Schaefer Yarn Anne [60% Merino Wool Superwash, 25% Mohair, 15% Nylon; 560 yds./ 4 oz.]
40 inch (1.02 m) US0 (2 mm) circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
32 stitches per 4 inches (10.16 cm) in stockinette stitch
To fit a woman's US size 7-9.
Sock as shown measures 7.5 inches (19.05 cm) around.
Sole and cuff length are adjustable to the wearer's foot and preferences.
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Optional Charts for Larger Sizes
Cast on 28 stitches using the Magic Cast-On for Toe-Up socks by Judy Becker.
Following the instructions given, knit the toe until it has increased to 72 (80, 88) stitches.
Begin knitting the foot of the sock, working the chart twice across the first 36 (40, 44) stitches (instep), and working plain knit stitches across the second 36 (40, 44) stitches (sole).
At the end of the chart, begin chart again at row 1 and repeat it until the sock measures 7 inches (17.78 cm) from the end of the toe or until it reaches where your leg meets your foot.
Begin the next round of knitting by working the instep stitches in the established pattern.
Once knit, ignore the instep stitches and instead of knitting the sole stitches of that round plain, begin your heel.
Follow Wendy's instructions for a Short-Row Toe here, and trust the directions. A short-row heel is worked exactly the same as a short-row toe.
The heel will be worked over 36 (40, 44) stitches, which is half of the total number of 72 (80, 88) stitches. For the sock as shown, work your shortrows until 12 of the stitches remain "live." If a shallower heel is desired, work fewer short rows and if more room is needed, work several more.
Upon completing the heel, continue onto the instep stitches and begin the chart pattern with the row after you left off.
In the leg, knit the pattern on both sides for a total of 4 repeats of the chart.
Work leg for 5 inches (12.70 cm), or to desired length. It is best to end either after round 16 or round 32 for a finished look, as the pattern forms whole diamond shapes.
(k1tbl, p1, repeat to end of round) for 1.5 inches (3.81 cm).
Author's note: this bind off is Elizabeth Zimmerman's Sewn Bind-Off method.
Break off yarn, leaving a tail about three times as long as your circumference, plus some for insurance.
Thread onto a tapestry needle.
Pass needle through the first two stitches on your needle, as if to purl.
Pass needle back through the first of the two stitches as if to knit and slip that stitch off the needle.
Repeat those two steps until you have one stitch left, pass your needle through that last stitch purl wise, tug lightly, and weave in that end.
Weave in any other ends.
Repeat to make second sock.