Alpaca Sock Pattern

Alpaca sock. I made this, since I can't find a skein to match it this is now the home of Vernon (long story), whom I hope to have a picture of on here soon.
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MATERIALS:

note:
these were made for a 32 year old man with 10 inch feet and they fit! He loved them, even hand washes them.
**2 skeins Reynolds or Inca Alpaca

**size 5 dpn's
**Elastic thread to reinforce so they won't fall down, for the cuff, heel and toe (or the whole sock if you want to).
Gauge: approx. 5 sts/ inch in St st.
Cast on 48 sts. K2, p2 rib for 5 1/2 inches.
HEEL FLAP:
Knit 12 sts, turn, slip one, purl back on those 12 sts and onto 12 sts of third needle, so the cast on yarn is in the middle of your work. Continue working back and forth on these sts, slipping the first stitch. When you've got about 3 inches on there, it's time to decrease.
DECREASING HEEL FLAP:
Row 1: Slip one, knit 11 sts, slip one, knit one, slip one, pass slip stitch over (psso), turn in the midddle of the row.

Row 2: Slip one, purl 4, purl 2 together (p2tog), purl one, turn.
Row 3: Slip one, knit up until one stitch before the little gap, slip one, knit one, psso, turn.

INSTEP:


Row 1: Knit up until the last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. Knit across the instep sts. On third needle, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, knit the rest of the row.
Row 2: Knit one row plain.

Continue in this manner until 48 sts remain: 24 on the instep needle, and on the two side needles, 12 sts each.

Work foot until it measures however long you want it.
DECREASING FOR TOE:
Row 1: Needle 1: Knit up until the last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. Needle 2: K1, sl 1, k1, psso, k till last 3 sts, k2tog. Needle 3: K1, sl 1, k1, psso, k across row.
Row 2: Knit plain.

Continue in this manner until you have 12 sts, then k2tog around. You are done! Well almost, now you've just got to make another one to match.


Any questions? email me at jackyl@midcoast.com or jackylz@hotmail.com.
Email: jackylz@hotmail.com