Ribbed Anklets Exchange to crochet
The model was made from 2 ¼ ounces of 3-ply nylon yarn; use 4 double pointed knitting needles, size 15 or 16. The directions are for size 10- 11.
Abbreviations: K (knit); p (purl); sts (stitches); sl (slip); rnd (round); tog (together); psso (pass slip stitch over)-sl 1 st, k 1 st, pass the slipped st over the k st.
Cast on 64 sts very loosely.
Divide sts (20, 20, 24) on 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist sts.
Work around in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 9 inches or desired length.
Mark one p rib for center back, divide sts so that there are 30 sts on one needle for the heel (14 sts on each side of p rib at center) and 17 sts on each of the two remaining needles for instep.
K one rnd, ending with the heel sts.
Turn and work over the heel sts.
Row 1: P l, * sl 1 st, p 1, repeat from * across.
Row 2: K 29, sl 1 st.
Repeat these 2 rows alternately for 3 inches, ending with Row 1. This makes the heel double, for added wear.
To turn the heel: K 18, k 2 tog, k 1, turn. Sl 1 st, p 7, p 2 tog, p 1, Sl 1 st, k 8, k 2 tog, k 1, turn. st, p 9, p 2 tog, p 1, turn.
Continue in this was, always working 1 st more on each Row, before decreasing, until 18 sts remain on the heel needle.
K 1 Row.
With another needle, pick up 18 sts along left side of heel, then sl 9 of the heel sts onto the beginning of the same needle (first needle).
Work in rib pattern across the instep sts with another or the second needle, with the third needle, pick up 18 sts along right side of heel and k across the remaining 9 heel sts.
There are now 88 sts in the rnd (27 sts on each of the two heel needles and 34 on the instep needle),
Row 1: K to within 3 sts from end of first needle, k 2 tog, k 1. Work in pattern across second needle. On the third needle, k 1, sl 1 st as if to k, k 1, psso, k to end of rnd.
Row 2: Work around plain, keeping instep sts in pattern. Repeat these 2 rnds alternately, until there are 16 sts on each of the 2 heel needles. Work straight, still keeping the instep sts in pattern until foot measures 7 ½ inches (from back of heel) for size 10, or 8 ½ inches for size 11, or 2 ½ inches less than desired length when completed.
K around plain for one-half inch. S1 st from second needle to third needle, To Shape Toe:
Rnd 1: K to 3 sts from end of first needle, k 2 tog, k 1. On second needle, k l, sl 1 st as if to knit, k 1, psso, k to within 3 sts from the end, k 2 tog, k 1. On third needle, k 1, sl 1 st as if to knit, k 1, psso, k to end of rnd.
Rnds 2 & 3: K around plain.
Repeat these 3 rnds 4 more times.
Then k only 1 rnd between dec rnds until 22 sts remain.
Arrange on 2 needles, having the ribbing on top.
Cut yarn about 10 inches from work and weave sts together as follows: with knitting needle, * go through first st on front needle as if purling, pull end of yarn all the way through st (always pull end of yarn all the way through every st), and take st off needle. Go through next st of front needle as if knitting, and leave this st on. Go through first st on back needle as if. knitting, and take this st off needle. The needle nearest you is the back needle. P the next st on back needle and leave this st on *. Repeat between stars until all the sts are woven together. This is called the kitcheners stitch.
From Workbasket December 1955