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BROKEN RIB SOCKS
2 skeins of sock yarn
Set of 5 #2 (2.75 mm) double point needles
Recommended Yarns: Dyed Jems Sock Yarn
CO 56 sts
Row 1: *k3, p1; rep from * to end
Repeat Row 1 18 times
Row 1: k
Row 2: *k3, p1; rep from * to end
Repeat Last 2 Rows until you have 7 inches from cast on edge.
Slip 1 Stitch from needle 1 to needle 2, knit in pattern remaining sts from needle 1 onto needle 4 (27 stitches on needle 4) Ignore stitches on Needles 2 & 3
Row 1: p27
Row 2: Sl 1 st knitwise, * k1, Sl 1 st knitwise * repeat between * until end of row
Repeat these 2 rows for a total of 13 times
Last Row: Repeat Row 1 (27 rows total in heel)
K16, ssk, k1, turn.
Wrong Side: Sl 1 purlwise, p6, p2tog, p1, turn.
Right Side: Sl 1 purlwise, k7, ssk, k1, turn.
Next Row: Sl 1 purlwise, knit or purl to 1 st before the gap, SSK or p2tog closing gap, k1or p1, turn. (Choice is given for a right or wrong side row)
Continue this last row until there is not a gap. (17 sts left on needle)
Knit sts on needle 4.
Row 1: Pick up and knit 15 sts from slipped sts on left side of heel flap. M1 between needles 1 & 2 and add to needle 1. (16 stitches on Needle 1) Knit across needles 2 & 3 in pattern. M1 between needle 3 and right heel flap and add to soon to be needle 4. Pick up and knit 15 sts from slipped sts on right side of heel flap. Knit 9 sts from needle 5 (old needle 4) onto new needle 4. Slip the rest of the sts from needle 5 onto needle 1.
Row 2: Knit until 3 sts are left on needle 1, k2tog, k1, knit across needle 2 & 3 in pattern, k1 on needle 4, ssk, knit the rest of sts on needle 4.
Row 3: Knit stitches on Needle 1, Knit in pattern on Needles 3 & 4, Knit stitches on Needle 4
Repeat the last 2 rows until there are 29 total sts on Needles 1 & 4.
Row 1: Knit stitches on Needle 1, Knit in pattern on Needles 3 & 4, Knit stitches on Needle 4
Repeat row 1 until sock measures 2 inches less than the length of your foot. For Size 7 ½ this is 35 - 40 rows.
For Rows 1,2,3,5,6,8,9,11,13,15 knit all sts
For Rows 4, 7, 10, 12, 14, 16 Needle 1: knit until 3 sts before end, k2tog, k1. Needle 2: k1, ssk, knit to end of needle. Needle 3: Repeat Needle 1. Needle 4: Repeat Needle 2.
After Row 16 Continue the decreasing row until there are 18 sts left. Knit stitches from needle 1 onto needle 4. Slip sts from needle 2 onto needle 3. Graft remaining sts together.
Holding the 2 needles parallel with wrong sides of fabric together, thread a blunt tapestry needle with yarn end and work as follows: Insert needle as if to purl into the first stitch on front piece. Insert needle as if to knit into the first stitch on the back piece. Then follow steps 1-4 as outlined below. 1) Insert it as if to knit through the first st on the front needle and let the st drop from the needle. 2) Insert the needle into the second st on the front needle as if to purl and pull the yarn through, leaving the st on the needle. 3) Insert the needle into the first st on the back needle as if to purl and let it drop from the needle, then 4) insert it as if to knit through the second st on the back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving the st on the needle. Repeat 1-4 until all sts are gone. When finished, adjust tension as necessary. Weave in ends.
Dyed Jems Yarn Company © 2007