Supplies

1 skein each of 2 different colors of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (Shown in Denim - 14ns and Cedar - 7ns)

1 40 inch (101.60 cm) US1 (2.5 mm) circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Stitch markers

Tapestry needle

Gauge

34 stitches per 4 inches (10.16 cm) in stockinette stitch

Size

The socks, as shown have an 8 inch (20.32 cm) circumference, unworn.

The foot and leg can be lengthened as necessary, or lengthen the heel flap longer/shorter and change the number of stitches picked up along the side appropriately.

Instructions

Abbreviations

kfb - Knit into the front and the back of the stitch.

k2tog - Knit 2 together.

tbl - Through the back loop.

ssk - Slip 1 stitch, slip another stitch, place left needle through the front of the slipped stitches and knit them together.

Stripe Pattern

Work 2 rounds in contrast color (CC).

Work 2 rounds in main color (MC).

Author's note on jog-less jog

The method used for jog-less stripes is one found to help keep gaps from forming at the color changes, as well. On the first round of the new color, knit into the first stitch and pull through a loop of each color. Make sure not to pull too tight or a pucker will form along the seam. On the second round, knit the two loops in the first stitch together. Knit a few stitches and then tug on the previous color's tail just a bit to close up the hole.

Toe

Choose your main color for the first sock (left sock) and work your favorite toe-up toe until you have 68 stitches total, or use the following toe:

Using Judy's Magic Cast-On, cast on 28 stitches.

Round 1: Knit.

Round 2: [K1, kfb, K to last stitch of that half of the needle, kfb, K1] 2 times.

Repeat those two rounds until you have 68 stitches.

Author's Note: For second (right) sock, switch your MC and CC and begin toe with new MC.

Foot

Left Foot

Work stripe pattern 13 times, or to desired length, making sure to end with main color.

The seam will be on the right side of the sock, the inside of the foot.

Right Foot

Work 34 stitches of foot in CC, then work the stripe pattern 13 times, or to the desired length.

The seam will be on the left side of the sock, the inside of the foot.

Heel Flap

Left Foot

Work across first 34 stitches, leaving the second half parked on one side of your magic-loop.

Row 1: In CC, slip 1, knit to end.

Row 2: In CC, slip 1, purl to end.

Row 3: In MC, slip 1, knit to end.

Row 4: In MC, slip 1, purl to end.

Repeat rows 1-4 five more times.

Right Foot

The heel flap is worked back over the last 34 stitches of the previous round.

Row 1: In CC, slip 1, purl to end.

Row 2: in CC, slip 1, knit to end.

Row 3: In MC, slip 1, purl to end.

Row 4: In MC, slip 1, knit to end.

Repeat rows 1-4 five more times.

Purl one more row.

Turn Heel

Work heel turn in MC.

Row 1: K21, k2tog, k1, turn work.

Row 2: Slip1, p11, p2tog, p1, turn.

Row 3: Sl 1, k to gap, k2tog, k1, turn.

Row 4: Sl 1, p to gap, p2tog, p1, turn.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until all you've worked across all stitches and 22 stitches remain on heel.

Gusset

Author's Note: Work the stripe pattern and the gusset at the same time. For reference, your decrease rows in the gusset should fall in the second round of each color stripe.

In MC, knit across 11 stitches of the heel. This is the new beginning of the round.

The "seam" will fall in the back of the leg.

The stripe pattern begins again, starting with CC.

Arrange the magic loop so that the needles are in the start position and the second half of the loop comes out in the middle of the top of the foot.

Knit 11 stitches, then pick up 14 stitches including one in the corner between the heel flap and the top of the foot. Place marker.

Knit across the top 34 stitches. Place marker.

Decrease Round

K to three stitches before the marker, k2tog, k1.

Knit top stitches plain, to the other stitch marker.

K1, ssk, k to end.

Rest Round

Author's Note: The rest round should be first round of the next color.

Knit.

Repeat the decrease and rest rounds until there is once again a total of 68 stitches.

Continue in the stripe pattern until there are 14 repeats total after the heel or to desired length, ending in MC.

Make sure you have enough MC left for the cuff ribbing.

Cuff Ribbing

Using MC, work K2, P2 ribbing for 1 ½ inches (3.81 cm), or to desired length.

Finishing

Bind off very loosely and weave in ends.

Put them on, dance enthusiastically, and set off some Weasleys' Wild-Fire Whiz-Bangs!

Final Product

Fred & George Socks

Credit

Rosemary Waits (a.k.a. Quietish)'s tutorial was taken with permission from rosemarywaits.com.





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