Rowan Fine Art (4ply weight; 45% wool, 20% mohair, 10% silk, 25% polyamide; 400m/437yds per 100g skein)
1 set 2.5mm (UK 13-12/US 1-2) double-pointed needles (DPNs), or circular needles, 80cm long, if using Magic Loop method
2 stitch markers
32 sts and 42 rounds to 10cm over patt st on 2.5mm needles, after pressing.
32 sts and 73 rounds to 10cm over patt st on 2.5mm needles, without pressing.
SOCKS (both alike)
Using 2.5mm DPNs or circular needles, cast on 64 (72:80) sts.
Pm and join to work in the round, taking care not to twist sts.
Rounds 1 to 7: Knit.
Rounds 8 to 14: Purl.
These 14 rounds form patt.
Cont in patt for a further 98 rounds. Allowing work to sit naturally, sock should measure approx. 15cm from cast-on edge.
Turn work so that WS is now facing and working back and forth in rows, cont as folls:
Row 1 (WS): Sl 1, P31 (35:39), leaving 32 (36:40) sts unworked for upper foot. Now working on these 32 (36:40) sts only cont as folls:
Row 2: *Sl 1, K1, rep from * to end.
Rep last 2 rows 14 times more, then row 1 once again, ending with RS facing for next row.
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 wyib, K18 (20:22), Sl 1, K1, psso, K1, turn.
Row 2: Sl 1 wyif, P7, P2tog, P1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1 wyib, K to 1 st before gap, Sl 1, K1, psso, K1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1 wyif, P to 1 st before gap, P2tog, P1, turn.
Rep rows 3 and 4 until all the heel sts have been worked and 20 (22:24) sts rem for heel.
Now beg working in rounds again as folls:
Next round (RS): Sl 1, K19 (21:23), pick up and knit 16 sts down row-end edge of heel, patt across 32 (36:40) sts of upper foot, pm, pick up and knit 16 sts up other row-end edge of heel, then K first 36 (38:40) sts again and reposition marker, placing marker after last stitch worked to denote new beg and end of rounds.
84 (90:96) sts.
Round 1 (RS): Patt 32 (36:40), slm, Sl 1, K1, psso, K to 2 sts before end of round, K2tog. 82 (88:94) sts.
Round 2: Patt 32 (36:40), slm, K to end.
Rep last 2 rounds 9 (8:7) times more.
64 (72:80) sts.
Cont straight as set until foot meas 2 1/2 (3:3 1/2)cm less than desired foot length.
Round 1 (RS): (K1, Sl 1, K1, psso, K26 (30:34), K2tog, K1, slm) twice. 4 sts dec'd.
Round 2: Knit.
Round 3: (K1, Sl 1, K1, psso, K24 (28:32), K2tog, K1, slm) twice.
Last 2 rounds set the toe shaping.
Cont as set, working 2 sts less between each set of decreases until 44 (48:52) sts rem.
Cut yarn, leaving a tail approx. 30cm long. Graft sts together using Kitchener stitch to close toe. Weave in ends.
Design by Lisa Richardson