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These abbreviated socklets are the perfect pair to whip up for warmer months. Stash a pair in your purse for visiting "shoes off" households.
PDF Pattern Instructions
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These socks are worked on 2 circular needles. When changing from one needle to the other, make sure that you pick up the opposite end of the needle holding the sts you will be working. If you pick up the end of the other needle, you will wind up with all the sts on one needle and will have to divide them onto 2 needles again. It is sometimes helpful to use 2 different colored needles or to mark both ends of one needle with nail polish or a permanent marker.
SOCKS (Make 2)
With circular needle, using A, cast on 60 sts. Divide sts onto 2 circular needles (30 sts per needle) and join, being careful not to twist sts. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Work even in k1, p1 ribbing for 3/4”. Change to B and knit 1 rnd.
Shape Heel Flap: Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k29, turn. Leave remaining 30 sts on the 2nd needle unworked. Drop marker. Note: For heel flap, you will be working back and forth in St st on only the first 30 sts.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, p29. Rep the last 2 rows 12 times more, end on WS.
Turn Heel: Short Rows: Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k16, k2 tog, k1, turn – 29 sts.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, p5, p2 tog, p1, turn – 28 sts.
Row 3: Sl 1, k6, k2 tog, k1, turn – 27 sts.
Row 4: Sl 1, p7, p2 tog, p1, turn – 26 sts.
Row 5: Sl 1, k8, k2 tog, k1, turn – 25 sts.
Row 6: Sl 1, p9, p2 tog, p1, turn – 24 sts.
Row 7: Sl 1, k10, k2 tog, k1, turn – 23 sts.
Row 8: Sl 1, p11, p2 tog, p1, turn – 22 sts.
Row 9: Sl 1, k12, k2 tog, k1, turn – 21 sts.
Row 10: Sl 1, p13, p2 tog, p1, turn – 20 sts.
Row 11: Sl 1, k14, k2 tog, k1, turn – 19 sts.
Row 12: Sl 1, p15, p2 tog, p1, turn – 18 sts.
Gusset: Next Row (RS): K across 18 sts of heel flap, pick up and k15 sts along left edge of heel flap, place marker, with 2nd needle work across 30 unworked sts, mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up; with 1st needle, pick up and k15 sts along right edge of heel flap – 48 sts on back needle and 30 sts on front needle – 78 sts total. Note: From here you will be again working in the round on 2 circular needles. Knit around to marker at beg of rnd.
Dec Rnd: K1, SSK, k to 3 sts before next marker, k2 tog, k to end – 76 sts. Knit 1 rnd. Rep these 2 rnds 8 times more – 60 sts – 30 sts on each needle. Work even in St st until sock measures 1½” less than desired length (the 2 circular needles will allow you to try on the sock to check the length).
Shape Toe: Dec Rnd: * K1, SSK, k to 3 sts before next marker, k2 tog, k1, sl marker, rep from * once more – 56 sts. Knit 1 rnd. Rep these 2 rnds 8 times more, dropping markers on last rnd – 24 sts – 12 sts on each needle. Hold needles parallel with each other and weave toe sts tog using Kitchener st.