Ribbed An­klets

Use self-strip­ing yarn and cre­ate an­klets that are as in­di­vid­ual as you are!

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by E. J. SLAY­TON

De­sign by E. J. Slay­ton

Gauge

15 sts and 19 rnds = 2 inches/

5cm in St st. To save time, take time to

check gauge.

Spe­cial Abbreviations

N1, N2, N3: Nee­dle 1, Nee­dle 2, Nee­dle 3.

Pat­tern Notes

Slip all sts purl­wise with yarn on WS

of fab­ric. Sock may be worked on 2 cir­cu­lar nee­dles, with in­step sts on 1 nee­dle and heel/foot sts on the other. Be sure to work each group of sts with both ends of the same nee­dle; do not work sts from 1 nee­dle to the other. For socks that are nearly iden­ti­cal, in­stead of fra­ter­nal twins, start the sec­ond sock at the same point in the color se­quence as the first.

Sock

Cast on 64 (68, 72) sts. Join with­out twist­ing, di­vid­ing sts on 3 nee­dles. Mark beg of rnd. Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around. Rep Rnd 1 un­til top mea­sures ap­prox

21/2 inches, end­ing with k2, p2. Ar­range sts with last 32 (34, 36) sts on 1 nee­dle for heel; di­vide rem sts be­tween 2 nee­dles for in­step. There should be a k2 at cen­ter of in­step sts. Heel Flap Turn and purl across heel sts, inc 1 st at cen­ter back by k1 in top of st in row be­low st on RH nee­dle—33 (35, 37) sts. Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, *k1, sl 1; rep from *

across. Row 2: Purl. Rep Rows 1 and 2 un­til there are 16 (17, 18) loops on each edge of heel flap, end­ing with Row 1. Turn heel Row 1 (WS): P19 (20, 21), p2­tog,

p1, turn. Row 2: Sl 1, k6, k2­tog, k1, turn. Row 3: Sl 1, p7, p2­tog, p1, turn. Row 4: Sl 1, k8, k2­tog, k1, turn. Con­tinue to work as es­tab­lished, hav­ing 1 more st be­fore dec ev­ery row un­til all sts have been worked—19 (21, 21) sts rem. Gus­set With nee­dle con­tain­ing heel sts, pick up and knit 16 (17, 18) sts in loops along edge of heel flap (N1); work 32 (34, 36) in­step sts onto 1 nee­dle main­tain­ing pat (op­tional), and at the same time, at each end, pick up and twist run­ning thread and knit it tog with first and last st (N2); pick up and knit 16 (17, 18) sts along left edge of heel flap, then knit 9 (10, 10) heel sts onto same nee­dle (N3)—83 (89, 93) sts. Rnd 1: Knit N1; work in pat across

in­step sts; knit N3. Rnd 2: Knit to last 3 sts on N1, k2­tog, k1; work in pat across in­step sts; on N3, k1, ssk, knit to end. Rnds 3–18 (20, 20): Rep Rnds 1 and

2—65 (69, 73) sts. Next rnd: Work around in es­tab­lished pat, dec 1 st at beg of rnd—64 (68, 72) sts. Foot Con­tinue to work even un­til foot mea­sures ap­prox 13/4 inches less than de­sired length. Dis­con­tinue in­step pat. Toe Rnd 1: Knit to last 3 sts on N1, k2­tog, k1; N2: k1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1; N3: k1, ssk, knit to end. Rnd 2: Knit around. Rep Rnds 1 and 2 un­til 32 (32, 36) sts rem, end­ing with Rnd 1. Work N1 sts onto N3. Cut yarn, leav­ing an 18-inch end—16 (16, 18) sts on each nee­dle. Graft toe sts tog us­ing Kitch­ener

Stitch (see page 110).

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