Sock Candy Garter Socks

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Yarn: 2 skeins Sock Candy or similar (this colourway is Scaponia)
Needles: 5 2.75mm dpns

Leg

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Cast on 52 stitches loosely. Place 13 stitches on each needle, join without twisting.

Knit 1 inch of 2×2 ribbing.

Begin pattern:

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Purl

Work this pattern until sock is desired length, you will need to stretch it a little bit to get the correct length. I worked mine to 6 inches.

Heel

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Finish knitting leg on row 3, knit 3 needles and then begin heel, this puts the ‘jog’ where the purl rows begin at the back of the sock.

Next rows are worked back and forth on 26 stitches only, on the first row work them onto a single needle. Second row turn work leaving remaining stitches on 2 dpns.

Row 1 slip 1 knit knit to end
Row 2 slip 1 purl rest of row.

Repeat these 2 rows 13 times.

Turn Heel:

Row 1 knit 15, ssk k1 turn
Row 2 slip 1 p6 p2tog p1 turn
Row 3 slip 1 k7 ssk k1 turn
Row 4 slip 1 p8 p2tog p1 turn

Continue working rows in this manner increasing 1 stitch each time until all stitches have been worked.

There will be 16 stitches remaining.

Knit across heel stitches, pick up 13 stitches down the side of the heel flap, pattern across front stitches (you will be on row 2 of the pattern), then pick up 13 stitches up the side of the heel flap. You should then knit across half the heel stitches onto the fourth needle so that needles 1 and 4 both have 21 stitches on them.

Next row:
Needle1: Knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog
Needles 2 and 3: work pattern
Needle 4: Knit to end

Second row: knit needles 1 and 4 pattern needles 2 and 3

Work these 2 rows until 13 stitches remain on needles 1 and 3.

Work straight knitting bottom of foot and patterning top of foot until sock is 1.5-2″ short of desired length. Make sure you stretch it gently lengthwise on your foot when you try it on for size!

Toe

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Row 1:
Needle1: Knit to last 2 stitches k2tog
Needle 2: ssk knit to end
Needle 3: knit to last 2 stitches k2tog
Needle4: ssk knit to end

Row 2:
Knit all stitches

Repeat these 2 rows until there are 10 stitches left on the top of the foot and 10 left on the bottom.

Kitchner toe and sew in ends.

Make another sock to match!

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