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Ski Track Socks

Yarn: Fingering weight sock yarn

Double pointed needles 2.25 mm

Tapestry needle

Gauge

16 sts/2” (5 cm)

Stitch guide

Rib pattern: *k2 p2 k6 p2*

Leg

CO 60 sts.

Arrange sts on 4 needles placing 16 sts on needles 1 & 3 and 14 sts on needles 2 & 4.

Join into a round, being careful not to twist sts.

Round begins at back of leg.

 

Work k2 p2 rib for 16 rounds (about 1,5”).

Start Rib pattern: *k2 p2 k6 p2*.

Work until leg measures about 7” (21 cm) or desired length.

 

Heel

Heel flap

Heel flap is worked with needles 1 & 4.

Row 1 (RS): Knit needle 1 in Rib pattern. Turn.

Row 2 (WS): Slip 1 yarn in back and continue Rib pattern as foll:

k1 p2 k2 p6 k2 p2 k2 p6 k2 p2 k2. Turn.

Row 3 (RS): Slip 1 yarn in front and continue Rib pattern as foll:

p1 k2 p2 k6 p2 k2 p2 k6 p2 k2 p2. Turn.

Row 4 (WS): Slip 1 yib and continue Rib pattern as foll:

k1 p2 k2 p6 k2 p2 k2 p6 k2 p2 k2. Turn.

Rep rows 3 & 4 until 15 chain sts on each selvedge edge.

 

Turn heel

Work short rows to shape heel.

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 yif p1 k2 p2 k6 p2 k2 p2 ssk k1. Turn.

Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 yif p7 p2tog p1. Turn.

Row 3 (RS) : Sl 1 yib, knit to 1 st before gap, ssk (1 st from each side of gap), k1. Turn.

Row 4 (WS): Sl 1 pwise yif, purl to 1 st before gap, p2tog (1 st from each side of gap), p1. Turn.

Rep rows 3 & 4 until all heel sts have been worked – 18 sts.

 

Shape gussets

With needle 1: k18, then pick up and knit 16 sts along edge of heel flap.

With needles 2 & 3: work across instep sts in Rib pattern as established.

With needle 4: pick up and knit 16 sts along other edge of heel flap, then k9.

80 sts total.

 

Row 1: On needle 1: knit to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1.

On needles 2 & 3: work in Rib pattern.

On needle 4: p1, p2tog, knit last sts.

Row 2: On needle 1: knit to last 2 sts, p2.

On needles 2 & 3: work in Rib pattern.

On needle 4: p2, knit last sts.

Rep rows 1 & 2 until 60 sts rem.

Arrange sts placing 15 sts on every needle.

 

Foot

Cont as established (Needle 1: knit to last 2 sts, p2. Needles 2 & 3: Rib pattern. Needle 4: p2, knit last sts.) until foot measures about 2” (5 cm) less than desired total foot length.

 

Toe

Knit stockinette 1 round.

Row 1: On needle 1: knit to last 3 sts k2tog, k1.

On needle 2: k1, ssk, knit last sts.

On needle 3: knit to last 3 sts k2tog, k1.

On needle 4: k1, ssk, knit last sts.

Row 2: Knit all sts.

Rep rounds 1 & 2 until 24 sts (6 sts on each needle) rem.

 

Cut yarn, leaving 12” tail. Use Kitchener's stitch to graft sts together.

(I highly recommed to use Knitty's tutorial for Kitchener's Stitch with double pointed needles: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer04/FEATtheresasum04.html)

Weave in loose ends. Block lightly.

Enjoy!