Cont even as established until foot measures 7Vi" (19 cm) from back of heel, or 3" (7.5 cm) less than desired total length, ending with Rnd 3 of ringwood patt. Knit all sts for 2 rnds.
Rep Rows 3 and 4 until all sts have been worked, ending with Row 4—17 sts rem. Gussets: Rejoin for working in the rnd as foil:
Rnd I: With needle 1, kl 7 heel sts, then pick up and knit 15 sts along right side of heel flap; with needle 2, work 29 instep sts in patt; with needle .3, pick up and knit 15 sts along left side of heel flap, then knit the lirst 8 heel sts from needle 1 again—76 sts total; 24 sts on needle 1, 29 instep sts on needle 2, and 23 sts on needle 3. Rnd begins at back of heel. Rnd 2: On needle 1, knit to last 3 sts, l<2tog, kl; on needle 2, work instep sts as established; on needle 3, kl, si 1, kl, psso, knit to end—2 sts dec'd.
Rnd 3: Knit all sts on needle 1; work instep sts in ringwood patt as established on needle 2; knit all sts on needle 3. Rep Rnds 2 and 3 five more times—64 sts rem; 18 sts on needle 1, 29 instep sts on needle 2. 17 sts on needle 3.
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