This free pattern originally published in the Botany College Hand Knits, Volume II, in 1958.
Size 8 ½ to 10 ½.
MATERIALS: BOTANY NYLON 'n WOOL SPORT, 5 - 1 oz. skeins.
or BOTANY CLASSIC SPORT, 4 - 1 oz. skeins.
and BUCILLA NYLON "HEEL 'n TOE" YARN, 1 card.
KNITTING NEEDLES: 1 set "Boye" Aluminum Sock Needles, Size 2 -OR SIZE YOU REQUIRE TO KNIT TO GAUGE GIVEN BELOW.
GAUGE: Stockinette St - 8 sts = 1 inch
LEG - Cast on 56 sts loosely; divide on 3 needles. Join; work k 2, p 2 ribbing for 7 ½ ins., end with p 1. Slip the last 28 sts worked to 2 needles for instep, leaving remaining 28 sts on 1 needle for heel. K across heel needle, decreasing 1 st each side; 26 sts. Join Nylon "Heel 'n Toe" Yarn and work heel with both strands; turn.
HEEL - From wrong side, slip 1 st as to p, p to end.
Row 2 - *Holding both strands at back of work, slip 1 st as to p, k 1; repeat from * to end. Repeat last 2 rows until there are 28 rows; end with row 2.
Turn heel as follows: From wrong side, slip 1, p 14, p 2 tog., p 1, turn. Slip 1, k 5, slip, k and pass, k 1, turn. Slip 1, p 6, p 2 tog., p 1, turn. Slip 1, k 7, slip, k and pass, k 1, turn. Continue to work toward sides of heel, having 1 st more before dec. on each row until 16 sts remain. Fasten off "Heel 'n Toe" Yarn.
GUSSETS AND FOOT - With same needle, pick up and k 14 sts on side edge of heel, k 28 instep sts to 1 needle; with free needle, pick up and k 14 sts on other side of heel, k 8 heel sts to same needle. Mark for end of round and center of sale. There will be 22 sts on each of first and 3rd needles, 28 sts on 2nd or instep needle. K 1 round.
Next round - K to within 3 sts of end of first needle, k 2 tog., k 1; k across instep sts; on 3rd needle, k 1, slip, k and pass, k to end. Repeat last 2 rounds until 52 sts remain. Work even until foot measures 1 ¾ ins. less than desired finished length from tip of heel, allowing 1 ¾ ins. for toe. Beg. at center of sole, place 13 sts on each of first and 3rd needles and 26 sts on 2nd needle. Join "Heel 'n Toe" Yarn and work toe with both strands.
TOE - Beg. at center of sale, k to within 3 sts of end of first needle, k 2 tog., k 1; on 2nd needle, k 1, slip, k and pass, k to within 3 sts of end, k 2 tog., k 1; on 3rd needle, k 1, slip, k and pass, k to end. K 1 round even. Repeat last 2 rounds until 12 sts remain. K 3 sts of first needle and slip to 3rd needle.
Weave sole and instep sts tog. Steam.
Other great knit patterns from Botany College Hand Knits.
Browse the pattern categories to help you find thes you're looking for.