I had some handspun sock yarn from a fabulous batt from Abby’s Yarns called “Is that
ketchup” and I was looking for the perfect lace pattern for the red and green with a little
lavender of the yarn.  I found the Strawberry Pattern from page 282 of Barbara G.
Walker’s A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns and felt it would be perfect for this
project.  The Colors of the yarn remind me of green and ripe strawberries on the vine
and the Knit 3 Purl 3 ribbing in the cuff flows perfectly into the lace of the sock.  Plus
on bigger needles than I normally use, these knit up rather quickly.
Strawberry Socks Pattern
By Glenna Dyane Chumbley
On US 4 (3.5mm) double pointed
needles, cast on 48 stitches.  Join,
being careful not to twist.

Work Knit 3 Purl 3 ribbing for 12
rounds or until desired cuff length is
reached.
Pattern is a multiple of 12 stitches for 10 rounds.  This pattern does not translate exactly
to being worked in rounds, so after the first round, the first stitch of Rounds 1-5 in the
cuff needs to be slipped.  Also, if you divide evenly across four needles, the sl1 k2tog
psso decrease will need to be juggled across needles in Rounds 1-5 because the second
stitch of the k2tog will be on the next needle.

First Repeat of Pattern
Round 1:        [Knit 4, Yarn Over, Knit 1, Yarn Over, Knit 4, sl1 k2tog psso] repeat 3X
Round 2:        Slip 1 [Knit 3, Yarn Over, Knit 3, Yarn Over, Knit 3, sl1 k2tog psso]
                  repeat 3X
Round 3:        Slip 1 [Knit 2, Yarn Over, Knit 5, Yarn Over, Knit 5, sl1 k2tog psso]
                  repeat 3X
Round 4:        Slip 1 [Knit 1, Yarn Over, Knit 7, Yarn Over, Knit 1, sl1 k2tog psso]
                  repeat 3X
Round 5:        Slip 1 [Yarn Over, Knit 9, Yarn Over sl1 k2tog psso] repeat 3X
Round 6        [Yarn Over, Knit 4, sl1 k2tog psso, Knit 4, Yarn Over, Knit 1] repeat 3X
Round 7        [Knit 1, Yarn Over, Knit 3, sl1 k2tog psso, Knit 3, Yarn Over, Knit 2]
                  repeat 3X
Round 8        [Knit 2, Yarn Over, Knit 2, sl1 k2tog psso, Knit 2, Yarn Over, Knit 3]
                  repeat 3X
Round 9        [Knit 3, Yarn Over, Knit 1, sl1 k2tog psso, Knit 1, Yarn Over, Knit 4]
                  repeat 3X
Round 10        [Knit 4, Yarn Over, sl1 k2tog psso, Yarn Over, Knit 5] repeat 3X

Additional Repeats of Pattern
Round 1:        Slip 1[Knit 4, Yarn Over, Knit 1, Yarn Over, Knit 4, sl1 k2tog psso]
                  repeat 3X
Repeat Rounds 2-10 of the first Repeat of Pattern
Chart For Cuff
Work for a total of 4 Repeats of the pattern or until cuff is desired length, ending on
Round 10.

Heel Flap is worked over the first 23 stitches of the next round.  If you have divided
the stitches evenly over four needles, you will want to slip the last stitch from the
second needle onto the third needle.  You may also want to slip the first 23 stitches of
the next round onto one needle

Heel Flap
Row 1:                Slip 1 [Knit 1 Slip 1] to last 2 stitches, Knit 2
Row 2:                Slip 1 Purl across
Row 3:                Slip 1 [Slip 1 Knit 1] across
Row 4:                Slip 1 Purl across
Rows 5-24:         Repeat Rows 1-4 5 more times until heel flap is approximately square
Row 25:              Repeat Row 1
Row 26:              Repeat Row 2

Turn Heel

Row 1:                Slip 1, Knit 11, SSK, Knit 1, Turn
Row 2:                Slip 1, Purl 2, Purl 2tog, Purl 1, Turn
Row 3:                Slip 1, Knit 3, SSK, Knit 1, Turn
Row 4:                Slip 1, Purl 4, Purl 2tog, Purl 1, Turn
Row 5:                Slip 1, Knit 5, SSK, Knit 1, Turn
Row 6:                Slip 1, Purl 6, Purl 2tog, Purl 1, Turn
Row 7:                Slip 1, Knit 7, SSK, Knit 1, Turn
Row 8:                Slip 1, Purl 8, Purl 2tog, Purl 1, Turn
Row 9:                Slip 1, Knit 9, SSK, Knit 1, Turn
Row 10:              Slip 1, Purl 10, Purl 2tog, Purl 1, Turn

