The Gusset, Heel, leg

It sounds like several people are knitting along as the pattern is being posted. Fun! Check the comments from last Friday and follow the links to see all the socks. But don’t linger too long reading knitting blogs, you have a gusset to knit!

Gusset:
Divide the 8 heel sts evenly onto 2 dpns. Remove the instep sts from the waste yarn and place them on 2 dpns.

Ndl 1: Pick up and knit 10 sts from the side of the heel flap.
Ndls 2 & 3: Work sts in established rib pattern.
Ndl 4: Pick up and knit 10 sts from the side of the heel flap and knit 4 heel sts.

You are now knitting in the round again.

Gusset Decreases:

Round 1:
Ndl 1: Knit to the last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Ndl 2 & Ndl 3: Work sts in established rib pattern.
Ndl 4: K1, ssk, knit to the end of the ndl.
Round 2:
Ndl 1 & Ndl 4: Knit all sts.
Ndl 2 & Ndl 3: Work sts in established rib pattern.

Repeat these two rnds until you have decreased back to 40 sts.

Your SIP should look like this:

The Heel

Are you still with me? I know Beth and Kathleen are.
Is anyone else actually knitting along instead of waiting ’til the end??

Today I’m posting the instructions for both the heel flap and turning the heel.

Flap:
K9, place the next 20 sts onto a piece of waste yarn (these are the instep sts), turn.

Row 1: sl 1, p19, turn.
Row 2: sl 1, k19, turn.

Repeat Rows 1-2, 9 times (18 total heel flap rows).

Turn the Heel:
Row 1: sl 1, p12, p2tog, turn.
Row 2: sl 1, k6, ssk, turn.
Row 3: sl 1, p6, p2tog, turn.

Repeat Rows 2-3 until all heel sts are used up. The right side of the sock is facing you and 8 heel sts remain.

When you’re done, your SIP should look like this:

 

That should keep you busy for part of the weekend. Next week, we’ll tackle the gussets, foot, and toe and I’ll share my fool-proof method for Kitchenering, complete with photos of the Kitchener Maven.

Bloglines Update: It appears my feed is now updating on Bloglines . . . well, at least for now. Yay!

 

The leg of this sock is simple to work with the exception of Round 15.  So pay attention.

eor= end of rnd

Note: On Rnd 15, the beg of the rnd temporarily shifts 1 st to the left.

Rnd 1: *k3, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to eor.
Rnd 2 and all even Rnds: Knit all sts.
Rnd 3: *k2, k2tog, yo, k1; repeat from * to eor.
Rnd 5: *k1, k2tog, yo, k2; repeat from * to eor.
Rnd 7: * k2tog, yo, k3; repeat from * to eor.
Rnd 9: * k1, yo, ssk, k2; repeat from * to eor.
Rnd 11: * k2, yo, ssk, k1; repeat from * to eor.
Rnd 13: *k3, yo, ssk; repeat from * to eor.
Rnd 15: k1, *k3, yo, ssk; repeat from * to eor. At the end of the rnd, it will be necessary to “borrow” the first st from Rnd 16 to work the last ssk. Once you have completed Rnd 16, move the st created by that last ssk back to the left ndl.
Rnd 17: sl 1 (the last ssk from Rnd 15), k2, k2tog, yo, *k3, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to eor.
Rnd 19: *k2, k2tog, yo, k1; repeat from * to eor.
Rnd 21: *k1, k2tog, yo, k2; repeat from * to eor.
Rnd 23: * k2tog, yo, k3; repeat from * to eor.
Rnd 24: Knit all sts.
Rnds 25-29: *k3, p2; repeat from * to eor.

When you’re finished, your sock-in-progress should look like this (unless one of us has made a mistake):

Picture 4520

Rest up; on Friday we tackle the heel.

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