Pinked Socks

A great pair of socks for both men and women, these socks are knit from the cuff down. The fun zigzag pattern is worked from charts.

Designer Judy Alexander
Finished Size 7¾ (9, 10)" foot circumference and 9 (10, 10½)" long from back of heel to tip of toe. Socks shown in smallest and largest sizes. Foot length is adjustable.
Yarn Classic Elite Alpaca Sox (60% alpaca, 20% merino, 20% nylon; 450 yd [414 m]/100 g): MC and CC, 1 skein each. Socks shown as foll: red/gray socks: #1844 variegated red/gray (MC) and #1803 light heather gray (CC); blue/gray socks: #1875 gray/brown variegated (MC) and #1847 denim blue (CC).
Needles Size 1 (2.25 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Tapestry needle.
Gauge 36 sts and 37 rnds = 4" in colorwork patt.

Correction and clarification:

Gusset: Sole and gusset sts are worked in stripes, while zigzag patt cont on instep. With RS facing, *k1 with MC, k1 with CC; rep from * over 7 (8, 9) sts (stripe patt); with new needle (Needle 1) cont in stripe patt over next 6 (7, 8) sts, then cont in stripe patt, pick up and knit 1 st for each garter ridge along the heel flap, pick up and knit 1 st where heel and instep join17 (17 18) sts picked up; with Needles 2 and 3, cont zigzag patt across instep (beg with St 4 (1, 4) of chart); with Needle 4, beg with CC (CC, MC), work in stripe patt while picking up sts along 2nd side of heel flap, work 7 (8, 9) sts to end at center of sole (new beg of rnd)–82 (89, 98) sts. There will be 1 more st on Needle 4 than on Needle 1; Needles 1 and 4 hold the sole sts and Needles 2 and 3 hold the instep sts. Work 1 rnd even in patt. Dec rnd: Needle 1: knit to last 2 sts, k2tog with MC; Needles 2 and 3: work in patt; Needle 4: ssk with MC, work in patt to end2 sts dec’d. Work all rem decs with MC. Work 2 rnds even. Rep last 3 rnds 6 (4, 4) times–35 (41, 45) sts rem for sole.

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