23 November 2011

miss autumn's stocking...the foot

the foot...
The knitting is done!  As you can imagine, once you've gotten to the foot, it is just a hop, skip and jump to the toe.  On Monday I explained how I knit the heel of miss autumn's stocking...today I'll guide you through to the finish!
As of Monday, I had 24 stitches in white (my instep stitches) and 8 stitches in red (my heel stitches) on my circular needle.  I picked up the red yarn (the next stripe color) and knit my 8 heel stitches, placing a marker after the fourth stitch to indicate the center of the heel.  Then I knit up 10 stitches on the side of the heel (those 10 slipped stitches), placed a marker, knit across the 24 white instep stitches, placed a marker, knit up the 10 slipped edge stitches on the other side of the heel, and, finally, 4 more heel stitches, bringing me back to the marker.  This I considered the beginning of the round.
I had 52 stitches at this point.  I knit one more round.   On the third red round, I knit from the center marker to 3 stitches before the second marker, knit 2 together, knit one, slipped marker, knit 24, slipped marker, knit one, slip-slip-knit (ssk), knit 11--50 stitches.  Knit one more round, then decreased once more, as above, to bring me back to my original 48 stitches.  I worked these 48 stitches, in pattern, until I had 4 more stripes (the last stripe was white).  
For the toe, I knit 2 rounds in red, then decreased six times evenly every other round until I had 18 stitches left, then every other round until 6 stitches were left (I changed to double-pointed needles when I had 42  stitches, of course!).  Broke the yarn, and pulled it through those stitches (just like finishing the top of a beanie!).  Now to weave in the ends... 

3 comments:

  1. So crisp and Christmasy. And cheerful, too!

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  2. Thanks so much for this pattern. Our new Grandbaby , born last week, is getting her own for Christmas. It turned out looking as perfectly Christmasy as I could have hoped. My husband made a little heart with her name and it's attached. It went fast, too. Thanks again and now to pop it in the mail.
    Hope you have a Merry Christmas. Bernadettebear

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  3. @Bernadettebear...thank you so much! So glad it turned out well. Congrats on the new grandbaby!
    @stringplay...Red and white stripes are always fun, aren't they?

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