Socks For Men & Women | Book No. 250 | The Spool Cotton Company

Socks For Men & Women | Book No. 250 | The Spool Cotton Company

Socks for Men & Women
Book 250
Chadwick's Red Heart Wools
The Spool Cotton Company
Original Copyright 1948

ENTIRE DIGITALLY RESTORED LEAFLET IN .pdf FORMAT
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Patterns Included: 
Men's Tennis Socks, Men's Argyle Socks, Men's Hunting Socks, Men's Classic Socks, two Women's Sport Anklets, Men's Classic Rib Socks, Men's Pattern Socks, two Women's Anklet Socks, two Men's Socks, Women's Cable Anklets, Heelless Socks for Men or Women, Men's Striped Socks, Women's Anklets With & Without Cuff, Women's Argyle Anklets.

COMPLETION OF CLASSIC SOCKS

TO TURN HEEL: 1st row: K 18, k 2 tog, k 1. Turn. 2nd row: Sl 1, p 5, p 2 tog, p 1. Turn. 3rd row: Sl 1, k 6, k 2 tog, k 1. Turn. 4th row: Sl 1, p 7, p 2 tog, p 1. Turn. 5th row: Sl 1, k 8, k 2 tog, k 1. Turn. 6th row: Sl 1, p 9, p 2 tog, p 1. Turn. 7th row: Sl 1, k 10, k 2 tog, k 1. Turn. 8th row: Sl 1, p 11, p 2 tog, p 1. Turn. 9th row: Sl 1, k 12, k 2 tog, k 1. Turn. 10th row: Sl 1, p 13, p 2 tog, p 1. Turn. 11th row: Sl 1, k 14, k 2 tog, k 1. Turn. 12th row: Sl 1, p 15, p 2 tog, p 1. Turn. 13th row: Sl 1, k 16, k 2 tog. Turn. 14th row: Sl 1, p 16, p 2 tog. Turn. 15th row: K across (18 sts remain on heel needle).

INSTEP . . . With a spare needle—1st needle—pick up and k 16 sts along edge of heel (Fig. 4). With 2nd needle k across or work in pattern across instep sts. With 3rd needle pick up and k 16 sts along other edge of heel, k 9 from heel needle. Slip other 9 sts of heel needle onto 1st needle. There are now 25 sts on 1st and 3rd needles and 32 sts on the 2nd needle (Fig. 5).

To Shape Instep: 1st rnd: K to last 3 sts on 1st needle, k 2 tog, k 1. K across or work in pattern across 2nd needle (as the case may be). On 3rd needle, k 1, sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o., k to end of rnd. 2nd rnd: K around, keeping in pattern across 2nd needle if necessary. Repeat the last 2 rnds alternately until 16 sts remain on each of the 1st and 3rd needles. Work without decreasing until piece measures 2¼ inches less than length desired.

To Shape Toe: 1st rnd: K to last 3 sts on 1st needle, k 2 tog, k 1; on 2nd needle, k 1, sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o., k across to last 3 sts, k 2 tog, k 1; on 3rd needle, k 1, sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o., k to end of rnd. 2nd rnd: K around. Repeat the last 2 rnds alternately until 16 sts remain. With 3rd needle k across sts of 1st needle (8 sts on each of 2 needles). Break yarn, leaving 20 inches of yarn at end of needle. Weave sts together.

HOW TO WEAVE THE TOE

WEAVING . . . Step 1 . . . Thread the 20 inches of yarn into a wool needle (Fig. 6).

Step 2 . . . Hold the two needles with the stitches even and parallel, having the end of yarn at the right of back needle.

Step 3 . . . Insert wool needle as if to purl in first stitch of front needle. Draw yarn through, leaving the stitch on needle.

Step 4 . . . Insert wool needle as if to knit into the first stitch of back needle. Draw yarn through, leaving the stitch on needle.

Step 5 . . . Insert wool needle as if to knit into first stitch of front needle (same stitch as before) and slip this stitch off the needle. Insert needle in next stitch of front needle as if to purl. Draw yarn through, leaving the stitch on needle.

Step 6 . . . Insert wool needle as if to purl into the stitch of back needle and slip this stitch off. Insert wool needle into next stitch of back needle as if to knit. Draw yarn through, leaving stitch on needle.

Repeat Steps 5 and 6 until all sts are worked off. Darn in end of yarn securely.