2 4-ounce skeins Bartlettyarn Maine wool worsted weight (210 yards per skein) Medium Sheep Gray
Size US 4/3.5mm double pointed needles (use four needles, not five)
22 sts and 40 rows per 4"
Cast on 54 sts (18 sts on 3 needles). Work *k2, p1* ribbing for 10".
Make heel flap:
Divide work so that 32 stitches are on one needle (heel needle), and 11 stitches each are on two needles.
Work double heel as follows:
Row 1: Slip 1, purl to end.
Row 2: Slip 1, *K1, sl1* to last stitch, k1.
Work rows 1 and 2 for 2.25". Repeat Row 1.
Row 1: K 23 sts, k2tog, turn.
Row 2: P 15, p2tog, turn.
Row 3: K 15, k2tog, turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until 16 stitches are left. End having completed a purl row (Row 2). Knit one row.
Join work into a round again:
With heel needle, pick up 17 stitches along the edge of the heel flap (needle 1). Work k2, p1 across the instep (needle 2). Pick up 16 sts along the other side of the heel flap and knit 8 stitches from the heel needle (needle 3). (25, 22, 24 stitches on three needles, a total of 71 sts).
Decrease for gusset:
Rnd 1: Knit to last 3 stitches on needle 1, k2tog, k1. Continue working *k2, p1* across needle 2. K1, ssk, knit to end of needle 3.
Rnd 2: Knit across needle 1, work *k2, p1* rib across needle 2, knit across needle 3.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until 58 stitches are left. (18, 22, 18 sts on each of the three needles)
Work even (pattern on upper foot and stockinette on the bottom) until sock reaches 8 3/4", or 2" less than desired foot length. The best thing is to measure the wearer's actual foot.
Decrease for toe:
Arrange sts as follows: Needle 1 - 14 sts; needle 2 - 29 sts; needle 3 - 15 sts.
Rnd 1: Needle 1: Knit to last 3 stitches on needle 1, k2tog, k1. Needle 2: K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. Needle 3: K1, ssk, knit to end of needle.
Rnd 2: Knit around.
Repeat these 2 rounds until 22 stitches remain. Knit sts on needle 1 onto needle 3 (11 sts) and leave remaining sts (11) on needle 2. Graft the stitches together with kitchener stitch. Weave in ends. Make second sock.