PERFECT PAIR SOCKS

Perfect Pair Socks Project

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

INSTRUCTIONS

MEASUREMENTS

SIZE

Child

Adult

To Fit Foot (approx)

cm

18

24

Length (approx)

cm

16

23

TENSION

35 sts and 46 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 2.25mm needles.

Using set of 2.25mm double pointed needles, cast on 66 (76) sts, dividing sts as evenly as possible between 3 needles. Join to work in rounds, taking care not to twist the cast on edge.

1st round - K1, P1, rep from to end.

Rep 1st round until work measures 4cm from beg.

Next round - Knit.

Rep last round 3 (19) times more ... 4 (20) rounds.

SHAPE LEG

Next round - K1, K2tog, knit to last 2 sts, sl 1, K1, psso, K1.

Knit 5 rounds.

Rep last 6 rounds until 54 (60) sts rem.

Cont without shaping until work measures 16 (21) cm from beg.

DIVIDE FOR HEEL

Knit first 14 (15) sts of round onto one needle, slip last 14 (15) sts of round onto other end of same needle. These 28 (30) sts are for heel.

Divide rem sts onto 2 needles and leave for instep.

Cont on heel sts and work 25 (29) rows stocking st (beg with a purl row), noting to always slip first st purlways on purl rows and knitways on knit row.

TURN HEEL

Next row - K16 (17), sl 1, K1, psso, K1, turn.

Next row - P6, P2tog, P1, turn.

Next row - K7, sl 1, K1, psso, K1, turn.

Cont turning in this manner until row 'P16, P2tog, P1, turn' has been worked.

Child Size Only - Next row - Knit to last 2 sts, sl 1, K1, psso.

Next row - Purl to last 2 sts, P2tog ... 16 sts.

Both Sizes ... 16 (18) sts.

Next row - Knit first 8 (9) sts, thus completing heel.

Slip all instep sts onto one needle again.

Using another needle, knit rem 8 (9) sts of heel, then knit up 14 (16) sts evenly along side of heel, using 2nd needle, knit across all instep sts, using 3rd needle, knit up 14 (16) sts evenly along other side of heel, then knit rem 8 (9) heel sts ... 70 (80) sts.

SHAPE INSTEP

1st round - Knit.

2nd round - 1st needle: knit to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2 - 2nd needle: knit - 3rd needle: K2, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to end.

Rep last 2 rounds until 13 (15) sts rem on each of 1st and 3rd needles.

Cont without shaping until work measures 10 (15) cm from side of heel where sts were knitted up.

SHAPE TOE

1st round - 1st needle: knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 - 2nd needle: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 - 3rd needle: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to end.

2nd round - Knit.

Rep last 2 rounds until 20 (24) sts rem.

Knit sts from 1st needle.

Slip sts from 3rd needle onto end of 1st needle ... 10 (12) sts on each of the 2 needle.

Work a 3 needle cast off or graft sts tog.

3 NEEDLE CAST OFF

Arrange the two pieces with their WS facing out. Hold the needles parallel and slip a third (working) needle into the first st on each of the two needles. Wrap yarn around working needle as if to knit, and knit the two sts together. Repeat until all sts have been worked.

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