k2tog= knit 2 st together.
mc2= mock cable 2 stitches as follows: k2tog, but do not take them off the left needle, then placing needle between 2 st, knit the 1st st on the needle, then take stitches off left needle.
p2tog= purl 2 st together
ssk = slip 2 stitches knitwise, then put them back on the left needle purlwise, then knit them together through the back loops.
Cast on 72 st using the Magic loop method. Join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Use needle size to make correct gauge of 7-8 st = 1 inch.
Work pattern as follows:
row1- *k2, p2,* repeat * to * around to beginning of row.
row2- *mc2, p2, k2, p2* repeat * to * around to beginning of row.
row3- repeat row1
row4- *k2, p2, mc2, p2* repeat * to * around to beginning of row..
Repeat these 4 rows until cuff section is desired length.
Move stitches on needles 1 st to the right, so that pattern starts with p1, k2, ...then ends with ...k2, p1.
With Magic loop, if working 2 socks at a time, heels have to be worked separately from each other.
Working on 1/2 of stitches (36) work heel flap heel in pattern, back and forth (back side will be k2 p2 ribbing) slipping the first st of each row, an even # of rows, for desired # of rows. I used 24 rows as this was an equal repeat of pattern, but this is not necessary. When flap portion is complete, stop the pattern, and work sole with plain stockinette stitch.
Work sole as follows:
row1- sl 1, k22, ssk, turn.
row2- sl 1, p10, p2tog, turn.
row3- sl 1, k10, ssk, turn
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until 12 stitches remain, ending with row 2.
Sl 1 knit 11, then starting with 11th st k, pick up 14 st in sl sts along side of heel flap, then, if doing 2 socks at a time, work second heel as the first.
when second heel is done, resume working in the round. Work sole side in plain stockinette st. When you come to the second side of the heel, pick up 14 more stitches as on the first side. Pick these up on the needles holding the sole stitches. The sock will be a bit skewed until the side decreases are done. Work the top of the sock in pattern as for the cuff, leaving the 1 purl stitch on either side.
When the first row of picking up stitches is done begin decreases.
row1- work pattern section in pattern, then k till 2 st left on left needle, k2tog; k 18, ssk, k to end of needle
row2- work in pattern, then k to end of needle, k all on sole.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until 36 st remain (18 on each needle).
Working instep in pattern, and sole in stockinette, continue to work until sock is 1 1/2 to 2 inches shorter than sole of foot, then begin decreasing for toe along sides, decreasing 2 st on each side, every other row (dec 4 st) continuing pattern till 24 stitches remain, (12 per needle side). Using Kitchener st, graft ends of toes closed. Weave in ends, and block, if desired.
This pattern has not been tested, so let me know if there are any errors.
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