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Cottage Slipper Socks
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 578-K Click here for the crochet version.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Adult Medium
Directions for woman’s sock Size 9-11. For a larger sock, use the next size larger needles.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jun 24, 2004)
Turn Heel: Row 1 K 5, k2tog tbl, k 2, turn. Row 2 P 5, p2tog, turn. Row 3 K 4, k2tog tbl, k 1, turn. Row 4 P 4, p2tog, p 1, turn. Row 5 K 3, k2tog tbl, k 1, turn. Row 6 P across remaining 5 sts.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)


640-099 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream

Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Additional Materials
Size 13 (9.00 mm) double-pointed needles
9 sts and 12 rows = 4 inches [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.


SOCKS (make 2)

Beg at top of sock, cast on 28 sts.

Making sure not to twist yarn when joining, mark beg of rnd with a colored strand of yarn and join.

Work around in k 1, p 1 rib for 8 rnds.

Change to St st (k every row) and work even until 7" from beg.

Next (dec) rnd

K 6, k2tog, place plastic marker, k 12, k2tog, place plastic marker, k 6.

Cont in St st rep dec rnd every 4 rnds 4 times dec 1 st before each plastic marker-20 sts rem.

Work even until 12" from beg, ending at beg of rnd.

Heel flap: Next row

K 5, k 10 and place these 10 sts on holder for instep, k 5.

Remove plastic markers and work back and forth (p on WS, k on RS) for 3", ending with a p row.

Turn Heel:Row 1 K 5, k2tog tbl, k 2, turn.Row 2 P 5, p2tog, turn.Row 3 K 4, k2tog tbl, k 1, turn.Row 4 P 4, p2tog, p 1, turn.Row 5 K 3, k2tog tbl, k 1, turn.Row 6 P across remaining 5 sts.

Gusset and foot

K across the 5 sts of heel turning, pick up and k 8 sts for heel gusset, place plastic marker, k across 10 sts for instep, place plastic marker, pick up and k 8 sts for heel turning, place plastic marker-31 sts.

K to 2 sts before plastic marker, k2tog, sl marker, k 10 sts of instep, sl marker, k2tog tbl, k rem sts.

Next rnd

K 1 rnd even.

Rep these 2 rnds 6 times in all-19 sts.

Work even until foot meas 2" less than final length required.

Shape toe

K to first plastic marker, sl marker, k2tog tbl, k to within 2 sts of next plastic marker, k2tog, sl marker, complete rnd.

Next rnd

K 1 rnd even.

Rep these 2 rnds 3 times in all-13 sts.

Remove plastic markers.

Last (dec) rnd

K2tog, k 1, k2tog tbl , k2tog, k 1, k2tog tbl, k2tog, k 1-8 sts.

Divide sts on 2 st holders; the upper and lower toe-4 sts on each.

Turn sock to WS.

Mesh the sts onto a double-pointed needles, alternating one from the upper and one from the lower, binding off 2 sts tog as if to p across row.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
meas = measure(s)
p = purl
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)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
WS = wrong side

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