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© Lykkefanten

US 1½ (2.50 mm) DPNs 
US 2½ (3.00 mm) DPNs 
1 skein of Ravenclaw blue sock yarn
1 skein of Ravenclaw bronze sock yarn
Stitch marker
Yarn needle

Chart A

Chart B

Chart C

Chart D

30 sts x 40 rows = 4 inches (10.16 cm)

k - knit
p - purl
sts - stitch(es)
tbl - through back loop
k2to - knit 2 sts together
k2totbl - knit 2 sts together tbl
p2to - purl 2 sts together
sl1k - slip 1 sts knitwise sl1p slip 1 sts purlwise
m1 - make 1 sts by catching the loop below and knitting it tbl

Cast on 64 (6472) sts loosely on US 1½ (2.50 mm) DPNs with blue (MC).

Join in the round without twisting the sts and knit in (k2, p2) ribbing for 30 rounds. 

For sizes M and L switch to larger needles after these rounds.

Work chart A for the stripes on the cuff 6 times, for a total of 48 rounds. 

Knit 4 rounds of Mc. 

The heel is worked over half of the sts, i.e. 32 (3236) plus two sts which are made by picking up
sts on both sides of the heel sts 34 (3438).

The two side sts are always knitted and will provide a base for picking up the heel sts. 

The heel is worked in MC.

Row 1: K 34 (3438).

Row 2: K1, p 32 (3236), k1.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 14 times, for a total of 28 rows.

Turning the Heel
Row 1: K 20 (2021), k2totbl, k1.

Row 2: Turn the work, sl1p, p5, p2to, p1.

Row 3: Turn the work, sl1k, k to 1sts before hole, k2totbl2, k1.

Row 4: Turn the work, sl1p, p to 1 sts before hole, p2to, p1.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until all sts on the heel have been turned and 20 (2022) sts remain.

Knit 1 round in MC and simultaneously pick up 16 (1616) sts on either side of the heel flap so that there are now 84 (8490) sts in total in the round.

Place 2 markers, one on each side of the heel where the border between the picked up sts and the sts for the top of the foot are.

Change to bronze (CC) for 3 rounds.

With MC, knit until 3 sts before marker, k2to, k1, slip marker, k until next marker {32 (3236 sts}, slip marker, k1, ssk, k the rest of the round.

After every decreasing round knit one round without decreasing.

Continue decreasing until 64 (6472) sts remain on the needles. 

Knit until the foot is 2½ inches (6.35 cm) shorter than what you would like.

Change to CC and knit 3 rounds.

Change back to MC and knit 1 round.

Decrease 8 sts evenly in the round. 

Knit 5 rounds without decreasing.

Decrease 8 sts evenly in the round.

Knit 4 rounds without decreasing.

Decrease 8 sts in the round.

Knit 3 rounds without decreasing.

*Decrease 8 sts evenly in the round.

Knit 2 rounds without decreases.** 

Repeat from * to ** until 16 sts remain in the round.

(K2to) 8 times. 

Break yarn and pull the tail through the 8 remaining sts.

Weave in ends.

Repeat these directions for the second sock.

Use chart B and place the letter "R" 5 rows below the last CC round on the cuff and centered on the heel with CC yarn and duplicate stitch.

For sock 1 use chart C, CC yarn and duplicate stitch to place the eagle 5 rows below the first CC band on the foot and centered in front of the sock. 

Repeat for sock 2, using chart D, instead.

Author's Note: Feel free to use intarsia to work the charts while you are knitting the sock, if you are so inclined.

Final Product

Root for Ravenclaw - 1

Root for Ravenclaw - 2

Root for Ravenclaw - 3

Root for Ravenclaw - 4

Lykkefanten's tutorial was taken with permission from her blog, Lykkefanten, and is also available on Ravelry.

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