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Sorry for my long silence, I have not been feeling so good this past week, I've overdone it clearing up from the storm, I think. ME symptoms have flared up so having to pace myself. This is good news for you as I have HAD to sit at my computer and write up the sock pattern because I haven't had the energy for anything else! So here it is.......


To fit average woman’s foot up to size 7 (UK)
(You can adapt the cuff pattern to fit any size sock pattern you have, just make sure you have a number of stitches that are divisible by 12)

Yarn A  50gms plain 4ply sock yarn
Yarn B  50gms self patterning 4ply sock yarn
Set of 4/5 dpns size 2.5mm

With yarn B loosely cast on 72sts and divide over 3 needles taking care not to twist the sts, join the round.
Knit 2 rounds
Round 1 Knit
Round 2 Knit
Round 3 *(K2tog) three times (yfwd, K1) six times, (K2 tog) three times. Repeat from * to end of round.
Round 4 Purl (If you prefer a smoother finish Knit this round)

Repeat these 4 rounds 8 times (32rows) or for length required for turn back.
TURN CUFF INSIDE OUT and K one round decreasing 8 sts evenly as you go. (64 sts) (You have changed direction and will have a small hole here that can be finished off later)
Knit the next three rounds in K2 P2 rib.
CHANGE TO YARN A and continue in rib pattern until work is 7 inches long from the beg. or length required for leg.

Change to yarn B and put half the sts. (32) on one needle and the remaining sts over two needles.
Knit back and forth on the 32sts as follows
Row 1 *Sl1,K1 repeat from * across the row, TURN
Row 2 Sl1, purl to end, TURN
Repeat these two rows 14 times more (32 rows in total)
With right side facing
Sl1, K7, ssk, K1 turn
Sl1, P5, p2tog, P1, turn
Sl1, K6, ssk, K1, turn
Continue in this way working 2 sts together over the gap until you have used all the heel stitches. 18sts remain

CHANGE to yarn A
Needle 1, Knit 9 heel sts, PICK UP 16sts up the side of heel flap you just made
Needle 2 K 32 (top of foot)
Needle 3 Pick up 16sts down side of flap, K9 heel stitches (82sts)

Round 1 Needle I Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog K1
            Needle 2 Knit
            Needle 3 K1 SSK Knit to end
Round 2 Knit
Repeat these 2 rounds until you have 64sts in total

Cont. in plain knitting until foot measures 5 inches from picked up stitches or foot size required (my size 7 needed 7 inches)

Round 1 Needle 1 Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog K1
            Needle 2 K1 ssk, knit to last 3 sts k2tog, K1
            Needles 3 K1 ssk, knit to end
Round 2 Knit

Repeat these 2 rounds until 16sts remain.
Graft two sets of 8 sts together.

Pics of the Ark in progress in the next few days
Bye for now

1 comment:

  1. Oh, those are cool! Cheery, sunny days, right there in those cuffs and heels.