I have finally managed to get my sock pattern on line for you all. :-)
Linda pointed out errors to me and the correction is in red!
This pattern uses 1 x 100ball of my hand dyed sock wool.
Materials: 1oog ball sock wool
1 x Set of 2,5mm DPNS
1 x Set of 2,75mm DPNS
1 x Blunt end Tapestry Needle for grafting
1 x Stitch holder [or needle will do..]
DPN = double pointed needles
SSK = slip, slip, knit slipped stitches together st(s) = stitch(es)
With 2,5mm needles, cast on 60 sts and rib for 2cm
Now divide stitches evenly over 3 needles.
Change to 2,75mm needles and knit till leg is desired length to heel [10-20cm]
BACK OF HEEL:
Knit 30 stitches onto 1 needle.
Leave the other 30 stitches on another needle or stitch holder.
Row 1 = Turn work and Slip 1 then Purl the remaining 29 stitches.
Row 2 = To create a reinforced heel, *Slip 1, Knit 1* Repeat till end of row.
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 14 times. Repeat row 1 again.
TO TURN HEEL:
Slip 1, Knit 15, Knit 2 stitches together, Knit 1, turn.
Row 1: Slip 1, Purl 3, Purl 2 together, Purl 1, turn.
Row 2: Slip 1, Knit 4, Knit 2 together, Knit 1, turn.
Row 3: Slip 1, Purl 5, Purl 2 together , Purl 1, turn.
Row4: Slip 1, Knit 6, Knit 2 togther, Knit1, turn.
Continue in this pattern working 1 more stitch before each decrease (Knit or Purl 1 together) until all stitches are knitted and on 1 needle
KNITTING THE GUSSET
With needle 1, pick up and knit 15 stitches down left side of heel flap.
Knit the 30 stitches from the stitch holder onto needle 2.
With needle number 3, pick up and knit 15 stitches up right side of heel flap And knit to center of heel with the same needle. Slip the remaining stitches onto the 1st neddle. This is the begining point of a row.
Row 1 = Knit all 74 stitches
Row 2 = Needle 1 - Knit to last 3 stitches, Knit 2 together, Knit 1
Needle 2 – Knit
Needle 3 – Knit 1, SSK . Knit to end
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until 60 stitches remain.
KNIT THE FOOT:
Knit till foot is 1cm shorter than desired length.
KNIT THE TOE:
Row 1: Needle 1 – Knit to last 3 sts, SSK, Knit 1,
Needle 2 – Knit 1, Knit 2 together, Knit to last 3 sts, SSK, Knit 1,
Needle 3 – Knit 1, Knit 2 together, Knit to end of needle 3.
Row 2: Knit
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until 20 stitches remain..
Combine stiches on needles 1 and 2 so that you have 2 needles each with 10 stitches
Graft the toes closed [erm I think you should google this....]
I have not double checked this pattern as I wrote it from memory, please mail me if you get stuck or if you find an error.