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Elegance Socks
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Superwash Merino
Pattern Number: L10040 Designed exclusively for us by Judy Sumner, author of the book Knitted Socks East Meets West, these cabled socks are stylish and comfortable.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Women's Medium Finished Foot Circumference 8 in. (20.5 cm) Note: Foot length is adjustable.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

486-141 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Wild Berry

Deep magenta


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Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)
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Additional Materials
Double pointed needles size 3 (3.25 mm), set of 5
GAUGE:
24 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:
1/2 LC (1 over 2 left cross) Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in front, k2, then k1 from cable needle.
1/2 RC (1 over 2 right cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k1, then k2 from cable needle.
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new st through the back loop - 1 st increased.
skp Slip 1 st as if to knit, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit st - 1 st decreased.



PATTERN STITCHES
Rib Pattern (worked in the rnd, multiple of 12 sts)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2, k2, p1, k4, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: *K2, p2, k2, p1, k1, p2, k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 for Rib pattern.



Cable Pattern (worked in the rnd, multiple of 12 sts)
Rnd 1: *K6, p1, k4, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: *K6, p1, k1, p2, k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3: *1/2 LC, 1/2 RC, p1, k4, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2.
Rep Rnds 1-4 for Cable pattern.

NOTES:
1.

Socks are worked from top down.
2.

Unless otherwise indicated, sl all sts as if to purl.


INSTRUCTIONS



SOCK (make 2)
Leg
Cast on 48 sts.

Divide sts evenly onto 4 double pointed needles (12 sts per needle).

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Work in Rib pattern until piece measures about 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm) from beg, end with a Rnd 2.
Note: End with a Rnd 2 means that the last rnd you work should be a Rnd 2.
Work in Cable pattern until piece measures about 7 in.

(18 cm) from beg.



Heel Flap
Set-Up (RS): Remove beg of rnd marker.

Knit across 12 sts of first needle, TURN.
Note: Heel flap will now be worked back and forth in rows over the next 24 sts (the sts on needles 1 and 4).

The rem 24 sts, on needles 2 and 3, are for the instep (top of foot), place these sts onto a st holder, to be worked again after the heel has been completed.
Row 1 (WS): Sl 1, p23, turn.
Row 2: *Sl 1, k1; rep from * across, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, purl to end of row, turn.
Rows 4-23: Rep last 2 rows 10 times.



Turn Heel
Note: To turn the heel, short rows are worked over a portion of the sts in a row, leaving the rem sts unworked.
To work short rows, follow the pattern instructions to TURN your work before you reach the end of the row.
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k13, skp, k1, turn.
Row 2: Sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, k6, skp, k1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 5: Sl 1, k8, skp, k1, turn.
Row 6: Sl 1, p9, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 7: Sl 1, k10, skp, k1, turn.
Row 8: Sl 1, p11, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 9: Sl 1, k12, skp, turn.
Row 10: Sl 1, p12, p2tog, turn.
Note: You should have 14 heel sts rem and the RS of the heel should now be facing you.



Gusset
Set Up Rnd: K across 14 heel sts, with same needle, pick up and k12 sts along side of heel flap, M1 in horizontal thread between heel flap and next (instep) needle; work in Cable pattern over 24 sts of top of foot (instep) dividing the instep sts onto 2 needles (12 sts per needle); with 4th needle, M1 in horizontal thread between instep needle and heel flap, pick up and k12 sts along side of heel flap, with same needle k across first 7 heel sts - 64 sts at the end of this rnd.

Place marker for new beg of rnd.
Note: You should have 20 sts each on 1st and 4th needles, and 12 sts each on 2nd and 3rd needles.



Shape Gusset
Rnd 1: K18, skp, work in Cable pattern over next 24 sts, k2tog, k18 - 62 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: K to last 3 sts on first needle, skp, k1; on 2nd and 3rd needles, work in Cable pattern; on 4th needle, k1, k2tog, k to end - 60 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: K across sts on first needle; on 2nd and 3rd needles, work in Cable pattern; on 4th needle, k to end.
Rep last 2 rnds until 48 sts rem.
Foot
Keeping 24 instep sts in Cable pattern and rem sts in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd), work until foot measures 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm) less than desired foot length from back of heel.
Note: A Women's medium foot is about 10 in.

(25.5cm) long.

To make socks for Women's medium, work until foot measures 8 1/2 in.

(21.5 cm).



Shape Toe
Rnd 1: On 1st needle, k to last 3 sts, skp, k1; on 2nd needle, k1, k2tog, k to end; on 3rd needle, k to last 3 sts, skp, k1; on 4th needle, k1, k2tog, k to end - 44 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds until 5 sts rem on each needle.



Graft Toe
Knit across sts of 1st needle, sl sts from 4th needle onto 1st needle; sl sts of 2nd and 3rd needle onto a single needle.

Note: You should now have 10 sts for sole on one needle and 10 sts for top of foot on a second needle.

Cut yarn, leaving a 24 in.

(61 cm) yarn tail.
Holding the 2 needles parallel with WS of fabric together, thread a large-eyed blunt needle with yarn tail and work as follows:

1) Insert needle as if to knit through first st on front needle and let the 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 st drop from needle.
4) Insert needle as if to knit through 2nd st on back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving st on needle.
Rep steps 1-4 until all sts have been grafted.

When finished, adjust tension as necessary.



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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