Stripey Stockings

So I've been wanting a pair of srtiped tights for Halloween and other fun occasions every year.  I don't really have enough money to buy them, but I do have enough to buy the yarn to make them!

-US size 6 (4mm) straight and double-pointed needles (set of 4)
-Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Cherry Red (A) and Black (B), 1 skein each
-Thin black ribbon
-Yarn or tapestry needle

This is what it looks like from the back.
10 sts = 2.5 in.

-CO- cast on
-BO- bind off
-sts- stitches
-k- knit
-p- purl
-k2tog- knit 2 together
-p2tog- purl 2 together
-yo- yarn over
-dpns- double-pointed needles

CO 13 sts using color A.  (Switch colors every 6 rows)
Divide between 2 dpns.  (6 on Needle 1, 7 on Needle 2)
Join in the round.
Knit off all sts from needles 1 and 2 using needles 3 and 4.
Using Needle 3, k2, m1, k1.
Using Needle 4, k1, m1, k4, m1, k1.
Using whatever other needle you have leftover, k1, m1, k3.
Work the following round every other row 4 times:
Needle 1: k to last st, m1, k1.  Needle 2:  k1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1.  Needle 3:  k1, m1, k the rest of the sts.
Work straight for 6 total stripes from the beginning of the work.
Work 2 rounds for the next stripe, then:
Needle 1:  k all sts.  Needle 2:  Work a short row heel.  Needle 3:  k all sts.
After you have done this, k 3 more rounds.
Switch to the next color and work 2 more stripes.
Before switching colors again, work like this:
Needle 1:  k all sts.  Needle 2:  k8
Starting at the st after the k8 on Needle 2, put all sts on straight needles.
Once you have done this, k 1 row on straight needles.
Switch colors (and continue to do this every 6 rows like before)
Every 4th row of every 2nd stripe, work this row:
K2 (or p2 depending on what row you’re on), yo, k (or p) to last 2 sts, yo, k2 (or p2)
Work that 6 times, then, every 4th row of every 2nd stripe work this row:
K1 (or p1), k2tog (or p2tog), yo, k (or p) to last 3 sts, yo, k2tog (or p2tog), k1 (or p1)
Work this 3 times.
Switch colors.
Work in k1, p1 rib for 5 rows.
BO all sts.


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