SOCK (make 2)
With 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 26 (34) sts. Divide sts onto 3 double-pointed needles. Place marker for beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 10 (12) rnds.
Join 1 strand of B, drop 1 strand of A. Do not cut the unused strand of A.
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog work in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) for 3 rnds.
Drop B strand but do not cut yarn.
With 2 strands of A held tog, work in St st for 2 rnds.
Cut 1 strand of A and continue with 1 strand each of A and B for remainder of sock.
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, work in St st worked in the rnd until piece measures about 7 (8 1/2) in. (18 (21.5) cm) from beg.
Row 1: K13 (17) sts, turn, place rem sts on holder for top of foot (instep).
Note: Heel flap is worked back and forth in rows over 13 (17) sts only. Rem 13 (17) sts will be worked after heel shaping has been completed.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K1, *sl 1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 5 (6) more times.
Note: Short rows are now worked to shape the heel. When working short rows, not all heel flap sts are worked on every row. Turn when instructed.
Row 1: Sl 1, k6 (10), k2tog, k1, turn.
Row 2: Sl 1, p3 (7), p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, k4 (7), k2tog, k1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1, p5 (8), p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 5: Sl 1, k6 (10), k2tog, turn.
Row 6: Sl 1, p5 (9), p2tog, turn – 7 (11) sts heel sts rem.
Note: Work now proceeds in rnds. The first rnd is set up by working across the heel sts, picking up sts along the side of the heel flap, working across the instep sts from the st holder, picking up sts along the other side of the heel flap, and finally working back to the center of the heel sts.
Set Up Rnd: Knit across 7 (11) sts of heel, with same needle, pick up and k8 (12) sts along side of heel flap; with 2nd needle k13 (17) instep sts from holder; with 3rd needle, pick up and k8 (12) sts along rem side of heel flap, with same needle, k3 (5) sts of heel – 36 (52) sts at the end of this rnd. Beg of rnd is at center of heel sts. Place marker for new beg of rnd.
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: K to last 3 sts on 1st needle, k2tog, k1; k across instep sts on needle 2; on 3rd needle, k1, ssk, k to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until 26 (34) sts rem.
Work even in St st until foot measures about 7 (9) in. (18 (23) cm), or 2 in. (5 cm) less than desired total length.
Rnd 1: K to last 3 sts on 1st needle, k2tog, k1, on 2nd needle k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1, on 3rd needle, k1, k2tog, k to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until 14 (18) sts rem. Cut yarns, leaving a long tail of A, shorter tail of B. Divide remaining sts onto 2 needles and using long A tail, graft toe together.
Weave in ends.