This pattern is worked from the cuff-down, and uses a wrapped short-row heel and round toe.
Worked in three colors, each row uses only 2 colors per row.
The cuff is shaped by changing needle sizes to ensure a good fit.
With MC and #2 dpns, CO 64 (72, 80) sts. Divide evenly on dpns and join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Place the beg of rnd stitch marker at the join.
Set up rnd: *K2, p2, rep from * to end.
Mock Cable Rib
Rnd 1: *K2tog without dropping stitches off of left needle, k first stitch again, drop both stitches off needle, p2, rep from * to end
Rnd 2: *K2, p2, rep from * to end
Rep Rnds 1-2 seven times, or until ribbing measures approx 1.5".
K 1 rnd in MC.
Work Rnds 1-16 of the Apple Chart twice, repeating each chart row 8 (9, 10) times per rnd; work measures approx 5" from CO edge.
Switch to #1 dpns. Work Apple Chart one time--work measures approx 6.5" from CO edge--or continue Apple Chart until desired length. End Apple Chart with Rnd 8 or 16. Note which Rnd you ended with so you know which rnd to start with after working the heel.
You will work the heel flap back and forth over the next 32 (36, 40) sts in MC. Set other yarns aside.
Row 1 (RS): K 31 (35,39) sts, w&t last st.
Row 2 (WS): Sl st, purl until 1 st rem, w&t.
Row 3: Sl st, k to 1 st before the next unwrapped stitch, w&t.
Row 4: Sl st, p to 1 st before the next unwrapped stitch, w&t.
Rep Rows 3-4 until 14 (14, 16) unwrapped sts remain, ending on Row 4.
Row 1 (RS): K to next wrapped st. Pick up wrap and k, w&t.
Row 2 (WS): Sl st, purl to next wrapped st. Pick up wrap and p, w&t.
Row 3: K to next wrapped st. Pick up both wraps and k, w&t.
Row 4: Sl st, purl to next wrapped st. Pick up both wraps and p, w&t.
Rep Rows 3-4 until all wraps have been picked up; 32 (36, 40) sts on heel again. End Row 4.
The foot rnds begin at the sole. Move marker to indicate new beg of rnd.
Beg Stripe Chart for sole on Rnd 1, cont Apple Chart over 32 (36, 40) instep sts.
Rep Rnds 1-8 of Sole Chart and 1-16 of Apple Chart until sock is 2" shorter than the desired foot length. Cut CC1 and CC2.
With MC, K 6 rnds in st st.
Rnd 1: *K6, k2tog, rep from * to end, 56 (63, 70) sts.
K 5 rnds.
Next Rnd: *K5, k2tog, rep from * to end, 48 (54, 60) sts.
K 4 rnds.
Next Rnd: *K4, k2tog, rep from * to end, 40 (45,50) sts.
K 3 rnds.
Next Rnd: *K3, k2tog, rep from * to end, 32 (36,40) sts.
K 2 rnds.
Next Rnd: *K2, k2tog, rep from * to end, 24 (27, 30) sts.
K 1 rnd.
Next Rnd: *K1, k2tog, rep from * to end, 16 (18, 20) st.
Next Rnd: *K2tog, rep from * to end, 8 (9, 10) sts.
Cut yarn, thread tail through sts using tapestry needle. Pull tight to close.
Weave in ends, wash, and block.