Pebble Stitch Fixation Socks

Yarn: 2 balls Cascade Fixation or similar (mine is colourway 9860)
Needles: 5 3.25mm dpns

Cuff

Cast on 52 stitches loosely. Place stitches on 4 needles (it is easiest for the pattern to have 14 on 2 needles and 12 on the other 2 needles), join without twisting.

Knit 1 inch of 1×1 ribbing.

Pattern (from Vogue Dictionary of Knitting Stitches)

Row 1 – Knit
Row 2 – Knit
Row 3 – K2tog on all needles
Row 4 – *K1, pick up loop before next stitch and knit, repeat from *.
Note when you reach the end of a needle the stitch you need to pick up is between the needles.

Repeat this pattern until cuff is desired length, mine is 6 inches.

Heel

Next rows are worked 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 1 repeat from * for rest of row
Row 2 slip 1 purl rest of row.

Repeat these 2 rows 17 times in total.

Turn Heel.

Row 1 knit 15, ssk k1 turn
Row 2 slip 1 p5 p2tog p1 turn
Row 3 slip 1 k6 ssk k1 turn
Row 4 slip 1 p7 p2tog p1 turn

Continue working rows in this manner increasing 1 stitch each time until all stitches have been worked. Knit across all stitches, there should be 16 stitches left.

Pick up 17 stitches down the side of the heel flap plus 1 from between the flap and the front, knit across front stitches, pick up 1 stitch in the gap between the front and the flap and then 17 stitches up the side of the heel flap.

Place your stitches back onto 4 needles.

Foot

Row 1 – needle 1 -Knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog, pattern across needles 2 and 3 on the top of the foot, needle 4 ssk knit to end

Row 2 – knit needles 1 and 4, pattern top of foot needles 2 and 3.

Row 3 – repeat row 1

Row 4 – reat row 2

Work these 4 rows until 52 stitches remain.

Work straight until sock is 1.5-2″ short of desired length. Fixation does stretch quite a lot so make sure you stretch it lengthwise on your foot when you try it on for size.

Toe

Row 1: Knit to last 2 stitches k2tog, next needle ssk then knit all stitches, third needle knit to last 2 stitches k2tog, last needle 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 and sew in ends.

Make another sock to match!

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