I just picked up a remnant of a skein and some needles and started in. I got the pattern idea from a vintage pattern for socks knit on two needles. I have changed it into a sock knit on 4 needles, which I think is much easier.
wool: less than 50 grams of Dale Baby Ull
needles: set of 5 2 1/4 mm double pointed needles (US#1)
tension: 8 sts to 10 cm, 11 rows to 10 cm
size: to fit a one year old foot, size 4 or 5 shoe. The sock is about 5 inches long in the foot, and 4.5 inches around.
Cast on 40 stitches (14,12,14) and work for 12 rows in 1/1 ribbing.
Start the clock pattern:
round 1: knit 7, purl 1, knit 4, purl 1, knit 14, purl 1, knit 4, purl 1, knit 7
round 2: as round 1
round 3: k1, p1, Cable 4 to the back, p1, k14, p1, C4B, p1, k7
round 4: as round 1
Repeat these 1 rounds 7 more times, 8 cable twists in all.
Heel: knit 10 on first needle, knit 10 onto second needle, knit 10 onto third needle, knit 10 onto forth needle.
Using the forth needle with its 10 stitches knit the 10 stitches on the first needle. So now you have the heel on one needle and the instep on two needle, and one working needle. Set the fifth one aside. Work back and forth on the heel stitches, always slipping the first stitch, until there are 13 rows, stopping in the middle of the needle.
Turn the heel:
row 1: k2, ssk, k1, turn
row 2: s1pw, p5, p2tog, p1, turn
row 3: s1kw, knit up to the stitch just before the gap, ssk, k1, turn
row 4: s1pw, purl to the stitch just before the gap, p2tog, 1, turn
row 5: as row 3
row 6: as row 4
row 7: s1kw, knit up to the stich just before the gap, ssk, turn
row 8: s1pw, purl to the stitch just before the gap, p2tog, turn
row 9: s1kw, knit to the middle
Place the instep stitches on just one needle.
Pick up for the gusset:
One the first needle knit 6, then pick up and knit 7 stitches up the heel flap. Once this is successfully done, then put the first 6 onto the second needle. Knit across the instep. Then on the third needle pick up 7 stitches on the heel flap and then knit the last six stitches. (46 stitches in all)
Next row, knit around.
row 1: on the first needle knit to the last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1, knit 20 on the second needle, then on the third needle knit 1, ssk, knit to the end.
row 2: knit
row 3: as row 1
row 4: knit
row 5: as row 1
Rearrange the stitches so that they are more even on the needles and work in knit stitch for .....
Tow: first arrange the stitches so that there are 10 on the first needle, 20 on the second needle, and 10 on the third.
row 1: on the first needle knit to the last 3, k2tog, k1; on the second needle k1, ssk, knit to the last 3, k2tog, k1; then on the third needle k1, ssk, knit to the end. (36)
row 2: knit
row 3: as row 1 (32)
row 4: knit
row 5: as row 1 (28)
row 6: knit
row 7: as row 1 (24)
row 8: knit
row 9: as row 1 (20)
row 10: as row 1 (16)
row 11: as row 1 (12)
row 12: k2tog, k1; k1, ssk, k2tog, k1; k1, ssk (8)
Break off the wool, put end on a darning needle and thread through the stitches left on the needles, and then through a few more and insert into the inside of the sock and weave through several stitches and break off.
Make a second sock to match.