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The Obstacles Sock
From Diane Frelich

Construction: Top Down with 4 needles Gauge: 7 stitches per inch
Calculated Cuff Measurement: 8 inches. I used sport weight yarn
Total Stitches: 56 Needle Size: US 3 / 3.25 mm


Pattern: Pattern adapted from 440 More Knitting Stitches (A Harmony Guide page 61)

Ribbing and Leg:

Cast on 56 stitches. Join in a ring being careful not to twist. Divide stitches over 3 needles (14, 28, 14) Select your desired ribbing pattern and knit circularly for approximately 2 inches. (I did 13 rows counting from the needle down.) Beginning with Needle 1 and start pattern.

Pattern: This is a 14 stitch repeat

Row 1: * P3, k2 tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, sl 1, kl, psso; repeat from *
Row 2, 4, 6, 8: * P3, kll; repeat from *
Row 3: * P3, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, sl l, kl, psso; repeat from *
Row 5: * P3, k2tog, k1, yo, k5, yo, kl, sl 1,k1, psso; repeat from *
Row 7: * P3, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, sl 1, k1, psso ; repeat from *
Row 9: * YO, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, k2, p3, k2tog, k1, yo, k1; repeat from *
Row 10: * K7, p3, k4 ; repeat from *
Row 11: * YO, k3, yo, k2, sl 1,k1, psso, p3, k2tog, k2; repeat from *
Row 12: * K8, p3, k3 ; repeat from *
Row 13: * YO, k5, yo, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, p3, k2tog, k1; repeat from *
Row 14: * K9, p3, k2 ; repeat from *
Row 15: * YO, k7, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, p3, k2tog ; repeat from *
Row 16: * K10, p3, k1 ; repeat from *
I repeated the 16 row pattern twice

Begin Heel:(NOTE: Heel flap is worked in rows on 28 stitches.)

Heel Pattern:
Row 1 *Slip 1 WYIB, k1 repeat across from *
Row 2 and 4 Slip 1, purl across
Row 3 *K1, Slip 1 WYIB repeat across from *
Knit in heel pattern until you have 28 heel flap rows. Heel flap shape should be close to square. End with a purl row.

Turn Heel as follows:
Row 1: Sl 1, K15 sts, K2 tog, K1 turn
Row 2: Sl 1, P5 sts, P2 tog, P1, turn
Row 3: Sl 1, K6, K2 tog, K1, turn
Row 4: Sl 1, P7, P2 tog, P1, turn

Repeat rows 3 and 4, increasing 1 additional K or P stitch after the Sl 1 until all side stitches are consumed. End with a purl row.

Gusset:
Beginning with needle 1, knit across heel flap. Pick up and knit 14 stitches from the side of the heel flap and knit one stitch in the gusset corner. Knit in pattern across needle 2 Pick up and knit one stitch in the gusset corner and then pick up and knit 14 from the side of the heel flap. Knit until end of round. Stitch count is (23, 28, 23) respectively.

Gusset Decrease and Sock Foot:
Row 1:
Needle 1: Knit until the last 3 stitches, k2 tog, k1.
Needle 2: Work in pattern around.
Needle 3: K1, SSK, knit around.

Row 2: Work in pattern around.
Repeat these 2 rounds until total stitches equal 56. Transfer stitches as necessary so that you have returned to your original stitch placement. (14, 28, 14)

Sock Foot:
I do something different here..I knit 6, P2, K2, P2, K2 on needle 1; work the pattern on needle 2: Then K2, P2, K2, P2, K6 on needle 3until you are approximately 1 1/2 to 2 inches from the top of your longest toe. This takes the foot in some for those who have narrow feet. OR You also could just continue knitting in stockinette on needle 1 and 3 instead for a regular foot and work the pattern in needle 2

Shape Toe:
Row 1:
Needle 1: Knit until the last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1
Needle 2: K1, SSK, knit until the last 3 stitches, k2 tog, K1.
Needle 3: K1, SSK, knit around.
Row 2: Knit around

Continue in this manner until you have approximately 24 stitches remaining or until sock has your desired toe shape. Graft toe close.


You are permitted to print out this pattern for your personal use but not for resale of the pattern.Enjoy . Diane in Montana BearHugsMT@prodigy.net