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Inspiration: subtle colors show off a subtle stitch motif.
2 - 50 gm ball Mochi Plus color 'treasure chest' #559
Crystal Palace Bamboo dpn needles in size US 5 (for leg and cuff) & US 4 (for heel and foot)
Stitch Marker (or loop of contrasting yarn)
Large eyed tapestry needle or crochet hook
Gauge: 6 sts per inch (24 sts/10 cm) over St st on US 4.
Size: woman's M (size US 7/8)
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.
CO 48 st. Join, being careful not to twist. Place marker.
P 1 rnd; K 1 rnd.
Inc 1 in ea st by knitting into the front and back. K 1 rnd. Dec in every st. K 1 rnd.
Work K2 P2 rib for 2"
1. K4 P4 for 1/2".
2. P2, *(K4 P4) around, end P2. Work rnd 2 for 1/2".
Continue alternating these 2 patts for .5 in each for a total of ~6.5" or desired length.
K12, turn, P24. Put remaining 24 instep sts on holder.
Heel front: *(Sl-1, K1), across). Heel back: Sl-1, P all sts across.
Repeat these 2 rows until the heel is ~2.5" from start, or desired length.
Heel turn: Sl-1, K13, K2tog, K1, turn. Sl1, P 5, 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 two rows until all heel sts are used up.
End ready for front row.
Gusset pickups: K across .5 st and
change to new needle.
K across remaining sts; pick up & knit the slip sts going down the side of the heel. Change to a new needle #2 and K the instep sts; change to a new needle and knit the slip sts going up the other side of the heel. End by knitting across the remaining sts.
Gusset decreases: decrease down
to the starting number of sts, alternating dec rounds as below and plain rounds
On ndl 1, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1;
on ndl 2, k across;
on ndl 3, k1, sl-1, k1, psso, and K to end.
Plain round: knit with no decreases across all 3 needles.
When you have returned to the starting number of sts, knit even until the sock foot is ~1.75" from length of longest toe. Now begin toe decreases.
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" 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.
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
Laura is the owner of Sirius Knitting Publications and can be reached at
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