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Lace Top, Toe Up Regia Color Sock

 

By Lela Conrad

Construction: Toe Up with 2 needles.

Cuff: 9.5 inches

Calculated Cuff Measurement: 9 inches.

Gauge: 8 stitches per inch

Total Stitches: 72

Heel Style: Short Row; Width: Wide; Stitch: Stockinette

Toe Style: Easy; Toe Shape: Standard

Needle Size: US 1 / 2.25 mm

 

 

Pattern:

 

This pattern calls for a repeating motif of 12 stitches beginning on motif stitch 1.

Rnd 1: *k4, yo, ssk, mpom, yo, k4, p1, rep from (*) This is a centered double decrease.

Rnd 2: and all even rnds k all sts.

Rnd 3: *k3, yo, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k3, p1, rep from (*)

Rnd 5: *k2, yo, k2, ssk, mpom, k2, yo, k2, p1, rep from (*)

Rnd 7: *k1, yo, k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1, p1, rep from (*)

 

Dont forget to work rnd 8, k even.

 

 

Special abbreviation: mpom means Move (without twisting) st on right ndl to left ndl, Pass 2nd st on left ndl Over transferred st, Move st back to right ndl.

 

Repeat 8 rnds of pattern 8 times for longer top.

 

Toe Up Cast On:

 

Using waste yarn cast on 14 stitches using the provisional cast on technique.

 

Work in stockinette for 8 rows (knit a row, turn, purl a row) or until your rectangle is approximately one-half inch high. . End on a purl row. Unzip your provisional cast on stitches and place them on a spare needle.

 

 

Begin Knitting Circularly:

 

With the knit side facing you, knit across needle 1. Continuing with needle 1, pick up and knit 2 stitches from the side edge, twisting the stitches as you knit to avoid any gaps. With needle 2, pick up and knit 2 additional stitches from the side edge, twisting the stitches as you knit and then knit across the stitches from the cast on edge. Continuing with needle 2, pick up and knit 2 stitches from the side edge. With needle 1, pick up and knit 2 additional stitches from the side edge. Complete the round by knitting across the remaining needle 1 and needle 2 stitches.

 

You now have 18 stitches on each needle.

 

 

 

Begin Toe Increases:

 

Begin working in stockinette as follows:

Row 1 Knit

Row 2 Needle 1: K1, M1. Knit until the last stitch, M1, K1

Needle 2: K1, M1. Knit until the last stitch, M1, K1

 

Repeat these two rounds until your stitches total 72 stitches (36 stitches per needle). Depending on the size sock you selected, you may have to adjust your final increase round to accommodate your total number of stitches required.

 

Begin Foot:

 

Continue stockinette stitch. Continue knitting on 72 stitches until your sock reaches the point where your leg connects to your foot.

 

Knit for an additional one-half inch to allow for ease.

 

 

Begin Heel:

 

NOTE: Heel is worked in rows on 44 stitches.

 

 

Begin Short Row Shaping:

 

Row 1: Knit across stitches until the last stitch, yarn forward, slip the next stitch as if to purl, turn, yarn forward, slip the wrapped stitch to the right hand needle. The last stitch is now wrapped, on the right hand needle and remains unworked.

 

Row 2: Purl across row until the last stitch, yarn back, turn. The last stitch is now wrapped, on the right hand needle and remains unworked.

 

Row 3: Knit across the row until the stitch before the last wrapped stitch, yarn forward, slip the next stitch as if to purl, yarn back, slip the wrapped stitch back to the left needle. Turn.

 

Row 4: Purl across to the stitch before the last wrapped stitch, slip the next stitch, yarn back, return the slipped stitch to your left needle. Turn.

 

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until 16 stitches remain unwrapped. End ready for a right side row.

 

Reverse Short Row Shaping:

 

NOTE: You will find your short rows will be more attractive if you slip the wrap up and over the stitch before knitting it together with the stitch.

 

Row 1: Knit across to the next wrapped stitch. Knit the stitch together with the wrap. Next: Bring your yarn forward, slip the next stitch as if to purl, yarn back, slip the wrapped stitch back to the left needle, turn. This stitch now has two wraps.

 

Row 2: Purl across to the next wrapped stitch. Purl the stitch together with the wrap, yarn back, slip the next stitch to your right needle, yarn forward, return the stitch to your left needle. Turn.

 

For the rest of the shaping you will be adding a second wrap to each stitch.

 

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have worked all the wrapped stitches. Be sure to slip both wraps over the stitch before knitting them together with the wrapped stitch.

 

 

Begin Sock Leg and Rib:

 

Beginning with Needle 1 and stitch motif pattern around, knit leg to desired height. Stitches total 72.

 

The sock may be finished with or without a ribbing. The sock without a ribbing will have a scalloped top finish. If ribbing is desired, complete sock as follows:

 

Knit ribbing in desired pattern. When ribbing is approximately 2 inches or desired height, cast off loosely in rib.

 

Lela Conrad, 2002. This pattern may be copied and shared freely as long as this notice remains intact.

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