5. syyskuuta 2008

Bintje pattern

This is/was my first attempt to write and publish a sockpattern in english, and oh boy it was hard! I apologise allready if someone get’s grey hair of my errors and hope it’s written mainly understandable. Phew!

yarn: Novita Kotiväki 130 grams. You can use any yarn that has approximately same gauge.

needles: cuffs picot edging is knitted with 2,0mm needles, oherwise sock is knitted with 2,5mm needles

gauge: 26sts/10cm in stockinette stitch

else: 1,0cm wide elastic band for the cuffs and some satin ribbon or other "neat" stuff to decorate your socks :)


Cast on 78 sts on 2,0mm needles loosely. You will need that loose starting round later on.

Join in the round, being careful not to twist stitches. Place stitch marker to indicate start of round.

knit 6 rounds
7. round *k2tog, yo* repeat *-*
8.-13. round knit
14. round knit and attatch cuff on first round right side up. You can allso attatch cuff afterwards by stitchin with a needle. I tried to make a examble picure how cuff is supposed to knit, I hope it helps a bit. Examble picture is knitted flat for clarity.


Knit with stitchpattern. It repeats itself totally 7 times and in the end there's one extra sts. Cast it off on first round as you like.

Keep knitting until sock is as long as your leg before your calf starts to shape. Then it’s time to do some calfshapings!
Notice: In picture theres brown dots to mark shaping places. I hope that clearifyes my hazy instructions.

Calf shapings:

Start shapings on first round of the pattern. Knit in first pattern repeats second purled stitch with first knitted stitch -> k2tog. Try to keep stitches on “right position” on the needle, that will make decreases look much prettyer. Knit rest of the round in pattern, by the end of it you have decreased ONE stitch in whole round (76sts).
Round 3 on pattern repeat you will do decrease again, now in patterns second repeat (you still have 7 of them in round). In whole round you will lose one sts, 75sts total.
Continue this way every other row untill your sock has purled stripes that all have 3sts. Now you have 70sts total.

Straight away when you have decreased those 7 sts, start "new" decreases. Now you knit the ninth sts of pattern (the knitted one) together with tenth sts (the purled one) -> ssk. Knit the rest of the round in pattern. Now you have decreased one stitch more, you have 69sts.
Repeat these decreases untill you have totally 63 sts and purled stripes has 2 sts/each.

Continue decreasing now with first descriped way untill you have totally 56sts; calf shapings are then ready.

Notice: You can allso make calf shapings with decreasing stitches some other way, but I find this tricky way of decreasing best of them. Decreases are less noticeble and just better looking :) (imo)

Try the sock on and if there’s need, keep knitting in pattern untill sock is “long enough” (heel flap is approx 6cm long) Try to quit with last row of the pattern.


Heel flap is knitted on stockinette stitch, the first and the last stitch on needle is allways knitted, even on ws.

Start knitting the heel on the start of the round. Take the last sts of last round to heel flap too.
Knit 33 sts. Leave the rest 23 sts waiting, they will be knitted in pattern allmost ‘till the end.
Turn, purl the next round. Keep knitting on rs and purling on ws untill you have knitted totally 30 rounds.

Heel decreases:

ws: k1, p16, p2tog, p1, turn
rs: k5, ssk, k1, turn
ws: k1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn
rs: k7, ssk, k1, turn

Continue like this until all the sts of the sides have been decreased. The last row with decreases is worked on the right side.


Pick up and knit tbl 24sts along edge of heel flap (this is now needle 1) , knit now sts that have been waiting in pattern (needle 2), pick up and knit tbl along the other side of heel flap, knit those heel decreas sts on same needle (needle 3).

Next round: knit to the last 2 sts on needle 1, k2tog; work all sts on needle 2 in pattern as set; ssk and knit rest of sts. Now there’s 2 sts decreased.

Next round: k all sts on needle 1, work all sts on needle 2 in patt, k all sts on needle 3.

Repeat these 2 rounds untill you have 56 sts remaining total.


Continue knitting in pattern, working sts on needle 1 and needle 3 in stockinette stithc and sts on needle 2 in pattern until foot is 4 cm less than desired lenght. End with round 8 of the of stitch pattern.
My foot is size 38-39 and I maded 4 pattern repeats after gusset decreases before toe.


Knit 5 rounds.

Next row: Knit to last 3 sts on needle 1, k2tog, k1; k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts on needle 2, k2tog, k1; k1 ssk k to end of needle 3. In total 4 sts decreased.

Next row: Knit all sts

Repeat these 2 rounds untill you have 30 sts total left.

Cast off in way you desire, kitcheners stitching etc.


Weave all ends and thread rubber band trough cuffs. They stay up without a fight like that :) Decorate as you wish and.. tadaa!

8 kommenttia:

Knitty Cat kirjoitti...

Beautiful socks! Thank you for making them available in english :)

feistykitty kirjoitti...

Lovely! Thank you for sharing them in english, I will try them soon!

Celina kirjoitti...

Thank you!! That socks are amazing, I think I'm gonna try too!

Unknown kirjoitti...

These are beautiful! Thank you for the English version!

Nimetön kirjoitti...

The socks are beautifull! Thank you for taking the time to write the pattern in English. I shall try them soon.

Nimetön kirjoitti...


Unknown kirjoitti...

Thank you so much for offering your beautiful sock pattern in English. You did a fantastic job, and I can't wait to make these. =)

MimiCatKnits kirjoitti...

You did a great job with the English instructions! Congrats, and thank you for extra effort! The socks are beautiful!