Anklets

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Size 8 ½ - 9 ½
(Sizes 10 – 11 ½ in parenthesis)

MATERIAL:
1 ball Sportyarn (2 oz. ball)
1 set sock needles No. 3
1 card Nylon for heel and toe reinforcement

GAUGE: 6 sts. = 1 inch

Cast on 56 (60) sts. with No. 3 needles, join and work in ribbing K 2, P 2 for 4 (4 ½) inch. Change to K and work even for 6 rounds. Slip the next 28 (30) sts. to one needle for heel and divide the rem. 28 (30) sts. on 2 needles for instep. Work over heel needle only and attach Nylon. 1st row: (right side) * slip 1, K 1. Repeat from * across row. 2nd row: P across row. Repeat these 2 rows for 24 (26) rows. Now shape heel: with right side facing you, slip 1, K 15 (16), K 2 tog., K 1, turn, slip 1, P 5, P 2 tog., P 1, turn. Slip 1, K 6, K 2 tog., K 1, turn. Slip 1, P 7, P 2 tog., P 1, turn. Slip 1, K 8, K 2 tog., K 1, turn. Slip 1, P 9, P 2 tog., P 1, turn. Continue this way, always working 1 more st. on each row until 16 (18) sts. are left on heel needle. Cut off Nylon. With another needle (1st needle), pick up and K 12 (13) sts. along one side of heel. K across all instep sts. (2nd needle). With another needle (3rd needle), pick up and K 12 (13) sts. along other side of heel and K half of heel sts. to same needle. Slip the rem. heel sts. to 1st needle, end at center of sole. Decr. for instep as follows: 1st round: On 1st needle: K to within 3 sts., K 2 tog., K 1, K across instep sts. On 3rd needle: K 1, slip 1, K 1 and pull the slipped st. over the K st. K to end. 2nd round: K around. Repeat these 2 rounds until there are 56 (60) sts. left in round. Work even until foot measures from tip of heel 6 ½, 7 ½ inch. for sizes 8 ½ and 9 ½; 8, 9 ½ inch. for sizes 10 and 11 ½, or 2 inch. less than desired length when finished. Now start toe decrease: Attach Nylon. 1st round: K around. 2nd round: On 1st needle: K to within 2 sts., K 2 tog. On 2nd needle: K 2 tog., K to within 2 sts., K 2 tog. On 3rd needle: K 2 tog., K to end. Repeat these 2 rounds until 20 sts. are left in round. Weave sts. tog. Steam lightly.


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