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Friday, October 11, 2013

Sock Knit-a-Long #8

Almost done!!

I have finished the body of my sock and I am ready to start my toe decreases.

Here goes . . . 

Row 1: Knit to the last 3 stitches on needle #1, K2tog, K1 On needle #2, K1, SSK, knit to the last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1 and lastly, on needle #3, K1 SSK, knit to the end.

Row 2: Knit evenly across.

Repeat these two rows until you have decreased to about half of your original stitch count. I had 64 stitches so I will decrease to 32 stitches. 

Next, repeat only Row 1 until you have 16 stitches left . . . 4 stitches on needle #1, 8 stitches on needle #2 and another 4 stitches on needle #3.

(If you are making a man's or a large woman's sock, just watch how long your toe length is. You may want to work only Row 1 sooner to decrease down to 16 stitches without adding too much length.)

Hey, look what you have created and you are almost done!  Can you stand it?! Aren't you excited?!  Come back for the ending directions.

Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.

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