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August 2013 - Nepal Slipper Socks

 

This is a quick pattern for a short sock that makes a great house slipper. Nepal, 65% wool and 35% alpaca, makes a great choice to keep winter feet warm. They are knit and sized to be able to fit over another pair of socks for added warmth. Sample was knit to fit a size 8.5 foot.

Flat Dimensions: back of heel to toe = 10 inches; across foot = 4 inches

Gauge 4.25 stitches/inch with 5mm needles

Materials: 2 balls Nepal; 5mm double pointed needles

Cast on 36 stitches. Join in the round and knit 2, purl 2 for 1 inch.

Knit one round



Begin Heel Flap:
With needle 4 (last needle of the round), continue knitting across needle 1
There are now 18 stitches on one needle (heel flap stitches) and 9 each on needles 2 and 3
Continue to work across 18 heel flap stitches as follows:
Row 1: slip 1, purl to end
Row 2: *slip 1, knit 1, repeat from * across row, ending with a knit 1

Continue these two rows until heel flap is as long as it is wide (about 17 rows) ending with row 1 (a purl row)

Turn heel:
Row 1: Slip 1, Knit 10, SSK, knit 1, turn
Row 2: Slip 1, purl 5, P2tog, purl 1, turn
Row 3: Slip 1, knit to 1 stitch before gap, SSK, knit 1, turn
Row 4: Slip 1, purl to last stitch before gap, P2tog, purl 1, turn

Repeat Rows 3 & 4 until all stitches have been used up. Should end with a purl row.

Gusset:
Knit across half of heel stitches
With a new needle knit remaining heel stitches. Continuing with same needle pick up and knit in each of the slipped edge stitches and one extra where the heel flap and instep join.
Knit across needles 2 and 3
With a new needle pick up and knit one stitch where the instep and heel flap join. Continuing down the heel flap, pick up and knit one stitch in each of the slipped edge stitches and then knit the remaining heel stitches.

Knit one round

Decrease Round:
Needle 1: Knit to last 3 stitches, K2tog, knit 1
Needles 2 & 3: Knit
Needle 4: Knit 1, SSK, knit to end

Knit 2 rounds

Continue in this manner until there are 36 stitches.

Knit every round until sock is 2.5 inches shorter than length of foot.

 

Toe Decrease Round:
Needles 1 & 3: Knit to last 3 stitches, K2tog, Knit 1
Needles 2& 4: Knit 1, SSK, Knit to end of needle

Knit 2 rounds
Toe Decrease Round
Knit 1 round
Toe Decrease Round
Knit 1 round
Toe Decrease Round
Knit 1 round

Continue with Toe Decrease Round until 8 stitches remain

Graft stitches together OR cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches.

Weave in ends.

 

~Angela Churchill