Style: Toe-up with short-row heel.
Size: Medium—fits size UK6½/US8½
Tension: 7.5 sts per inch
I have another chart worked over 74 sts for anyone who wants a larger size, or to work the socks in a finer yarn. Please respond to this entry, or contact me if you’re interested in it.
You will need:
Yarn: 50g (240yds/220m) fingering-weight yarn
Needles: 2.5mm DPNs or circulars, 2.75mm for casting off (I used 3mm needles, but next time, I’d go down a size)
Other: blunt needle, stitch markers (if you like)
C2B: knit the second st, leaving it on the needle, knit the first st, drop both sts from needle
C2F: knit the second st through the back loop, leaving it on the needle, knit the first st, drop both sts from needle
CO: cast on
K1tbl: knit 1 st through the back loop
K2tog: knit 2 sts together
K2togtbl: knit 2 sts together through the back loop
M1L: make one st by lifting the loop between stitches, from the back, with left needle, and knitting into the front of loop
M1R: make one st by lifting the loop between stitches, from the front, with left needle, and knitting into the back of loop
RS: right side
Sl: slip next st purlwise from left to right needle
SSK: Slip the next st knitwise, slip the second st knitwise, insert left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts, and knit together
W&T: wrap and turn. On RS rows, bring yarn forward, sl1, move yarn back, slip st back to left needle, turn. On WS rows, take yarn back, Sl1, bring yarn forward, slip st back to left needle, turn.
WS: wrong side
It’s much easier to work from the chart.
Round 1: P1, C2B, C2F, P2, K2, YO, SSK, K3, YO, SSK, K2, K2tog, YO, K2, P2, C2B, C2F, P1.
Rounds 2, 4, 6: P1, K4, P2, K15, P2, K4, P1.
Round 3: P1, C2B, C2F, P2, K2, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K2, P2, C2B, C2F, P1.
Round 5: P1, C2B, C2F, P2, K2, YO, K2tog, K2tog, YO, K3, YO, SSK, K2tog, YO, K2, P2, C2B, C2F, P1.
Chart (click for full size): Chart was made using Knitter’s Symbols Fonts.
CO 22 sts using the Turkish Cast-On.
Round 1: K
Round 2: (K1, M1L, K9, M1R, K1) twice (total sts=26)
Repeat these two rounds six more times, increasing 4 sts every other round until you have 50 sts.
Rounds 15 & 16: K
Round 17: (K1, M1L, K23, M1R, K1) twice (total sts=54)
Rounds 18 & 19: K
Round 20: (K1, M1L, K25, M1R, K1) twice (total sts=58 )
Follow the chart for the instep, and K all sts for the sole. Work until the foot is 2.25″ less than desired length.
If you use markers, PM before W&T. I find the gap makes it easy to keep place without them.
Row 1 (WS): P to last st, W&T
Row 2: K to last st, W&T
Row 3: P to last st before wrapped st, W&T
Row 4: K to last st before wrapped st, W&T
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until there are 10 unwrapped sts on the needle.
Row 1 (RS): K to first wrapped st, pick up the wrap from front to back, and K together with the next st, W&T
Row 2: P to first wrapped st, pick up the wrap from back to front, and P together with the next st, W&T
Row 3: K to first double-wrapped st, pick up both wraps, and K together with next st.
Row 4: P to first double-wrapped st, pick up both wraps, and P together with next st.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until all sts have been worked. The st on each end of the needle will still have wraps. Pick these up, and work together with the next st as you come to them.
Begin working circularly again.
Rounds 1 to 6: Follow the chart for what were the instep sts, and continue knitting the heel sts.
Round 7 to 36: Work two repeats of the chart on each round.
Obviously, you can make the leg as long as you like, but you will need more yarn to make it longer. This was the length I achieved using just one 50g ball of yarn.
Work 10 rounds of K1tbl, P1.
Using larger needles, cast off as follows: keeping in pattern, work 2 sts, then slip these back to left needle, and K2togtbl, *work 1 st, slip the 2 sts back to left needle, and K2togtbl; repeat from * to end, cut yarn, and draw through final loop. Weave in all ends.
Copyright © Ali Green March 2007
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