Here is the latest sock I am working on. The yarn is Fixation and it is done on size 2 needles. This sock is one of the many socks I have been making for the farmer's market this summer. I already have a buyer for these socks.
Cast on 48 stitches: 24 on needle one, 12 on needle 2 and 3:
Pattern Stitch :
Row 1-2: K4, P4, repeat around
Rows 3 and 6: Knit
Row 4-5: P4, K4, repeat around
Repeat these 6 rows until you have the desired leg length
Working over needles 2 and three, work the heel flap, for a tip it would be easier after a few rows are to combine the stitches on to one needle.
Row 1: Sl1, P across
Row 2: *Sk1, K1* across
Repeat these two rows until 22 rows are complete.
Continue in this manner until all the stitches are worked.
You should have 12 stitches on the needle
With an empty needle, pick up 12 stitches along heel flap (now needle 3) , continue pattern stitch along needle 1, pick up 12 stitches along other side of heal flap and knit the next 6 stitches (now needle 2), move remaining 6 stitches are on needle 3, 18 stitches on needles 2 and 3, 24 stitches in needle 1.
Start the decrease:
Row 1: With needle 3, knit to last three stitches, K2Tog, K1. With needle 1, continue pattern stitch. With needle 2, K1, SSK and K until end
Row 2: Knit on needle 3, continue pattern on needle 1, Knit on needle 2
Repeat these two rows until you have 12 stitches on needles 2 and 3 (48 Total)
Continue row 2 until you have desired foot length, ending on needle 2
To make the toe:
starting with needle 3, K until you get to the last three stitches, K2tog and K the last stitch.
On needle one K first stitch, SSK. K until the last three stitches, then K2tog, K.
On needle two K first stitch, SSK and K until end
Knit on all three needles
repeat row one and two until half (24) stitches remain. Continue to knit the stitches on needle 3 onto needle 2 so you have 12 stitches onto two needles.
Close with Kitchener stitch.