Materials and tools:
1 set of double pointed needles, size 2 (US)
Fine sock yarn, about 400 yards. This usually takes most of two 1.76 oz skeins for adult size
Yarn needle, tape measure, scissors, small crochet hook for picking up stitches
KFB=increase, knit stitch as usual but don’t slide off left needle, then insert needle into back of stitch and knit another, then slide original stitch off needle.
SSK=decrease, Slip two stitches as to knit, slip left needle in the front of both stitches, wrap yarn around right needle & pull through, slipping off onto right needle
Sized for infants-toddlers, older child and adult sizes in parentheses
Toe & Foot:
Cast on 8 (8, 12, 12) stitches. Knit one row straight across.
Pick up 8 (8, 12, 12) stitches on the other side.
Round 1: Knit 1, KFB, knit 4 stitches, with another needle knit the next four stitches, KFB, K 1. Go to last needle-K 1, KFB, knit to last 2 stitches, KFB, K1
Round 2: Knit around.
Continue rows 1 and 2 until you have 28 (36, 48, 64) stitches on your needles total.
Knit in the round until the length of the foot is 2 inches shorter than the length of your foot. (For an infant about 1 ½”, for a toddler about 2 ½”, for an older child about 4”, an average woman, about 6 ½”, for a man 7” or 7 ½”)
Needle 1: K1, KFB, knit to end.
Needle 2: Knit to last 2 stitches, KFB, K!
Needle 3: Knit across
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until there are a total of 40 (48, 64, 84) stitches on your needles.
Knit 7 (8, 12, 16) stitches from first needle. These stitches will rest for a bit.
SSK, Knit 10 (12, 12, 18) stitches.
Divide the rest of the stitches evenly on two needles, including the first 7 (8, 12, 16) you knitted.
Row 1: Working back and forth: Row 1-P 2 together, purl across row, turn
Row 2: SSK, knit across row.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until there are 6 (6, 8, 8) stitches left on needle, ending with the right side facing.
Slip 1, knit across. Pick up 6 (8, 9, 11) stitches from the increase edge you created when extending for the heel
Turn, slip 1, P across picked up stitches and the heel stitches. Pick up and purl 6 (8, 9, 11) stitches on the other edge you created with the heel formation.
Turn, you should have 18 (22, 26, 30) stitches on your heel needle.
Row 1: (K 1, slip 1 as to purl), repeat between () to the last stitch. Slip last stitch onto needle, slip one stitch from reserved stitches and knit both stitches together.
Row 2: Turn, slip 1 as to purl, purl across row to last stitch. Slip stitch onto needle, slip one stitch from reserved stitches and purl both stitches together.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until you have a total of 28 (36, 48, 64) stitches on all your needles again, ending with a purl row.
Divide stitches back onto 3 needles again. Work, knitting in rounds until leg is as long as you want.
Work in K 2 P 2 ribbing until cuff is as long as you want. Bind off.
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