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Roll Top Socks

October 1, 2007

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Materials:
5 dpn’s size 3
1 skein Claudia Handpainted sock yarn
Yarn needle for finishing
Patience enough for TWO ankle length socks

Guage:
7 sts per inch in stockinette

INSTRUCTIONS
Cuff:
CO 48 (12 stitches on 4 dpn’s)
Knit for 7 rounds
K1, P1 for next 7 rounds

Heel Flap:
K all stitches from needle #1
Turn and Purl stitches from needle #1 and #4 (all onto one needle)
Row 1: Sl 1, K1, (Sl 1, K1) to end
Row 2: Sl 1, Purl across
Row 3: Sl 1, K2, (Sl 1, K1) to last st, K1
Row 4: Sl 1, Purl across (repeat rows 1-4 until 2 1/2″ long OR for 32 rows)

Turn Heel:
K 1/2 the stitches plus 2 more, K2tog, K1, turn
Sl 1 P5, P2tog, P1, turn
Sl 1, K6, k2tog, K1, turn
Sl 1, P7, P2tog, P1, turn
Cont. working one extra stitch each time (K8, P9, K10, P11…) till all the stitches have been worked. End with a Knit row.

Pick Up Gussets:
Using the same needle, pick up a total of 16 stitches evenly along the slipped stitched edge of the heel flap plus an extra stitch in the gap between the heel flap and the instep.
Needle 2 and Needle 3, Knit even
Needle 4 pick up an extra stitch in the gap between the heel flap and then 16 stitches evenly along the slipped edge of the heel flap.
Knit 1/2 the heel stitches from needle #1 onto needles #4.

Gusset Shaping:
Knit one round even (knitting gusset stitches through the back loop)
Rnd 1: Needle #1- K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
Needle #2 and #3- Knit even
Needle #4- K1, SSK, K to end
Rnd 2: Knit even
Repeat Rnd 1 and 2 until same # of sts as you CO (12 on each needle)
Continue to Knit even until 7 1/2″ or 1/2 inch shorter than your foot size.

Toe Shaping:
Rnd 1: Needle #1- Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
Needle #2- K1, SSK, K to end
Needle #3- K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
Needle #4- K1, SSK, K to end

Rnd 2: K even
Continue Rnd 1 and 2 until 16 stitches remain (4 stitches on each needle).
Knit stitches from needle 1 onto needle 4, then slip sts from needle 2 onto needle 3. You should have 8 sts on two needles.

Finishing:
Graft toe with Kitchener stitch. Weave in loose ends.

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