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ROW 1: * K1, P1 *, repeat from *-*.
ROW 2: K over P and P over K.
Repeat row 2.
HEEL DECREASES: Work stocking st on the 12-14-18 heel sts, at the same time slip 1 st at the end of every row on a stitch holder until there are 4-5-6 sts on stitch holders each side = 4-4-6 sts left on row. Insert a marker in piece. Continue in stocking st and now work 1 st from stitch holder back on needle at the end of every row. NOTE! To avoid a hole, pick up 1 st between st on needle and st on stitch holder. On return row K tog this st and new st from stitch holder. Continue like this until there are 12-14-18 sts on needle again. Work 1 row on all sts.
DECREASING TIP: When 3 sts remain before marker dec as follows: K2 tog, K2 (marker sits between these 2 sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
Worked back and forth on needle until after the split, and in the round on double pointed needles after the split.
Cast on 27-29-33 sts on needle size 8 mm with Eskimo. P 1 row from WS and continue in moss st – SEE ABOVE – until piece measures 6 cm. Now cast off 5 sts at the beg of next row from RS (for mock buttonhole edge) = 22-24-28 sts. Change to double pointed needles size 8 mm and continue in stocking st in the round. When piece measures approx 8 cm slip the first 10 sts on a stitch holder (= mid upper foot) and keep the last 12-14-18 sts on needles for heel. Now work HEEL DECREASES – see above back and forth on needle.
After heel decreases slip sts from stitch holder back on needle = 22-24-28 sts. Continue in stocking st in the round on all sts. When piece measures approx 17-19-21 cm from marker on heel (approx 5-5-6 cm remain) insert 1 marker each side with 10-12-14 sts on upper foot and 12-12-14 sts under foot. Continue in stocking st on all sts, AT THE SAME TIME dec for toe on each side of both markers – SEE DECREASING TIP. Repeat the dec on every other round a total of 4-4-5 times = 6-8-8 sts. On next round K2 tog all the way round, cut the thread, pull through remaining sts and fasten.
LEFT SOCK: Like right sock, but mirrored, i.e. cast off for buttonhole edge at the beg of next row from WS instead of RS. When working the heel, keep the first 12-14-18 sts on needle for heel and slip the last 10 sts on a stitch holder (= mid upper foot).
CROCHET BORDER: Crochet with 2 threads Puddel and crochet hook size 6 mm from the RS. Beg at bottom of split, work along split, round the top of sock and continue down the other side of split as follows: * 2 ch, skip approx 1 cm, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-*. Cut the thread and fasten.
Sew 2 buttons on the side of sock, sew through both mock buttonhole edge and the sock.