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1 skein of Lion Brand Sock-Ease in Lemon Drop
US 1 (2.25 mm) 40" (1.02 M) circular needle or a set of US 1 (2.25 mm) DPNs
w4: With yarn in the back, place the next 4 sts on a cable needle; wrap yarn counterclockwise around these sts twice, ending with the yarn in place to knit; knit the 4 sts from the cable needle.
Cast on 72 st.
Join, being careful not to twist stitches.
Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the row.
Rows 1-12: (K2, P2) around.
Row 13: Purl.
*Row 14: (p2, k4) around.
Row 15: p2, (k4, p8) around to last 10 sts before marker, end with k4, p6.**
Repeat from * to ** 2 times.
Row 20: (p2, w4, p2 k 4) around.
Row 21: Repeat row 15.
Repeat from * to ** 2 times.
Row 26: Repeat row 13.
Row 27: Repeat row 14.
Row 28: (p8, k4) around.
Row 29: Repeat row 14.
Row 30: Repeat row 28.
Row 31: Repeat row 14.
Row 32: Repeat row 28.
Row 33: (p2, k4, p2, w4) around.
Row 34: Repeat row 28.
Row 35: Repeat row 14.
Row 36: Repeat row 28.
Row 37: Repeat row 14.
Row 38: Repeat row 28.
Row 39: Repeat row 14.
Rows 40-53: Repeat rows 13-26.
Work the heel over the next 36 sts, placing the other sts on a stitch holder.
Work a short row heel, directions for which can be found here.
Author's Note: This shows the technique for toes, but it is the same as for heels, except for the cast on--you already have your stitches. You can also use this for the toes of top down socks--kitchener stitching the toe seam on the underside of the sock.
When the heel has been turned, put stitches from the stitch holder back on your needles.
Work in stockinette stitch in the round until the piece measures about 2" (5.08 cm) short of the tips of the toes.
Row 1: K1, ssk, k30, k2tog, k2, ssk, k30, k2tog, k1.
Row 2 & all even numbered rows: Knit all sts.
Row 3: K1, ssk, k28, k2tog, k2, ssk, k28, k2tog, k1.
Row 5: K1, ssk, k26, k2tog, k2, ssk, k26, k2tog, k1.
Row 7: K1, ssk, k24, k2tog, k2, ssk, k24, k2tog, k1.
Row 9: K1, ssk, k22, k2tog, k2, ssk, k22, k2tog, k1.
Row 11: K1, ssk, k20, k2tog, k2, ssk, k20, k2tog, k1.
Row 13: K1, ssk, k18, k2tog, k2, ssk, k18, k2tog, k1.
Row 15: K1, ssk, k16, k2tog, k2, ssk, k16, k2tog, k1.
Row 17: K1, ssk, k14, k2tog, k2, ssk, k14, k2tog, k1.
Row 19: K1, ssk, k12, k2tog, k2, ssk, k12, k2tog, k1.
Graft toe seam using kitchener stitch.
Weave in ends.
Repeat for second sock.
MrsKatNorris' tutorial was taken with permission from katinthebag1958.blogspot.com.
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