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Joan's Socks
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: kwe-joansSocks

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Adult Medium
To fit average size woman's foot. For larger size foot, use larger size knitting needles or crochet hook. The length of the leg can be made longer by knitting or crocheting the leg section an inch or two longer. In the crocheted sock, the length of the foot can also be increased, making sure the top and bottom of the foot are the same length.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Oct 5, 2013)
For smaller size: 18 sts + 26 rows = 4" (10 cm) with smaller needles and double strand. For larger size: 16 sts + 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) with larger needles and double strand.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

620-151 Wool-Ease Yarn: Grey Heather

Soft misty grays


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.38

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95

Additional Materials
Note: To change sock size use other sizes of dpns' (Size 7 (4.5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm) for larger size) .
GAUGE:
For smaller size: 18 sts + 26 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) with smaller needles and double strand. For larger size: 16 sts + 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) with larger needles and double strand. 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:
skp Slip 1 st, k 1 st, pass slip st over

NOTES:
Work with two strands of yarn held together throughout.


INSTRUCTIONS



SOCKS (Make 2)

Ribbing
With smaller dpns, cast on 32 sts (divided as foll: 10 sts on Needle #1, 12 sts on Needle #2, 10 sts on Needle #3).

Join, work around in k1, p1 rib for 12 rnds.



Leg
Change to larger dpns.

Work in St st (k every rnd) until piece measures 6 inches.



Heel
Next rnd K8, put rem sts on Needle #2, turn.
Next row Slip 1, p7 plus 8 more sts from Needle #3.

Divide instep sts evenly on 2 dpns to be worked later.

Work heel flap in St st for about 2 1/4 inches, always slipping first st of each row, ending with a RS row.

Note You should have 7 loops along the sides (1 loop for every 2 rows).



Turn heel

Next row Slip 1, p8, p2tog, p1, turn.
Next row Slip 1, k3, skp, k1, turn.
Next row Slip 1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn.
Next row Slip 1, k5, skp, k1, turn.
Next row Slip 1, p6, p2tog, p1, turn.
Next row Slip 1, k7, skp, k1, DO NOT TURN-10 sts rem.
Next rnd Pick up and k7 sts along side of heel plus 1 st at the intersection of the needles.

K across instep sts onto one needle.

Pick up and k 1 st at intersection at other side plus 7 sts along edge, plus k 5 sts from heel onto same needle.

Note Beg of rnd should be at center of heel.

Place the st on each side that picked up at intersection on instep needle.
Next row On Needle #1, k sts; on Needle #2, skp at beg of needle and k2tog at end of needle to dec those 2 extra sts (this prevents a hole that may form at this place).



Gussets
Rnd 1 K to within 3 sts of Needle #1, k2tog, k1; on Needle #2, k across, on Needle #3, k1, skp, k to end.
Rnd 2 K even.
Rep last 2 rnds until 32 sts rem.

Work even in St st to desired length, leaving about 1 1/4 inches-2 inches for toe shaping.

(Note For Size 7 1/4 shoe, knit to 7 3/4 inches from back of heel before starting toe shaping.)

Toe
Rnd 1 K to within 3 sts of Needle #1, k2tog, k1, on Needle #2, k1, skp, k to within 3 sts of end, k2tog, k1; on Needle #3, k1, k2tog, k to end.
Rnd 2 K even.
Rep last 2 rnds until 16 sts rem.

K first 4 sts of last rnd with Needle #3 and weave these 8 sts to 8 sts on instep needle.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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