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Shaker Socks

by Linda

These socks are another pair of my knit and purl stitch stripe socks. It's an easy, old fashioned stitch pattern, hence the name.

I used a hand dyed, heavy worsted weight pure wool yarn. Lots of nice, subtle colour variations along the length.

[Shaker Socks]

  1. Cast on 42 sts - 14-14-14.
  2. Knit 5 rounds.
  3. Purl 3 rounds.
  4. Knit 3 rounds.
  5. Purl 1 round.
  6. Repeat these 4 stripes 4 times altogether, then knit 5 rounds.
  7. Heel - (K1, slip 1) for 12 sts, turn.
  8. (K1, slip 1) for 24 sts, turn.
  9. Repeat last row til 17 purl st ridges show on right side, ready to work right side row.
  10. Work 15 sts, k2tog (leaves 7 unworked), turn.
  11. Work 7 sts, k2tog (leaves 7 unworked), turn.
  12. Rep last row til 8 sts on ndl, ready to work right side row.
  13. With same ndl, pick up about 18 sts along side of heel flap.
  14. With ndl 2, pick up a st between ndls 1 and 2, knit across ndl 2, pick up a st between ndls 2 and 3.
  15. Onto ndl 3, pick up and knit about 18 sts along other side of heel flap, then knit first 4 sts from ndl 1 onto ndl 3. Your sts should number about 22/20/22.
  16. Rearrange sts to 21-22-21.
  17. Knit 3 rounds even.
  18. Knit to within last 3 sts of ndl 1, k2tog, k1. On next ndl, knit across. On last ndl, k1, ssk, knit to end of ndl.
  19. Knit one round even.
  20. Continue to decrease by 2 sts every 2nd rnd til 10 22 10 sts on ndls.
  21. Work even til about 5.75 inches frm side of heel flap.
  22. Shape toe - Knit to within last 3 sts of ndl 1, k2tog, k1. K1, ssk, knit to within last 3 sts of ndl 2, k2tog, k1. K1, ssk, k to end of ndl 3 - 9/20/9.
  23. Knit one round even.
  24. Continue decreasing every second round til sts number 6-14-6, then decrease every rnd til 4-10-4.
  25. Knit across first ndl, work 2nd ndl with 2 decreases as usual, don't work last ndl - 4-8-4.
  26. Do 3 ndl bindoff from inside (or outside if you prefer).
  27. One ball makes 2 socks.
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