SOCK (make 2)
With A, cast on 24 (28, 32) sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle, being careful not to twist sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 3 rnds.
Next Rnd: Change to St st worked in rnds (k every rnd) and work until piece measures about 3 (4, 5) in. (7.5 (10, 12.5) cm) from beg.
Note: Heel is worked back and forth in rows over 12 (14, 16) sts, on 2 needles only. The rem 12 (14, 15) sts, on the other 2 needles, are for the instep (top of foot), and will be worked again after the heel is complete. Remove beg of rnd marker. If desired, sl instep sts onto a holder for now.
Row 1: Sl 1 as if to purl, k11 (13, 15), turn.
Row 2: Sl 1 as if to purl, p11 (13, 15), turn.
Rows 3-10 (12, 14):Rep last 2 rows 4 (5, 6) times, then rep Row 1 once more.
Note: To turn (shape) the heel, short rows are worked over a portion of the sts in a row. To work short rows, the instructions will tell you to turn before you reach the end of the row, when you turn, leave the rem sts unworked.
Row 1: P6 (7, 8), p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 2: Sl 1 as if to purl, k1, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1 as if to purl, p to 1 st before the gap created by sl st on last rnd, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1 as if to purl, k to 1 st before the gap created by sl st on last rnd, ssk, k1, turn.
Rep Rows 3 and 4 until all sts have been worked, end with RS row - there are now 6 (8, 8) sts for the heel. Note: For sizes S and L, on the last 2 rows there will be no heel stitch to work after the p2tog or ssk.
Next Rnd (RS): K across heel sts; with same needle, pick up and k7 (8, 9) sts along side of heel flap; with needles 2 and 3, work in St st as established across 12 (14, 16) top of foot (instep) sts; with needle 4, pick up and k7 (8, 9) sts along other side of heel flap and with same the needle k across 3 (4, 4) of the heel sts - 32 (38, 42) sts at the end of this rnd. Place marker for new beg of rnd.
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: K to last 3 sts on first needle, k2tog, k1; on 2nd and 3rd needles, work in St st as established; on 4th needle, k1, ssk, k to end - 30 (36, 40) sts at the end of this rnd.
Rep last 2 rnds until 24 (28, 32) sts rem.
Work in St st until foot measures about 2 in. (5 cm) less than desired total foot length.
Next Rnd: *K to last 2 sts on first needle, k2tog; rep from * on each needle around - 20 (24, 28) sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds until 2 sts rem on each needle. Cut yarn, leaving 6 in. (15 cm) tail. Thread tail through rem sts. Pull gently to close opening. Knot to secure. Fasten off.
With B, and following chart, embroider duplicate st arrows on Socks as desired.
Weave in ends.