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Baba's Bed SocksDesigned by Michele Bernstein
2 3.5 ounce balls Wool-Ease
5 size 8 US DPN
4 st/in Instructions: Cuff:
Using 2 strands of yarn, CO 32 sts. K2 P2 the first round of sts, dividing onto 3 needles, 12-12-8. Join sts in a circle, and continue K2 P2 pattern for 16 rounds. On 16th round, slip last st of round to next needle, so instep will begin and end with purl 1. Heel Flap:
Row 1: SL 1 as if to purl, K1, repeat across 16 sts. Turn.
Row 2: SL 1 as if to purl, purl across row. Repeat these two rows until 16 rows have been worked, and there are 8 chain loops on each side of the heel flap. You will end with a wrong side row. Turn. Turning The Heel:
Row 1: SL 1, K8, K2 tog, K1, turn
Row 2: SL 1, P3, P2 tog through the back loops, P1, turn
Row 3: SL 1, K4, K2 tog, K1, turn
Row 4: SL 1, P5, P 2 tog through the back loops, P1, turn
Row 5: SL 1, K6, K2 tog, K1, turn
Row 6: SL 1, P7, P2 tog through the back loops, P1, turn
10 sts remain. Knit across the 10 sts of the heel flap. With the same needle, pick up and knit (through the back loop) 9 sts along the side of the heel flap. (There were 8 chain loops, plus one more made when the heel was turned.) With new needle, work across 8 sts of instep, keeping rib pattern. (Pattern begins P1, K2, P2, and ends with P1.) With third needle, work remaining 8 sts of the instep. With fourth needle, pick up and knit 9 sts along the remaining side of the heel flap, and then knit 5 sts of the heel flap from the first needle. You now have 14 sts on needle 1, 8 sts on needle 2, 8 sts on needle 3, and 14 sts on needle 4. Round begins and ends at center of heel. Gusset:
Round 1: K to within last 3 sts of needle 1, K2 tog, K1. Keeping in rib pattern, work across instep.
Needle 4: K1, SSK, knit remaining sts on needle 4.
Round 2: Work even, keeping instep in rib pattern. Alternate these two rows until 32 sts remain. Foot:
Work even until sock measures two inches less than desired sock length. Toe:
Toe is worked in knit stitches only, rib pattern ends.
Round 1: K to within last 3 sts of needle 1, K2 tog, K1.
Needle 2: K1, SSK, knit remaining sts.
Needle 3: K to within last 3 sts of needle, K2 tog, K1.
Needle 4: K1, SSK, knit remaining sts.
Round 2: Knit around. Repeat these two rows until 8 sts remain. Break off yarn, draw yarn through remaining loops. Fasten off. Make another sock! ©1998, Michele Bernstein. This pattern may be freely shared with other knitters, as long the copyright notice is included. It may not be sold. See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.