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Kitty Socks

Extract from Kitty Knits • By Donna Druchunas • Published by Martingale

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Pamper your toes while reading in bed!
A row of kitty-cat heads encircles your ankles between sections of knitted gingham checks. These alpaca socks are warm enough for outdoor wear, but better for pampering your toes while reading in bed.

Skill Level
Intermediate

Sizes
Women’s Small (Medium, Large)
Finished Foot Circumference: 7½ (8, 8½)"

Materials
Baby Alpaca DK from Plymouth Yarn (100% superfine baby alpaca; 125 yds; 50 g)
A 2 balls of color 100 (white)
B 1 ball of color 208 (tan)
C 1 ball of color 207 (beige)
Stitch marker
Stitch holder or spare needle
Tapestry needle

Small and Large Sizes
Set of 4 or 5 size 4 (3.5 mm) double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge
Set of 4 or 5 size 3 (3.25 mm) double-pointed needles

Medium Size
Set of 4 or 5 size 3 (3.25 mm) double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge
Set of 4 or 5 size 2 (2.75 mm) double-pointed needles

Gauge
24 (26, 24) sts = 4" in St st on larger needles

Ribbing (circular)
Every rnd: (K2, P2) around.

Stockinette Stitch (circular)
Knit every st in every rnd.

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  • Step 1

    Make 2 socks alike.

    Leg
    With smaller needles and A, CO 44 (52, 52) sts. Divide sts evenly on 3 or 4 dpns. Join, being careful not to twist sts, and pm to denote beg of rnd.
    Work 10 rnds of K2, P2 ribbing.
    Switch to larger needles and knit 1 rnd.
    Work rnds 1–4 of chart A once, then rep rnds 1and 2 once more.
    Work all rows of chart B once, AT SAME TIME inc 1 (2, 2) sts on row 1 of chart and dec 1 (2, 2) sts on row 11 of chart.
    Work chart A until leg measures 5½ (6, 6½)" or desired length to heel.

  • Step 2

    Heel
    Change to C, K11 (13, 13) sts, turn. P22 (26, 26) sts. Place rem instep sts on a holder or leave on spare needle.

  • Step 3

    Heel Flap
    Work back and forth on the 22 (26, 26) heel sts as follows:
    Row 1 (RS): *Sl 1 pw wyib, K1, rep from * to end of row.
    Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 pw wyif, purl to end of row.
    Rep rows 1 and 2 until 22 (26, 26) rows are complete.

  • Step 4

    Heel Turn
    Row 1 (RS): K13 (15, 15), ssk, K1, turn.
    Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 pw, P5, P2tog, P1, turn.
    Row 3: Sl 1 pw, knit to 1 st before gap, ssk (1 st before and 1 st after gap), K1, turn.
    Row 4: Sl 1 pw, purl to 1 st before gap, P2tog (1 st before and 1 st after gap), P1, turn.
    Rep rows 3 and 4 until all heel sts have been worked. End with row 4—14 (16, 16) sts rem.

  • Step 5

    Gusset
    Change to A and arrange sts on 3 dpns as follows:
    Needle 1: Knit across all 14 (16, 16) heel sts. With same needle, pick up 11 (13, 13) sts along side edge of heel flap.
    Needle 2: Knit across held instep sts. (If you prefer working with a set of 5 dpns, you may divide these sts on 2 needles.)
    Needle 3: Pick up 11 (13, 13) sts along side edge of heel flap. Knit across 7 (8, 8) heel sts from needle 1—58 
(68, 68) sts. This is beg of rnd.
    Return to knitting in the rnd and beg decs as follows:
    Rnd 1 (dec rnd): On needle 1, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.
    On needle 2, knit across all instep sts.
    On needle 3, K1, ssk, knit to end—2 sts dec.
    Rnd 2: Knit.
    Rep rnds 1 and 2 until 44 (52, 52) total sts rem.

  • Step 6

    Foot
    Work even in St st with A until foot measures 6½ (7½, 8)" or approx 2" shorter than desired foot length.

  • Step 7

    Toe
    Change to C. Knit 1 rnd. Beg dec as follows:
    Rnd 1 (dec rnd): On needle 1, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.
    On needle 2, K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts on needle, K2tog, K1.
    On needle 3, K1, ssk, knit to end—4 sts dec.
    Rnd 2: Knit.
    Rep rnds 1 and 2 until 16 sts rem.

  • Step 8

    Finishing
    Knit sts from needle 1 onto needle 3. Cut yarn, leaving an 8" tail. Close toe with kitchener st.
    Weave in ends.

    Kitchener Stitch
    With yarn and darning needle,
    1. Insert needle through first st on front as if to purl—leave on needle.
    2. Insert needle through first st on back as if to knit—leave on needle.
    3. Insert needle through first st on front as if to knit—remove from needle. Insert needle through next st on front as if to purl—leave on needle.
    4. Insert needle through first st on back as if to purl—remove from needle. Insert needle into next st on back as if to knit—leave on needle
    Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all sts have been worked. Fasten off and weave in end.

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
woooow they are coool , love it. thank you very much for the greate tue and sharing;-D!!!!!
i will curtainly give them someday a try and will add them as a version to yours!!!;-D
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