Use self-striping yarn and create anklets that are as individual as you are!
Design by E. J. Slayton
15 sts and 19 rnds = 2 inches/
5cm in St st. To save time, take time to
N1, N2, N3: Needle 1, Needle 2, Needle 3.
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.
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).