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Boot Socks
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Superwash Merino - Sock-EaseTM
Pattern Number: 80825AD

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

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

486-127 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Mahogany

Deep, rich brown


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.00
Note: (A)

486-170 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yard: Dijon

Golden mustard


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Note: (B)

240-203 Sock-Ease Yarn: Red Hots

Shades of red-orange with gray, brown, and white


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.92
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6
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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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GAUGE:
20 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the round (k every rnd) with 1 strand each of A and C held tog. 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:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop.


skp Slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch.

NOTES:
Socks are knit with two strands of yarn held tog throughout.


INSTRUCTIONS



SOCKS (make 2)
With 1 strand each of A and C held tog, cast on 40 sts.

Divide sts evenly onto 4 needles.

Place marker for beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts.


Work in K1, p1 Rib for 5 rnds.


Change to 1 strand each of B and C held tog and work in St st (k every rnd) until piece measures about 7 1/2 in.

(19 cm) from beg.


Heel Flap
Note: Heel flap is worked back and forth in rows with 1 strand each of A and C held tog.


Next Row (WS): P20; leave remaining sts unworked (for instep).


Next Row (RS): *Sl 1, k1; rep from * across 20 sts.


Next Row: Purl.


Rep last 2 rows 9 more times.


Turn Heel
Next Row (RS): Sl 1, k11, k2tog, k1, turn.


Next Row: Sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn.


Next Row: Sl 1, k to 1 st before gap created by decrease on previous row, k2tog, k1, turn.


Next Row: Sl 1, p to 1 st before gap, p2tog, p1, turn.


Rep last 2 rows until 14 sts remain.


Next Row: Sl 1, k to 1 st before gap, k2tog, turn.


Next Row: Sl 1, p to 1 st before gap, p2tog, turn.


Gusset
Change to 1 strand each of B and C held tog and k across 12 sts of heel, pick up and k12 sts along side of heel flap, and 1 st between heel flap and next (instep) needle; with 2nd needle, work across 10 sts of instep; with 3rd needle, work across rem10 sts of instep; with 4th needle, pick up and k 1 st between instep needle and heel flap, pick up and k12 sts along remaining side of heel flap, then k 6 sts of heel - 58 sts.


Place marker for beg of rnd.


Continue with 1 strand each of B and C held tog, and shape gusset as follows:
Rnd 1: Knit.


Rnd 2 (Dec): K to last 2 sts on first needle, k2tog; k across instep sts; on 4th needle, skp, k to end of rnd.


Rep last 2 rnds until 40 sts rem.


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

(4 cm) less than desired total foot length (measured from back of heel).


Shape Toe
Note: Work toe with 1 strand each of A and C held tog.


Rnd 1 (Dec): K to last 3 sts of first needle, k2tog, k1; on 2nd needle k1, skp, k to last 3 sts on 3rd needle, skp, k1; on 4th needle, k1, k2tog, k to end of rnd.


Rnd 2: Knit.


Rep last 2 rnds until 16 sts rem.


Graft Toe
Divide sts evenly onto 2 needles (8 sts per needle).

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

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

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

Then follow steps 1-4 below.


1) Insert needle as if to knit through first st on front needle and let st drop from needle.


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


3) Insert needle into first st on back needle as if to purl and let it drop from needle.


4) Insert it as if to knit through 2nd st on back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving st on needle.

Rep 1-4 until all sts have been grafted.

When finished, adjust tension as necessary.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
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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