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Socks for Paul

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I started this post two years ago, when I was looking for a new knitting project. Not only did I finish these socks, but I have made a couple more pairs of socks for him as well.  They are really warm and very comfy. I use sock yarn and four size 1 needles to knit these.

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CO 68 (in a round with 3 small size 1 needles) Split the CO stitches evenly on the needles
k1,p1 for 15 rounds to make the cuff

Knit 60 rows

Heel

Row 1 – Sl, kl for 34 stitches
Row 2 – Sl, purl 33 stitches

Repeat for 16 times (for 32 rows)

Heel Turn

Row 1 – Sl, k17, ssk, k1 turn
Row 2 – Sl, p5, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 3 – Sl, k6, ssk, k1, turn
Row 4 – Sl, p7, p2tog, p1, turn
continue like this until you ssk and p2tog at the very end of heels

Gusset Decrease

Pick up 20 stitches and continue down the heel flap. Continue to knit around and pick up another 20 stitches on the instep. I split these stitches onto three needles. One for the bottom of the foot and the first 20 picked up stitches, all of the top of the foot stitches (34 stitches), and the last needle 20 instep stitches and the rest of the heel half.

Round 1 – Needle 1 – Knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1. Needle 2 – knit all 34 stitches. Needle 3 – K1, ssl Knit the rest.
Round 2 – Knit

Continue these two rounds until there are 72 stitches.

Continue knitting around until foot measures desired length. For Paul’s foot which is a 9 1/2 to size 10 mens…I knitted 66 rounds.

Then start to decrease for the toe.

Round 1 – k1, ssk, k to 3 stitches from the end of the instep k2tog, k1. k1, ssk, k to 3 stitches of sole, k2tog, k1.
Round 2 – knit

Do this until you have 28 stitches left. Transfer stitches onto two needles and kitchener stitch the toe together and tie off.

Usually the sock is tight to begin with, but loosens up once it is worn and washed a few times.

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