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Fan and Feather Sock Pattern

IMG 0231Cast on 64 stitches and work 6 rounds garter. I actually worked 6 rows, and sewed the small seam when I was done. Work the following lace pattern 4 times per round on every odd round:
k0k0k//kk\k0k0k where k= knit, 0= yarn over, /= knit 2 together, = slip, slip, knit. Knit the even rounds plain, and continue this for 60 rounds, or the desired cuff link.

Work a Sherman Heel with 34 stitches, decreasing to 12.

You’ll keep the lace pattern going over the top of the foot and the bottom will be plain stockinette. After finishing the heel, begin to decrease 2 stitches on the bottom of the foot on every other round until 24 stitches remain there, for a total of 56 stitches, or the number of stitches you typically use for your socks.

When the sock covers the little toe, skip the yarn overs in the next lace round. This will drop your stitches to 24. You’ll have to adjust this if you have altered the stitch count suggested above, so that you have the same number of stitches on the top and bottom of the sock. Now, begin to work in stockinette and decrease 4 stitches every other round until the sock is long enough to cover your toes, an kitchener closed.

Don’t adjust the cast on number down, unless you are knitting for a child, I know it seems HUGE, but you need to trust me on this. You need this many stitches to fit over the heel and ankle. And if you have very thick ankles, or knit very tightly, cast on a few more, in multiples of four, and add one more k to each double-k group for each extra multiple of four that you cast on.
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