Size
Shoe size 34[38]
Dimensions when completed
Length of the foot: 22[25] cm.
Demand
Novita 7 Veljestä (010 off-white) 200[250] g
Other supplies
Set of 5 double-pointed 4 mm needles
Density
Stitch pattern
Rib in round: *K2,P2, rep from* to end.
Reversed stocking stitch in round: purl all rows.
Stocking stitch in round: knit all rows.
Cable pattern in round: See chart. Rep rnds 1-16.
Tension
20 sts to 10 cm measured over stocking st
Designer name
Arja Viitala
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Stitch pattern

Rib in round: *K2,P2, rep from* to end.

Reversed stocking stitch in round: purl all rows.

Stocking stitch in round: knit all rows.

Cable pattern in round: See chart. Rep rnds 1-16.

Tension

20 sts to 10 cm measured over stocking st

Special Abbreviations

C4B: slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and put to back of work, K2, K2 from cable needle

C4F: slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and put to front of work, K2, K2 from cable needle

CK2P2: slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and put to back of work, K2, P2 from cable needle

CP2K2: slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and put to front of work, P2, K2 from cable needle

Cable Pattern Instructions

Row 1: P2, K4, P4, K4, P4, K4, P2

Row 2: P2, C4B, P4, C4B, P4, C4B, P2

Row 3: as row 1

Row 4: (CK2P2, CP2K2) 3 times

Row 5: K2, P4, K4, P4, K4, P4, K2

Row 6: K2, P4, C4F, P4, C4F, P4, K2

Row 7: as row 5

Row 8: K2, P2, (CK2P2, CP2K2) twice, P2,K2

Row 9: K2, P2, K2, P4, K4, P4, K2, P2, K2

Row 10: K2, P2, K2, P4, C4B, P4, K2, P2, K2

Row 11: K2, P2, K2, P4, K4, P4, K2, P2, K2

Row 12: K2, P2, (CP2K2, CK2P2) twice, P2, K2

Row 13: K2, P4, K4, P4, K4, P4, K2

Row 14: K2, P4, C4F, P4, C4F, P4, K2

Row 15: K2, P4, K4, P4, K4, P4, K2

Row 16: (CP2K2, CK2P2) 3 times

Leg

Using double-pointed needles cast on 68[80] sts loosely. Distribute sts evenly over 4 of the 5 needles ( 17[20] sts on each needle) and, taking care not to twist cast-on edge and using 5th needle, work in rounds as follows:

Round 1 (RS): Knit in rib for 30[38] sts (start and end with K2), P7[9], work 24 st patt from chart, P7[9]. Continue as indicated and repeat rows 1.-16. from chart on 24sts. When leg measures 8 [10] cm, decrease as foll:

Knit in rib for 30[38] sts (start and end with K2), P5[7], P2tog, work 24 st patt from chart, P2tog, P5[7]. Rep decrease row in 5 cm intervals 4 (6) times more =58[66] sts. When leg measures 28[40] cm, decrease evenly 10[12] sts in rib =48[54] sts.

Heel Flap and Gusset

Start the heel flap. Re-distribute sts so there are 20[26] sts of rib on one needle, leave the rest of the sts on hold. Turn. Leave sts on needle II. and III.waiting. Work the 20[26] heel sts back and forth in rows as folls:

Row 1 (WS): purl. Turn.

Row 2 (RS): *slip 1 st (with yarn held in back), K1, rep from *. Turn.

Row 3 (WS): purl. Turn.

Row 4 (RS): * K1, slip 1 st (with yarn held in back) , rep from *.

These 4 rows form heel pattern.

Rep rows 1-4 until you have completed 20[26] rows.

Turn Heel

Row 1 (WS): purl.

Row 2 (RS): Knit in heel pattern for 13[17] sts, sl 1, K1, psso. Turn.

Row 3 (WS): Sl 1, P6[8], P2tog. Turn.

Row 4 (RS): Sl 1, knit in heel pattern for 6[8] sts, sl 1, K1, psso. Turn.

Repeat rows 3-4 until you have decreased sts on both sides, 8 [10] sts are left in the middle. End with RS row. These sts form the bottom of the heel.

Divide heel sts onto needle I. =4[5] sts and needle IV. =4[5] sts.

Needle I. : K4[5], pick up and knit 10[13] sts along left edge of heel flap

Needle II. and III.: work 28 st patt from chart

Needle IV: pick up and knit 11[14] sts along right edge of heel flap, K4[5]

Join for working in rnds =57[65] sts . Work sts as folls:

K14[18], P2, work 24 st patt from chart, P2, K15[19].

Shape Gusset

Dec rnd 1: Needle I. : work until you have 2 sts left on needle I., K2tog

Needle II. and III.: P2, work 24 st patt from chart, P2

Needle IV: sl1,K1,psso, work to end.

Rep dec rnd every rnd once (twice).

Rep dec rnd every 3rd rnd until the amount of sts is 22[28].

Foot

Cont working until foot meas 20 cm or until foot covers your little toe.

Toe

Round 1: K9[12], K2tog, K2, sl 1, K1, psso, 20 sts in pattern from chart, sl 1, K1, psso, K2, K2tog, K9[12].

Round 2: Work sts as indicated.

Round 3: K8[11], K2tog, K2, sl 1, K1, psso, 18 sts in pattern from chart, sl 1, K1, psso, K2, K2tog, K8[11].

Repeat decreases as indicated on foll alt round twice (four times) more, then on every round. When you are knitting last two cable rounds, K2tog from cable needle while held at back of work. When you have 8[10] sts left, break yarn leaving a long end. Pull end through all sts and tighten it. Weave in all ends.