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COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Copyright 2000 by Claudia Krisniski. This pattern may be used by individuals for personal use and charity knitting only. It can be distributed to and shared with others as long as it remains fully intact, including this copyright notice. It may not be sold, used to produce items for sale, or used in a compilation or archive of any kind without the expressed written permission of the designer. All rights are expressly reserved by the designer.
4 oz of 2 ply yarn...10 wpi (wraps per inch).....approximately 200 yards
12" circular needle size 5, 6 or 7 to achieve gauge below
1 set of double pointed needles to match darning needle
4 different markers....open like safety pins so you can place them ON a stitch
Gauge: in Stockinette Stitch : 4.5 sts=1"
to fit feet that measure around the widest part of the foot as follows: 7", 8", 9" 10", 10 1/2", 11 1/2"
k = knit
p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
LM= Left Marker
RM= Right Marker
srw = short row wrap = slip next st, bring working yarn to opposite side of work, slip st back to left hand needle, put working yarn back to opposite side of work (where it started from) ssk = slip 1 st as if to k, slip 2nd st as if to purl, insert left hand needle into fronts of both sts and knit them together (1 st decreased)
NOTE: when working past wrapped sts, pick up the wrap along with the st and work both tog.
With the circular needle, cast on 32 (36, 40, 44, 50, 54) sts. Join. Use a marker to mark the beginning of the round and work as follows:
OPTION 1: *k1, p1* repeating around for 8”
OPTION 2: *k1, p1* repeating around for 2”. Work around in k only. (Great place to insert a pattern of your choice for the next 6”.
At 8” (or whatever) you are now at the back of the heel: Get 2 markers ready that are DIFFERENT from each other and your beginning of the round marker
Place markers as follows: LM after Stitch 8(9,10,11,12,13) and RM after stitch 24(27,30,33,36,39).
You will be making the heel working back and forth using short rows on HALF the stitches on your needle. The other half will stay quietly waiting until mid way through the heel shaping.
Row 1: k across to 1 (one) st before LM, srw the next st and turn to work back.
Row 2: p across to 1 (one) st before RM, srw the next st and turn to work back.
Row 3: k across to 2 sts before LM, srw the next st and turn to work back.
Row 4: p across to 2 sts before RM, srw the next st and turn to work back.
Continue as above working across one less st each row until there are 6 (6,6,8,8,8) sts left unwrapped at the center of the heel sts. Make sure the last row you work is a purl row.
TURNING POINT OF HEEL:
Get a 4th marker ready
Round 1: Turn and knit across your 6 (6,6,8,8,8) sts, place a marker ON the next st and continue knitting across heel stitches to LM. Slip LM. Pick up yarn in the row below between next 2 sts, twist it, and place it on the right needle. Knit across to st before RM. Pick up yarn in the row below between next 2 sts, twist it, and place it on the right needle. Slip RM. Knit across heel sts to before 4th marked st.
Round 2: Knit all the way around all needles again and back to before 4th marked st.
REVERSE HEEL SHAPING:
SRW 4th marked st, turn:
Row 1: P across 6 (6,6,8,8,8) sts, SRW, turn.
Row 2: k across 7 (7,7,9,9,9) sts, including the stitch that you SRW'ed before, SRW, turn.
Row 3: p across 8 (8,8,10,10,10) sts, including the stitch that you SRW'ed before, SRW, turn.
Row 4: k across 9 (9,9,11,11,11) sts, including the stitch that you SRW'ed before, SRW, turn.
Continue in this manner until you reach first the LM , all heel sts have been worked, and you finish with a SRW at the end of a purl row. Turn
Work in the round
Round 1: k around, decreasing 2 sts by knitting 2 sts at 2 places ....one at the LM and one at the RM. Make RM your beginning of the round, and remove all other markers.
Round 2 and all the rest: k around for the length of the foot minus 2".
break out the double pointed needles.
Knit sts evenly onto 2 double pointed needles. (or 1/2 on one needle, 1/4 on another needle and 1/4 on a third needle) Keep your beginning of the round marker (former RM) in place.
Round 1: *k1, k2 tog, k across to last 3 sts of needle, ssk, k1* ; repeat from * to * for 2nd needle.
Round 2: k around evenly
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until 12(12,12,16,18,18)sts remain. Sew or graft these together.
Make 2nd sock.
Copyright 2000 Claudia Krisniski. All rights reserved.