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From Head to Toe, Young to Old: 26 Knit and Crochet Accessories
Self Striping Socks Knitting Pattern
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This intermediate socks knitting pattern features a special yarn which creates the look of stripes without having to change colors. You will want to show off your colorful socks with a cuffed pant. Pattern can be adjusted to fit most foot sizes. For more ideas, visit Red Heart.
Size: Directions are for size 5-5½; changes for sizes (6-6½, 7-7½, 8-8½, 9-9½, 10-10½, 11-11½, 12-12½) are in parentheses.
Gauge:GAUGE: 36 sts = 4"; 48 rnds = 4" in St st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge
NOTE: Slip all sts as if to purl.
LEG: Cast on 48 (52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 68, 68) sts, dividing sts on 3 needles. Join to work in the round taking care that sts are not twisted.Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 1¼ (1¼, 1½, 1½, 1½, 1¾, 1¾, 1¾)". Now work in St st, K every rnd, until 7 (7, 8, 8, 8 1/2, 9, 9½, 9½)" from beginning.
Divide for Heel: With the 4th needle, K12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 17, 17) sts on first needle, slip the same number of sts from 3rd needle onto the opposite end of the 4th needle – 24 (26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 34, 34) sts on 4th needle for Heel. Cut yarn.
With wrong side of work facing and working on heel sts only, work as follows:
Turn Heel-Row 1 (Right Side): K14 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 19, 19) sts, K2tog, K1; turn.
Gusset: With the first needle, pick up and K12 (12, 12, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16) sts along edge of heel; slip the Instep sts onto one needle and with the 2nd needle, K24 (26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 34, 34) sts of Instep; with the 3rd needle, pick and K 12 (12, 12, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16) sts along other edge of heel and with same needle K7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10) sts from heel needle. Slip remaining sts from heel needle onto first needle. There are 19 (20, 20, 25, 25, 26, 26, 26) sts on first and 3rd needles and 24 (26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 34, 34) sts on 2nd needle.
Shape Instep-Rnd 1: K to last 3 sts on first needle, K2tog, K1; K across 2nd needle; on 3rd needle, K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K to end.
Shape Toe-Rnd 1: K to last 3 sts on first needle, K2tog, K1; on 2nd needle, K1, sl 1, psso, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1; on 3rd needle, K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K to end.
Grafting: Thread needle with yarn. Holding the 2 needles together with yarn at the right of the back needle, draw yarn through next st on front needle as if to purl, leave st on needle,* draw yarn through next st on back needle as if to knit, leave st on needle, draw yarn through same st on front needle as if to knit, drop st off needle, draw yarn through next st on front needle as if to purl, leave st on needle, draw yarn through same st on back needle as if to purl, drop st off needle. Rep from * until all sts are grafted together. Fasten securely on wrong side. Take care to draw yarn up so that gauge of grafting equals gauge of knitted sts.
ABBREVIATIONS: K = knit; mm = millimeters; P = purl; psso = pass the slipped st over; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sl = slip; St st = Stockinette stitch (Knit every round); st(s) = stitch (es); tog = together; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.
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