Twoneedle socks

To fit ages 3 6 months

One 50g ball Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino in Pale Blue. Pair of 3'/mm (US 3) knitting needles.

25 sts and 34 rows to 10cm/4in square over st st using 3%mm (US 3) needles.

beg = beginning cm = centimetre(s) dec = decrease in = inch(es) K(k) = knit mm = millimetres P(p) = purl rem = remaining skpo = slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over si = slip st(s) = stitch(es) st st = stocking stitch tbl = through back loop tog = together to make (make 2) With 3%mm (US 3) needles, cast on 36(40) sts.

Rib row * K1, p1; rep from * to end. Rib a further 5(7) rows. Beg with a k row, work in st st. Work 2(4) rows.

Dec row K5, k2tog, k to last 7 sts, skpo, k5. Work 5(7) rows.

Dec row K4, k2tog, k to last 6 sts, skpo, k4. Work 3(5) rows.

Dec row K3, [k2tog, k6(7)] 3 times, k2tog, k3(4). 28(32) sts. Shape heel

Next row P8(9) sts only, turn.

Work 9 rows in st st on these 8(9) sts only.

Break yarn and leave rem 5(6) sts on a stitch holder.

With wrong side facing, slip centre 12(14) sts onto a stitch holder, rejoin yarn to rem 8(9) sts, p to end.

Work 8 rows in st st on these 8(9) sts. Dec row K2(3), skpo, k1, turn.

sizes materials tension abbreviations two-needle socks

Next row SI 1, p3(4). Dec row K3(4), skpo, k1, turn. Next row SI 1, p4(5). Dec row K4(5), skpo, turn. Next row SI 1, p4(5). Shape instep

Next row K5(6), pick up and k8 sts evenly along inside edge of heel, k12(14) sts from holder, pick up and k8 sts along inside edge of heel and k5(6) sts from holder. 38(42) sts. P 1 row.

Dec row K11(12), k2tog, k12(14), skpo, k11(12). P 1 row.

Dec row K10(11), k2tog, k12(14), skpo, k10(11). P 1 row.

Dec row K9(10), k2tog, k12(14), skpo, k9(10). P 1 row.

Dec row K8(9), k2 tog, k12(14), skpo, k8(9). 30(34) sts. Work 13(17) rows straight. Shape toe

Dec row K1, [skpo, k2(3)] 4 times, k1. 2nd size only P 1 row.

Dec row [P2tog] 7 times.

Break yarn, thread through rem sts, pull up and secure. Join seam.

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