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By Sarah Cate Anstey, Nov 4 2017 08:54AM

Knitted socks make great presents all year round and it’s great to have ones with a festive theme…





Duplicate stitch is used for the Christmas pudding design.


Materials

2.5 mm 30 cm circular needles

2.5 mm double pointed needles

Tapestry/darning needle


4ply, 50g ball (100% wool, S on S plied, machine washable)*

(1) red

(1) green

(1) brown

(1) cream

(2) blue



Both Feet

In red, cast on 60 stiches on the circular needles.

Form the round


Rounds 1-2: double rib (k2, p2) repeat to end of rounds

Change to green

Rounds 3-17: double rib (k2, p2) repeat to end of rounds

Place a stich marker

Change to red

Rounds 18-20: k

Change to blue

Rounds 21-70: k


On the 12th blue round (round 32) place a stitch marker, k30, place another maker and k30 to the end of the round.


Right Foot

Count 9 sts to the right of the 1st marker (placed at the beginning) of the 12th blue round.

On the 10th stitch and using duplicate stitch begin Christmas pudding Pattern at A10 (holly leaf)


Left Foot

Count 9 sts to the right of the 2nd marker (placed in the middle) of the 12th blue round.

On the 10th stitch and using duplicate stitch begin Christmas pudding Pattern at A10 (holly leaf)




Both Feet

k45 stitches


Heel flap

Change to red: k30from the circular needles, on to DPN.

(Continue to work with these stitches on DPN, leaving the other 30 sts on the circular needles.)


Row 1: sl1p, p29 sts

Change to blue

Row 2: sl1k, k29 sts


Repeat rows 1 & 2 14 times


To shape the heel

Row 1 sl1p, purl 16 sts, p2tog, p1, turn

Row 2 sl1k, k5 ssk2tog, k1, turn

Row 3 sl1p, p6 p2tog p1, turn

Row 4 sl1k, k7, ssk2tog, k1, turn

Row 5 sl1p, p8 p2tog, p1, turn

Row 6 sl1k, k9, ssk2tog, k1, turn

Row 7 sl1p, p10, p2tog, p1, turn

Row 8 sl1k, k11, ssk2tog, k1, turn

Row 9 sl1p, p12 p2tog, p1, turn

Row 10 sl1k, k13, ssk2tog, k1, turn

Row 11 sl1p, p14 p2tog, p1, turn

Change to red

Row 12 k16, ssk2tog, k1, turn


All the stitches should now be included and there should be 18 left.


Gusset

Transfer the 30 sts left on the circular needle onto a double pointed needle.

Transfer the 18 sts from the heel to the circular needle then pick up 15 sts down the side of the heel flap. Place marker.

K30 sts from the cuff, place a marker.

Pick up another 15 sts down the side of the heel flap.


You should now have 78 sts on your circular needle.


Gusset Shaping

Round 1: k to within 3 stitches of the 1st marker, k2tog, k1, slm,

k to 2nd marker, slm, k1 ssk2tog, k to end of round

Round 2: k

Change to blue and continue until 60 stiches are left.


Foot

k 48 rounds (or the desired length)


Toe Shaping

Change to red, k 1 round.

Round 1: k to within 3 sts of the 1st marker, k2tog, k1, slm, k1, ssk2tog,

k to within 3 sts before the 2nd marker. k2tog, k1, slm, k1, ssk2tog, k to end of round.

Round 2: k

Change to green and continue rounds 1 & 2 until you have 24 sts remaining.

(you may want to transfer stitches to dpn as stitches get less)

Separate the sts between the markers on two dpns.

You should now have 12 sts on each needle (remove all markers.)


Finishing

Cut yarn leaving a 20cm length and use this to graft the sts together.

Secure the ends inside of sock.


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*Suggested Yarn:

Lana Grossa Cool Wool

GGH Merino Soft

Adriafil Genziana

Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine 17

Patons Merino Extrafine 4 Ply

Debbie Bliss Rialto 4 Ply

Rowan Super Fine Merino 4 ply


Knitting techniques and abbreviations

http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/knit.html

http://www.learn2knit.co.uk/knitting/casting-on.php

http://www.dummies.com/crafts/knitting/knitting-stitches/how-to-add-duplicate-stitch-to-knitting/

http://www.getknitting.com/ak_0601swissdarn.aspx

https://www.alpacadirect.com/blogs/alpaca-direct-blog/a-better-way-to-graft-the-toe-of-a-knitted-sock-tutorial

http://www.vogueknitting.com/pattern_help/how-to/beyond_the_basics/grafting





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