DNA Marker Socks:
Happy Feet color 10, (sock weight, superwash merino/nylon), less than 2 skeins
26.5 sts/40 rows per 4 inches
set of five US #2 needles
CO 60 sts
Round 1: *P2, K1, P2, K4, P2, K1* repeat to end
Repeat this round for 5 inches or to desired length
Knit N1 onto already worked N4, continuing ribbed pattern (30 sts)
Continue ribbed pattern across N4 for 2.5 inches, slipping the first stitch of every row (22 rows)
End with a WS row.
Switch to stockinette stitch.
Row 1: K16, K2tog, K1, turn
Row 2: Sl 1, P5, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 3: Sl 1, K6, K2tog, K1, turn
Row 4: Sl 1, P7, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 5: Sl 1, K8, K2tog, K1, turn
Row 6: Sl 1, P9, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 7: Sl 1, K10, K2tog, K1, turn
Row 8: Sl 1, P11, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 9: Sl 1, K12, K2tog, K1, turn
Row 10: Sl 1, P13, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 11: Sl 1, K14, K2tog, K1, turn
Row 12: Sl 1, P15, P2tog, P1, turn
18 sts remain
Knit to middle of heel
On a new needle, k across the remaining 9 heel stitches, placing marker. This is the new beginning of the round. Pick up and k 11 more on same needle
Knit across the 2 instep needles in ribbing pattern
On new needle, pick up and k 11 stitches, then knit the 9 remaining heel stitches
20 sts on N1 and N4; 15 sts on N2 and N3
Knit one round.
Round 1: K to last 3 sts of N1, K2tog, K1; work in pattern across instep; on N4, K1, ssk, K to end
Round 2: Knit N1 and N4; work in pattern across instep needles
Work to joint of big toe or desired length, ribbing the instep and knitting the sole.
N1: Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
N2: K1, ssk, k to end
N3: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
N4: K1, ssk, k to end
Repeat these two rounds 10 times
Knit across to last decrease point; kitchener toe.