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Simple Striped Socks
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Superwash Merino
Pattern Number: 90491AD Keep your feet super cozy with these soft striped socks!

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Adult Medium
Women's Medium

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

486-170 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yard: Dijon

Golden mustard


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Note: (A)

486-098 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Ivory

Creamy off white


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Note: (B)

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Additional Materials
Double pointed needles size 2 (2.75 mm), set of 5
GAUGE:
28 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd). 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 next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them together – 1 st decreased.



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.



PATTERN STITCHES K1, p1 Rib (in the rnd over an even number of sts) Rnd 1: *K1, p1, rep from * around Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in the rnd.

NOTES:
STRIPE SEQUENCE Note: When changing color, do not cut yarn; carry unused color up wrong side of work.

*Beg with A, work 4 rnds each of A and B alternately until 8 stripes have been worked (4 each of A and B).

Beg with A, work 2 rnds each of A and B alternately until 6 stripes have been worked (3 each of A and B).

Beg with A, work 1 rnd each of A and B alternately until 8 stripes have been worked (4 each of A and B).

Beg with A, work 2 rnds each of A and B alternately until 6 stripes have been worked (3 each of A and B).

Rep from * for Stripe Sequence.


INSTRUCTIONS



SOCK (make 2) Leg With A, cast on 64 sts.

Divide sts evenly onto 4 double pointed needles.

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

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 3/4 in.

(2 cm), changing color following Stripe Sequence.

Change to St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) and continue to change color following Stripe Sequence as established until piece measures about 6 in.

(15 cm) from beg, ending with a rnd worked with B.

Place last 32 sts worked onto a holder for top of foot (instep), and continue on rem 32 sts only for heel.

Heel Flap Notes 1.

Heel Flap is worked back and forth in rows over the rem 32 sts only.

2.

Continue to change color following Stripe Sequence as established.

Row 1: Sl 1, k across.

Row 2: Sl 1, p across.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until heel flap measures about 2 1/4 in.

(5.5 cm).

Important: Make a note of where you have left off in the Stripe Sequence.



Turn Heel Note: Work heel turn with A only.

Row 1 (RS): K21, ssk, k1, turn.

Row 2: Sl 1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 3: Sl 1, k8, ssk, k1, turn.

Row 4: Sl 1, p9, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 5: Sl 1, k10, ssk, k1, turn.

Row 6: Sl 1, p11, p2tog, p1, 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: With A, k across heel sts, with same needle, pick up and k19 sts along side of heel flap; with 2nd needle k across 16 top of foot (instep) sts on holder; with 3rd needle k across 16 top of foot (instep) sts on holder; with 4th needle, pick up and k19 sts along other side edge of heel flap, with same needle k across 10 heel sts – 90 sts at end of rnd.

Beg of rnd is at center of heel sts.

Place marker for new beg of rnd.



Shape Gusset Note: Resume working in Stripe Sequence as established, and shape gusset as follows: 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 and Stripe Sequence until foot measures about 7 1/2 in.

(19.3 cm), or 2 in.

(5 cm) less than desired total length.

Shape Toe Note: Continue in Stripe Sequence as established.

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.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Divide remaining sts onto 2 needles and graft toe together.



FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
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
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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