- 3mm and 8mm circular knitting needles
- 18-20 grams/80m of lurex
- Judy's Magic Cast-on
- 1x1 rib
- circular knitting
- Using 3mm needles, C/o 16 stitches using Judy's Magic Cast-on. You will have 8 stitches on each needle, 8 for the front half of the sock and 8 for the back. Not sure what that is? Read more here (it is my absolute go-to for casting on toe-up socks!)
- Front half of sock: knit 1 stitch, increase 1 stitch, knit until there is 1 stitch remaining, increase 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch (10 stitches). Repeat for the back half of the sock.
- Repeat step 2 until you have 40 stitches in total, 20 for the front half of the sock and 20 for the back.
- Change to 8mm needles and *yarn over, k4tog* to end of round (20 stitches in total, 10 for the front half of the sock and 10 for the back)
- *yarn over, k2tog* for 40 further rounds, or until your work is the desired length
- Change to 3mm needles and knit front and back into every stitch (40 stitches in total, 20 for the front half of the sock and 20 for the back)
- Work 1x1 rib for 5 rounds
- Cast off loosely using stretchy cast off. I like using this method, but feel free to use your favourite stretchy cast-off!
**Note!! You might need to play around with the number of stitches in your cuff until you get something that stretches over your foot but doesn't sag around your ankle, as the lurex is not very stretchy. If you really can't get the right combo, work your rib with an extra strand of sock or shirring elastic.
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