Herringbone Socks Pattern

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Herringbone Socks Pattern

All sizes

MATERIAL:
3 balls Sock yarn 3 ply (1 oz. ball)
1 set sock needles each No. 1 and No. 2
1 card Nylon for heel and toe reinforcement

GAUGE: 7 sts. = 1 inch

PATTERN:
1st round: * P 2, 1 twisted incr. (pick up thread be­tween next 2 sts., put it on left hand needle and K it from the back), K 1, P 2, P 3 tog., P 2, K 1, 1 twisted incr., repeat from * across round.
2nd round: * P 2, K 2, P 5, K 2, repeat from * across round.
3rd round: * P 2, 1 twisted incr., K 2, P 1, P 3 tog., P 1, K 2, 1 twisted incr., repeat from * across round.
4th round: * P 2, K 3, P 3, K 3, repeat from * across round.
5th round: * P 2, 1 twisted incr., K 3, P 3 tog., K 3, 1 twisted incr., repeat from * across round.
6th round: * P 2, K 4, P 1, K 4, repeat from * across round.
Repeat these 6 rounds for pattern.

Cast on 66 sts. with No. 1 needles, join and work in ribbing K 1, P1 for 3 inch. Change to No. 2 needles and pattern. Work even until entire sock measures 8½ inch. or any desired length to heel. Slip next 33 sts. on to one needle for heel and divide the rem. 33 sts. on 2 needles for  instep. Attach nylon and work over heel needle only, decr. 1 st. at beg. of needle. 1st row: (right side) * slip 1, K 1, repeat from * across row. 2nd row: P across row. Repeat these 2 rows for 28 rows. Now start to shape heel: (right side facing you) Slip 1, K 17, K 2 tog., K 1, turn. Slip 1, P 5, P 2 tog., P 1, turn. Slip 1, K 6, K 2 tog., K 1, turn. Slip 1, P 7, P 2 tog., P 1, turn. Slip 1, K 8, K 2 tog., K 1, turn. Slip 1, P 9, P 2 tog., P 1, turn. Continue this way, always working 1 st. more on each row until 18 sts. are left on heel needle. Cut off Nylon. With another needle (first needle), pick up and K 16 sts. along one side of heel. K across all instep sts. (2nd needle). With another needle (3rd needle), pick up and K 16 sts. along other side of heel and K half of heel sts. to same needle. Slip the rem. heel sts. to first needle, end at center of sole. Decr, for instep as follows: 1st round: On first needle, K to within 3 sts., K 2 tog., K 1, work across instep sts. and decr. 1 st. at beg. of row. On 3rd needle: K 1, slip 1, K 1 and p.s.s.o. the K st. K to end. 2nd round: K around. Repeat these 2 rounds until there are 64 sts. left in round. Work even until foot measures from tip of heel 8½ inch, for size 10½; 9 inch, for size 11, or 2 inch, less than desired length when finished. Now start toe decrease: Attach Nylon. 1st round: K around. 2nd round: On first needle K to within 2 sts., K 2 tog. On 2nd needle: K 2 tog., K to within 2 sts., K 2 tog. On 3rd needle: K 2 tog., K to end. Repeat these 2 rounds until 20 sts. are left in round. Weave sts. tog. Steam lightly.