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women's size 8½ foot (US)
30 sts and 42 rows over 4" in circular St st on size 2 needles
one hank Socks That Rock Mediumweight
one set of five size 2 double pointed needles
similar weight yarn (380 yards/5½ ounces)
c2b: place one st on cable needle, hold to back, knit next st, knit st from cable needle
alt: knit 2nd st on left needle, do not drop, knit 1st st on left needle, drop both sts
c2f: place one st on cable needle, hold to front, knit next st, knit st from cable needle
alt: knit 2nd st on left needle tbl, do not drop, knit 1st st on left needle, drop both sts
tbl: through back loop
Round 1: [p1, c2b, p2, k1, p2, (k2, p2)4x, k1, p2, c2f, p1]2x
Rounds 2-4: [p1, k2, p2, k1, p2, (k2, p2)4x, k1, p2, k2, p1]2x
Round 1: [p1, c2b, p2, k20, p2, c2f, p1]2x
Rounds 2-4: [p1, k2, p2, k20, p2, k2, p1]2x
Round 1: p1, c2b, p2, k20, p2, c2f, p1
Rounds 2-4: p1, k2, p2, k20, p2, k2, p1
Round 1: p1, c2b, p2, k20, p2, c2f, p1, k30
Rounds 2-4: p1, k2, p2, k20, p2, k2, p1, k30
Cast on 60 sts. Divide evenly over four needles. Join, being careful not to twist. Work Cuff Ribbing for 18 rounds, beginning with Round 3 and ending on Round 4. The length of the cuff should be approximately 2" (5cm), being sure to end on Round 4.
the center line of the sock, front and back, with
the cable motifs arising from the cast on edge.
Work Leg Pattern for 43 rounds, beginning with Round 1 and ending on Round 3. The length of the leg below the cuff should be approximately 3¾" (9.5cm), or desired length, being sure to end on Round 3.
through the leg and down to the toe.
Worked over the 30 sts on needles 3 and 4.
Row 1: sl1, p2, k2, p20, k2, p2, sl1
Row 2: k2, sl1, p2, (sl1, k1)4x, sl1, k2, (sl1, k1)4x, sl1, p2, sl1, k2
Work Rows 1 and 2 of heel flap 15 times (30 rows; approximately 2¼") or until heel is desired depth.
Row 1: sl1, p16, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 2: sl1, k5, ssk, k1, turn
Row 3: sl1, p6, p2tog, p1, turn
Continue as established until all stitches have been worked (18 sts rem).
You'll be renumbering the needles now. Place nine of the heel sts on a new needle. This is going to be needle 1 for the gusset decreases. (The other nine sts are on needle 4.) Pick up 16 sts along the heel flap (needle 1). Work the instep sts on needles 2 and 3, starting with Round 4 of the Instep Pattern. Pick up 16 sts along the heel flap (needle 4), knit to the end of needle 4.
Round 1: k9, k14 (tbl), k2tog (tbl), work instep Round 1, k2tog (tbl), k14 (tbl), k9
Round 2: knit to last 3 sts of needle 1, k2tog, k1, work instep sts as est (needles 2 and 3), k1, ssk, knit to end of needle 4
Round 3: knit all sts on needle 1, work insteps sts as est (needles 2 and 3), knit all sts on needle 4
Repeat rounds 1 & 2 of gusset decreases until 60 sts rem (15 on each needle). You'll end on Round 4 on the Instep Pattern. Knit the 15 sts on needle 1.
for the ssk decreases here in the gussets
and also later for the toe shaping.
loop adds an extra little bit of visual interest.
You'll be renumbering the needles now to the original scheme. The instep sts are on needles 1 and 2. The sole sts are on needles 3 and 4.
Work the Foot Pattern for 43 rounds (or desired foot length), beginning with Round 1 and ending with Round 3. This continues the cables as est.
Next round, p1, k2, p24, k2, p1, k30. This forms a faux seam on the top of the sock.
in my humble opinion.
Round 1: (k1, ssk, work to last 3 sts on next needle, k2tog, k1)2x
Round 2: knit
Work Rounds 1 and 2 until 28 sts rem, ending on Round 1.
Graft rem sts. Weave in ends.