Now it is time to get down to work. This is the most involved part of the sock. The lace panel is going to zig zag back and forth across the top of the sock due to simple increases and decreases every round. Once you work from one side of the instep to the other, you will work two rounds without moving the lace panel, and then you will move the lace panel back to the side at which the panel began, as directed below. It is really fun!

FOOT OF THE TWIST SOCK:
Round 1: p2, M1K (NOTE–with each repeat of these four rounds you will have more sts before the first marker–work in rib as set to the marker and increase just before the marker), sm, p1, ssk, (yo, k1) x 3, yo, k2tog, remove marker and p2tog, replace marker, k1, p2, (k2, p2) x 3, k2, knit across sole stitches.

Round 2: p2, k1, M1K (SEE NOTE ABOVE), sm, p1, k9, remove marker and p2tog, replace marker, p2, (k2, p2) x 3, k2,
Knit across sole stitches.

Round 3: p2, k2, M1P (SEE NOTE ABOVE), sm, p1, ssk, k5, k2tog, remove marker and p2tog, replace marker, p1,
(K2, p2) x 3, k2, knit across sole stitches.

Round 4: p2, k2, p1, M1P (SEE NOTE ABOVE), sm, p1, k7, remove marker and p2tog, replace marker, (k2, p2) x 3,
K2, knit across sole stitches.

Complete these four rounds FOUR TIMES, then also complete Rounds 1 & 2 once more
(18 rounds) — remembering to maintain the new emerging p2,k2 rib sts to the right of the lace panel with each repeat of the four rounds.

Ease Round One: work in p2,k2 rib as set on the instep to the first marker, sm, p1, ssk, k5, k2tog,
P1, sm, knit across sole stitches.

Ease Round Two: work in p2,k2 rib as set on the instep to the first marker, sm, p1, k7, p1, sm,
Knit across sole stitches.

(Two rounds completed; now to move the lace panel across the instep in the opposite direction!)

Round 5: work in p2,k2 rib as set until one stitch before the first marker, slip st to rh ndl, remove marker, return st to LH ndl, and place marker on rh ndl, p2tog, ssk, (yo, k1) x 3, yo, k2tog, p1, sm, (NOTE: with each repeat of these four rounds you will have more sts after the second marker, be sure to increase immediately after the marker and then work the remaining rib sts as set),
M1K, knit across sole stitches.

Round 6: work in p2,k2 rib as set until one stitch before first marker, slip st to rh ndl, remove marker, return st to LH ndl, and place marker on rh ndl, p2tog, k9, p1, sm, (SEE NOTE BOVE), M1K, k1, knit across sole stitches.

Round 7: work in p2,k2 rib as set until one stitch before the first marker, slip st to rh ndl, remove marker, return st to LH ndl, and place marker on rh ndl, p2tog, ssk, k5, k2tog, p1, sm, (SEE NOTE ABOVE), M1P, k2,
Knit across sole stitches

Round 8: work in p2,k2 rib as set until one stitch before the first marker, slip st to rh ndl, remove marker, return st to LH ndl, and place marker on rh ndl, p2tog, k7, p1, sm, (SEE NOTE ABOVE), M1P, P1, K2,
Knit across sole stitches.

Complete Rounds 5-8 FOUR TIMES, then also complete Rounds 5 & 6 once more
(18 rounds) — remembering to maintain the rib pattern to the left of the lace panel as set with each repeat of these four rounds (after the first repeat of rounds 5-8 you will have p2, k2 to the left of the lace panel, after the second repeat you will have p2, k2, p2, k2…and so on).

Ease Round Three: sm, p1, ssk, k5, k2tog, p1, sm, work in p2,k2 rib as set across instep, knit across sole stitches.

Ease Round Four: sm, p1, k7, p1, sm, work in p2,k2 rib as set across instep, knit across sole sts.

(Two rounds completed. Proceed to the directions below.)

Round 9: M1P, (in future repeats of this round ALWAYS MAKE THE INCREASE JUST BEFORE THE MARKER and keep the rib that precedes the increase in pattern as set), sm, p1, ssk, (yo, k1) x 3, yo, k2tog, remove marker and p2tog, replace marker, work in rib as set across instep, knit across sole stitches.

Round 10: P1, M1P, (SEE NOTE ABOVE), sm, p1, k9, remove marker and p2tog, replace marker, work in rib as set across instep, knit across sole stitches.

Round 11: P2, M1K, (SEE NOTE ABOVE), sm, p1, ssk, k5, k2tog, remove marker and p2tog, replace marker, work in rib as set across instep, knit across sole stitches.

Round 12: P2, K1, M1K, (SEE NOTE ABOVE), sm, p1, k7, remove marker and p2tog, replace marker, work in rib as set across instep, knit across sole stitches.

Complete Rounds 9-12 FOUR TIMES and Rounds 9 & 10 once more (18 rounds) — remembering to maintain the new rib pattern to the right of the lace panel as it is emerging with each increase.

REPEAT FROM Ease Round One through Round 12 until the foot is the length you require. Make note of which pattern round you completed last as this will matter after you complete the heel (which will be released next week).

Please: if this is unclear in any way, contact me and I will rewrite or change the wording in a useful way so that we all may benefit. I do make errors, although I strive to to give good knit. ;-D

xx M.E. Langieri and Summit Yarn Studio

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