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Jewel Boxes

By Sue Lighthill


Construction:  Top Down with 4  double point needles.
Cuff:    8 inches
Calculated Cuff Measurement:  8 inches.
Gauge:     8 stitches per inch
Total Stitches:    64
Heel Style:    Flap/Standard;  Width:    Standard;  Stitch:  Sl 1 K 1
Toe Style:    Standard;  Toe Shape:    Standard
Needle Size:  US 1 / 2.25 mm

Knit using fingering weight yarn:
1 Skein Jawoll by Lang (2 skeins for a medium/large foot)
Left over navy and Lorna's Laces Child's Play


Pattern:

Ribbing and Leg:

Cast on 64 (72 ) stitches.  Join in a ring being careful not to twist. Mark join as the beginning of the round and center of heel.  Divide stitches over 4 needles  (16, 32, 16). 

CUFF:

Knit 2, Purl 2, knit circularly for approximately 2 inches.

SOCK BODY:

Beginning with Needle 1 
Row 1 through  row 8.   Knit all stitches around  with white.

Note: Beginning with row 9, you will be knitting with two colors on the same row, so  ,  Remember to twist the new yarn behind the old yarn when you change colors so you do not have a hole and carry the non working color loosely behind your work.

Row 9.  Knit 1 all stitches  with darker color

Row 10 through 13. Alternate, beginning with  4 stitches  darker color , then  with 4 stitches variegated. repeat around the row.

Row 14 though 17. Alternate, beginning with 4  variegated stitches, then 4 dark stitches , knitting  around  the row.

Row 18. Knit 1 all stitches around with dark color.

Row 19 through 26.  Knit all stitches  with white


Begin Heel
NOTE:  Heel flap is worked in rows on 32 stitches.

Heel Pattern: 
Row 1  *Slip 1, k1  repeat across from *
Row 2  Slip 1, purl across

Knit in heel pattern until you have 32 heel flap rows.  Heel flap shape should be close to square.  End with a purl row.

Turn Heel as follows:
Row 1:  Sl 1, K17 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 16 stitches from the side of the heel flap and knit one stitch in the gusset corner.  Knit in pattern across needles 2 and 3.    Pick up and knit one stitch in the gusset corner and then pick up and knit 16 from the side of the heel flap.  Knit until end of round.
Stitch count is (26, 32,, 26) respectively.

Gusset Decrease and Sock Foot:
Row 1: 
Needle 1:  Knit until the last 3 stitches, k2 tog, k1.
Needle 2 and 3:  Work in pattern around.
Needle 4:  K1, SSK, knit around. 

Repeat these 2 rounds until total stitches equal 64.  Transfer stitches as necessary so that you have returned to your original stitch placement.  (16, 32, 16).

Sock Foot:
Continue knitting in stockinette on needles   until you are approximately 1 1/2 to 2 inches from the top of your longest toe.

Shape Toe:
Row 1:  
Needle 1:  Knit until the last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1
Needle 2:  K1, SSK, knit around.
Needle 3:  Knit until the last 3 stitches, K2 tog, K1
Needle 4:  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 closed.

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