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!

INSTEP OF THE TWIST SOCK: (beginning of each round is at the beginning of the instep)–

Round 1: 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 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 1-4 FOUR TIMES, — remembering to maintain the rib pattern as set with each repeat of these four rounds.

Round 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 5-8 FOUR TIMES — remembering to maintain the new rib pattern to the right of the lace panel as it is emerging with each increase.

REPEAT FROM Round 1-8 until the foot is 2-2.5 inches less than the total length of your foot measured standing heel to longest toe.

TOE:
Round 1: k1, ssk, knit to las three sts of instep, k2tog, k2, ssk, knit to last three sole sts,
k2tog, k1.
Round 2: knit around.

Repeat rounds one and two until 12 instep sts and 12 sole sts remain. Graft closed.
Bury ends. Make second sock.

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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