the Can-can Socks
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THE CAN-CAN SOCKS

MATERIALS
1 skein, (2 skeins) Dyed Jems Sock Yarn in color mardi gras,
Set of 5 #2 (2.75 mm)

SIZES
Child age 4-6, (adult Woman)

ABREVIATIONS
Inc1: knit into front and back of stitch for increase

CUFF
CO 52 (60) sts, Rows 1, 3, 5 purl, rows 2, 4 knit.

LEG
Begin Can-can pattern: Rows 1, 3, 5 knit.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: *inc1, K3 (4), SSK, K1, K2tog, K3 (4), inc1*. Repeat between * until end of row.
Row 7: purl. Repeat these 8 rows until leg is desired length. For child’s size -- about 5 inches, adult about 7.


SHORT ROW HEEL
Arrange sts so that the next 26 (30) sts are on one needle for the heel (working yarn is at the right edge of these sts)— Leave remaining 24 (26, 28, 30, 32) sts, on two needles to be worked as instep later. Work 26 (30) heel sts in short rows as foll:
Row 1:(RS) K25 (29), turn (1 st un-worked on left needle).
Row 2:Yo backwards, p24 (28), turn (1 st un-worked).
Row 3:Yo as usual, knit to paired sts made by yo of previous row (the yo will form a loop out of the side of the adjacent st), leaving 3 sts on left needle (i.e., do not work the pair), turn.
Row 4:Yo backwards, purl to paired sts made by the yo of the previous row, turn.
Rep the last 2 rows until there are 10 (12) total sts between YOs [8 (10) unpaired sts between YOs], ending with a WS row. Turn so RS is facing.

Second Half of Short Row Heel
Row 1: (RS) Yo as usual, knit to the paired st made by yo of previous row, k1, (the first st of the pair), correct the mount of the yo (so that the leading edge is on the front of the needle), k2tog (the yo with the first st of the next pair, leaving a yo as the first st on the left needle), turn.
Row 2: (WS) Yo backwards, purl to paired st made by yo of previous row, purl the first st of the pair, ssp (the yo with the first st of the next pair, leaving a yo as the first st on the left needle; see Stitch Guide), turn.
Row 3: Yo, knit to the paired st made by yo of previous row, knit the first st of the pair (the next 2 loops will be YOs), correct the mount of each of these YOs, k3tog (2 YOs with the first st of the next pair), turn.
Row 4: Yo backwards, purl to next yo (the next 2 loops are YOs), sssp (2 YOs with the first st of the next pair; see Stitch Guide), turn.
Row 5: Yo, knit to next yo (the next 2 loops will be YOs), correct the mount of each of these YOs, k3tog (2 YOs with the first st of the next pair), turn.
Rep the last 2 rows until all YOs of heel have been consumed, ending with Row 4. The last turn will bring RS facing—26 (30) sts + 1 yo. Joining rnd: YO, knit to YO at end of needle, place this YO on next needle (first instep needle), k2tog (the YO plus first st of next needle), work to last instep st, place YO at beg of next (heel) needle onto instep needle and work these 2 sts as ssk (last st of rnd plus yo)— 52 (60) sts.

FOOT
Continue the top of the foot in Can-can pattern, knit bottom of foot in stockinette st, until foot measures 2” short of total desired length.

ROUNDED TOE
For Rows 1,2,3,5,6,8,9,11,13,15 knit all stitches. For Rows 4, 7, 10, 12, 14, 16 Needle 1: knit until 3 sts before end, k2tog, k1. Needle 2: k1, ssk, knit to end of needle. Needle 3: Repeat Needle 1. Needle 4: Repeat Needle 2.?After Row 16 Continue the decreasing row until there are 16 sts left. Knit stitches from needle 1 onto needle 4. Slip sts from needle 2 onto needle 3. Graft remaining sts together, and sew in ends.


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