Annabelle's Entrelac Socks
Instructor: Annabelle Dawson
Lesson Four - The
heel and work the foot.
Take a moment to measure the
circumference of the foot that will wear this sock. With 80 sts at 9 sts per
inch there are nearly 9 inches around. You may not want this size, so adjust to
fit wearer. (circumference + ½ - 1
inch for ease). Knit 3 rounds, adjusting number of sts on first of these rnds.
If you have a favourite way of
working the heel and foot, you will not need the rest of these instructions.
Divide the sts so that the first
ndl has ½ the sts., give or take 1 st, as this must be an odd number. Put the
rest of the sts on 2 ndls.(foot sts)
R1. (right side) K1, [slip 1,
k1] to end of ndl, turn.
R2. K1, purl to last st, k1,
Repeat these 2 rows for 2 ¼
inches, ending with R1 and omitting turn.
Purl to centre of heel plus 1
more st. (must be an even number). Sl1, k1, psso, k1, turn.
R2. P3, p2tog, p1, turn.
R3. K4, sl1, k1, psso, k1, turn.
R4. P5, p2tog, p1, turn.
R5. K6, sl1, k1, psso, k1, turn.
Continue in this fashion until all sts have been worked. The number of sts will
vary with the beginning number. You should end with a purl row.
Put foot sts on 1 ndl and heel
sts on 2 ndls.
Knit across first ndl and second
ndl. Pick up and knit 1 st for every 2 rows along side of heel. K foot sts. With another ndl pick up and k 1 st for every 2 rows along
other side of heel and k sts from first heel ndl. You will now have ½ the heel
sts and the instep sts on first ndl, the foot sts on second ndl, and the rest of
the sts on last ndl.
Round 1. K to last 3 sts on
first ndl, sl1, k1, psso, k1. Knit foot sts. Ndl3, k1, k2tog, k to end of ndl.
Round 2. Knit all sts.
Repeat these to rounds until
there are the desired number of sts for foot. Continue without further shaping
until foot is 2 inches less than desired length (from centre of back of heel).
Ndl 1. K to last 3 sts *sl1, k1,
Ndl 2. K1, k2tog, k to last 3
sts, repeat * - *.
Ndl3. K1, k2tog, k to end of ndl.
K 3 rnds.
Repeat these 4 rnds until 29 or
30 sts remain.
K 1 rnd. Graft toe sts.
Sew in all ends. Wear