Remember my Jaywalker unfortunate adventure a little while ago?
Well, here is the sock I came up with, starting from the Jaywalker 2/2 ribbing cuff. Introducing my 28th pair of socks, the High Instep Ribbed Socks. Really stretchy for a perfect fit, they are made cuff down and on two circular needles.
The yarn has "spoken" in a quite odd way though. Although both heels look identical, ribbed cuffs are different. One colorfully swirls while the other one does not... Go figure...?!
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Yarn: Handpaints by Artsygal: Superwash Merino Sock (2 ply Fingering Weight), "Summer Vacation" colorway - 1 hank (410 yards).
Needles: 2 circulars #2US
Gauge: 18 stitches x 23 rows = 2 inches (5 centimeters)
Ribbing 2/2 = Row 1: K2, P2,... Row 2: P2, K2,... Repeat these 2 rows.
Slide 1: Slide 1 stitch as if to Purl
ssk: Slide Slide Knit - Slide 2 stitches individually as if to knit, then knit them together through the back loop.
Cast on 76 stitches - 38 on each needle - and work in rib 2/2 for 4 inches or the desired lengh for the cuff.
Heel flap is worked on 38 stitches. Work back and forth as following:
Row 1 (RS): P2, repeat [K1, slide 1] to the last 2 stitches, P2
Row 2 (WS): K2, repeat [P1, slide 1] tot he last 2 stitches, K2
Repeat these two rows 21 times (42 ridges on the WS = 3 inches for me) or how many time needed to get the distance from the the middle of the ankle bone to the floor.
Row 1: slide 1, K20, ssk, K1, turn.
Row 2: slide 1, P5, P2tog, P1, turn.
Row 3: slide 1, knit within 1 stitch of the gap, ssk, K1, turn
Row 4: slide 1, purl to within 1 stitch of the gap, P2tog, P1, turn
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until all heel stitches are worked. There are 22 stitches left.
Slide 1 stitch, K10 with the other needle. Then, with the first needle, pick up 29 stitches along the heel flap, Place marker, work 18 stitches in rib 2/2, on the second needle work 20 stitches on rib 2/2, place marker, pick up 29 stitches on the other side of the heel flap, K11.
The beginning of the round is now in the middle of the heel.
First Round - Decrease row: K to 2 stitches before the marker, K2tog, slide marker, work stitches as they show (ribbing 2.2), on second needle work stitches as they show again, slide marker, ssk, K to the end of the row.
Next round - No decrease: Knit to marker, slide marker, work stitches as they show. On the other needle, work stitches as they show, slide marker, K to the end of the row.
Repeat these to rows until 38 stitches on each needle again.
Remove markers on the last row.
Without changing needle, K the 19 stockinette stitches of the sole. Only 19 stitches (ribbing 2/2) remains on needle #1 and 57 stitches on needle #2. This will be the new beginning of each round - place an open marker. With needle #1 knit the 19 other ribbed stitches that are on needle #2. Needle #1 is now working the top of the foot (ribbing 2/2) and needle #2 is working the sole of the sock.
Work in pattern until 2 inches less than the desired lengh for the sock to be (I worked 31 rounds - counted from the marker - for a size 8 1/2)
Row 1 - Decrease row: K1, ssk, Knit to the 3 last stitches of the row, K2tog, K1. On the other needle, ssk, Knit to the last 3 stitches of the row, K2 tog, K1.
Row 2 - No decrease: Knit all around.
Repeat these 2 rows until 16 stitches on each needle remain. The decrease EVERY ROUND, until 12 stitches on each needle remain.
Finishing: Kitchener stitch the stitches on each needle. Weavein all ends.
Make sister sock the same way.
* Pattern also available on Ravelry *
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