Two Color Newborn Socks
By Dawn Adcock

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Fingering/baby weight wool in two colors
Size 1 double pointed needles, set of 4
Gauge: 8 st/1"   Length: 3 " foot, heel to toe

Color A: Cast on 40 sts and divide on three needles (14,12,14) K1,
        P1 rib for 8 rounds
Color B: Knit 4 rounds
Color A: K1, P1 for one round
Color B: P1, K1 for one round Knit 2 rounds (cut Color B)
Color A: Do Heel: K 10 sts, place remaining 4 sts on instep needle, turn
        Sl 1, P19, place remaining 4 sts with instep sts, dividing instep sts on two needles
        Sl 1, K1, to end
        Sl 1, purl to end
        Repeat last two rows 5 times more, for a total of six "V" sts in the heel
        Turn Heel: Sl 1, K11, ssk, K1, turn (5 sts left)
        Sl 1, P5, P2tog, P1, turn (5 sts left)
        Sl 1, K6, ssk, K1, turn (3 sts left)
        Sl 1, P7, P2tog, P1, turn (3 sts left)
        Sl 1, K8, ssk, K1, turn (1 st left)
        Sl 1, P9, P2tog, P1, turn (1 st left)
        Sl 1, K10, ssk, turn (0 st left)
        Sl 1, P10, P2tog, turn (0 st left)
        Sl 1, K11 (12 heel sts total left) (cut Color A)
Color B: Gusset: Pick up 8 sts on side of heel flap (needle 1) Knit across instep sts, placing all 20 on one           needle (needle 2) Pick up 8 sts on side of heel, and also knit 6 sts from heel (middle of heel beginning           of round) (48 sts total)
        Knit one round even
        Decrease Round: Needle 1: K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
        Needle 2: Knit across
        Needle 3: K1, ssk, K to end
        Do decrease round every round 4 times, until 10 gusset sts remain on each side,
        40 sts total remain again
       Foot: Knit 14 rounds even, or until " short of desired length Knit to end of needle 1 (cut Color B)
 Color A: Toe Decrease: (needle 1-10 sts, needle 2-20 sts, needle 3-10 sts)
        Needle 2: K1, ssk, K to last 3 sts,   K2tog, K1
        Needle 3: K1 ssk, K to end of needle
        Needle 1: K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
        Repeat decrease round every round until 8 sts left.
        Draw yarn through these 8 sts to finish off.

Copyright: Dawn Adcock, June 29, 1999


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