Lace Pattern for Top of Sock

For the rest of the sock until you reach the toe, the lace pattern is worked across the 25
stitches that make up the top of the sock and the stitches that make up the bottom of
the sock are knit plain.  You no longer slip the first stitch of any round and the first and
last stitches on Rounds 1-5 of the pattern are now single decreases.  The lace pattern to
be knit at the appropriate time is as follows:

Round 1:        Knit 2tog, Knit 4, Yarn Over, Knit 1, Yarn Over, Knit 4, sl1 k2tog psso,  
                       Knit 4, Yarn Over, Knit 1, Yarn Over, Knit 4, SSK
Round 2:        Knit 2tog, Knit 3, Yarn Over, Knit 3, Yarn Over, Knit 3, sl1 k2tog psso,  
                       Knit 3, Yarn Over, Knit 3, Yarn Over, Knit 3, SSK
Round 3:        Knit 2tog, Knit 2, Yarn Over, Knit 5, Yarn Over, Knit 2, sl1 k2tog psso,  
                       Knit 2, Yarn Over, Knit 5, Yarn Over, Knit 2, SSK
Round 4:        Knit 2tog, Knit 1, Yarn Over, Knit 7, Yarn Over, Knit 1, sl1 k2tog psso,  
                       Knit 1, Yarn Over, Knit 7, Yarn Over, Knit 1, SSK
Round 5:        Knit 2tog, Yarn Over, Knit 9, Yarn Over, sl1 k2tog psso, Yarn Over,        
                       Knit 9, Yarn Over, SSK
Round 6:        Knit 1, Yarn Over, Knit 4, sl1 k2tog psso, Knit 4, Yarn Over, Knit 1,       
                       Yarn Over, Knit 4, sl1 k2tog psso, Knit 4, Yarn Over, Knit 1
Round 7:        Knit 2, Yarn Over, Knit 3, sl1 k2tog psso, Knit 3, Yarn Over, Knit 3,       
                       Yarn Over, Knit 3, sl1 k2tog psso, Knit 3, Yarn Over, Knit 2
Round 8:        Knit 3, Yarn Over, Knit 2, sl1 k2tog psso, Knit 2, Yarn Over, Knit 5,       
                       Yarn Over, Knit 2, sl1 k2tog psso, Knit 2, Yarn Over, Knit 3
Round 9:        Knit 4, Yarn Over, Knit 1, sl1 k2tog psso, Knit 1, Yarn Over, Knit 7,       
                       Yarn Over, Knit 1, sl1 k2tog psso, Knit 1, Yarn Over, Knit 4
Round 10:        Knit 5, Yarn Over, sl1 k2tog psso, Yarn Over, Knit 9, Yarn Over, sl1      
                         k2tog psso, Yarn Over, Knit 5
Chart for Top of Sock
Gussett

Needle 1:        Knit 13 Stitches across heel, pick up and knit 13 Stitches across heel        
                       flap and 1 stitch in corner (27 stitches)
Needle 2:        Knit first row of pattern [Knit 2tog, Knit 4, Yarn over Knit 1, Yarn         
                       Over, Knit 4, sl1 k2tog psso, Knit 4, Yarn Over, Knit 1, Yarn Over,         
                       Knit 4, SSK] (25 stitches)
Needle 3:        Pick up and knit 1 stitch from corner and 13 stitches along heel flap,        
                       Knit first 7 stitches from Needle 1 to Needle 3 (21 stitches)

You should now have 20 stitches on Needle 1, 25 Stitches on Needle 2 and 21 stitches
on Needle 3.

Decrease for Instep

Decrease Round
Needle 1:        Knit to last three stitches, Knit 2tog, Knit 1
Needle 2:        Work in lace pattern (this should be an even round of your pattern)
Needle 3:        Knit 1, SSK, Knit across

Plain Round
Needle 1:        Knit across
Needle 2:        Work in lace pattern (this should be an odd round of your pattern)
Needle 3:        Knit across

Work these two rounds until you have 12 Stitches on Needle 1, 25 Stitches on Needle
2 and 13 Stitches on Needle 3, for a total of 50 stitches.

Work even for Foot
Needle 1:        Knit across
Needle 2:        Work in lace pattern
Needle 3:        Knit across

Repeat until sock measures 1 ½ - 2 inches from end of toe, ending on Round 10 of lace
pattern

Shape Toe:

Decrease Round
Needle 1:        Knit to last 3 stitches, Knit 2tog, Knit 1
Needle 2:        Knit 1, SSK, Knit across to last 3 stitches, Knit 2tog, Knit 1
Needle 3:        Knit 1, SSK, Knit Across

Plain Round
Knit across all 3 needles

Repeat these 2 rounds until there are a total of 18 stitches left (4 on Needle 1, 9 on
Needle 2 and 5 on Needle 3), or toe is desired shape.

Knit the stitches from Needle 1 onto Needle 3 and graft the toe.

Repeat pattern for second sock.