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Lion Brand® Tweed Stripes®
Pattern Number: L10576
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate (Level 3)
Finished Circumference about 8 in. (20.5 cm), foot length is adjustable.
753-202 Tweed Stripes Yarn: Mixed Berries
Bright red, burgundy, and magenta
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16 sts = about 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.
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.
K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd (multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd.
1. Socks are worked from top edge down to toe.
2. Sts for the heel are worked back and forth in rows (just like working on straight knitting needles).
Short rows are worked to shape the heel.
Short rows are simply rows worked over just a portion of the sts.
3. The toes are grafted closed, which is explained step by step in this pattern.
If you prefer, you can simply sew the toes closed, but your Sockies will be more comfortable if you graft the sts.
SOCKIES (make 2)
Loosely cast on 32 sts.
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.
Divide sts evenly onto 4 double pointed needles (dpn) (8 sts per needle).
Rnds 1-4: Work in K2, p2 rib worked in the rnd.
Rnds 5-9: Knit.
Row 1: K16 sts, turn, leave rem sts unworked for top of foot (instep).
Note: Heel flap is worked back and forth in rows over 16 sts only.
Rem 16 sts for the instep will be worked after heel shaping has been completed.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *Sl 1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 6 more times.
Purl 1 row.
Note: Short rows are now worked to shape the heel.
When working short rows, not all heel flap sts are worked on every row.
Turn when instructed.
Row 1: Sl 1, k8, k2tog, k1, turn.
Row 2: Sl 1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, k5, k2tog, k1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1, p6, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 5: Sl 1, k7, k2tog, k1, turn.
Row 6: Sl 1, p8, p2tog, turn - 10 sts heel sts rem.
Note: Work now proceeds in rnds working on 4 double pointed needles only.
(Just set the remaining dpn aside).
The first rnd is set up by working across the heel sts, picking up sts along the side of the heel flap, working across the instep sts, picking up sts along the other side of the heel flap, and finally working back to the center of the heel sts.
Set Up Rnd: Knit across 10 sts of heel, with same needle, pick up and k12 sts along side of heel flap; with 2nd needle k16 instep sts; with 3rd needle, pick up and k12 sts along rem side of heel flap, with same needle, k5 sts of heel - 50 sts at the end of this rnd.
Beg of rnd is at center of heel sts.
Place marker for new beg of rnd.
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: K to last 3 sts on 1st needle, k2tog, k1; k across instep sts on needle 2; on 3rd needle, k1, ssk, k to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until 32 sts rem.
Continue in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) until foot measures about 1 1/2 in.
(4 cm) less than desired finished length of foot.
Rnd 1: K to last 3 sts on 1st needle, k2tog, k1, on 2nd needle k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1, on 3rd needle, k1, ssk, k to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until 12 sts rem.
Cut yarn, leaving a 24 in.
(61 cm) yarn tail.
You will have 6 sts on the top of foot needle (2nd needle), and 3 sts on each of the other 2 dpn.
Sl the sts from the 1st and 3rd needles onto one needle so that you have 2 needles with 6 sts each.
With yarn tail, graft toe.
How to Graft Toe
Holding the 2 needles parallel with WS of fabric together, thread a large-eyed blunt needle with the yarn tail and work as follows:
Insert the needle as if to purl into first stitch on front needle and pull the yarn through.
Leave the st on the front needle.
Insert the needle as if to knit into first stitch on back needle and pull the yarn through.
Leave the st on the back needle.
Now follow steps 1-4 below.
1) Insert needle as if to knit through first st on front needle, pull the yarn through, then let the st drop from needle.
2) Insert needle into next 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, pull the yarn through, then let the st drop from needle.
4) Insert needle as if to knit through next 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.
Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
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