Size: 35/36 (38/39) 41/42
Materials required: 300 g of Qual Drops Karisma melange yarns (100% wool, 110m/50 g), a set of double-pointed needles No 3.5
Alternately knit 2, purl 3
knit right side row,
purl wrong side row,
in rounds use knit stitches only.
Reverse stockinette stitch:
in rounds use purl stitches only.
the number of stitches is multiple of 5.
Work according to Layout 1. In even rounds, work figure-wise. Repeat the rapport stitches. Repeat from row 1 to row 4.
The width of the pattern is 36 stitches.
Work according to Layout 2. In even rounds, work figure-wise.
Repeat from row 1 to row 24.
Knitting density of the Irish pattern:
22 stitches in 30 rows = 10×10 cm
DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK
Flap and top of the knee-length sock
Cast on double-pointed needles 80 (90) 100 stitches and work 2 cm of rib and 18 cm of braided pattern for the flap. Then turn the flap up and knit 1 row gradually decreasing 14 (18) 22 stitches = 66 (72) 78 stitches (1st and 4th needles – 15 (18) 21 stitches each, 2nd and 3rd needles – 18 stitches each).
Purl 1 round, then work reverse stockinette on the 1st and 4th needles, and the Irish pattern on the 2nd and 3rd needles.
5 cm away from the flap, decrease as follows: on both sides of the Irish pattern, every 2 cm purl 2tog 11 (12) 13 times = 44 (48) 52 stitches.
Knitting the heel and foot of the knee-length sock
33 (36) 39 cm away from the flap, work the heel. For this purpose, put away the middle 24 stitches of the 2nd and 3rd needles. On the rest 20 (24) 28 stitches, knit and purl stockinette stitch 5 (5.5) 6 cm for the wall of the heel.
Then, work on the middle 8 (10) 12 stitches for the straight bottom part of the heel. For this purpose, divide stitches of the heel into 3 parts.
Stockinette stitch on the middle part. *Knit twisted the last stitch of the middle part together with the next stitch. Turn the piece, slip the 1st stitch purl. Purl the last stitch of the middle part together with the next stitch. Turn the piece, slip the 1st stitch knit. Repeat from * until only middle part stitches remain.
After that, cast on the side walls of the heel 11 (13) 15 stitches on both sides and work on all stitches in the round again as follows: stitches of the 1st and 4 needles – stockinette stitch, 24 stitches of the 2nd and 3rd needles – the Irish pattern.
To decrease the instep wedge, knit 2 last stitches of the 1st needle together in every second round. Also, knit twisted 2 first stitches of the 4th needle together, until 42 (48) 54 stitches remain.
19 (20,5) 22 cm away from the middle of the heel (for size 35/36), move the 1st stitch of the 2nd needle onto the 1st needle and the last stitch of the 3rd needle – onto the 4th needle. For size 42/42, move the last stitch of the 1st needle onto the 2nd needle and the 1st stitch of the 4th needle – onto the 3rd needle = 10 (12) 14 stitches on each of the 1st and 4th needles, 11 (12) 13 stitches on each of the 2nd and 3rd needles.
Toe of the knee-length sock
Then work on the toe with stockinette stitch. To decrease, knit the last but one and last but two stitches of the 1st and 3rd needles together, and the 2nd and 3rd stitches of the 2nd and 4th needles – float together. Repeat this decrease in every 2nd round until only a half of stitches remain on the needles. Then decrease in every round. Seal together or tie up with the yarn the last 8-12 stitches, in 2 folds.