With A, cast on 54 stitches. Leave a 12-inch tail at the
beginning. This is used to sew up the sock.
Rows 1 *K3, p3 rep from * to end of row
Rows 2-8 rep row 1
Row 9-18 Change to B, rep row 1
Rows 19-20 Change to A, rep row 1
Rows 21-24 Change to B, rep row 1
Rows 25-28 Change to A, rep row 1
Rows 29-30 Change to B, rep row 1
Rows 31-36 rep row 1
Row 37 ** k2tog, k1, p2tog, p1 rep from ** to end of row --
Row 38 rep row 37 -- 18 sts
The toe area is finished with a 3-needle bind-off. If
you don't want to try this, simply bind off the end and sew
Cut working yarn and pull through last stitch to secure.
Tie off. Turn the sock so the right sides are out.
Thread the large-eyed blunt needle with tail of yarn left at the
beginning of the sock. Sew up the sides. If you
did not do the three-needle bind-off, you will need to sew the toe
Thread the large-eyed blunt needle with the black elastic
thread. Turn the sock inside out. Starting at the
top of the sock, tie off the end of the elastic thread and weave the
elastic through the top part of the sock so that it is lying on the
inside surface (pull it reasonably tight). Continue in a
spiral until you have elastic through the entire top band of the
sock. The cast is rough and the elastic surface that you are
making ensures that the sock does not creep off. Tie off
the elastic and turn the sock right-side out.