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A little photo tutorial here to get you started. I worked this up for a friend who wanted to better understand how a sock is made, from the cuff down.
Raspberry: cuff and leg
Yellow: the heel flap
Orange: the heel turn
Green: the instep
Blue: the foot
White: the toe box
Cross Lace Photo Tutorial
The cross lace used in my Brigid's Cross design is not too difficult to work, once you know how. Here is a photo tutorial of how to create this open stitch.
Row 1: (WS): Using a needle one size larger than your current working needle size for this row - a single pointed (straight) needle is better for this than a circular needle.
Insert the needle in next st as if to purl, wrap yarn around needle 3 times, draw all 3 loops through, lift off needle to complete the p st. Repeat with all sts across the row.
You can see the wrapped stitches of Row 1 on the bamboo needle (on the left) pictured in photos D1, D2, and D3.
Row 2: (RS): Now use your regular sized needle again.
1.Slip the next 6 sts as if to purl onto the right hand needle, dropping the extra yarn overs as you slip each stitch [D1]. You will have 6 elongated sts on the right needle.
2. Now carefully lift the 3 sts on the far right with your left needle, cross them over the 3 sts on the left and keep them on the left needle [D2].
3. Now transfer the 3 remaining loops to the left needle [D3]. Be sure to maintain the correct order of the sts!
4. Knit each of the 6 elongated stitches in order. Repeat across the row until all sts are used.
Row 3: (WS) p all stitches.
Row 4: (RS) k all sts.
The last photo shows the pattern after row 4 is completed.