Thursday, August 23, 2007

68 stitch Jaywalkers

the others are so big on my feet and i am making these for my daughter who is quickly stealing my shoes....

CO 68sts

Begin zigzag pattern:
Round 1: k every stitch.
Round 2: *k-f/b, k6 , dd, k6, k-f/b; repeat from * a total of 4 times.

Work zigzag pattern until leg measures 6 3/4 inches / 17 cm (7 inches / 18 cm) or desired length to top of heel. End with round 1.

Heel flap:
k34 sts form the heel flap.
The remaining 34 sts form the instep and are unused for the moment. Work heel back and forth, turning after every row.
Row 1: *sl1, k1; repeat from *.
Row 2: sl1, p33
Repeat the last 2 rows 13 more times.

Turn heel:
Row 1: sl1, k16, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 2: sl1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 3: sl1, knit within 1 st of the gap, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 4: sl1, purl to within one st of the gap, p2tog, p1, turn.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until all heel sts are worked. There are 18 heel sts.

Heel gussets:
sl1, k17 heel sts, pick up and k14 sts along the side of the heel flap.
PM (a)
Work 34 instep sts in established pattern
(round 2 of zigzag pattern, but repeat from * a total of 2 times)
With an empty needle, pick up and k14 sts along the other side of the heel flap, k9 from the heel needle.
PM for center of heel

Round 1: Work to 3 sts before marker a, k2tog, k1. Work instep sts in established pattern (round 1 of zigzag pattern). After marker b= K1, ssk at beginning of needle #4, work to end.
Round 2: Work to 1 st from end of needle #1, sl1. Work instep sts in established pattern (round 2 of zigzag pattern). Sl1 at beginning of needle #4, work to end.

Repeat the last 2 rounds until there are 34 instep sts and 30 sole stitches, 64sts total.
The difference in the number of instep and sole stitches accounts for the varying tensions of zigzag and stockinette stitch patterns.

Continue even in established pattern (including the slipped stitches mentioned above) until foot measures 2 inches (5 cm) less than desired finished length.
End with round 1 of zigzag pattern.

1 comment:

Otter (SkyNorth on Ravelry) said...

Thanks for this adapted pattern!
Also great for large feet but using yarn which requires larger needles, e.g Mirasol Chirapa which I normally C.O 64 to 68sts for.

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