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Mochi Plus Ribbed Sock
Designed and Knit by Laura Andersson
CPY "Sock Guru" and Sirius Knitting Publications
For Crystal Palace Yarns

Inspiration: pretty yarn, fast & soft, cozy socks! Easy and fun!

Materials:
3 - 50 gm balls Mochi Plus Bossa Nova #562
Crystal Palace Bamboo
dpn needles - sizes US 4 & 5 or size required for gauge.
Large eyed tapestry needle or crochet hook

Gauge: 6.5 sts per inch (26 sts/10 cm) over St st with larger needles

Size: woman's small/medium (size 7-9)

Abbreviations:
CO- cast on; dpn- double pointed needles; K- Knit; K2tog - knit 2 sts together; P- Purl; rep - repeat; St st - stockinette stitch; YO - yarn over; PSSO - pass slip st over; rnd(s) - round(s); st(s)- stitch(es); tog - together.

Note: the changing colors in Mochi Plus are formed by dyeing the fiber before spinning and the colors will not appear at the same spacing in all balls of yarn. For this reason any pairs of socks you make will be "fraternal" twins and usually not "identical" twins.

Instructions:
With smaller needles, CO 48 st. Join, being careful not to twist. Place marker.
K 2 rounds K2 P2 rib. Change to larger needles and continue rib until leg is ~6" from CO-edge.
Start heel:
change to smaller needles.
K 12, turn; P 24.
Heel Front:
Sl-1, K1, across. Back: Sl-1, P across. Repeat these two rows until heel is ~2.5 in.

Turn heel:
Sl-1, K13, K2tog, K1, turn. Sl1, P5, p2tog, p1 turn.
Right Side:
Sl-1, K across to 1 st before "gap". K2tog, K1, turn.
Wrong Side:
Sl-1, P across to 1 st before "gap", P2tog, P1, turn.
Repeat these 2 rows until all heel sts are used up.
End ready for front row.
Gusset pickups:
K across .5 sts and change to new needle.
K across remaining sts; PU & K the slip sts going down the side of heel.
Change to a new needle #2 and K the instep sts;
change to a new needle and K the slip sts going up the other side of heel.
End by knitting across remaining sts.

Gusset decreases:
Dec round:
on ndl 1, K1P1 3 sts, k2tog, K1;
on ndl 2, K2P2 across;
on ndl 3, K1, Sl-1, K1, psso, and work in K1P1 rib.
Plain round: knit with no decreases across all 3 needles- Ndls 1 & 3 are K1P1 rib; Ndl 2 is K2P2 rib.

When you have returned to the starting 48 sts, continue the foot in ribbing until the sock foot is ~1.75" from length of longest toe.
Now begin toe decreases.

Dec rnd:
Needle 1, K to last 3 sts; K2tog, K1.
Needle 2
, K1, Slip1, K1, PSSO, K to last 3 sts; K2tog, K1.
Needle 3:
K1, Slip 1, K1, PSSO, and K to end. Plain rnd: K all sts.

You will alternate Dec rnd and Plain rnd until 8 sts remain.

Toe closure:
cut the yarn, leaving an ~8 in end. With a crochet hook, pull the yarn through the sts one at a time, dropping each off the needle. Pull tightly to close; tuck end inside.

Finishing: Work in all ends.
Try a crochet hook for this - no need to thread needle & this is faster.

Laura is the editor (and author-designer) of Friendly Socks, Vol.1, Friendly Socks, Vol 2: A-Z; a 3rd set Friendly Socks, Vol. 3, 50 Socks - 50 States, is due Fall 2009. Information about these books can be found at http://siriusknitting.blogspot.com or www.siriusknitting.com .
Laura is the owner of Sirius Knitting Publications and can be reached at
drlaura -at- siriusknitting.com (change the -at- to @ to send email, we do this to help drlaura avoid spam).

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