Zigzag by Anne Campbell


January 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
475 - 575 yards (434 - 526 m)
7 (8, 9)" (18 [20.5, 23] cm) foot circumference; 9 [10 1/4, 11 1/2)" (23 [26, 29] cm) foot length
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This sock begins with the leg, which is knitted sideways in a chevron-stitch pattern embellished with small cables, while at the same time, live stitches are created along the sides for the cuff and foot. The leg is grafted into a tube using the Kitchener stitch, then the live stitches from the sides are worked upward for the cuff on one side and down the foot to the toe on the other-- no need to pick up stitches when changing the direction of knitting.

The heel flap is worked in a standard slip-stitch pattern, and the instep is worked in the same chevron-stitch as the leg. The heel flap widens toward the base of the foot to form the gussets. The heel is turned on a larger-than-usual number of stitches, continuing the slip-stitch pattern for durability. After the heel is created, the rest of the foot and toe are worked conventionally in the round.