Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Treat For Your Feet

Doesn't it seem as if we have had a winter's worth of snow in just a few days?  Yes, we survived the BLIZZARD of 2014, and the big question is now- "Where do we put all this snow?" 

While trying to solve the dilemma, take time to reward your feet with a special treat, a colourful pair of extra thick socks to slip on after all that shoveling.  The perfect way to warm up by the fire with a hot cup of tea.  These will knit up in a matter of a few hours!

Size:  Women's Medium
Yarn:  4 balls KIKO by Sirdar
Needles:  8.00 mm double point set
Tension:  10 sts and 14 rows = 10 cm/4 ins

Cast on 20 sts loosely, divide onto 3 needles. 
Join in round, place a marker on 1st st. 
Work in K1/P1 ribbing for 6 rounds.
Knit 20 rounds.
Heel Flap:
K 5, turn, P 10 = Heel Flap
Leave rem sts on 2 spare needles. 
Work back and forth on Heel Flap sts as follows-
Row 1- [Slip 1 knitwise, k1] rep [to]
Row 2- Slip 1 purlwise, p to end
Rep these 2 rows until heel flap meas 6 cm/ 2 1/2 ins ending with a Row 2.
Shape Heel:
Row 1- K3, k2tog tbl (through back loop), k5
Row 2- P3, p2tog, p2, turn
Row 3- K1, k2tog tbl, k1, turn
Row 4- P1, p2tog, p2, turn
Row 5- K2, k2tog tbl, k2, do not turn.
Pick up and k 8 sts along side of heel, place a marker, k 10 sts from spare needles onto 1 needle, place a marker, pick up and k 8 sts along opposite side of heel, k 3 sts from top of heel onto same needle (this will now be start of each round), slip next 2 sts onto 1st needle = 31 sts.
Rnd 1- K until 3 sts from 1st marker, k2tog, k1, k to next marker, k1, sl1, k1, psso, k to end
Rnd 2- Knit
Rep these 2 rnds until 19 sts remain. 
Continue in Knit rounds until work meas 17.5 cm/ 7 ins from pick up row.
K 1 rnd, dec 1 st at centre of 2nd needle = 18 sts.
Shape Toe:
Rnd 1- K to 1st marker, [k2tog, k2tog tbl], k to 2 sts before next marker, rep [to], k to end
Rnd 2- Knit
Rep these 2 rnds until 12 sts remain. 
Cut yarn and graft toes sts together. 
Sew in ends. 

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