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Men's Grey Socks
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 60049

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Length is adjustable.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 30, 2009)
Shape Heel Flap Row 3 Purl. Rep last 2 rows until a total of 21 rows have been worked, ending with a Row 1 3. Gussets With first needle, knit across 12 sts of heel, pick up and k 12 sts along side of heel flap, M1 between heel flap and next (instep) needle, with second needle, work 20 sts across 2 instep needles, with third needle, M1 between instep needle and heel flap, pick up 12 sts along remaining side of heel flap, work across 19 6 sts of heel flap - 58 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd. Dec Rnd K 17, place marker, k2tog, k 20, place marker, k2tog, k 17. Knit 1 rnd. Next Dec Rnd *K to next marker, slip marker, k2tog, rep from * once, k to end of rnd. Shape Toe Dec Rnd K 7, place marker, skp, k 2, k2tog, k 14, place marker, skp, k 2, k2tog, k7. Knit 1 rnd. Next Dec Rnd *K to next marker, slip marker, skp, k2, k2tog, rep from * once, k to end of rnd.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey

Light and medium iron grays


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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 5
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Size 4 [3.5 mm] set of 5 double-pointed needles
GAUGE:
24 sts + 28 rows = 4 in [10 cm] in St st (k every rnd) on larger needles. 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



SOCK
With smaller needles, cast on 40 sts.

Divide sts evenly onto 4 needles, being careful not to twist.

Place marker for beginning of rnd.

Work in k1, p1 rib for 2 1/2" [6.5 cm].

Change to larger needles and St st (k every rnd) and work until piece measures 6" [15 cm] from beg.



Shape Heel Flap
Knit across 10 sts on first needle, turn.
Row 1 (WS) With empty needle, sl 1 st, purl 9 sts on first needle and 10 sts on needle 4 - 20 sts for heel flap.

Work back and forth on these sts in rows.
Row 2 * Sl 1, k 1; rep from * across.
Row 3 Purl
Rep last 2 rows until a total of 21 rows have been worked, ending with a Row 3.



Turn Heel
Next Row (RS) Sl 1, k 11, skp, k 1, turn.
Next Row Sl 1, p 5, p2tog, p 1, turn.
Next Row Sl 1, k 6, skp, k 1, turn.
Next Row Sl 1, p 7, p2tog, p 1, turn.
Continue to work in this manner, having 1 more st before decs on each row until 12 sts remain.



Gussets
With first needle, knit across 12 sts of heel, pick up and k 12 sts along side of heel flap, M1 between heel flap and next (instep) needle, with second needle, work 20 sts across 2 instep needles, with third needle, M1 between instep needle and heel flap, pick up 12 sts along remaining side of heel flap, work across 6 sts of heel flap - 58 sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd.



Dec Rnd K 17, place marker, k2tog, k 20, place marker, k2tog, k 17.
Knit 1 rnd.
Next Dec Rnd *K to next marker, slip marker, k2tog, rep from * once, k to end of rnd.
Rep last 2 rnds until 40 sts remain.



Foot
Work even in St st until foot measures about 1 1/2" [4 cm] less than desired length to beg of toes.



Shape Toe
Dec Rnd K 7, place marker, skp, k 2, k2tog, k 14, place marker, skp, k 2, k2tog, k7.
Knit 1 rnd.
Next Dec Rnd *K to next marker, slip marker, skp, k2, k2tog, rep from * once, k to end of rnd.
Rep last 2 rnds until 16 sts remain.

Divide sts evenly onto 2 needles.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.



Grafting Holding the 2 needles parallel with wrong sides of fabric together, thread a large-eyed blunt needle with one of the yarn ends and work as follows:

Insert needle as if to p into first stitch on front needle.

Insert needle as if to k into first stitch on back needle.

Then follow steps 1-4 as outlined below.

Insert needle as if to k through first st on front needle and let the st drop from needle.

Insert needle into 2nd st on front needle as if to p, and leave st on needle.

Insert needle into first st on back needle as if to p and let it drop from needle, then insert needle as if to k through 2nd st on back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving st on needle.

Repeat Steps 1-4 until all sts have been grafted.

When finished grafting, adjust tension as necessary.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
M1 = make 1
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
skp = slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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