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Navy Socks

by Linda

Made of boucle merino wool, they look bumpy and uncomfortable, but feel quite the opposite. No ribbing on these babies.

  1. Cast on 40 sts and knit 5 rounds. - 14/12/14
  2. With red, purl 5 rounds.
  3. With navy, knit 5 rounds.
  4. Purl another 5 rounds with red, knit another 10 rounds with navy.
  5. Heel flap: Knit 10, turn. Put last 4 sts onto needle 2 to be worked later.
  6. Slip 1 st, k19, turn. Put last 4 sts onto needle 2.
  7. Slip 1, k19, turn.
  8. Repeat last round til 15 garter st ridges showing, ending ready to work right side.
  9. Turn heel: Slip 1, k11, k2tog, turn.
  10. Slip 1, k4, k2tog, turn.
  11. Repeat last round til 6 sts remain, end ready to work right side.
  12. Knit 6 sts, pickup 16 sts along edge of heel flap. Onto 2nd ndl, pick up a st in space between ndls, knit across ndl 2, pick up a st in space between needles. On last ndl, pick up 16 sts along side of heel flap, knit 3 sts from first ndl onto ndl 3. - 19/22/19
  13. Knit to within last 3 sts on first needle, k2tog, k1. On 2nd ndl, k2tog, knit to within last 2 sts, k2tog. On 3rd ndl, k1, k2tog bl (or ssk), knit to end of needle. - 18/20/18
  14. Knit one round even.
  15. Repeat these last two rounds til 50 sts remain. - 15/20/15
  16. Continue knitting for about 6 inches from edge of heel flap.
  17. Shape toe: Rearrange sts to 12/25/12.
  18. Knit to within last 3 sts of ndl 1, k2tog, k1. On ndl 2, k1, k2tog tbl (or ssk), knit to within last 3 sts of ndl, k2tog, k1. On last ndl, k1, k2tog tbl (or ssk), k1.
  19. Knit one round plain.
  20. Repeat these last two rounds til 14 sts remain on the needles.
  21. Do not work one round even. Break yarn and graft toe. Weave in yarn ends.
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