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Thought this might be helpful for folks. (N.B. -- This is knit using Regia self-patterning yarn on size 2 dpns. I have somewhat fat legs, so while this sizing and gauge may work for you, it may not. Please adjust accordingly.)

LEG: Cast on 72 stitches. Divide evenly among 3 needles and knit around in k2,p2 ribbing for 2" or so. Start knitting in stockinette stitch. On round 1 or 2 after you switch to stockinette, decrease by k2tog every 12th stitch, to obtain 66 stitches. (Precision is not vital; the decreases should simply be spaced evenly and the end result should be 66 stitches on your needles.) Knit even to form the leg of the sock for 4 or 5 inches.

HEEL FLAP: Redistribute stitches so half are on one needle and half are divided between two needles. The stitches on two needles are your instep stitches; I leave them on two needles to have a little maneuvering room for my fingers as I work the heel flap. Put them on a stitch holder if you're more comfortable with that; it doesn't really matter. :-)

Work the other stitches, the heel flap, back and forth using the following pattern:
Row 1: Beginning on the right side, sl1, *k1, sl1* repeat from * across
Row 2: sl1, purl across
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until heel flap measures about 2.5" or so. Increase the length of the heel flap if you have "long ankles" or are knitting for a man.

TURN HEEL: Beginning on right side, sl1, knit half the number of total stitches, SSK, k1, turn your work.
Sl1, p3, p2tog, p1. Turn.
Sl1, knit to 1 st before gap created by turning your work. SSK (across the gap), k1, turn.
Sl1, purl to 1 st before gap created by turning your work. P2tog (across the gap), p1, turn.
Proceed in pattern until all stitches have been worked.

GUSSET: If you don't end the heel turn on the right side of the work, knit across. Pick up stitches along the edge of the heel flap. Knit across instep. Pick up same number of stitches along opposite edge of heel flap. Distribute stitches on needles so that half the heel stitches and one side of the gusset are on one needle (N1), the instep stitches are on a second needle (N2), and the remaining gusset and heel stitches are on a third needle (N3). Your rounds should now begin at the center of your heel. Knit one round to get started.

Round 1: Knit to 3 st before the end of N1. SSK, k1. Knit across N2. K1, k2tog, and knit to end of N3.
Round 2: Knit.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until you have decreased evenly to 66 stitches.

FOOT: Knit even until the length of the foot reaches the top of your baby toe. (You can try the sock on when it's on the needles; just put the stitches in the middle of the needles or you'll drop stitches off.)

TOE DECREASES: (I always put my stitches on 4 needles for this -- 2 for the instep and two for the sole. As long as you know which are which, you'll be fine. Rounds for this section start in the middle of the sole stitches, and I'm writing as if there are three needles, as above.)

Round 1: N1 - Knit to the last three stitches. K2 tog, k1.
N2 - K1, ssk, knit to last three stitches, k2tog, k1.
N3 - K1, ssk, knit to end.

Round 2: knit.

Repeat Rounds 1 snd 2 until 8 or so stitches remain.

GRAFTING THE TOE: Put the stitches onto two needles. Graft the toe closed using Kitchener stitch.

Knit second sock.

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