The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.Cast on 36 sts loosely. Divide onto 3 needles, having 12 sts on each needle. Join in rnd. Place marker on 1st stitch for beginning of round.
1st rnd: *K1. P1. Rep from * around. Rep last rnd of (K1. P1) ribbing for 2 ins [5 cm].
Knit in rnds until work from beg measures 7 ins [18 cm].
*Remove marker indicating beginning of round,you do not need it while working the Heel.
Arrange sts as follows: Slip 3 sts from end of 1st needle onto beg of 2nd needle, 3 sts from beg of 3rd needle onto end of 2nd needle. 36 sts are now divided as: 9 sts on 1st needle, 18 sts on 2nd needle, and 9 sts on 3rd needle. Divide 18 sts on 2nd needle onto 2 needles and leave for INSTEP (will be worked later).
Knit 9 sts off 1st needle onto end of 3rd needle. 18 sts for Heel.
Note: The first stitch of Heel always will be slipped purlwise. Slipped stitches at edge look like a chain.
1st row: (WS). Sl1P. Purl to end of row.
2nd row: *Sl1P. K1. Rep from * to end of row. Rep last 2 rows 7 (8-9) times more, then 1st row once.
Note: The technique used is: “Short Turn Rows”. Short turn rows are formed by working across some of the stitches on the left-hand needle. After turning, leave remaining stitches unworked.
1st row: (RS). K10. Sl1. K1. psso. K1.turn.
2nd row: Sl1P. P4. P2tog. P1. turn.
3rd row: Sl1P. K5. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. turn.
4th row: Sl1P. P6. P2tog. P1. turn.
5th row: Sl1P. K7. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. turn.
6th row: Sl1P. P8. P2tog. P1. turn.
7th row: Sl1P. Knit to end of row. 12 sts.
It’s time to use the INSTEP stitches that were set aside on 2 double-pointed needles and start working in rounds again.
With RS of work facing and 1st needle, pick up and knit 8 (9-10) sts along left side of heel.
The Basic Sock (Chunky) 23 With 2nd needle, K18 sts across instep. With 3rd needle, pick up and knit 8 (9-10) sts along other side of heel. K6 from heel onto 3rd needle. Slip rem 6 sts from heel onto beg of 1st needle. 46 (48-50) sts are now divided as follows: 14 (15-16) sts on 1st needle, 18 sts on 2nd needle and 14 (15-16) sts on 3rd needle.
Note: The total number of stitches for foot should be equal to the total number of cast on stitches for Leg. You will work decreases at bottom corners of Heel Flap until required number of stitches is obtained.
1st rnd: 1st needle: Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 2nd needle: Knit. 3rd needle: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to end of needle.
2nd rnd: Knit. Rep these 2 rnds to 36 sts divided as: 9 sts on 1st needle, 18 sts on 2nd needle and 9 sts on 3rd needle.
Knit in rnds until work from picked up row measures 6 (61/2-7) ins [15 (16.5-18) cm].
1st rnd: 1st needle: Knit to last 3 sts.K2tog. K1. 2nd needle: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
3rd needle: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to end of needle.
2nd rnd: Knit. Rep these 2 rnds to 16 sts.
Knit sts of 1st needle onto end of 3rd needle. Break yarn, leaving an end 8 ins [20.5 cm] long. Graft 2 sets of 8 sts tog for toe.
beg = Beginning.
k = Knit.
k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.
p = Purl.
p2tog = Purl next 2 stitches together.
psso = Pass slipped stitch over.
rep = Repeat.
rnd(s) = Round(s).
rS = Right side.
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.
Sl1p = Slip next stitch purlwise.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
tog = Together.
wS = Wrong side.