English-Rib Anklets

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Size 8 ½ to 11

1 Pr. Standard No. 2 Needles

SCALE: 8 sts to 1 in.

Jack Frost Sport Yarn—2 2-oz. Balls

Cast on 64 sts. Work in ribbing as follows:

Row 1—(right side)—P 1, * K 2, P 2; repeat from * across row ending K 2, P 1.

Row 2—K 1, * P 2, K 2; repeat from * across row ending P 2, K 1. Repeat above 2 rows until ribbing measures 2 in. ending on wrong side. Work in pattern as follows:

Row 1—P 1, * K 6, P 2; repeat from * across row ending P 1.

Row 2—K 1, * P 6, K 2; repeat from * across row ending K 1.

Repeat above 2 rows until piece measures 4 ½ in. in all, ending on wrong side.

HEEL: Row 1—K 1, slip 1, over the first 17 sts; place remaining 47 sts on st-holder.

Row 2—Slip 1, P 16. Repeat above 2 rows on the 17 heel sts until 28 rows in all have been made, ending with a purl row. Turn this half of heel as follows:

Row 1—K 1, K 2 tog., K 1; turn; slip 1, P 2; turn.

Row 3—K 2, K 2 tog., K 1; turn; slip 1, P 3; turn.

Row 5—K 3, K 2 tog., K 1; turn; slip 1, P 4; turn.

Continue working as given above until all sts are worked; there will be 9 sts on the Needle, ending with K 8, K 2 tog.

Pick up and knit 14 sts on side of heel. Place the sts from st-holder to left hand Needle and work in pattern across the 30 instep sts. Place the 53 sts just worked on st-holder. Work back and forth on the remaining 17 heel sts as given for first half of heel, until 29 rows in all have been made, ending with a slip 1, K 1, row. Turn this half of heel as follows:

Row 1—P 1, P 2 tog:, P 1; turn; slip 1, K 2; turn.

Row 3—P 2, P 2 tog., P 1; turn; slip 1, K 3; turn.

Row 5—P 3, P 2 tog., P 1; turn; slip 1, K 4; turn.

Continue working as given above until all sts are worked; there will be 9 sts on the Needle, ending with P 8, P 2 tog.

Pick up and purl 14 sts on side of heel. Place the sts from st-holder to left hand Needle and work across row keeping the center 30 instep sts in pattern (76 sts).

INSTEP SHAPING:

Row 1—K 21, K 2 tog., pattern over 30, slip1, K 1, PSSO, K 21.

Row 2—and all even rows purl, keeping the 30 instep sts in pattern to toe.

Row 3—K 20, K 2 tog., pattern over 30, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 20.

Row 5—K 19, K 2 tog., pattern over 30, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 19. Continue decreasing as given above until 64 sts remain.

Work even until foot measures 2 in. less than desired length, measuring from back of heel, ending with a purl row. Decrease for toe as follows:

Row 1—K 13, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 26, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 13.

Row 2—and all even rows purl.

Row 3—K 12, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 24, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 12.

Row 5—K 11, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 22, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 11.

Continue decreasing as given above until 24 sts remain. Weave tip of anklet tog. Sew back and sole seam. Work other anklet to correspond.


Other great patterns from Two-Needle Socks, Jack Frost Volume 57:

Knitting Patterns

Argyle-Type Anklets
Cable-Stitch Anklets
Children's Socks I
Children's Socks II
Classic Socks
Dancing-Doll Socks
English-Rib Anklets
Girl's Classic Socks
Girl's Sport Anklets I
Girl's Sport Anklets II
Men's Argyle Socks
Men's Argyle-Type Socks
Men's Cable-Stitch Socks
Men's Classic Socks
Men's English-Ribbed Socks
Novelty-Rib Anklets
Novelty-Stitch Anklets
Ombre Socks
Squirrel-Cuff Socks
Striped Socks
Swedish-Star Socks
Twisted-Rib Socks
Ribbed Anklets