Thursday, October 20, 2011

Toe Cozies Pattern

Toe Cozies

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Techniques: Knitting in the round, ribbing, decreases
Guage: 27.0 to 28.0 sts = 4 inches
Sizes Available: Small (shoe size 7)
Materials: Partial skein of sock weight yarn, stitch marker, blunt-eye needle (for sewing in ends), US size 1 double-pointed-needles (or size needed to obtain guage)

Cast on 36 stitches (12 stitches on each needle). Join in round, being careful not to twist stitches. Place marker and begin k1 p1 rib. Work ribbing for ¾", then begin to work in st st (knit every round). Continue until piece measures 2 inches less than desired length.

Adjust stitches so that 9 stitches are on needle 1, 18 stitches are on needle 2, and 9 stitches are on needle 3. Work toe as follows:

Round 1:Needle 1: Work to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1.
Needle 2: K1, ssk, work to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1.
Needle 3: K1, ssk, knit to end of needle.

Round 2:Knit

Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until 12 stitches remain. Place stitches on 2 needles and graft together. Tie in loose ends and begin to keep your toes warm!

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