Sherbert Toe Socks by Louisa Sisson and Emma Grundy Haigh
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Sherbert Toe Socks

August 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette, 17 sts/34 rows over cable twist
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
330 yards (302 m)
UK5/Euro 38, women's
This pattern is available for free.

With their cascading staircase of mock cable and delicious wrap-around heel, these socks will add a delightful bit of subtle, fashion-forward asymmetry to your wardrobe.

But we’ve also gone a little toe crazy with this venture, offering up not one, not two, but three options for your toes! Option one is your everyday full toe; option two will let you wear flip-flops right into winter; and options three will keep each of your toes wrapped up.

All this means that, with the new school year approaching, and whether you’re starting high school or entering college (or just wish you were), these socks are the perfect thing to let your unique personality shine through that haze of conformity.

‘Sherbert Toe Socks’ is the fifteenth pattern to be released under the Loumms Year of Socks. Check out our blog for more Loummsy offerings!

*27-06-10 New Sherbert Toe Socks Errata**
Note: This has not yet been corrected in the downloadable version

Heel Turn
Row1: sl1, p23, p2tog, turn
Row 2: sl1, k11, ssk, turn
Row 3: sl1, p to 1 stitch before the gap, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 4: sl1, k to 1 stitch before the gap, ssk, k1, turn
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until 22 stitches remain

Heel Gusset
Round 1: needle 3: pick up and knit 14 sts along the right selvedge edge, k11 sts from needle 1

Round we go chart c
On row 5, there is a cbt symbol missing over stitches 20 – 24.

……… and following chart B over needle 2. Once chart is completed, continue in st st, until 2 inches before the desired length of foot……..

Toe option 1
Work these 2 rounds until there are 18 sts on needle 2, and 24 sts between needles 1 and 3.

Herafter work decrease round only until 10 sts remain on needle 2, and 5 sts each on needles 1 and 3

Graft these sts together

14.03.10 UPDATE: Errata: In the ‘indie’ toe section of the written instructions both left and right toes have been written as left! The first one is the left and the second one is the right

18.09.09 UPDATE: Errata found and fixed!

Please note that the stitch division in the set-up round should be:

Needle 1: 30; Needle 2: 18; Needle 3: 18

Also, each chart had 9 rows too many and Chart A also had one column too many.

Please pick up your revised copy of this pattern at the blog and accept our sincere apologies for this moment of doofery.