Knit Dorm Socks

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Intermediate

Designed by Marilyn Coleman.

Directions are for Adult Very Narrow; changes for Narrow, Medium and Wide are in parentheses.

RED HEART® "Strata™": 2 ¼ (2 ½, 3 ¾, 4) Ounces No. 8526 Confetti or No. 8528 Cascade.

4 Double-pointed Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8].

Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 17 sts = 4"; 23 rows = 4" in St st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

NOTE: Sl all sts as if to purl.

NOTE: Choose the size to make by the foot width; not the length. The length of the leg ribbing and the actual foot can be accommodated individually.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATION:

SKP = sl 1 knitwise, K1, pass the slipped st over.

LEG: Cast on 28 (32, 36, 40) sts. Divide sts on 3 needles. Work in rnds of K2, P2 ribbing until 5 ½ (6 ¼, 7, 7 ½)" from beg.

Divide for Heel: Work in pat across first 7 (8, 9, 10) sts of Needle 1; sl rem sts of Needle 1 to Needle 2; sl last 7 (8, 9, 10) sts of Needle 3 to Needle 1; sl rem sts of Needle 3 to Needle 2; there are 14 (16, 18, 20) sts on Needle 1 for Heel and the same number on Needle 3 for Instep. Work back and forth in rows on Heel sts:

Row 1 (Wrong Side): Purl.

Row 2: * Sl 1, K1; rep from * across.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until heel measures approx 2 (2 ¼, 2 ½, 2 ½)", end Row 1.

Turn Heel-Row 1: K7 (9, 11, 13), SKP K1; turn.

Row 2: Sl 1, P1 (3, 5, 7), P2tog, P1; turn.

Row 3: Sl 1, K2 (4, 6, 8), SKP K1; turn.

Row 4: Sl 1, P3 (5, 7, 9), P2tog, P1; turn.

Row 5: Sl 1, K4 (6, 8, 10), SKP, K1; turn.

Row 6: Sl 1, P5 (7, 9, 11), P2tog, P1; turn - 8 (10, 12, 14) sts.

Gusset and Foot: Needle 1: K8 (10, 12, 14), pick up and K6 (7, 8, 9) sts along heel; Needle 2: K14 (16, 18,20); Needle 3: pick up and K6 (7, 8, 9) sts along heel and K4 (5, 6, 7) from Needle 1 – 34 (40, 46, 52) sts. There are 10 (12, 14, 16) sts on Needles 1 and 3 and 14 (16, 18, 20) sts on Needle 2.

Shape Instep-Rnd 1: Needle 1: K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1; Needle 2: K; Needle 3: K1, SKP, K to end.

Rnd 2: K.

Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until 28 (32, 36, 40) sts rem – Needles 1 and 3: 7 (8, 9, 10) sts; Needle 2: 14 (16, 18, 20)" sts.

K every rnd until foot measures 1 ⅜ (1 ¾, 1 ¾, 2)" less than desired finished length.

Toe-Rnd 1: Needle 1: K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K 1: Needle 2: K 1, SKP, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1; Needle 3: K1 ,SKP, K to end.

Rnd 2: K.

Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until 12 (12, 16, 16) sts rem. With Needle 3, K across rem sts on Needle 1 – 6 (6, 8, 8) sts on each of 2 needles. Cut yarn leaving approximately 10" for grafting toe sts together.

Grafting: With instep sts facing you on Needle 2 and sole sts on Needle 3, thread rem yarn into a yarn needle. Keeping the yarn needle and yarn under the points of the knitting needles, work as follows:

* Pass yarn needle through first st of Needle 2 as if to knit and slip the stitch off, pass through 2nd st of Needle 2 as if to purl, but leave the stitch on the Needle; pass yarn needle through first st on Needle 3 as if to purl and slip the stitch off, pass yarn needle through 2nd stitch on Needle 3 as if to knit, but leave stitch on Needle. Rep from * until all the sts are joined. Take care to draw yarn up so that gauge of grafting equals gauge of knitted sts. Fasten off.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = beginning; K = knit; mm = millimeters; P = purl; psso = pass the slipped st over; rem = remaining; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sl = slip; St st = Stockinette stitch (K every rnd OR K on right side row; P on wrong side row); st(s) = stitch (es); tog = together; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

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