SOCK (make 2)
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, cast on 40 sts. Divide sts evenly onto 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist. Place marker for beginning of rnd. Work in k1, p1 rib for 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm). Work in St st in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures 8 in. (20.5 cm) from beg.
Shape Heel Flap
K 20 sts, turn.
Work back and forth in rows on these 20 sts only for Heel Flap.
Row 1 (WS): Sl 1, p19.
Row 2: *Sl 1, k1; rep from * across.
Row 3: Sl 1, purl across.
Rep last 2 rows until a total of 21 rows have been worked, ending with a Row 3.
Short Row Shaping
Next Row (RS): Sl 1, k11, ssk, k1, turn.
Next Row: Sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn.
Next Row: Sl 1, k6, ssk, k1, turn.
Next Row: Sl 1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn.
Continue as established, having 1 more st before decs on each row until 12 heel sts rem.
With first needle, k across 12 sts of heel, pick up and k12 sts along side of heel flap, M1 between heel flap and next (instep) needle; with second needle, k20 sts across 2 instep needles; with third needle, M1 between instep needle and heel flap, pick up and k12 sts along rem side of heel flap, with third needle, k across 6 sts of heel flap, place marker for beg of rnd – 58 sts.
Dec Rnd: On first needle, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; on second needle, k across instep sts; on third needle, k1, ssk, k to end of rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds until 40 sts rem.
Work even in St st in the rnd until foot measures about 1 1/2 in. (4 cm) less than desired length to beg of toes.
Next (Dec) Rnd: On first needle, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1; on second needle, k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1; on third needle, k1, k2tog, k to end of rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds until 16 sts rem. Divide sts evenly onto 2 needles. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for grafting.
Holding the 2 needles parallel with wrong sides of fabric together, thread a large-eyed blunt needle with one of the yarn ends and work as follows:
Insert needle as if to p into first stitch on front needle. Insert needle as if to k into first stitch on back needle. Then follow steps 1-4 as outlined below.
1) Insert needle as if to k through first st on front needle and let the st drop from needle.
2) Insert needle into 2nd st on front needle as if to p, and leave st on needle.
3) Insert needle into first st on back needle as if to p and let it drop from needle, then
4) Insert needle as if to k through 2nd st on back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving st on needle. Rep Steps 1-4 until all sts have been grafted. When finished grafting, adjust tension as necessary.
Weave in ends.