Little Lady's Lacy Socks
Size: 12-18 months(2T, 3T). Instructions are for smallest size, with larger sizes in parenthesis. When one number is given, it applies to all sizes.
Gauge: 6 stitches per inch
Materials: 100 yds. of sock weight yarn (pattern was knitted with Lion Brand's Microfiber), 4 US size 3 double pointed needles, large darning needlePicot Cuff: CO 30(36, 42) stitches. K around for 4 rows. Picot row as follows: *K2tog., YO* repeat from * to * around once. K around for 4 rows again. Fold first 4 knitted rows down on the inside of the sock; Loosely K around once while also catching one stitch of the CO row with each knitted stitch. Work sock cuff as follows:
Row 1: (eyelet row): *K3tbl, YO, (Sl1, K2tog. PSSO), YO*. Repeat from * to * around
Rows 2-4: *K3tbl, K3*. Repeat from * to * around
Continue rows 1 - 4 until sock cuff is desired length, usually 2(3,4) inches. Work heel flap as follows:
Heel Flap: Place 14(18,20) stitches on Needle #1. Work back and forth on Needle #1 to work heel flap.
Row 1: (RS) *Sl1 purl-wise, K1*. Repeat from * to * across Needle #1. Turn.
Row 2: (WS) Sl 1 knit-wise, P across
Repeat these rows 14(18,20) times, ending with a RS row. Work heel as follows:
(WS) P7, P2tog., P1. Turn.
(RS) Sl1, K 3, K2tog. K1. Turn
(WS) Sl1, P4, P2tog. P1. Turn. Continue in pattern, increasing one more purl or knit stitch after each slipped stitch, until all stitches have been worked, ending with a RS row. Work the gusset as follows:
Gusset: Using the free needle, PU and knit 7(9,10) stitches from heel flap edge. Combine stitches from Needles #2 and #3 onto one needle. K across, continuing pattern as established in cuff. PU and knit 7(9,10) stitches on next heel flap edge, and then knit half of the stitches from Needle #1. Place the remaining stitches from Needle #1 onto the next needle. This needle now becomes Needle #1.
Row 1: K Needle #1. Work across Needle #2, continuing pattern as established in cuff. K needle #3.
Row 2: K Needle #1 to last three stitches, then K2 tog., K1. Work across Needle #2, continuing pattern as established in cuff. On Needle #3, K1, SSK, K the rest of the needle.
Continue rows 1 - 2 until there are 30 stitches on the needles. Then, knit across Needles #1 and #3 and continuing pattern on Needle #2 until foot measures 4(5 1/2, 6 1/2) inches. Work toe as follows:
Row 1: On Needle #1, K to last 3 stitches, then K2tog., K1. On Needle #2, K1, SSK, K to last 3 stitches, K2 tog., K1. On Needle #3, K1, SSK, K across needle.
Row 2: K around
Continue rows 1 - 2 until there are 8(8,12) stitches left. Then, (for size 12-18months and 3T only) work 1 row as follows: K across Needle #1. On Needle #2, K1, SSK, K to last 3 stitches, K2tog., K1. Knit across Needle #3.
To finish, knit stitches from Needle #1 onto Needle #3. Close toe with Kitchener Stitch.