Tickle Your Toes Top-Down Socks

Your lit­tle one will look too cute in these top-down socks!

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by SU­SAN RO­BICHEAU

De­sign by Su­san Ro­bicheau

Sizes

Child’s small (medium, large) to fit

child’s shoe sizes 61/2–7 (8–81/2, 9–10) In­struc­tions are given for small­est size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Circumference: 61/4 inches Foot length: 51/2 (6, 61/2) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Fin­ger­ing weight yarn (55% su­per­wash merino wool/30% silk/15% ny­lon; 400 yds/113g per ball): 1 ball pink var­ie­gated • 2 Size 2 (2.75mm) cir­cu­lar nee­dles or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Stitch marker

Gauge

32 sts and 36 rnds = 4 inches/

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

check gauge.

Spe­cial Abbreviations

N1, N2: Nee­dle 1 (heel and sole sts), nee­dle 2. (in­step sts)

Pat­tern Stitches

Faux Ca­ble Rib in the round (mul

tiple of 5 sts) Rnds 1 and 2: *P1, k3, p1; rep from *

around. Rnd 3: *P1, sk2p, p1; rep from *

around. Rnd 4: *P1, (k1, p1, k1) in next st, p1;

rep from * around. Rep Rnds 1–4 for pat. Faux Ca­ble Rib worked flat (mul­ti­ple of 5 sts) Row 1 (RS): P1, k3, p1. Row 2: K2, p3, k1. Row 3: P1, sk2p, p1. Row 4: K1, (p1, k1, p1) in next st, k1. Rep Rows 1–4 for pat.

Pat­tern Note

This sock is worked on 2 cir­cu­lar nee­dles from the cuff down with a heel flap, gus­set and wedge toe.

Socks

Cuff Us­ing ca­ble cast-on (see page 111)

method, cast on 50 sts. Place 25 sts on each nee­dle; pm for beg of rnd and join, tak­ing care not to twist sts. Work 3 (3, 4) reps of Faux Ca­ble Rib. Leg Set-up rnd: N1: Work pat as es­tab­lished over first 6 sts, knit to last 6 sts, work pat as es­tab­lished over last 6 sts; N2: work as for N1. Work even in es­tab­lished pat for 24

(28, 28) rnds [6(7, 7) reps of rib pat]. Heel flap Work­ing back and forth on N1 sts only, work 18 rows in es­tab­lished pat, with sts on N2 on hold for in­step. Turn heel Row 1 (RS): K16, ssk, turn. Row 2: Sl 1, p7, p2­tog. Row 3: Sl 1, k7, ssk. Rep Rows 2 and 3 un­til all sts have been worked, end­ing with Row 2—9 sts rem. Gus­set Set-up rnd: N1: Knit across 9 heel sts, pick up and knit 9 sts along left side of flap, then pick up and knit 1 st in row be­low first in­step st on N2 (this will pre­vent a hole); N2: work in es­tab­lished pat across 25 in­step sts; N1: pick up and knit 1 st in row be­low last in­step st on N2, then pick up and knit 9 sts along right side of heel flap, knit across rem sts of N1; N2: work in es­tab­lished pat across; pm for beg of rnd—54 sts with 29 sts on N1 and 25 sts on N2. Dec rnd: N1: K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1; N2: work even in es­tab­lished pat—52 sts. Rnd 2: Work even. Rep Dec rnd once more—50 sts. Foot Work even un­til foot mea­sures ap­prox 4 (41/2, 5) inches from back of heel, end­ing with Rnd 4 of rib pat. Toe Rnd 1 (dec): N1: K5, ssk, knit to last 7 sts, k2­tog, k5; N2: work 5 sts in pat, ssk, knit to last 7 sts, k2­tog, work 5 sts in pat—46 sts. Rnd 2: Work even. Rep [Rnds 1 and 2] 4 times—30 sts. Rep [Rnd 1] twice more—22 sts with

11 sts on each nee­dle. Last rnd: N1: K5, k2­tog, k4; N2: p1, k4,

k2­tog, k3, p1—20 sts. Us­ing Kitch­ener stitch (see page 110),

graft sts from N1 and N2 tog.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in ends. Block to mea­sure­ments.

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