by Linda Z. O'Halloran
Page created October 2010
Regia # 4251 by Kaffe Fassett
Round 1: K all sts.
Round 2: *P4, k8, p4, rep from * to end.
Round 3: *P3, k2tog, k3, yo twice, k3, ssk, p3, rep from * to end.
Round 4: *P3, k4, k into front & back of double yo, k4, p3, rep from * to end.
Round 5: *P2, k2tog, k3, yo, k2, yo, k3, ssk, p2, rep from * to end.
Round 6: *P2, k12, p2, rep from * to end.
Round 7: *P1, k2tog, k3, yo, k4, yo, k3, ssk, p1, rep from * to end.
Round 8: *P1, k14, p1, rep from * to end.
Round 9: *K2tog, k3, yo, k6, yo, k3, ssk, rep from * to end.
Round 10: K all sts.
Repeat Rounds 1 thru 10 for the pattern.
(Cookie's version has an extra 11th round of
"K all sts" but Barbara Walker's doesn't.)
Repeat the pattern 8 times, then divide for the heel flap. Length was 7 inches to the heel flap for me.
Divide the stitches in half and arrange them
so that 2 pattern repeats (32 sts) are evenly placed on each side.
Place 32 sts on a holder.
The Heel flap will be worked back and forth
on 2 needles on the other 32-stitch section.
- It gives a dimpled effect, instead of a ribbed effect.
Row 1: *sl 1, k1, repeating from * across the row.
Row 2: sl 1, then purl the rest of the row.
Row 3: sl 1, then *sl 1, k1, repeating from * across the row.
Row 4: sl 1, then purl the rest of the row.
Repeat these 4 rows until you have about 2.5 inches of heel flap, ending with a wrong side row.
heel decreases *:
(sl 1, k 1) X 9, k2tog, k1, turn.
sl 1, p 5, p2tog, p1, turn.
(sl 1, k 1) X 3, sl 1, k2tog, k1, turn.
sl 1, p 7, p2tog, p1, turn.
(sl 1, k1) X 4, sl 1, k2tog, k1, turn.
sl 1, p 9, p2tog, p1, turn.
(sl 1, k 1) X 5, sl 1, k2tog, k1, turn...
Continue in this manner, ending with a wrong side row, when there is one unused st at the end of the wrong side row.
(*Note - I find that continuing the heel flap stitch adds strength in this area, but it is optional. You could simply slip the
1st st of every row and either knit or purl across to the decreases.)
Turn and knit across, slipping the last
(unused st). - This is how I handle things if the decreases
don't come out evenly and I have an spare heel flap st on each end.
I may have made this over-complicated, but
it's how I always do my socks. Cookie's way will work just fine
Pick up desired number of sts along the edge of the heel flap - I picked up 16 sts. (needle 1)
Work across the top 32sts in the Double Wing pattern. (needle 2)
Pick up the same number of sts along the other edge of the heel flap (ie. 16). (needle 3)
Knit exactly half of the sts from the heel flap onto needle 3. (I think there should be 10, if I remember correctly.)
The other 10 sts from the heel flap should be together with the 16 sts you picked up on needle 1. (~26 sts on needles 1 & 3).
Even Round: Knit one round even.
Decrease Round: Knit to the last 3 sts of needle 1 and k2tog, k1. Work in pattern across needle 2. K1, ssk at beg of needle 3, k to end.
Repeat these 2 rounds until 18 sts are on needles 1 and 3, but 32 on needle 2. (68 sts total.)
(Usually you would decrease until the sts on needle 1 + needle 3 = needle 2. But I wanted the 4 extra sts
on the base of the foot, for extra room - and will get rid of them just before the toe shaping.)
I continued to work the Double Wing patt on
needle 2, but even stockinette st on needles 1 and 3.
I started the toe shaping after I had a total of 15 Double Wing patt repeats, from the cast-on edge.
I wear a USA shoe size of 8, so you may want to start your toe sooner than mine.
Toe Shaping Set-up (to
bring 68 stitches down to 64):
Knit to the last 3 sts of needle 1 and k2tog, k1. Work in pattern across needle 2. K1, ssk at beg of needle 3, k to end. (66 sts)
Knit 1 round even.
Knit to the last 3 sts of needle 1 and k2tog, k1. Work in pattern across needle 2. K1, ssk at beg of needle 3, k to end. (64 sts)
Knit 1 round even.
Round: Knit to the last 3 sts of needle 1, then
k2tog, k1. Then on needle 2: k1, ssk, work patt across to last
3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Then on needle 3: k1, ssk, knit to the end.
Even Round: Work one round even, knitting on needles 1 & 3 and maintaining patt on needle 2.
Repeat these 2 rounds until you are left with 28 sts total.
Then work decreases on every round (skipping
the round of
even knitting) until you have a total of 20 sts.
Knit across the 5 sts on needle 1. You will have 2 needles, each with 10 sts.
CROCHET EDGING ON THE TOP OF SOCK:
This is from a "mini-edition" booklet
excerpted from "Crochet
Trims" by Susan Smith.
(It came free with an issue of Knit Today magazine, a UK publication).
EDGE" (USA terms)
Hook size = probably 2.5mm or as
desired.. - Whatever "feels right".
Make sure the edge is not too tight and has some "give" in it.
Work Row 1 directly into the item to
be edged, with the right side facing you.
Row 1: ch 1, 1 sc into each st to end, turn.
Row 2: as row 1.
Row 3: ch 4, *skip 3 sts, make 1 trc (treble crochet which begins with 2 wraps around hook) in the next st,
ch 3, make 4 dc around the stem of the trc just worked, rep from * to end.