This pattern has been a long time coming. WELL over a year ago I told Dani at Sunshine Yarns that I’d write up a pattern with her fabulous yarn. Then my blog blew up and I also misplaced my notes from when I knit these. Anywho, I finally have gotten my act together. Ch-ch-ch-check them out.
10/30/10 There was an error in the chart. It’s been fixed and replaced.
Size: average women
Materials: 1 skein Sunshine Yarns’ Classic Sock Yarn (100% Merino Wool, 370 yards / 100 grams)
Needles: 1 32″ or 40″ size US 0 circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 8.5 stitches / inch, stockinette in the round
Note: I knit socks using the Magic Loop method, which can be easily knit on 4 double-pointed needles (DPNs), with Needle 1 (N1) referring to the first two DPNs and Needle 2 (N2) referring to the second two.
Using Judy’s Magic Cast-On or other toe-up cast-on of choice, cast on 40 stitches (20 stitches per side of needle).
Round 1: (K1, M1, knit to last stitch, M1, K1) two times.
Round 2: Knit plain.
Repeat these two rounds until there are 64 stitches total (32 stitches per needle).
Knit plain until toe measures 2”.
Leaving N1’s stitches on the cord and working across only N2’s stitches,
Row 1: Slip 1, knit to end.
Row 2: Slip 1, purl to end.
Repeat these two rows 11 times.
Row 1: Slip 1, knit 17, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 2: Slip 1, purl 5, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 3: Slip 1, knit to gap, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 4: Slip 1, purl to gap, p2tog, p1, turn.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until only one stitch remains on the far side of each gap. Then,
Slip 1, knit to gap, ssk, turn.
Purl 1, purl to gap, p2tog, turn.
18 stitches remain.
N2: Knit across 18 heel stitches, pick up 11 stitches along side of heel flap, pick up one more stitch in stitch below 1st stitch of N1.
N1: Work starting with next row of chart pattern where the foot left off.
(Still on N1) Pick up stitch in 2nd stitch below last stitch worked, pick up 11 more stitches along 2nd side of heel flap.
Rearrange needles so that the last 12 stitches are on N2. Knit plain to end of N2.
Rounds now start on N1 at side of sock.
Round 1: On N1, continue working chart as established. On N2, k1, ssk, k to last 3 stitches of needle, k2tog, k1.
Round 2: On N1, work chart as established. On N2, knit plain.
Repeat these 2 rounds until N2 is back to 32 stitches.
Work chart 2 on both needles, 2 more complete times or until it has reached nearly your desired length.
Work 1×1 twisted ribbing (K1 trough the back loop, purl) for desired length.
Elizabeth Zimmerman’s sewn bind-off:
Break off yarn, leaving 3 or 4 times the circumference of the hat and thread it onto a tapestry needle.
Pass the yarn through the first two stitches purl wise and pull all the way through. Pass the yarn back through the first stitch knit wise, pull all the way through, and drop that stitch off of the left-hand needle.