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Contrast Toe & Heel Socks
Lion Brand® Sock-EaseTM
Pattern Number: L10471

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)
SIZE: Medium
Finished Foot Circumference About 8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm), foot length is adjustable

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

240-202 Sock-Ease Yarn: Taffy Medium blue with orange and brown
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 10.49
Note: (A)

240-174 Sock-Ease Yarn: Green Apple Olive green
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 10.49
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Double pointed needles size 1 (2.25 mm), set of 5
GAUGE:
34 sts = 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.



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.



K3, p1 Rib worked in rnds (multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *K3, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K3, p1 Rib worked in rnds.

NOTES:
1. Socks are worked from top down to toe.
2. When you see 'as established' in the instructions, this means to continue in the current pattern st.

For example, to continue in a K3, p1 Rib, work the next rnd of the pattern to maintain the Rib pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS



SOCK (make 2)
Leg
With A, loosely cast on 72 sts.

Divide sts evenly onto 4 double pointed needles (18 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 K1, p1 Rib until piece measures about 1 in.

(2.5 cm) from beg.
Work in K3, p1 Rib until piece measures about 8 in.

(20.5 cm) from beg.



Heel Flap
Note: Heel is worked back and forth in rows over 36 sts, on 2 needles only.

The rem 36 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.
Change to B.
Row 1 (RS): (Sl 1 as if to purl, k1) 18 times, turn.
Row 2: Sl 1 as if to purl, p35, turn.
Rep last 2 rows until heel flap measures 2 1/4 in.

(5.5 cm), end with a Row 2.
Note: End with a Row 2 means that the last row you work should be a Row 2.



Turn Heel
Note: To turn (shape) the heel, short rows are worked over the 36 heel flap sts.

Short rows are rows that 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, you will leave the remaining sts unworked.
Row 1 (RS): K22, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 2: Sl 1 as if to purl, p9, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1 as if to purl, k10, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1 as if to purl, p11, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 5: Sl 1 as if to purl, k12, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 6: Sl 1 as if to purl, p13, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 7: Sl 1 as if to purl, k14, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 8: Sl 1 as if to purl, p15, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 9: Sl 1 as if to purl, k16, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 10: Sl 1 as if to purl, p17, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 11: Sl 1 as if to purl, k18, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 12: Sl 1 as if to purl, p19, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 13: Sl 1 as if to purl, k20, ssk, turn.
Row 14: Sl 1 as if to purl, p20, p2tog, turn.

There are now 22 sts for the heel.
Next Rnd (RS): Change to A.

Knit across heel sts, with same needle, pick up and k18 sts along side of heel flap; with needles 2 and 3, work in K3, p1 Rib as established across 36 top of foot (instep) sts; with needle 4, pick up and k18 sts along other side of heel flap and with same needle k across 11 of the heel sts - 94 sts at the end of this rnd.

Place marker, this is the new beg of rnd.



Shape Gusset
Note: Established K3, p1 Rib pattern is continued over the 36 top of foot sts.

The remaining sts are worked in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd).
Rnd 1: K across sts on first needle; on 2nd and 3rd needles, work in K3, p1 Rib as established; on 4th needle, k to end.
Rnd 2: K to last 3 sts on first needle, k2tog, k1; on 2nd and 3rd needles, work in K3, p1 Rib as established; on 4th needle, k1, ssk, k to end - 92 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rep last 2 rnds until 72 sts rem.



Foot
Keeping 36 instep sts in K3, p1 Rib as established and rem sts in St st, work until foot measures about 7 1/2 in.

(19 cm) or 2 in.

(5 cm) less than desired total foot length.



Shape Toe
Note: When shaping toe, K3, p1 Rib is discontinued and all sts are worked in St st.
Change to B.
Rnd 1: K to last 3 sts on first needle, k2tog, k1; on 2nd needle, k1, ssk, k to end, on 3rd needle, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; on 4th needle, k1, ssk, k to end - 68 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 2 and 3: Knit.
Rep last 3 rnds once - 64 sts rem.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until 36 sts rem.

Cut yarn leaving a 30 in.

(75 cm) tail.



Graft Toe
Divide rem sts onto 2 needles, with 18 sts on each needle.
Holding the 2 needles parallel with WS of fabric together, thread a large-eyed blunt needle with yarn and work as follows:
Insert needle as if to purl into first stitch on front needle.

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

Then follow steps 1-4 as outlined below.
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 together.
When finished, adjust tension as necessary.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.



ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
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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