A basic pair of socks in light worsted weight yarn. I like an easy to work, fine textured stitch pattern, and this one filled the bill. It also helps to keep track of the number of rows or rounds you've worked.
- 220 metres of light worsted weight yarn - I used Araucania Nature Wool in colour 02 Ca 0100 beige, it has gorgeous handyed colour variations!
- Set of 4 dpn's, 3.25 mm suggested
- Fits woman's shoe size 9 (Canadian)
- Cast on 42 sts.
- *K2, p1* across.
- *Join into rounds on 3 ndls - 15/12/15 - and work ribbing as established for 20 rounds in total.
- *K4, m1, k3* around to inc by 6 sts to 48 sts in total. Rearrange sts to 16 / 16 / 16.
- Knit 2 rounds without increasing.
- *K3, p1* all around next rnd.
- Knit one round.
- *K1, p1, k2* all around next rnd.
- Knit one round.
- Repeat these 4 rounds 12 times in total.
- K12 sts, slip next 4 onto instep ndl, turn.
- Slip 1, k11, k12, slip next 4 onto instep ndl, turn.
- Knit every row til 16 garter st ridges on right side.
- Slip 1, k15, k2tog, k1, turn (5 rem).
- Slip 1, k9, k2tog, k1, turn (5 rem).
- Repeat this row til no sts rem at ends of ndl (12 sts on ndl).
- K1, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k1.
- Pickup 17 sts along first side of heel flap, pu 1 bet ndls.
Work across 24 instep sts in pattern as established.
Pickup 1 stbet ndls, pickup 17 sts along other edge of heel flap.
- Knit 5 sts from first ndl onto 3rd ndl, slip next 5 sts from first ndl onto next ndl.
- Work one round even without decreasing.
- Next round, k20, k2tog, k1. Work across ndl 2 (instep ndl) in pattern. K1, ssk, k20.
- Repeat these 2 rnds, knitting one less st before the k2tog and after the ssk, til 44 sts on ndls (8 / 24 / 8).
- Rearrange to 10 / 20 / 10.
- Knit 15 rounds without decreasing.
- K7, k2tog, k1. K1, ssk, k14, k2tog, k1. K1, ssk, k7.
- Knit 1 round plain.
- Contine decreasing every 2nd round til 20 sts remaining on ndls. Do not work one rnd even after last decrease rnd.
- Now, decrease every round til 12 sts remain.
- Knit 3 sts from ndl 1 onto ndl 3. Do 3 ndl bindoff from right side.
- You could probably use a dk weight yarn instead.
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