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See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagrams show pattern upside down
from knitting direction. Pattern is sewn on with duplicate stitches.
Row 1 (= RS): Work until 5-6-6 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work until 5-6-6 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): Work until 4-5-5 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): Work until 4-5-5 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 st less before each dec until there are 8-8-10 sts on needle.
DECREASE TIP TOE:
Before marker: K 2 tog. After marker: K 2 twisted tog (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front).
Worked in the round on double pointed needles, top down.
Cast on 39-42-45 sts on double pointed needles size 5 mm / US 8 with medium gray. Turn piece and P 1 row from RS. Then join for
knitting in the round and work rib (= K 2/P 1). When piece measures 10-12-12 cm / 4"-4 3/4"-4 3/4", K 1 round while dec 6-7-8 sts evenly by K 2 tog = 33-35-37 sts. Then work 12 rounds in stockinette st. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE
Now keep the first 16-18-20 sts for heel and slip the last 17 sts on a stitch holder (= mid on top of foot). Continue with stockinette st over heel sts for 5-5½-6 cm / 2''-2 1/4''-2½''. Insert 1 marker mid back on heel between the 2 middle sts. Now work HEEL DECREASE- see explanation above.
After heel dec, pick up 9-10-10 sts along each side of heel and slip the 17 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 43-45-47 sts. Insert 1 marker on each side of the middle 17 sts mid on top of foot. Then work in stockinette st in the round AT THE SAME TIME dec on each side of the 17 sts on top of foot as follows: K the last 2 sts BEFORE first marker on top of foot tog and K the first 2 sts AFTER last marker on top of foot twisted tog. Repeat dec every other round 4-4-5 times in total = 35-37-37 sts. Continue to work until piece measures 18-20-22 cm / 7''-8''-8¾'' from marker on heel (approx. 4-4-5 cm / 1½''-1½''-2'' remain until finished measurements). Insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 18-18-18 sts on top of foot and 17-19-19 sts under foot, insert in addition a mid marker in the middle of the 2 markers on top of foot for placement of the heart. Work in stockinette st while AT THE SAME TIME dec for toes on each side of both SIDE markers - SEE DECREASE TIP (= 4 sts dec). Repeat dec every other round a total of 2-2-3 times and then every round a total of 5-5-4 times = 7-9-9 sts remain on needle. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten. Fold the rib outwards. Knit another sock.
Embroider on 1 heart with duplicate stitch with coral according to
diagram A.1 in opposite direction of knitting direction as follows:
Marker on heel is in the middle of 2 sts, sew in one loop of stitch on each side of marker, make first duplicate st 6 st up from marker. Sew entire A.1 on both socks the same way - make sure to avoid tight stitches.
Embroider on 1 heart with duplicate stitch with coral according to diagram A.2 in opposite direction of knitting direction as follows: Mid marker on toe is in the middle of 2 sts, sew in one loop of stitch on each side of marker, make first duplicate st 9 st up from end of toe. Sew entire A.2 on both socks the same way - make sure to avoid tight stitches.
= no duplicate stitch, only shows st on heel/toe
= duplicate stitches with coral