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Basic Socks
Lion Brand® Sock-EaseTM
Pattern Number: 70739AD This basic sock pattern is a great first sock project.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Adult Woman's Medium (8 in. (20.5 cm) circumference), foot length is adjustable

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

240-203 Sock-Ease Yarn: Red Hots Shades of red-orange with gray, brown, and white
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Size 2 (2.75 mm) double-pointed needles (set of 5)
GAUGE:
28 sts + 40 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k every stitch in the round; k on RS, p on WS when knitting back and forth). 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): Sl the next 2 sts as if to k, one at a time, to right needle.

Insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.



Grafting
Holding the 2 needles parallel with wrong sides of fabric together, thread a blunt needle with yarn end and work as follows: Insert needle as if to purl into the first stitch on front piece.

Insert needle as if to knit into the first stitch on the back piece.

Then follow steps 1-4 below.
1) Insert needle as if to knit through the first st on the front needle and let the st drop from the needle.
2) Insert 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 needle into the first st on the back needle as if to purl and let the st drop from the needle, then
4) Insert needle as if to knit through the second st on the back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving the st on the needle.

Rep 1-4 until all sts have been grafted.

When finished, adjust tension as necessary.


INSTRUCTIONS



SOCK (make 2)
Leg
Loosely cast on 64 sts.

Divide sts evenly onto 4 double pointed needles.
Place marker and join, being careful not to twist sts.

Work in K1, p1 rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).
Work in St st in the rnd until piece measures 6 in.

(15 cm) from beg.
Place last 32 sts on a holder for instep.
Heel flap (worked back and forth on 32 heel sts only)
Row 1: Sl 1, k across.
Row 2: Sl 1, p across.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until heel flap measures 2 1/4 in.

(5.7 cm), end with a Row 2.


Turn Heel
Row 1: K 19, ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 2: Sl 1, p 7, p2tog, p 1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, k 8, ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1, p 9, p2tog, p 1, turn.
Row 5: Sl 1, k 10, ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 6: Sl 1, p 11, p2tog, p 1, turn.
Continue in this way, working 1 more st between dec until all 32 sts have been worked, end with a WS row - 20 sts for heel.


Next Rnd: K across heel sts, with same needle, pick up and k 19 sts along heel flap, with 2nd needle work across 16 sts of instep, with 3rd needle, work across 16 sts of instep, with 4th needle pick up and k 19 sts along heel flap, k across 10 heel sts - 90 sts.

Beg of rnd is at center of heel sts.
Shape Gusset
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: K to last 3 sts on 1st needle, k2tog, k1; k across instep sts; on 4th needle, k1, ssk, k to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until 64 sts rem.


Foot
Work even in St st until foot measures 7 1/2 in.

(19.3 cm), or 2 in.

(5 cm) less than desired total length.


Shape Toe
Rnd 1: K to last 3 sts on 1st needle, k2tog, k1, on 2nd needle k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts on 3rd needle, ssk, k1, on 4th needle, k1, k2tog, k to end of rnd.


Rnd 2: Knit.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until 20 sts rem.

Divide remaining sts onto 2 needles and graft toe together.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

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


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