This design by Yarnissima uses a heart motif to gently sculpt your sock: it’ll assist you with the toe increases, and it’ll give you the room you need in the gussets.
It starts with Judy’s Magic Cast-On, increasing one stitch at the beginning and end of each needle (a total of four stitches in every other round). To avoid holes, be sure to work yarn snugly on each needle change.
You can get hold of this pattern by buying a digital version of The Knitter Issue 31.
The socks feature ‘gusset and flap’ heels: work the gusset increases on either side of the central upper foot heart motif, turn the heel with short rows, then decrease the gusset stitches away as you work the heel flap.
The central double increase will look nicer if you open up the middle stitch a bit, so that all three stitches are the same size. For more information on Judy’s Magic
Cast-On, read the article at Knitty.com.
The Natural Dye Studio Angel 4ply Sock (4ply weight; 70% baby alpaca, 20% silk
10% cashmere; 360m/100g skeins) Spice; 1 x 100g skein
Needles & Accessories
1 or 2 sets of 2.5mm (UK 13-12/US 1-2) circular needles (2 short sets of circular needles or 1 long set for working using the Magic Loop method; you could also use double-pointed needles if you prefer) removable stitch markers (at least 2)
32 sts and 40 rows to 10cm over st st