Eagle Creek Socks

Eagle Creek Socks

Need a quick and cozy knit? The Eagle Creek socks use less than 100g of dk weight yarn and knit up fairly quickly with an easy to memorize 8 round pattern. Designed with a fun knit-purl arrow motif, these will be sure to fly off your needles.

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Sizes: Sock Circumference 7.25 (8, 8.75, 9.45") / 18.5 (20.5, 22.25, 24) cm

Yardage: 150-250 yds /  137-229 m of dk weight yarn that gets gauge

Suggested Needles: US 3 / 3.25 mm 9" / 23cm circular needle. Feel free to use longer needles to work magic loop or dpns.

Other Notions: Darning needle, 1 stitch marker for BOR, 2 stitch markers for Instep/Sole, scissors

Gauge: 11 sts x 18 rows = 2" / 5 cm

Additional Notes: These socks are worked from the toe up in the round with a fleegle heel. Sizing: Feel free to go down a needle size or two if you have slim feet or prefer a tighter fit. You could also add a few rounds of ribbing to the middle of the sole as an additional option.

[ ] - Repeat
BOR - Beginning of Round
CO - Cast On
K - Knit
K2tog - knit 2 sts together ; 1 st decreased
M1L - Make 1 left leaning stitch ; 1 st increased
M1R - Make 1 right leaning stitch ; 1 st increased
P - Purl
PM - Place Marker
RS - Right size
Sl1 - Slip stitch: RS, with yarn in back / WS, with yarn in front
SM - Slip Marker
SSK - Slip, slip, knit; 1 stitch decreased
St(s) - Stitch (es)
WS - Wrong side

Instep Pattern: (worked across the first 20 (22, 24, 26) sts) 

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Round 1: k1 (2, 3, 4), [p2, k2] 4x, p2, k1 (2, 3, 4)
Round 2: repeat round 1
Round 3: k0 (1, 2, 3), [p2, k2] twice, p4, [k2, p2] twice, k0 (1, 2, 3)
Round 4: repeat round 3
Round 5: k0 (0, 1, 2), p 1(2, 2, 2), [k2, p2] 4x, p1 (2, 2, 2), k0 (0, 1, 2) 
Round 6: repeat round 5
Round 7: 
Size 1: [k2, p2] twice, k4, [p2, k2] twice
Size 2, 3, 4: k0 (1, 2), p1, [k2, p2] twice, k4, [p2, k2] twice, p1, k0 (1, 2)
Row 8: repeat round 7



Using Judy’s Magic Cast On, CO 8 sts to each needle (16 sts total)

PM to mark beginning of round

Set up round: k8, place sole/instep marker, k until end

Round 1: [k2, m1r, k until 2 st before marker, m1l, k2], sm, repeat [] once more (4 sts increased)

Round 2: knit all

Repeat round 1 & 2 until 40 (44, 48, 52) sts are on the needles, ending with round 2.

If using magic loop method, place 20 (22, 24, 26) sts on each needle. 


You will be working in the round to create the instep (top of foot) and sole (bottom of foot). Slip markers as you encounter them.

Round 1: Over the first 20 (22, 24, 26) instep sts ; work round 1 of pattern repeat, then knit the remaining 20 (22, 24, 26) sole sts in stockinette.

Next Round: Over the first 20 (22, 24, 26) instep sts ; work the next round of pattern repeat, then knit the remaining 20 (22, 24, 26) sole sts in stockinette 

Continue as established working the pattern repeat until foot measures 2.25 (2.5, 2.5,  2.75)” /  5.75 (6.5, 6.5, 7) cm from heel, ending on an even numbered round.


Continue working in the round. You will be creating increases on the sole, and working the instep at the same time.

Round 1:

Instep: Work the first 20 (22, 24, 26) sts in the next round of pattern as established
Sole: Over the remaining sole sts ; k2, m1R, k until 2 sts remain, m1L, k2

Round 2:

Instep: Work the first 20 (22, 24, 26) sts in the next round of pattern as established
Sole: k all

Repeat Rounds 1 & 2 until 36 (40, 44, 48) sts are on the sole. 

56 (62, 68, 74) sts total

Place a marker in the middle of the sole stitches. You should have 18 (20, 22, 24) sts on each side of the marker.

Heel Turn:

Begin the heel by working the first 20 (22, 24, 26) sts in the next round of pattern as established. Be sure to note which round you’re on.

Now you’ll work short rows on the bottom of the foot stitches only.

Row 1 (RS): slipping the marker as you encounter it, k until 2 sts past marker, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 2 (WS): sl1, p until 2 sts past marker, p2tog, p1, turn. Remove marker.
Row 3: sl1, k to 1 st before gap, ssk, k1, turn
Row 4: sl1, p to 1 st before gap, p2tog, p1, turn

Repeat rows 3 & 4 in pattern until all sts are worked and 20 (22, 24, 26) sts remain on the sole, ending with row 4. After all decreases are completed, turn your work to continue working in the round.

*Note: Some sizes may not utilize all sts when working decreases. Double check your st count


On the first round after the heel pick up one st at each one of the corners where the instep meets the bottom the foot. On the next round, k these sts together with the first and last stitch of the heel respectively. This closes the gap between the instep and foot so there won’t be a hole.

Knit 20 (22, 24, 26) sts for back of leg. You will be back at the original BOR.

Next Round (RS): Work first 20 (22, 24, 26) in next round of instep pattern as established, then knit the remaining 20 (22, 24, 26) back of leg sts in stockinette.

Continue working in pattern as established (next round of instep pattern, stockinette for back of leg) until leg measures 2” /  5 cm less than desired finished length. I knit 2 entire repeats before working the cuff.


Work [k2, p2] around in 2x2 rib

Repeat round as established until cuff measures 2” / 5 cm or desired length.

Arrange stitches and work sewn tubular bind off or bind off loosely in pattern using a stretchy bind off of choice. 

Weave in ends and block as desired.

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