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Yule Socks

cherryblossoms
I finished these socks a while ago, but haven't posted them until now. This is my third original pattern. Enjoy and Happy Holidays.



SIZE
8-10 inches around ball of foot.

MATERIALS
[MC] Koigu KPPPM [100% merino; 175yds/160m per 50g skein]; color: 856; 2 skeins
1 set of 5 US #2/2.75mm double-point needles

GAUGE
28 sts/44 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

PATTERN NOTES
MH stands for Make Hole: k2tog, yo, k tbl, k

Repeating Pattern:
Row 1) * k, p8, repeat from * until 1 sts from end, k
Row 2) * k, p2, mh, p2, repeat from * until 1 sts from end, k
Row 3) repeat row 1
Row 4) * mh, repeat from * until end of needle
Row 4) repeat row 1
Row 5) repeat row 2
Row 6) repeat row 1
Row 7) k all sts



PATTERN
CO 8 sts.
Inc 8 times.
Using two new dpns: A and B, slip every other stitch onto A and B, such that the 16 stitches are divided evenly on needles A and B.
Slip first four stitches of needle B onto needle C.
Stitch Count:
Needle A: 8
Needle B: 4
Needle C: 4

Begin Toe Increases:
Row 1)
Needle A: k, inc, k to last 2 sts, inc, k.
Needle B: k, inc, k to end
Needle C: k to last 2 sts, inc, k.
Repeat row 1 until total stitches is 36.
Row 2: k all sts
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until total number of stitches is 56

Foot:
On needle A, follow the Repeating Pattern in the pattern notes. On needles B and C, knit all stitches.
Continue with foot pattern until 4 inches from desired length of foot sole, taking note of what row you ended the

repeating pattern on.

Begin Gusset Increases:
Row 1)
Needle A: follow Repeating Pattern.
Needle B: k, inc, k to end of needle
Needle C: k to 2 sts from end of needle, inc, k
Row 2)
Needle A: Follow repeating pattern.
Needles B & C: k all sts
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until total number of stitches is 74.

Turn Heel:
Slip 8 sts from beg of needle C & 8 sts from end of needle B onto a Heel needle. Continue work around until you reach the heel needle. You will be working the heel back and forth on the heel needle.
Row 1) slip 1, pm, k to 2 from end, inc, k, turn
Row 2) slip 1, pm, p to 3 from end, inc, p, turn
Row 3) slip 1, pm, k to 3 from stitch marker, inc, k, turn
Row 4) slip 1, pm, p to 3 from stitch marker, inc, p, turn
Repeat rows 3 & 4 until total number of stitches on heel is 28
Work until end of row, ending with RS facing.

Heel Flap:
Heel flap is worked on heel needle.
Row 1) *slip 1 pwise wyb, k1 tbl, repeat from * until 2 sts from end of needle, slip 1 pwise wyb, k2tog(taking second

stitch for k2tog from beg of needle C)
Row 2) slip 1 pwise wyf, p to 1 sts from end of needle, p2tog(taking second stitch for p2tog from end of needle B)
Continue working back and forth on heel needle, until all stitches from needles B and C are knit into the heel needle.

Leg:
Using an empty needle for Needle B, slip 12 sts from end of needle A onto Needle B.
Using an empty needle for Needle D, slip 12 sts from end of Heel needle onto Needle D.
Heel needle is now needle C.
Stitch Count on each needle:
A: 16
B: 12
C: 16
D: 12

Continue working in the round using the Repeating Pattern from the pattern notes on all four needles. Repeating pattern should stretch from A to B, with A beginning on k and B ending on k. Then the pattern should start again with

C beginning on k and D ending with k.
End when length from heel to top measures 8 inches, or until 2 inches from desired sock length.
Finish with 2 inches of p1, k1 tbl repeating rib.
Cast Off.

FINISHING
Sew in ends.

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( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
vossanova
Dec. 8th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
this is a lot like coding, isn't it.. assembler coding, at that!
purly
Dec. 9th, 2006 02:02 am (UTC)
Yes, actually. That's probably why I like it. Plus there's no deadlines with knitting.
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