Using No 12 (2.75) needles, cast on 26 sts
Loosely work 14 rows in k1 p1 rib
Change to No 10 (3.25) needles
Work 2 rows in stocking stitch
1st row: K17 turn
2nd row: P8 turn.
Working on these 8 sts, knit 8 rows in stocking stitch. Break off yarn.
Right side facing, rejoin yarn to instep, pick up and knit 8sts along side edge instep.
Knit 8 sts off left hand needle, pick up, and knit 8 sts along other side of instep (42 sts)
Work 3 rows in stocking stitch
1st row: K1, K2 tog, K12, K3 tog, K6, K3 tog, K12, K2 tog, K1 (36 sts)
2nd row: Purl
3rd row: K1, K2 tog, K10, K3 tog, K4, K3 tog, K10, K2 tog, K1 (30 sts)
4th row: Purl