Two balls of Limbo Color 2539 (kolibri) or anything that knits up to DK weight
1 set 3mm DPNS (or size needed to get gauge)
These socks are knit top down with a heel flap and fit my size 8 (UK size) feet snuggly.
Cast on 48 sts
Knit 15 rounds in 3×3 rib
Rnd 1 (and all odd rounds): knit
Rnd 2: *k3, salve p3 repeat from * to end
Rnd 4: p1 *k3, p3 repeat from * to last 2 st, p2
Rnd 6: p2 *k3, p3 repeat from * to last 1 st, p1
Rnd 8: *p3 k3 repeat from * to end
Rnd 10: k1 *p3 k3 repeat from * to last 2 st, k2
Rnd 12: k2 *p3 k3 repeat from * to last 1 st, k1
This 12 round repeat makes the pattern. Pattern for 51 rnds (your last rnd is a knit round)
Knit heel flap
Work over 24 stitches
Row 1 (and all odd rows) *slip 1, knit 1 repeat from * to end
Row 2 (and all even rows) slip 1, purl to end
Work 24 rows in pattern
Knit one row
Slip 1, purl 13, p2tog, p1, turn
sl1, knit 5, ssk, k1, turn
sl1, p6, p2tog, p1, turn
continue in this way until all heel flap stitches have been included. your last row is a right side row (ie knit rather than purl)
pick up and knit 12 sts down side of heel flap, place marker.
work 24 st in pattern, place marker (if not already done so – this is the end of the round so I usually have a marker in anyway).
pick up 12 sts up other side of heel flap, knit remainder of round.
Working pattern across top of foot, decrease as follows
Rnd 1: k1, ssk, k to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, work rest of round in pattern
Rnd 2: knit
decrease until 48 sts remain.
Work 36 rounds, patterning top of foot (you should end with a pattern row)
Round 1 (and alternative rounds): k1, ssk, knit to 3 st before marker, k2tog, k1 (marker) k1, ssk, knit to 3 sts before round marker, k2tog, k1
Round 2, knit
Decrease to 24 sts then Kitchener stitch the toe closed.
Wear with pride! And drop me a comment if you make them!