Man's Ribbed Socks Pattern

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Man's Ribbed Socks Pattern

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

GAUGE: 7 sts. = 1 inch

Cast on 64 sts. with No. 1 needles. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Work in ribbing K 1, P 1 for 3 inch. (2 inch, for short socks). Change to No. 2 needles and pat­tern. 1st round: * K 4, P 1, K 2, P 1, repeat from * all around. 2nd round: K all around. Repeat these 2 rounds until leg measures 10 inch. (8 inch, for short socks). Slip next 32 sts. on to one needle for heel (starting from center of a K 4 rib to center of another K 4 rib). Divide the rem. 32 sts. on 2 needles for instep. Attach Nylon and work over heel needle only. 1st row: (right side) * slip 1, K 1, repeat from * across row. 2nd row: P across row. Re­peat these 2 rows for 28 rows. Start to shape heel: (right side facing you) slip 1, K 16, K 2 tog., K 1, turn. Slip 1, P 5, P 2 tog., P 1, turn. Slip 1, K 6, 1( 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 to work this way always having one more st. on each row until 18 sts. are left on heel needle. Cut off Nylon. With an­other needle (first needle) pick up and K 14 sts. along one side of heel. Work across all instep sts. in pattern. With another needle (3rd needle), pick up and K 14 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. in pattern. On 3rd needle: K 1, slip 1, K 1 and p.s.s.o. the K st. K to end. 2nd round: Work instep sts. in pattern, K the rem. sts. Repeat these 2 rounds until there are 64 sts. left in round, omitting a P 1 rib on each side every 8th round, thus discontinuing gradually the pattern on instep needle as picture shows. Work even until foot measures from tip of heel 8½ inch, for size 10½, or 2 inch, less than desired length when finished. Start to decrease for toe: Attach Nylon. 1st round: On first needle, K to within 3 sts., K 2 tog., K 1; on 2nd needle, K 1,slip 1, K 1, p.s.s.o. the K st., K across to within 3 sts., K 2 tog., K 1; on 3rd needle, K 1, slip 1, K 1, p.s.s.o. the K st., K to end. 2nd round: K around. Repeat these 2 rounds until 20 sts. are left. Weave sts. tog. and steam lightly.