Leg

With MC, CO 81 sts onto 1 needle. Divide sts onto 3 needles so that there are 30 sts on needle 1, 25 sts on needle 2, and 26 sts on needle 3. Join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts, and place marker (pm) after first st to denote beg of rnd. Cuff: Work 1<2, pi ribbing for 24 rnds —piece should measure 2Y" (5.5 cm) from beg. Next rnd: Knit to last 2 sts, k2tog—80 sts rem.

Leg: Place another marker before 16th st of the rnd—this is the "seam" st and will be knitted every rnd unless otherwise specified.

Rnds 1-11: Work 11 mds railway st patt (see above), ending with Rnd 5 of patt. Rnd 12: (Rnd 6 of patt) Knit to 3 sts before seam st m, k2tog, kl, slip marker (si m), 1<2 (seam st is the first of these 2 sts), si 1, kl, psso, work to end of rnd as established—78 sts; seam st is now 15th st of rnd. Rnds 13 and 14: (Rnds 1 and 2 of patt) [Kl, pi, kl, p2] 2 times, k2, p2, si m, kl (seam st), p2, kl, *kl, pi, kl, p2; rep from * to end.

Rnd 15: (Rnd 3 of patt) Knit. Rnds 16 and 17: (Rnds 4 and 5 of patt) [Kl, p2, kl, pi] 2 times, [kl, pi] 2 times, si m, [kl, pi] 2 limes (seam st is first kl), *kl, p2, kl, pi; rep from * to end. Rnd 18: (Rnd 6 of pail) Knit to 3 sts before seam st m, k2tog, kl, si m, k2 (seam st is the first of these 2 sts), si 1, kl, psso, knit to end—76 sts; seam st is now 14th st of rnd. Rnds 19 and 20: (Rnds 1 and 2 of patt) [Kl, pi, kl, p2] 2 times, kl, p2, si m, kl, p2, *kl, pi, kl, p2; rep from * to end. Rnd 21: (Rnd 3 of patt) Knit. Rnds 22 and 23: (Rnds 4 and 5 of patt) [Kl, p2, kl, plj 2 times, k2, pi, si m, kl (seam st), pi, kl, *kl, p2, kl, pi; rep from * to end.

Rnd 24: (Rnd 6 of patt) Knit to 2 sts before seam st m, k2tog, si m, kl (seam st), si 1, kl, psso, knit to end—74 sts; seam st is now 13th st of rnd.

Rnds 25 and 26: (Rnds 1 and 2 of patt) [Kl, pi, kl, p2] 2 times, kl, pi, si m, kl (seam st), pi, *kl, pi, kl, p2; rep from * to end. Rnd 27: (Rnd 3 of patt) Knit to 2 sts before seam st m, si 1, kl, psso, si m, kl (seam st), k2tog, knit to end—72 sts; seam st is now 12th st of rnd.

Rnds 28 and 29: (Rnds 4 and 5 of patt) [Kl, p2, kl, pi] 2 times, kl, si m, pi (seam st), *kl, p2, kl, pi; rep from * to end. Rnd 30: (Rncl 6 of patt) Knit to 1 st before m, si 1, remove marker, l<2tog, psso, knit to end—70 sts; 20 sts on needle 1, 25 sts each on needles 2 and 3. Rnds 31-69: Rep 6-rnd railway st patt 6 more times, then work Rnds 1-3 once more—11 Yi patt reps have been completed; piece measures about 8'/>" (21.5 cm) from beg.

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