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Mahalle Toe Up Socks

Mahalle” (ma-ha-lay) means “neighborhood” in Turkish. This traditional toe up sock is perfect to fit the foot length as you knit. Socks are knit in the round from the toe up on a set of DPNs for the toe and heel flap. The foot, leg and rib cuff can be worked on either DPNs or 9” circular needles.
The toe uses a traditional Turkish Figure 8 Cast On, with no seam at the edge of the toes. The foot is knit in the round, in stockinette stitch.

The Heel is turned using three DPNs knit flat in short rows to maintain the striping more consistently. The number of leg sts is greater than those for the foot, and either can be easily increased or decreased at the Heel flap section for better fit, as desired.

Weight: Fingering

Yarn: Uneek Sock Kit
Size: To fit US Women’s shoe size: S (4-6.5), M (7-9.5), L (10-12.5) S, M, L - 7 (8, 9)”/17.75 (20.25, 22.75)cm foot length. 3 (3.25, 3.5)”/ 7.5 (8.25, 9) cm at widest point on foot, each size .25”/.5 cm wider at calf.
Total length of sock about 22 (20, 18)”/ 56 (51, 45.75) cm from toe to top of cuff.
Needle: US 1 / 2.25 mm or US 0 / 2 mm
Gauge: 34 stitches and 44 rows = 4" / 10 cm square in Stockinette Stitch