Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Striped Footies
Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern Number: justSocks These fun striped footies with an afterthought heel make great house socks. Knitting worsted yarn at 6 stitches per inch instead of 4 makes for long-lasting and better-wearing socks. The dense fabric will keep your feet extra warm in wintertime. Try them out as house socks! If you don’t want to use Kitchener stitch, you can keep decreasing until only 2 stitches remain on each needle, and then break yarn, run the yarn tail through the remaining stitches twice, and sew up the gaps. This pattern was designed by Amy Pope and is from the book, Lion Brand Yarn Just Socks!

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
Women’s L Sample shown 10" long x 8.5" around ball of foot [25 x 21.5 cm]

CORRECTIONS: (applied Feb 4, 2008)
Rounds 5 -6 Knit. Continue working these 2 decrease rounds until 24 16 stitches remain.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

820-147 Lion Wool Yarn: Purple

True, medium purple.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: A

820-132 Lion Wool Yarn: Lemongrass

Medium yellowish green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: B

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
Set of 5 size 3 [3.25 mm] double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge Smooth waste yarn in a contrasting color
GAUGE:
24 stitches + 36 rows = 4" [10 cm] 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.

NOTES:
These socks are striped in a 6-row repeat with an afterthought heel.


INSTRUCTIONS



Cuff With A, cast on 44 stitches.

Join, being careful not to twist, and place marker to indicate beginning of round.

Distribute stitches so that there are 11 stitches per needle.

Work in knit 2, purl 2 rib for 4 rounds.

Rounds 5-6 Work in stockinette.

Rounds 7-9Switch to B.

Knit 3 rows.





Place heel Round 10 Knit across 22 stitches using waste yarn.

You will be coming back later to "unzip" these stitches and work the heel.

After knitting in waste yarn, return to beginning of round and knit across the placeholder stitches with B.

Rounds 12-13Knit with B before switching back to A.





Foot Continue knitting foot, alternating colors every 6 rounds, until sock measures approximately 1 3/4" [4.5 cm] shorter than the intended length from the waste yarn to the end.

(Sample shows 4 full stripes of each color.)



Shape toe Round 1 On needle 1, knit 1, slip slip knit, knit across.

On needle 2, knit to last 3 stitches, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1.

On needle 3, knit 1, slip slip knit, knit across.

On needle 4, knit to last 3 stitches, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1.

Round 2 Knit to end of round.Using A, alternate these 2 rounds until there are 6 stitches on each needle, and then repeat round 1 only until only 3 stitches remain on each needle.

Graft remaining stitches using Kitchener stitch.





Heel Round 1 Using 4 needles and distributing stitches evenly, carefully pick up each stitch above and below your waste yarn.

There will be one more stitch on one side than the other.

Pick out the waste yarn row.

You should now have 2 needles with stitches above and below a long hole in your knitting.

Beginning with B, knit all stitches, picking up and knitting 2 stitches in each gap at the ends of the slit.

Round 2 Decrease evenly around to bring your stitch count to 48 stitches.

Arrange stitches so that there are 12 stitches on each needle, and the side corners of the heel line up evenly with the sides of the toe.

Round 3 Knit to end of round.

Round 4 Switch to A.

On needle 1, knit 1, slip slip knit, knit across.

On needle 2, knit to last 3 stitches, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1.

On needle 3, knit 1, slip slip knit, knit across.

On needle 4, knit to last 3 stitches, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1.

Rounds 5 Knit.

Continue working these 2 rounds until 16 stitches remain.

Graft the final 16 stitches using Kitchener stitch.

Weave in ends, wash, and block.

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