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Lesson Five - Turning this thing into a sock

Lesson Five - Now itís time to turn this thing into a sock!

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Shape toe and finish off as desired.

If you have a favorite toe shaping, do it now, then skip to **. Warning: you have an odd number of stitches not divisible by 4-youíll have to fudge a bit to end up with what you are used to at the end.
My instructions below include this fudge factor on the last round.

If you need instructions for toe shaping, continue:

Mentally label your needles #1 (11 sts, bottom of foot), #2 (25 sts, instep), #3 (11 sts, bottom of foot) 

Rnd 1: On #1, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1, on #2, k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2

tog, k1, on #3, k1, ssk, k to end.

Rnd 2: Knit

Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until 13 sts rem.

Rep Rnd 1 only until 17 sts rem.

On #1, knit, on #2, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. [16 sts]

Cut yarn, leaving 14-16" tail for grafting.

Slide sts from #3 onto #1, so that you have 8 sts on each of two needles. Graft opening.

Grafting instructions are plentiful online, and probably better than anything I could write. Try looking at the socknitters page: http://www.pcola.gulf.net/~enp/sockpage/lessons/lessons.html

or this one: http://knitting.about.com/hobbies/knitting/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=
http://www.planetshoup.com/easy/tips/grafting.shtml

**RS facing, using mattress stitch and ends of MC and A which you left hanging from your work, sew back seam of sock, matching pattern at edges.

This is the part above the heel and up through the ribbing. For examples of how to do mattress stitch, refer to your favorite book or on-line source, or try:

http://marketplace.xtra.co.nz/isroot/KnittingStore/knit/seams.htm 
(called the "edge-to-edge seam")

RS facing, using mattress stitch and MC, sew both instep seams, joining shaped edge of gusset to side of instep. Weave in all ends.

Congratulations! You now have an argyle sock!


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