Ba­hama Mama Flip-Flop Socks

Add some fun to your flip-flops while wear­ing these whim­si­cal split-toe socks!

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by SEAN HIGGINS

De­sign by Sean Higgins

Gauge

30 sts and 13 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in St st. 36 sts and 13 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in Lace Rib pat. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Abbreviations

N1, N2: Nee­dle 1 (in­step sts), Nee­dle

2 (sole sts). 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 nee­dle 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.

Pat­tern Stitches

Lace Rib (mul­ti­ple of 6 sts) Rnds 1 and 3: *K2, p1; rep from *

around. Rnd 2: *K2, p1, yo, ssk, p1; rep from *

around. Rnd 4: *K2, p1, k2­tog, yo, p1; rep from

* around. Rep Rnds 1–4 for pat. Twisted Rib (mul­ti­ple of 2 sts) Rnd 1: *K1-tbl, p1; rep from * around. Rep Rnd 1 for pat.

Spe­cial Tech­nique

Pi­cot Bind-Off: *Cast on 3 sts us­ing ca­ble cast-on method (see page 111). Bind off 6 sts. Slip rem st on RH nee­dle back to LH nee­dle. Rep from * around to last st, fas­ten off last st and weave in end next to beg-of-rnd st to close cir­cle.

Pat­tern Notes

This sock is worked from the toe up (with big toe sep­a­rated from other 4 toes), has a short-row heel and ends with a Pi­cot Bind-Off. Sock be­gins with a Turk­ish cast-on (see page 111) on dou­ble-point nee­dles, and then, when there are enough stitches, they are trans­ferred to 1 long nee­dle for Magic Loop Method (see page 110); the pat­tern can also be worked with 2 cir­cu­lar nee­dles. The sock is de­lib­er­ately knit to be snug to al­low for stretch of the Lace Rib pat­tern. Elas­tic yarn knits up at dif­fer­ent gauge and yardage based upon ten­sion; use a firm ten­sion on the yarn when knit­ting.

Big Toe

Us­ing Turk­ish cast-on and 2 dpns, cast

on 6 sts (3 sts each nee­dle). Rnd 1: With 3rd dpn, knit across sts

on each nee­dle; mark beg of rnd. Rnd 2: N1 and N2: Kfb twice, k1—

10 sts with 5 on each nee­dle. Rnd 3 and all odd-num­bered rnds:

Knit even on both nee­dles. Rnd 4: N1 and N2: Kfb 4 times, k1—

18 sts with 9 on each nee­dle. Rnd 6: N1 and N2: Kfb, k6, kfb, k1—

22 sts with 11 on each nee­dle. Rnd 7: Knit even on both nee­dles. For size large only Rnd 8: N1 and N2: Kfb, k8, kfb, k1—

26 sts with 13 on each nee­dle.

For both sizes Work even in St st un­til toe mea­sures 2 inches or reaches the base of your big toe; cut yarn. Slip sts from N1 and N2 to sep­a­rate

pieces of waste yarn and set aside.

4-Toe Sec­tion

Work as for big toe through Rnd 7 (both sizes)—22 sts with 11 on each nee­dle. Rnd 8: N1 and N2: [Kfb, k2] 3 times, kfb, k1—30 sts with 15 on each nee­dle. Rnd 9: Knit even on both nee­dles. Rnd 10: N1: Kfb, knit to end; N2: knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1—32 sts with 16 on each nee­dle. Rnd 11: Knit all sts. Rep [Rnds 10 and 11] 6 (7) more times—44 (46) sts with 22 (23) on each nee­dle. Slip these sts onto long cir­cu­lar nee­dle (half the sts on each end of nee­dle [now N1 and N2]) and beg work­ing fol­low­ing Magic Loop Method. Work even in St st un­til piece mea­sures 2 inches or reaches base of toes.

Join Big Toe

Rnd 1: Slip last and first 4 sts of big toe to dpn, leav­ing rem 14 (18) sts on waste yarn; N1: k18 (19); pull nee­dle/ca­ble of cir­cu­lar nee­dle so that 4 rem sts trans­fer to N2; N2: us­ing 3-nee­dle bind-off (see page 111), bind off next 8 sts tog with 8 big toe sts on dpn; k18 (19) sts— 50 (56) sts, with 36 (38) sts in 4-toe sec­tion and 14 (18) sts in big-toe sec­tion. Rnd 2: N1: K18 (19), pick up and knit 2 sts at join; sl 7 (9) sts from waste yarn onto LH nee­dle and knit them; N2: Slip last 7 (9) sts from waste yarn onto LH nee­dle and knit them; pick up and knit 2 sts at join, k18 (19)—54 (60) sts with 27 (30) sts each nee­dle. Knit 2 rnds.

Foot

Set up Lace Rib pat Rnds 1 and 3: N1: *K2, p1; rep from *

to end; N2: knit. Rnd 2 (size small): N1: *k2, p1, yo, ssk, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, end k2, p1; N2: knit. Rnd 2 (size large): N1: *k2, p1, yo, ssk,

p1; rep from * to end; N2: knit. Rnd 4 (size small): N1: *k2, p1, k2­tog, yo, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, end k2, p1; N2: knit. Rnd 4 (size large): N1: *k2, p1, k2­tog,

yo, p1; rep from * to end; N2: knit. Work even in es­tab­lished Lace Rib (N1) and St st (N2) un­til foot mea­sures 71/2 (81/4) inches from tip of big toe, end­ing with N1: Rnd 2 or 4.

Heel

Heel is worked back and forth over N2 sts only; in­step sts will rem on hold on ca­ble of cir­cu­lar nee­dle. Row 1: Knit to last st, W/T. Row 2: Purl to last st, W/T. Row 3: Knit to first un­wrapped st, W/T. Row 4: Purl to first un­wrapped st, W/T. Rep Rows 3 and 4 un­til 7 (8) sts are wrapped on each side—13 (14) sts in cen­ter rem un­wrapped. Row 5: Knit to first wrapped

st, WW, W/T. Row 6: Purl to first

wrapped st, WW, W/T. Row 7: Knit to first dou­ble-wrapped

st, WW, W/T. Row 8: Purl to first dou­ble-wrapped

st, WW, W/T. Rep Rows 7 and 8 un­til 1 dou­ble

wrapped st rem at each end of N2. Knit to dou­ble-wrapped st, WW; do not turn—1 dou­ble-wrapped st rem at beg of N2.

Leg

Con­tinue in the round. N1: Work in es­tab­lished Lace Rib; N2:

WW, knit to end. Beg work­ing es­tab­lished Lace Rib pat

all around. Note: For size small, if de­sired for ease of work­ing pat, re­ar­range sts so that there are 30 sts on N1 and 24 on N2. Work even un­til leg mea­sures 41/2 (51/4) inches from bot­tom of heel, end­ing with Rnd 1 or 3. Work 11/2 inches in Twisted Rib. Us­ing

Pi­cot Bind-Off, bind off all sts.

Fin­ish­ing

Block to mea­sure­ments.

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