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Duplicate Stitch Wee Socks
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend
Pattern Number: L10122D

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
S (M, L) to fit 1-2 years (3-4 years, 5-7 years) Foot Circumference 5 (5 1/2, 6 1/2) in. (12.5 (14, 15) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

5400-556 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Green Eucalyptus

Mint green


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5400-500 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Bakery Box White

Crisp white


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Note: (B)

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
MATERIALS NOTE One ball of B is sufficient to embroider multiple pairs of socks.
GAUGE:
20 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in rnds (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 knit them tog - 1 st decreased.



PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (multiple of 2 sts)
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.

NOTES:
1. Socks are worked in rnds from top down on double-pointed needles.
2. Heel is turned (shaped) by working short rows.
3. Length of foot can be worked to any desired length.

Measure foot from back of heel to tip of longest toe.

Average foot lengths for Child sizes S (M, L) are 5 (6, 7) in.

(12.5 (15, 18) cm).


INSTRUCTIONS



SOCK (make 2)
With A, cast on 24 (28, 32) sts.

Divide sts onto 4 needles.

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, being careful not to twist sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 3 rnds.
Next Rnd: Change to St st worked in rnds (k every rnd) and work until piece measures about 3 (4, 5) in.

(7.5 (10, 12.5) cm) from beg.



Heel Flap
Note: Heel is worked back and forth in rows over 12 (14, 16) sts, on 2 needles only.

The rem 12 (14, 15) sts, on the other 2 needles, are for the instep (top of foot), and will be worked again after the heel is complete.

Remove beg of rnd marker.

If desired, sl instep sts onto a holder for now.
Row 1: Sl 1 as if to purl, k11 (13, 15), turn.
Row 2: Sl 1 as if to purl, p11 (13, 15), turn.
Rows 3-10 (12, 14): Rep last 2 rows 4 (5, 6) times, then rep Row 1 once more.



Turn Heel
Note: To turn (shape) the heel, short rows are worked over a portion of the sts in a row.

To work short rows, the instructions will tell you to turn before you reach the end of the row, when you turn, leave the rem sts unworked.
Row 1: P6 (7, 8), p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 2: Sl 1 as if to purl, k1, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1 as if to purl, p to 1 st before the gap created by sl st on last rnd, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1 as if to purl, k to 1 st before the gap created by sl st on last rnd, ssk, k1, turn.
Rep Rows 3 and 4 until all sts have been worked, end with RS row - there are now 6 (8, 8) sts for the heel.

Note: For sizes S and L, on the last 2 rows there will be no heel stitch to work after the p2tog or ssk.
Next Rnd (RS): K across heel sts; with same needle, pick up and k7 (8, 9) sts along side of heel flap; with needles 2 and 3, work in St st as established across 12 (14, 16) top of foot (instep) sts; with needle 4, pick up and k7 (8, 9) sts along other side of heel flap and with same the needle k across 3 (4, 4) of the heel sts - 32 (38, 42) sts at the end of this rnd.

Place marker for new beg of rnd.



Gusset
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: K to last 3 sts on first needle, k2tog, k1; on 2nd and 3rd needles, work in St st as established; on 4th needle, k1, ssk, k to end - 30 (36, 40) sts at the end of this rnd.
Rep last 2 rnds until 24 (28, 32) sts rem.



Foot
Work in St st until foot measures about 2 in.

(5 cm) less than desired total foot length.



Shape Toe
Next Rnd: *K to last 2 sts on first needle, k2tog; rep from * on each needle around - 20 (24, 28) sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds until 2 sts rem on each needle.

Cut yarn, leaving 6 in.

(15 cm) tail.

Thread tail through rem sts.

Pull gently to close opening.

Knot to secure.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
With B, and following chart, embroider duplicate st arrows on Socks as desired.


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)
tog = together


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