Lit­tle Tyke Toe-Up Socks

Kid­dies’ feet will stay warm in these eye-catch­ing socks.

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De­sign by Nazanin S. Fard

Sizes

De­sign by NAZANIN S. FARD Child’s small (medium) In­struc­tions are given for smaller size, with larger size in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Circumference: 5 (61/2) inches Foot length: 5 (7) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Zitron Trekking XXL (fin­ger­ing weight; 75% new wool/ 25% ny­lon; 459 yds/100g per skein): 1 skein color of choice • 2 Size 3 (3.25mm) 24-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dles

or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Size F/5 (3.75mm) cro­chet hook

Gauge

28 sts and 36 rnds = 4 inches/

10cm in St st. To save time, take time to

check gauge.

Spe­cial Abbreviations

N1, N2: Nee­dle 1 (sole), nee­dle 2

(in­step) Wrap and Turn (W&T): Bring yarn to RS of work be­tween nee­dles, slip next st pwise to RH nee­dle, bring yarn around this st to WS, slip st back to LH nee­dle, turn work to be­gin work­ing back in the other di­rec­tion. Work wrapped sts and wraps tog (WW): On RS: Knit to wrapped st, slip the wrapped st pwise from LH nee­dle to RH nee­dle. Use tip of LH nee­dle to pick up wrap(s) and place it/them on RH nee­dle. Slip wrap(s) and st back to LH nee­dle and knit them tog. On WS: Purl to wrapped st, slip the wrapped st kwise from LH nee­dle to RH nee­dle. Use tip of LH to pick up wrap(s) and place it/ them on RH nee­dle. Slip wrap(s) and st back to LH nee­dle and purl them tog. Make 1 Left (M1L): In­sert LH nee­dle from front to back un­der the run­ning thread be­tween the last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle. With RH nee­dle, knit into the back of this loop. Make 1 Right (M1R): In­sert LH nee­dle from back to front un­der the run­ning thread be­tween the last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle. With RH nee­dle, knit into the front of this loop.

Pat­tern Stitch

Eyelet Rib (mul­ti­ple of 5 sts + 2) Rnd 1: P2, *k3, p2; rep from * to end. Rnd 2: P2, *k1, yo, k2­tog, p2; rep from

* to end. Rnds 3 and 4: Rep Rnd 1. Rep Rnds 1–4 for pat. Note: When work­ing all-around for leg,

work es­tab­lished 5-st rep only.

Pat­tern Notes

This sock is worked on 2 cir­cu­lar nee­dles from the toe up, with a short-row toe, a gus­set and a short-row heel. One ball of yarn will make 3 pairs of small-sized socks and 2 pairs of medium-sized socks.

Socks

Toe Us­ing pro­vi­sional cast-on method (see page 110) and 1 cir­cu­lar nee­dle (N1), cast on 18 (23) sts. Row 1 (WS): Purl. Row 2: Knit to last st, W&T. Row 3: Purl to last st, W&T. Row 4: Knit to st be­fore last wrapped

st, W&T. Row 5: Purl to st be­fore last wrapped

st, W&T. Rep Rows 4 and 5 un­til 6 (11) sts rem

un­wrapped. Row 6: Knit to the first wrapped st,

WW, W&T. Row 7: Purl to the first wrapped st,

WW, W&T. Row 8: Knit to the first dou­ble

wrapped st, WW, W&T. Row 9: Purl to the first dou­ble

wrapped st, WW, W&T. Rep Rows 8 and 9 un­til 1 dou­blewrapped st rem at each end of work.

Foot Rnd 1: Knit to dou­ble-wrapped st, WW, do not turn; un­zip pro­vi­sional cast-on and slip 17 (22) newly live sts to 2nd cir­cu­lar nee­dle (N2) for in­step and work Eyelet Rib across new sts, pm for beg of rnd—35 (45) sts. Rnd 2: N1: WW, knit to end; N2: work

Eyelet Rib across. Con­tinue in St st (sole) and Eyelet Rib (in­step) un­til 4 (7) to­tal pat reps are com­plete. In­crease for Gus­set Rnd 1: N1: K1, M1R, knit to last st, M1L, K1; N2: work in es­tab­lished pat—37 (47) sts. Rnd 2: N1: Knit; N2: work in es­tab

lished pat. Rep Rnds 1 and 2 un­til there are

30 (41) sts on N1. Heel Row 1 (RS): On N1, k23 (31), W&T. Row 2: P16, W&T. Row 3: Knit to st be­fore last wrapped

st, W&T. Row 4: Purl to st be­fore last wrapped

st, W&T. Rep Rows 3 and 4 un­til 10 (13) sts rem

un­wrapped in cen­ter. Row 5 (RS): Knit to the first wrapped

st, WW, W&T. Row 6: Purl to the first wrapped st,

WW, W&T. Row 7: Knit to the first dou­ble

wrapped st, WW, W&T. Row 8: Purl to the first dou­ble

wrapped st, WW, W&T. Rep Rows 8 and 9 un­til all dou­ble

wrapped sts are worked. De­crease Gus­set Row 1: Sl 1, knit to 1 st be­fore gap,

ssk, turn. Row 2: Sl 1, purl to 1 st be­fore gap,

p2­tog, turn. Rep Rows 1 and 2 un­til 1 st rem

out­side gap at each end. Leg Rnd 1: N1: Sl 1, knit to 1 st be­fore gap, ssk; N2: work in es­tab­lished Eyelet Rib. Rnd 2: N1: K2­tog, knit to end; N2: work in Eyelet Rib—35 (45) sts with 18 (23) sts on N1 and 17 (22) sts on N2. Rnd 3: N1: Con­tinue 5-st rep of Eyelet Rib as al­ready es­tab­lished on N2; N2: work in Eyelet Rib. Work even in Eyelet Rib all around un­til leg mea­sures 2 inches, end­ing on Rnd 4. Cuff Rnd 1: K2­tog, *p1, k1; rep from *

around—34 (44) sts. Rnds 2–10: *K1, p1; rep from *

around. Bind off all sts loosely in rib.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in loose ends. Block as de­sired.

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