 4: *Yo, K2, pass yo over last 2 sts, K2, repeat from * around.

Repeat these 4 rnds until piece measures 6 inches from cast on edge, ending with a Rnd 2 or 4 repeat. If you’d like a longer sock, one skein of Ancient Arts Yarns Revival provides enough yarn to make the leg about 9 inches long (based on making the 8 1/2 inch circumference sock to fit a ladies US size 10).

Mint green, knitted socks with knitting needles all over a white, lace background. One sock shows the side view and the other sock shows the top view of the sock. The purpose of the image is to show what the completed socks for the free sock knitted pattern looks like. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.
Heel Flap

If you need help with the heel flap, click here for a video tutorial!

Work this section back and forth across only half the stitches. Remaining stitches will be worked later.

Row 1: K 28 [32, 36, 40] sts.

Row 2: Sl 1 purlwise wyf, P remaining heel sts.

Row 3: Sl 1 knitwise wyb, K remaining heel sts.

Repeat rows 2 and 3, ending with a Row 2 repeat, for a total of 24 [26, 30, 32] heel flap rows.

Heel Turn

If you need help with the heel turn click here for a tutorial!

Row 1: K 19 [21, 24, 27] sts, ssk, turn.

Row 2: Sl 1 purlwise wyf, P 10 [10, 12, 14], p2tog, turn.

Row 3: Sl 1 purlwise wyb, K 10 [10, 12, 14], ssk, turn.

Row 4: Sl 1, purlwise wyf, P 10 [10, 12, 14], p2tog, turn.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until all heel sts have been worked – 12 [12, 14, 16] sts.

Gusset

If you need help with the gusset, click here for a tutorial!

Set up rnd: K all heel sts, pick up and K 14 [15, 17, 18] sts in slipped sts along side of heel flap and the last one or two above the break between the heel flap and the instep, work in pattern across instep (maintaining the Diagonal Grain St), pick up and K 14 [15, 17, 18] sts along other side of heel flap, K the next 6 [6, 7, 8] heel sts again. Start of round is now the middle of the heel sts, place stitch marker if desired to mark new start of rnd – 68 [74, 84, 92] sts.

Rnd 1: K 6 [6, 7, 8] heel sts, K next 14 [15, 17, 18] picked up sts tbl, work in pattern across instep, K next 14 [15, 17, 18] picked up sts tbl, K last 6 [6, 7, 8] heel sts.

Rnd 2 K to 3 sts before start of instep, k2tog, k1, work in pattern across instep, K1, ssk, K to end of rnd – 66 [72, 82, 90] sts.

Rnd 3: K to instep, work in pattern across instep, K to end of rnd.

Repeat Rnds 2 and 3 until 56 [64, 72, 80] sts remain.

Foot

Rnd 1: K to instep, work in pattern across instep, K to end of rnd.

Repeat Rnd 1 until sock measures 2 inches less than desired length.

Toe

Need help with the toe? Click here for a tutorial!

Rnd 1: K to 3 sts before instep, k2tog, k2, ssk, K to 3 sts before end of instep, K2tog, K2, ssk, K to end of rnd – 52 [60, 68, 76] sts.

Rnd 2: K all sts.

Repeat these two rnds 6 [7, 8, 9] times – 32 [36, 40, 40] sts.

Repeat Rnd 1 6 [7, 8, 8] times – 8 sts.

Finishing

Cut yarn leaving an 8 inch tail. Use a yarn needle to run this end through all rem sts, pull tight to close, weave in ends.

Repeat for 2nd sock.

As always, if you would like to share my pattern with others, please direct them to my website to get their own instead of making copies! Thank you!

Happy knitting!

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2 thoughts on “Catoosa Socks, an Easy Sock Knitting Pattern”

  1. I have always wanted to knit a pair of socks. Now…I think this pattern is the perfect one. Thank you for offering the free pattern~! I have saved it…and am going to find the perfect color yarn….and begin~!!

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