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Highland Socks

by Linda

Striped socks in a nice, thick, cushy worsted. I used 2 colours, but you could use more. The stripes help keep track of the number of rows or rounds worked.

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  1. With first colour, cast on 36 sts, work k2p1 rib for 24 rnds.
  2. *K9, m1* all around (total 40 sts 13-13-14).
  3. Rearrange sts to 12-16-12.
  4. Switch to 2nd colour. Knit 8 rnds w colour 2.
  5. Knit 3 rnds w colour 1.
  6. Knit 5 rnds w colour 2.
  7. Knit 1 rnd w colour 1.
  8. Knit 8 rnds w colour 2.
  9. Knit 3 rnds w colour 1.
  10. Knit 5 rnds w colour 2.
  11. With colour 1, k12, turn.
  12. Slip 1, k11, k12 - total 24 sts for heel flap.
  13. Repeat this row 32 times (16 purl st ridges on right side).
  14. Slip 1, k16, k2tog, k1, (5 rem) turn.
  15. Slip 1, k9, k2tog, k1, turn (5 rem).
  16. Rep this row til no sts remain unworked - 12 sts on ndl.
  17. K2tog, k8, k2tog.
  18. Pu 17 sts along first side of heel flap, pickup 1 between ndls. Knit across ndl 2. Pickup 1 between ndls, pickup 17 sts along other side of heel flap.
  19. Divide sts from heel flap ndl onto sts 1 and 3 - 23/16/23.
  20. Knit 1 rnd w colour 1.
  21. Switch to colour 2 and knit 1 rnd.
  22. Knit to within last 3 sts of ndl 1, k2tog, k1. Knit across ndl 2. On ndl 3, k1, ssk, k to end of ndl.
  23. Knit next round even.
  24. Continue in stripe pattern as established while decreasing every second row til remaining sts number 12/16/12.
  25. Work even til your 3rd 8-row stripe is complete.
  26. Rearrange sts to 10/20/20.
  27. Switch back to colour 1.
  28. Knit one round even.
  29. Knit to within last 3 sts of ndl 1, k2tog, k1. On ndl 2, k1, ssk, k to within last 3 sts of ndl, k2tog, k1. On ndl 3, k1, ssk, k to end of ndl.
  30. Knit one round even.
  31. Continue decreasing every 2nd rnd til sts number 5/10/5. Do not follow with one even round.
  32. Now decrease every rnd til sts number 3/6/3.
  33. Knit 3 sts from ndl 1 onto ndl 3.
  34. Do 3 ndl bindoff from right side.
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