Yule Socks © purly

Supplies
2 skeins of Koigu KPPPM in color 856
Set of 5 US 2 (2.75 mm) DPNs
Tapestry needle

Gauge
28 sts and 44 rows per 4" (10.16 cm)

Instructions
CO 8 sts.

Inc 8 times.

Using two new DPNs, slip every other stitch onto A and B, so that the 16 stitches are divided evenly on needles 1 and 2.

Slip first four stitches of needle 2 onto needle 3.

Stitch Count
Needle 1: 8
Needle 2: 4
Needle 3: 4

Begin Toe Increases
Row 1: On needle 1, k, inc, k to last 2 sts, inc, k. On needle 2, k, inc, k to end. On needle 3, k to last 2 sts, inc, k.

Repeat row 1 until the total number of stitches is 36, then add in row 2.

Row 2: K all sts.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the total number of stitches is 56.

Foot
*Row 1: On needle 1, (K1, p8) to last st, k1. Knit all sts on needles 2 and 3.

Row 2: On needle 1, (K1, p2, k2tog, yo, k1 tbl, k1, p2) to last st, k1. Knit all sts on needles 2 and 3.

Row 3: Repeat row 1 on needle 1. Knit all sts on needles 2 and 3.

Row 4: (K2tog, yo, k1 tbl, k1) across. Knit all sts on needles 2 and 3.

Row 5: Repeat row 1 on needle 1. Knit all sts on needles 2 and 3.

Row 6: Repeat row 2 on needle 1. Knit all sts on needles 2 and 3.

Row 7: Repeat row 1 on needle 1. Knit all sts on needles 2 and 3.

Row 8: K all sts.**

Repeat
from * to ** until the sock is 4" (10.16 cm) from the desired length of
the sole of the foot, taking note of what row you ended the repeating
pattern on.

Begin Gusset Increases
Row 1:
Continue the foot pattern on needle 1. On needle 2, k1, inc, k to the
end of the needle. On needle 3, k to 2 sts from the end of the needle,
inc, k1.

Row 2: Continue the foot pattern on needle 1. Knit all sts on needle 2 and 3.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the total number of stitches is 74.

Turn Heel
Slip 8 sts from the beginning of needle 3 and 8 sts from the end of needle 2 onto a fourth needle.

Continue to work around until you reach the needle 4.

You will be working the heel back and forth on needle 4.

Row 1: Sl 1, pm, k to 2 from end, inc, k1, turn.

Row 2: Sl 1, pm, p to 3 from end, inc, p1, turn.

Row 3: Sl 1, pm, k to 3 from stitch marker, inc, k1, turn.

Row 4: Sl 1, pm, p to 3 from stitch marker, inc, p1, turn.

Repeat rows 3 & 4 until the total number of stitches on the heel is 28.

Work to the end of the row, ending with RS facing.

Heel Flap
Row
1: (Sl 1 purl-wise with yarn in back, k1 tbl) until 2 sts remain on
needle 4, sl 1 purl-wise with yarn in back, k2tog taking the second
stitch for the k2tog from the beginning of needle 3, turn.

Row
2: Sl 1 purl-wise with yarn in front, p until 1 st remains on needle 4,
p2tog taking the second stitch for the p2tog from the end of needle 2,
turn.

Repeat rows 1 and 2, until all of the sts from needles 2 and 3 are worked into the needle 4.

Leg
Using an empty needle for needle 2, slip 12 sts from the end of needle 1 onto Needle 2.

Using an empty needle for needle 3, slip 12 sts from the end of needle 4 onto Needle 3.

Needle 4 will now be needle 3.

Stitch Count
Needle 1: 16
Needle 2: 12
Needle 3: 16
Needle 4: 12

*Row 1: (K1, p8) to last st, k1.

Row 2: (K1, p2, k2tog, yo, k1 tbl, k1, p2) to last st, k1.

Row 3: Repeat row 1..

Row 4: (K2tog, yo, k1 tbl, k1) around.

Row 5: Repeat row 1.

Row 6: Repeat row 2.

Row 7: Repeat row 1.

Row 8: K all sts.**

Repeat
from * to ** until the length from heel to top measures 8" (20.32 cm),
or until 2 " (5.08 cm) from the desired sock length.

Work 2" of (p1, k1 tbl) ribbing.

Finishing
Bind off.

Weave in all ends.

Block lightly, if desired.

Final Product

Yule Socks
Yule Socks - 2
Yule Socks - 3

Credit
purly's tutorial was taken with permission from purly.livejournal.com.

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