We have come to the edge of the forest and there is light ahead of us and whilst we wandered, we did not get lost! Are you ready to complete this journey and knit some toes onto your Mirkwood sock? This is your last clue. I hope you have enjoyed this knit-a-long with me because I really have.
Mirkwood Clue 4
(Errata: If you are knitting the smaller size then please tick back 2-3 rows until your foot is desired foot length minus 1-3/4” instead of 2”)
Beginning of rnd starts from middle of heel with instep sts on needle 2.
Needle 1: 14(16,18) sts
Needle 2: 28(32,36) sts
Needle 3: 14(16,18) sts
Needle 1: Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Needle 2: K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog.
Needle 3: K1, ssk, knit to end.
Needle 1: Knit
Needle 2: Knit
Needle 3: Knit
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until 28(32, 36) sts remain.
Repeat Rnd 1 only until 8(12, 12) total sts remain.
Continue knitting across needle 1 so that those sts are now on needle 3 – there will be 4(6,6) sts on each of two needles.
Cut yarn, leaving a 12” (30cm) tail. Thread onto a tapestry needle and use the Kitchener st to graft the sts. Weave in ends.