Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mr Pitt Socks by Ravelry User Kaitlyn Wong

I knitted up a pair of these socks for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day (I haven't gotten around to taking a picture of them yet...) and they are fantastic, he absolutely loves them. But the PDF copy of the pattern that is linked on the ravelry page is no longer working. Good thing I printed myself out a copy. But I have noticed in the comments that not everyone was so lucky. So I'm going to type out word for word the pattern I have printed.
NOTE: This is not my creation, the ravelry pattern page can be found here. This pattern is the property of Kaitlyn Wong, this pattern is NOT my creation. I really liked the pattern and I don't like the idea of someone not being able to make them because they do not have the pattern.
So here it goes:

Mr Pitt Socks
by: Kaitlyn Falk Wong
On an episode of my father's favorite show, Seinfeld, Elaine spends an exorbitant amount of time searching for the perfect socks for her picky boss, Mr Pitt. My father has deemed these simple socks the solution to "Mr Pitt's paradox". They are sized to fit a typical adult man.
3 skeins Koigu KPPPM (colorway 2340)
size 1 circular, 32" for magic loop
24st/4 in.

Cast on 80 stitches and divide for magic loop or circular knitting
All Rounds: K2, P2 to end
Continue for 2 inches

All Rounds: K3, P1 to end
Continue until sock measures 9 inches

Heel Flap:
Round 1: continue in pattern over first half (40) of stitches, (*sl1 purlwise, K1*) to end over remaining 40 stitches.
Turn work to knit flat.
Row 2: Purl 40 stitches
Row 3: (*sl1, K1*) to end
Repeat Row 2 & 3 until flap measures 2.5 inches

Turn Heel:
Row 1: sl1 purlwise, K20, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 2: sl1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 3: sl1, knit within 1 st of the gap, ssk, K1, turn.
Row 4: sl1, purl to within one st of the gap, p2tog, p1, turn.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until all heel sts are worked. End on WS

Sl1 purlwise, knit across heel and pick up and knit each of the 16 slipped stitches along the side of the heel flap. Work 40 sts in 3x1 ribbing, as established for the instep (top of sock), pick up and knit the 16 slipped stitches on the other side of the heel flap. NOTE: If you feel that one or two more or less stitches should be picked up along the flap, that is fine, you can decrease them out later. Now you have all your heel and gusset stitches on one side of your magic loop and your instep stitches (40) on the other. Your round now begins in the middle of the heel - you may find it helpful to mark this.
Round 1: Knit across the gusset stitches to last three stitches and K2tog, K1, knit across instep stitches in pattern, (K1, ssk), K to end of round.
Round 2: K to end of gusset, knit across instep stitches in pattern, K to end of round
Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until there are 40 stitches on the gusset side. You will also still have 40 stitches on you instep side - back to the original 80 stitches!

Round 1 and all following rounds: K3, P1 across 40 stitches and K remaining 40 stitches (bottom of foot).
Repeat until foot measures 2 inches less then desired length.

Round 1: K17, K2tog, K1 (bottom of foot), (K1, ssk) at the beginning of instep, work to 3 sts from end of instep (K2tog, K1), (K1, ssk) and knit to end of round
Round 2: Knit all stitches
Repeat until there are 20 stitches left on the needle and then repeat only the decrease round until 16 stitches remain. Kitchener stitch those 16 stitches and weave in your ends - you're done


So that is the pattern re-written from the original that I have printed out. If you have any problems, or comment please contact me.


  1. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!

    I am so glad I was able to find this pattern! thank you for typing it up!!

  2. thank you very much for taking the time to do this. you have helped many people who were frustrated with the bad link. Thank you again. susan

  3. YAY! Thank you for posting the directions. I can't wait to get started.

  4. THANK YOU! I knit the first sock a couple of years ago, and wasn't sure how I was going to finish the second one until I found your blog post.