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Versatile, stylish ribbed socks suitable for men, women and children. Instructions are for women's socks, size 5-9.
*Note: The yarn used in this pattern has been discontinued. However you may use yarn that has the same gauge for this pattern, preferably wool/nylon blend, wool/acrylic blend, or yarn that has some amount of elasticity.
Will fit women's shoe size 5-9.
2 balls Mirage #510 (or color of your choice)
US Size 3 double-pointed knitting needles
Gauge: Approx 7 st = 1" in stockinette stitch on #3 needles
To knit socks (make 2):
Cast on 48 stitches using Long Tail cast on method. Divide evenly onto 3 needles. Join without twisting. Mark beginning of rounds.
2 x 2 Ribbing:
R1: *(K2, P2), rep * around. Continue ribbing till tube measures 6 1/2" from the cast-on edge, ending at the back centerline of the sock.
Heel (work in rows):
K12 sts, place next 24 sts onto stitch holder for instep. Turn.
R1 (WS): Slip 1 as if to purl, P23 (all on one needle); Turn.
R2 (RS): Slip 1 as if to knit; *(k1, sl 1 as if to purl); rep * till last st, K1; Turn.
Repeat R1 & 2 until heel flap measures 2 3/4", ending with right side row.
Turn Heel (work in rows):
R1(WS): P14, P2tog; P1; Turn, leaving rem 7 sts unworked.
R2 (RS): Slip 1 as if to knit, K5, SSK, K1: Turn, leaving rem 7 sts unworked.
R3: Slip 1 as if to purl, P6, P2tog, P1; Turn, leaving rem 5 sts unworked.
R4: Slip 1 as if to knit, K7, SSK, K1; Turn, leaving rem 5 sts unworked.
R5: Slip 1 as if to purl, P8, P2tog, P1; Turn, leaving 3 sts unworked.
R6: Slip 1 as if to knit, K9, SSK, K1; Turn, leaving rem 3 sts unworked.
R7: Slip 1 as if to purl, P10, P2tog, P1; Turn, leaving rem. st unworked.
R8: Slip 1 as if to knit, K11, SSK, K1; Turn, leaving rem st unworked.
R9: Slip 1 as if to purl, P12, P2tog; Turn.
R10: Slip 1 as if to knit, K12, SSK - 14 sts on needle.
With right side of heel flap facing you, pick up 13 sts along left side of heel flap with free needle (Needle 1); with second free needle knit in 2 x 2 ribbing the 24 instep sts from stitch holder (Needle 2); with third free needle pick up 13 sts along right side of heel flap; knit first 7 sts of heel flap onto same needle (Needle 3). Slip rem 7 sts of heel flap onto beg of Needle 1. You should now have 20 sts on Needle 1, 24 sts on Needle 2, and 20 sts on Needle 3 - total 64 sts.
You would now need to decrease on each side of the heel flap to get back to the same number of stitches you began with (i.e 48 sts).
R1: On Needle 1, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1; on Needle 2, work in 2 x 2 ribbing for 24 sts; on Needle 3, K1, SSK, knit till end.
R2: On Needle 1, knit; on Needle 2, work 2 x 2 ribbing for 24 sts, on Needle 3, knit.
Repeat R1 & 2 till you have 12 sts on Needle 1, 24 sts on Needle 2, and 12 sts on Needle 3 - total 48 sts.
Work even (continuing to knit in stockinette st on Needle 1 & 3, and 2 x 2 ribbing on Needle 2) until foot measures approx 2" shorter than desired length of sock.
R1: On Needle 1, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1; on Needle 2, K1, SSK, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1; on Needle 3, K1, SSK, knit rem. sts.
R3-12: Rep R1 & 2. At the end of R12, you should have 24 sts left.
R13-14: Rep R1 - 16 sts left.
Knit sts from Needle 1 onto Needle 3. Cut yarn, leaving a 16" tail for grafting the toe. Thread a needle with this yarn tail and with the wrong sides facing each other, graft these rem sts together using Kitchener Stitch. Turn the sock inside out and weave the end of the yarn into the back of the stitches.
Weave in all yarn ends, making sure not to leave any knots.
Congratulations.....! You have now completed your pair of beautiful, toasty socks!
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