MATERIALS: Chadwick's Red Heart Knitting Worsted, 8 balls (1 oz. balls) of Scarlet for Small and Medium Sizes and 9 balls for Large Size. Scraps of Blue, Yellow and Green Knitting Worsted for Trim ... Bone Crochet Hook No. 5 ... Double- pointed Bone Sock Needles, 1 set No. 5 (4 mm. size).
GAUGE: (Stockinette st) 5½ sts make 1 inch; 7 rnds make 1 inch.
Sizes: Small (Medium, Large)
BOTTOM SOLE ... With double strand of yarn, chain loosely 22 sts (26 sts, 30 sts).
1st rnd: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 11 ch (13 ch, 15 ch) dc in each of next 8 ch (10 ch, 12 ch) make 7 dc in last ch (toe end). Then, working along opposite side of starting chain, make dc in each of next 8 ch (10 ch, 12 ch) sc in each of next 11 ch (13 ch, 15 ch) 2 sc in same place where first 3 sc were made.
2nd, 3rd and 4th rnds: Sc in each st around, increasing 3 sc evenly across heel and 5 sc evenly across toe—to inc, work 2 sc in 1 sc. Now work sc to center back of heel. 5th rnd: Sl st in each st around, sl st in 1st sl st made. Break off.
TOP SOLE ... Work exactly the same as Bottom Sole. Then, with wrong side facing, attach double strand of yarn in the back loop of a sl st at center back of heel, ch 3, half dc in back loop of each sl st around. Join with sl st in 3rd st of first ch-3. Break off.
BOTTOM HEEL PIECE ... With double strand of yarn, ch 14. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, 5 sc in last ch. Then, working along opposite side of starting chain, make sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd, 3rd and 4th rows: Sc in each sc, increasing 3 sc evenly across curved end. Ch 1, turn. 5th row: Sl st in each st across. Break off.
TOP HEEL PIECE ... With double strand of yarn, ch 9. Work same as Bottom Heel Piece.
Sew heel pieces together, catching only 1 loop on the edge of each piece. Cut a piece of cardboard slightly smaller than Bottom Sole. Sew joined heel pieces in place on Bottom Sole, having cardboard sole between. Sew Top Sole in place on joined pieces. This completes Sole.
Starting at ankle with single strand, cast on 40 sts. Divide sts among 3 needles, join, being careful not to twist sts, and work around in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 1 inch. Next rnd: * O, k 2 tog. Repeat from * around. Following rnd: K each O and each st around. Continue in stockinette st (k each rnd) until piece measures in all 2" (2¼", 2½").
Drop yarn; then, with a green thread k across 20 sts with 1st needle (to be heel sts later). Drop green thread, divide remaining sts between 2nd and 3rd needles for instep. Pick up yarn and k across green sts, k remaining sts of rnd. K around until piece measures from marker 4¾” (5¾”, 6¾”).
To Shape Toe: 1st rnd: On 1st needle, k 2 tog, k to last 2 sts, k 2 tog. On 2nd needle, k 2 tog; k remaining sts. On 3rd needle, k across to last 2 sts, k last 2 sts tog (4 sts decreased on rnd). 2nd rnd: K around. Repeat 1st and 2nd rnds alternately until 16 sts remain. Weave sts together; or bind off, fold and sew.
HEEL ... Pull out green thread (thus releasing 39 heel sts). Slip the 20 sole sts onto 1st needle, slip 10 sts onto 2nd needle and remaining 9 sts onto 3rd needle. Attach yarn at beginning of 1st needle, pick up 1 st and k across 1st needle, pick up another st (22 sts on 1st needle). Pick up 1 st at beginning of 2nd needle, k across 2nd and 3rd needles, pick up 2 sts at end of 3rd needle (11 sts on each of 2nd and 3rd needles).
To Shape Heel: Work exactly the same as To Shape Toe.
Put Sock on foot and pin Sole in place. Whip back loop of each half dc on Top Sole to Sock.
ANKLE CORD ... Cut 3 strands of Scarlet each 72 inches long. Twist these strands tightly; then double the twisted strands and give them a second twist in the opposite direction. Knot free end to prevent raveling. Draw Cord through eyelets at ankle. Cut 5 strands each of Blue. Yellow and Green, each about 3½ inches long. Double these strands and wind a strand of yarn tightly around near fold, thus making a tassel. Sew a tassel to each end of Ankle Cord.
CORD TRIM ... Cut 3 strands of Blue each 64 inches long. Twist same as Ankle Cord. Make 1 each of Yellow and Green. Whip these 3 cords together to form a braid. Sew this braid to the half dc rnd on Top Sole, joining ends neatly at center back. Embroider instep of sock as illustrated, or to suit individual taste. Make other sock same as this.
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