Deb's Almost Easy Toe Up Sock

By Deb Wunder

One skein of Paton,s Nature Fleece Superwash

Set of five size 6 wooden dpns

NOTE:  Gauge will vary depending on what yarn and what size needles you use.

Cast on 24 stitches.

Round 1: *Sl 1 (with yarn in front), K1, repeat from *  to end of row.  Turn work.  *sl 1, K1, rep from *  to end of row.

Separate the stitches onto two needles as follows:  Holding two needles in your right hand, slip the K stitches to one needle, and the sl sts to the other needle.  Place a marker for beginning of next round.

Round 2: 1st needle:  Inc 1, k across, inc 1. 2nd needle:  Inc 1, k across, Inc 1

Round 3: Knit even on both needles

Repeat Rounds 2 and 3 until sock is width of foot (I used 40 stitches as my width.)  Divide stitches onto four needles altogether and knit with the fifth needle. (I had 10 sts on each needle.)

Knit even until foot is to where you want to begin your heel.

Short Row Heel: 
Row 1:   Knit across first two needles until last stitch. Wrap last stitch, turn
Row 2:   Purl across stitches just worked until last stitch.  Wrap last stitch, turn. 

Repeat these two rows, having one less stitch knitted on each row until you have purled 8 stitches and wrapped the last stitch.  Turn.

Knit around entire row, then knit the eight stitches again.  Turn
Row 1:   P 8, wrap next stitch, turn
Row 2:   K9, wrap next stitch,  turn. 

Continue doing this until you have knitted 20 stitches.  Continue to knit around the row.

Leg: Knit one inch in stockinette stitch, then switch to K2, P2 ribbing.  Work even until desired length, then cast off.

Hope everyone enjoys this.  It makes a great sock that fits into even my running shoes.

Copyright: Deb Wunder, November 15, 1999

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