SIZE S (M: L)
Baa Ram Ewe Titus (4ply weight; 50% Wensleydale wool, 20% Bluefaced Leicester, wool, 30% UK alpaca; 320m/350yds per 100g skein) Chevin; 2 x 100g skeins
NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES
1 set 2.75mm (UK 12/US 2) double-pointed needles (DPNs), or circular needles, 80cm long, for Magic Loop method
1 set 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) double-pointed needles (DPNs), or circular needles, 80cm long, for Magic Loop method
30 sts and 37 rows to 10cm over st st on 3.25mm needles
C4F: Slip 2 sts onto cable needle at front of work, K2, K2 from cable needle.
All rounds: (K2,Pl) to end.
STEP DANCE (WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS)
Round 1: (K2tog, yo, K2, P5) to end.
Round 2: (K2, yo, SSK, P5) to end.
Rounds 3 to 6: Repeat rounds 1 and 2.
Round 7: (C4F, P5) to end.
Rounds 8 to 10: (K4, P5) to end.
Round 11: Repeat round 7.
Round 12: (K4, P1, P2tog, P2) to end. [9 (10:11) sts dec'd over round.]
Round 13: (K2tog, yo, K2, P4) to end.
Round 14: (K2, yo, SSK, P4) to end.
Rounds 15 to 18: Repeat rounds 13 and 14.
Round 19: (C4F, P4) to end.
Rounds 20 to 22: (K4, P4) to end.
Round 23: Repeat round 19.
Round 24: (K4, P1, P2tog, P1) to end. [9 (10:11) sts dec'd over round.]
Round 25: (K2tog, yo, K2, P3) to end.
Round 26: (K2, yo, SSK, P3) to end.
Rounds 27 to 30: Repeat rounds 25 and 26.
Round 31: (C4F, P3) to end.
Rounds 32 to 34: (K4, P3) to end.
Round 35: Repeat round 31.
Round 36: (K4, P1, P2tog) to end. [9 (10:11) sts dec'd over round.]
Round 37: (K2tog, yo, K2, P2) to end.
Round 38: (K2, yo, SSK, P2) to end.
Rounds 39 to 42: Repeat rounds 37 and 38.
Round 43: (C4F, P2) to end.
Rounds 44 to 46: (K4, P2) to end.
Round 47: Repeat round 43.
Round 48: (K4, P2) to end.
Round 1: (K2tog, yo, K2, P2) to end.
Round 2: (K2, yo, SSK, P2) to end.
Rounds 3 to 6: Repeat rounds 1 and 2.
Round 7: (C4F, P2) to end.
Round 8: (K4, P2) to end.
Using 2.75mm needles, cast on 78 (87:96) sts. Pm and join to work in the round, taking care not to twist sts.
Work ribbing pattern for 20 rounds. Change to 3.25mm needles. Knit 1 round, increasing 3 sts evenly around. 81 (90:99) sts.
Work Step Dance pattern Rows 1-48 from Chart or written instructions, repeating 9 (10:11) times across the round. 54 (60:66) sts when all decreases are complete. Rep Rounds 37 48 until work from beg meas approx 38cm or desired length to top of heel flap, ending with Round 47.
DIVIDE FOR HEEL
Cont in pattern as set, work Round 48 to final 2 (1:0) sts of round. Move these sts to beg of next round and replace beg of round mrk.
Next row: Knit across the first 26 (30:34) sts including any moved sts. These sts will become the heel sts.
Place rem 28 (30:32) sts on hold for instep.
Row 1: Sl 1, purl to end.
Row 2: (Sl 1, K1) to end. Rep rows 1 and 2, 12 (14:16) more times, then work row 1 once more.
Row 1: K13 (15:17), SSK, K1, turn.
Row 2: Sl 1, P1, P2tog, P1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1 purlwise, K to 1 st before gap caused by dec in prev row, SSK, K1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1 purlwise, P to 1 st before gap caused by dec in prev row, P2tog, P1, turn.
Rep Rows 3 and 4 until all heel sts have been worked. 14 (16:18) sts rem.
Knit across heel flap sts, pick up and knit 14 (16:18) sts up one side of heel flap, pm, across instep sts: P0 (1:2), work Round 1 of Instep Pattern to last 4 (5:0) sts, K4 (4:0), P0 (1:0), pm, pick up and knit 14 (16:18) sts down other side of heel flap, K7 (8:9), pm to mark new beg of round. 70 (78:86) sts.
Beginning of round is now the middle of the heel.
Round 1: Knit across sole sts, wrork instep pattern as set by last rnd, K across sole sts.
Round 2: As Round 1.
Round 3: K nit across sole sts to 3 sts before mrk, K2tog, K1, slm, work instep pattern as set to mrk, slm, K1, SSK, K to end of rnd. Continue working Rounds 2 and 3 until 26 (30:32) sts rem on sole. 28 (30:32) sts rem in instep. Continue pattern as set by Round 1 until sock is approx. 4cm less than desired foot length.
Size S only
Set-up round: Knit sole sts, slm, K1, SSK, K to 3 sts before mrk, K2tog, K1, slm, K to end of round. 52 (-:-)sts.
Sizes M and L only
Work as set by Round 1 once more. - (60:64) sts.
Dec round 1: (Knit to 3 sts before mrk, K2tog, K1, slm, K1, SSK) twice, knit to end. 2 sts dec'd.
Round 2: Knit.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until 28 sts remain, ending with a Round 2. Work Round 1 only until 16 sts remain in round.
Split sts over two needles, with 8 sts on each needle, and graft the toe together using Kitchener Stitch.
Weave in loose ends and gently block to measurements, following any yarn care instructions on the ball band.