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Red and White Socks

by Linda

[Red and White Socks]

I was going to call these little red and white creations Christmas Socks, then Patriotic Socks, both due to the colours I used. I asked my daughter which struck her as the more correct name, and she said they looked like Valentine's Day Socks. Ah well... ;)

  1. With both yarns held together, cast on 36 sts, then work 10 rounds k2 p2 ribbing.
  2. Next round increase evenly by 6 sts - total 42 sts.
  3. Work 9 more rounds in plain stocking st.
  4. Work heel flap on 21 sts - Knit 11 sts, turn purl those 11 sts, then 10 sts from next needle. Put extra few sts from those needles onto other needle to be worked later for instep.
  5. *Slip 1, k1* across those 21 sts, ending slip 1.
  6. Turn, purl across.
  7. Repeat these last two rows ten times altogether - 10 slip st rows. End ready to work right side row.
  8. *Slip 1, k1* for first 13 sts, then k2tog. Turn.
  9. Slip 1, purl 5, p2tog turn.
  10. Slip 2, *k1, sl1, k1, sl1, k2tog, turn.
  11. Repeat last two rows til 7 sts remain, ready to work right side row.
  12. Knit those 7 sts, pick up 13 sts along side of heel flap, pick up a st between needles and place onto instep needle, knit across instep needle, pick up a st between needles and place onto instep needle, pick up 13 sts along side of heel flap. Knit 3 sts from first needle onto third needle. - 17/23/16 (total 56 sts)
  13. K1, k2tog, knit to end of first needle. On second needle, k2tog, knit to within last 2 sts, k2tog. On last needle, knit to within last 3 sts, k2tog tbl (or ssk), k1. - 52 sts
  14. Knit one round without decreases.
  15. K1, k2tog, knit to end of first needle. Knit across second needle without decreasing. On last needle, knit to within last 3 sts, k2tog tbl (or ssk), k1. - 50 sts
  16. Knit another round plain.
  17. Repeat these last two rows til 42 sts remain. - 11/21/10
  18. Work even til about 6 inches from where sts were picked up along side of heel flap.
  19. Knit to within last 3 sts on first needle, k2tog, k1. On second needle, k1, k2tog tbl (or ssk), knit to within last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. On last needle, k1, k2tog tbl (or ssk), knit to end of needle.
  20. Knit one round plain without decreasing.
  21. Repeat these last two rounds til 18 sts remain. - 5/9/4 Work one more decrease round. - 4/7/3
  22. Break yarn and graft toe. Make second sock the same.
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