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New Cottage Socks
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 1305 If you've always wanted to make socks, why not start with this easy-to-knit pair? Made in Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, they knit up quickly and will be incredibly cozy on cold winter nights.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: One Size
One size fits most adults

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

640-402 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Wheat

Cream with natural black fibers


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 18.98

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 9
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 8.25

GAUGE:
12 sts = 4" (10 cm) in pattern. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip the next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to the right needle; insert the left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.

NOTES:
GARTER PATTERN (multiple of 5) Rnd 1: *K 2, p 3; rep from * around.

Rnd 2 Knit.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 for garter pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS
SOCKS

Cast on 30 sts.

Divide evenly onto 3 needles and work 5 rnds k1, p1 Rib.

Begin Garter Pattern and work until sock measures 9" from beg or to desired length.

Turn work to begin heel flap.



Heel Flap With WS facing, purl back across 15 sts just worked.

Place remaining 15 instep sts on waste yarn.

Row 1 (RS): Turn work.

*Slip 1 st, k 1; rep from * to last st, slip 1.

Row 2: Turn work.

Purl across.

Repeat the last 2 rows until 13 rows have been completed ending with Row 2.



Turn Heel With RS facing, slip 1 st, k 8, ssk.

Turn work.

Row 1 Slip 1, p 3, p2tog.

Turn work.

Row 2 Slip 1, k 3, ssk.

Turn work.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until all sts have been worked – 5 sts remain.

Place instep sts onto a needle.

Needle 1: Knit across 5 heel sts; pick up 6 sts along edge of heel flap; pick up 1 extra st in space between heel flap and instep sts.

Needle 2: Work instep sts in Pattern.

Needle 3: Pick up 1 extra st in space between instep sts and heel flap; pick up 6 sts along edge of heel flap; and knit 2 heel sts.

Mark this as new beginning of rnd.
GussetsDec Row: Needle 1 Knit to last 2 sts, k2tog; Needle 2: Work instep sts in Pattern; Needle 3: Ssk, knit to end.

Work 1 row without decreases.

Rep these 2 rows until 30 sts remain.



FootContinue working Needles 1 and 3 in Stockinette st and working Garter Pattern on Needle 2 until foot measures 11⁄2" less than desired length from back of heel.



ToeRnd 1 (dec): Needle 1 Knit until 3 sts rem, k2tog, k 1.

Needle 2: K 1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1.

Needle 3: K 1, ssk, knit to end.

Rnd 2: Knit around.

Rep these 2 rows twice more, then work Rnd 1 only until 10 sts remain.

With Needle 3, knit across Needle 1.

Graft toeHolding the 2 needles parallel with wrong sides of fabric together, thread a large-eyed yarn needle with one of the yarn ends and 1) insert it as if to knit through the first st on the front needle and let the st drop from the needle.

2) Insert the needle into the second st on the front needle as if to purl and pull the yarn through, leaving the st on the needle.

3)Insert the needle into the first st on the back needle as if to purl and let it drop from the needle, then 4) insert it as if to knit through the second st on the back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving the st on the needle.

Repeat steps 1-4 until all sts are gone.When finished, adjust tension as

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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