BABY SOCKS ON TWO CIRCULAR NEEDLES
by Tammy King
Supplies: Sock yarn, less than ¼ of a 50 gram ball
Two size 1 circular needles
Two stitch markers
Cast on 40 stitches. Divide equally between the 2 needles. Push stitches to opposite end and join by swapping first and last stitches, being careful not to twist stitches.
Work in k1, p1 for 2 inches.
K two rows.
Heel Flap Work the heel flap back and forth on one needle as follows:
Row 1:(Sl 1 pw, K1) across
Row 2: Sl 1st st pw, then p across.
Work rows 1 and 2 for a total of 14 rows.
Row 1: Sl 1, k10, ssk, k1, turn
Row 2: Sl 1, p3, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, k4, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row5: Sl 1, k6, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 6: Sl 1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 7: Sl 1, k8, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 8: Sl 1, p9, p2tog, p1, turn.
K across 12 stitches. Continuing with same needle, pick up and k 8 sts along heel flap.
Go to the other end of this same needle and transfer 6 sts to needle 2.
Then continue on with this same needle, pm, and k across ½ of the instep sts (10 sts). Now you can drop this needle – there will be 24 sts on it.
With needle 2, k across the remaining instep sts (10), pm, pick up and k 8 sts along the heel flap. End by knitting the 6 heel sts. This needle will have 24 sts on it as well.
K one rnd.
Rnd 1: K to within 3 sts of marker, k2tog, k1, sl marker, k across to next marker, sl marker, k1 ssk, k remaining sts.
Rnd 2: K around.
Repeat these 2 rnds until you have 20 sts on each needle.
K 9 rnds even.
Rnd 1: On each needle - k to within 3 sts of marker, k2tog, k1, sl marker, k1, ssk, k to end of needle.
Rnd 2: On each needle – k around.
Repeat these 2 rounds until 20 sts remain (10 on each needle)
K 1 more round.
Shift 5 sts off end of each needle onto other needle, this will make the toe lie flat. Remove markers.