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Starboard Socks

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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Description
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • 1 skein each, Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Yarn: Avocado, Fisherman
  • Double-pointed knitting needles size 10 or size to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holder
  • Large-eyed blunt needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
    GAUGE:16 sts = 4" in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) with 2 strands held tog.

DIRECTIONS: Make 2. Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses.
When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. Circle numbers pertaining to size before beginning.
Sizes: Youth Medium (Women’s Medium).

LEG: With 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 26 (34) sts.

Divide sts onto 3 double-pointed needles.

Place marker for beg of rnd and join; do not twist sts.

Work in K1, p1 rib for 10 (12) rnds.

Work in St st worked in the rnd until piece measures 7" (8 1⁄2") from beg.


HEEL FLAP:
Row 1: K13 (17) sts, turn, place rem sts on holder for top of foot (instep).

Heel flap is worked back and forth in rows over 13 (17) sts only.

Rem 13 (17) sts will be worked after heel shaping is complete.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K1, *sl 1, k1; rep from * to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows 5 (6) more times.


TURN HEEL:
Short rows are worked to shape the heel. Not all heel flap sts are worked on every row. Turn as instructed.

Row 1: Sl 1, k6 (10), k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 2: Sl 1, p3 (7), p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 3: Sl 1, k4 (7), k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 4: Sl 1, p5 (8), p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 5: Sl 1, k6 (10), k2tog, turn.

Row 6: Sl 1, p5 (9), p2tog, turn – 7 (11) sts heel sts rem.


SHAPE GUSSET: Work proceeds in rnds. First rnd is set up by working across the heel sts, picking up sts along the side of the heel flap, working across the instep sts from the st holder, picking up sts along the other side of the heel flap, and working back to the center of the heel sts.


SET UP RND:
Knit across 7 (11) sts of heel, with same needle, pick up and k8 (12) sts along side of heel flap; with 2nd needle k13 (17) instep sts from holder; with 3rd needle, pick up and k8 (12) sts along rem side of heel flap, with same needle, k3 (5) sts of heel – 36 (52) sts at the end of this rnd.

Beg of rnd is at center of heel sts. Place marker for new beg of rnd.

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: K to last 3 sts on 1st needle, k2tog, k1; k across instep sts on needle 2; on 3rd needle, k1, ssk, k to end of

rnd. Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until 26 (34) sts rem.


FOOT: Work even in St st until foot measures 7" (9") less than desired total length.

SHAPE TOE:
Rnd 1: K to last 3 sts on 1st needle, k2tog, k1, on 2nd needle k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1,

on 3rd needle, k1, k2tog, k to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until 14 (18) sts rem. Cut yarns, leaving a long tail of A, shorter tail of B.

Divide remaining sts onto 2 needles. Use long A tail to graft toe. Weave in ends.


GRAFTING:
Hold 2 needles tog, parallel with WS of fabric, thread blunt needle with yarn end.

Insert needle, as if to purl, into 1st stitch on front piece.

Insert needle, as if to knit, into 1st st on the back piece.

Insert needle, as if to knit, through 1st st on the front needle. Let st drop from needle.

Insert needle into 2nd st on the front needle, as if to purl. Pull the yarn through, leaving st on needle.

Insert needle into the 1st st on the back needle, as if to purl. Let st drop from needle.

Insert needle, as if to knit, through 2nd st on the back needle. Pull yarn through, leaving st on needle.

Rep until all sts are grafted. Adjust tension as needed.


PATTERN STITCH:
K1, p1 Rib (in the rnd over an even number of sts)

Rnd 1: *K1, p1, rep from * around

Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in the rnd.


ABBREVIATIONS & STITCHES:
beg = beginning, k = knit, k2tog = knit 2 together, p = purl, p2tog = purl 2 together, rem = remaining, rep = repeat, rnd(s) = round(s), sl = slip, st(s) = stitch(es), St st = Stockinette stitch, tog = together, ssk = (slip, slip, knit): Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, 1 at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of the 2 sts and k them tog – 1 st decreased.

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