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Magic Stripe Basic Socks
Lion Brand® Magic Stripes
Pattern Number: 30004

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Adult Medium
(8" measured around leg and foot)

PUBLISHED IN: Knit It!


CORRECTIONS: (applied May 19, 2003)
Grafting Holding the 2 needles parallel with wrong sides of fabric together, thread a blunt tapestry needle with one of the yarn ends and work as follows: Insert needle as if to purl into the first stitch on front piece. Insert needle as if to knit into the first stitch on the back piece. Then follow steps 1-4 as outlined below. 1) insert it as if to knit through the first st on the front needle and let the st drop from the needle. 2) Insert the needle into the second st on the front needle as if to purl and pull the yarn through, leaving the st on the needle. 3) Insert the needle into the first st on the back needle as if to purl and let it drop from the needle, then 4) insert it as if to knit through the second st on the back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving the st on the needle. Repeat 1-4 until all sts are gone. When finished, adjust tension as necessary. Weave in ends.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

310-202 Magic Stripes Yarn: Sea Blue Stripe Three different blues, separated by bands of mixed gray and white.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49

Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Size 3 (3.25 mm) double-pointed needles (set of 5)
GAUGE:
28 sts + 40 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st (k every stitch in the round; k on RS, p on WS when knitting flat). 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) 1.

Slip the next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle.

2.

Insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.



Grafting
Holding the 2 needles parallel with wrong sides of fabric together, thread a blunt tapestry needle with one of the yarn ends and work as follows: Insert needle as if to purl into the first stitch on front piece.

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

Then follow steps 1-4 as outlined below.
1) insert it as if to knit through the first st on the front needle and let the st drop from the needle.
2) Insert the needle into the second st on the front needle as if to purl and pull the yarn through, leaving the st on the needle.
3) Insert the needle into the first st on the back needle as if to purl and let it drop from the needle, then
4) insert it as if to knit through the second st on the back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving the st on the needle.

Repeat 1-4 until all sts are gone.

When finished, adjust tension as necessary.

Weave in ends.


INSTRUCTIONS



SOCKS
Cuff
Loosely cast on 56 sts.

Divide sts evenly onto 4 double pointed needles.
Place marker and join, being careful not to twist sts.
Work in K1, P1 Rib for 1 inches.
Work in St st until piece measures 6" from cast on edge.
Place last 28 sts on a holder (instep sts).



Heel flap (worked back and forth on 28 heel sts only)
Row 1 *Slip 1, k 1; rep from *.
Row 2 *Slip 1, p 1; rep from *.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until heel flap measures 2 1/2" (28 rows), ending with Row 2.



Turn Heel
Row 1 K 17, ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 2 Slip 1, p 7, p2tog, p 1, turn.
Row 3 Slip 1, k 8, ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 4 Slip 1, p 9, p2tog, p 1, turn.
Row 5 Slip 1, k 10, ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 6 Slip 1, p 11, p2tog, p 1, turn.
Continue in this way, working 1 more st between dec until all 28 sts have been worked, ending with a wrong side row - 18 sts.



Pick up sts for heel gussets as follows: Knit 9 sts; place marker (this is now the end of rnd marker); with another needle, knit 9 sts, pick up 19 sts along edge of heel flap, place marker, (with another needle, knit 14 sts of instep) twice; place marker, with another needle, pick up 19 sts along edge of heel flap, knit rem 9 sts - 84 sts.Gusset
Rnd 1 Knit.
Rnd 2 Knit to 3 sts before first marker, k2tog, k1, slip marker, knit to second marker, slip marker, k1, ssk, knit to end of rnd.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until 56 sts remain.
Note Keep markers in place for toe shaping.

Foot
Work even in St st until foot measures 7 1/4" (or 2" less than desired total length).

Toe shaping
Rnd 1 Knit to 3 sts before first marker, k2tog, k1, slip marker, k1, ssk, knit to 3 sts before second marker, k2tog, k1, slip marker, k1, ssk, knit to end of rnd.

Rnd 2 Knit.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until 20 sts remain.

Finishing
Knit across first 5 sts of rnd.

10 sts will be for the top of foot and 10 sts will be for the bottom of the foot.

Graft remaining stitches together.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
meas = measure(s)
p = purl
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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