Embroidered Shoe Socks Pattern #2557

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Embroidered Shoe Socks Pattern #2557

CHADWICK'S RED HEART SWEATER WOOL, 3 balls (1 oz. balls) of Black or any solid color for sizes 8½ to 9½; 4 balls for sizes 10 to 11.
Odds and ends of Chadwick's Red Heart Yarn (red, yellow and green), for embroidery.
⅛ yard of red felt, 72 inches wide.
1 pair of Lamb's Wool slipper soles.
4 double-pointed steel needles No. 11.

GAUGE: 6½ sts make 1 inch; 9 rnds make 1 inch.


to 9

to 10
to 11
Starting at the top, cast on loosely
52 sts
56 sts
56 sts
Divide the sts on 3 needles, join and work around in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 2", decreasing, on last rnd of ribbing to
46 sts
48 sts
50 sts

Work in stockinette stitch (k each rnd) until sock measures, in all

Next rnd: Drop yarn, then with contrasting color thread for marker, with 1st needle, knit across
23 sts
24 sts
25 sts
(later to be heel sts).
Divide remaining sts between 2nd and 3rd needles for instep. Drop marker, go back and pick up yarn and, starting with 1st needle, knit around until sock measures, from marker

or 4" less than desired size when completed.

To Shape Toe: 1st rnd: On 1st needle, k 1, sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o., k to 3 sts from end, then k 2 tog., k 1. On 2nd needle, k 1, sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o., k to end. On 3rd needle, k to 3 sts from end, then k 2 tog., k 1. 2nd and 3rd rnds: Knit around. Repeat the last 3 rnds until there remain
22 sts
24 sts
22 sts

Weave sts together; or bind off, fold so that decreases are at sides, and sew.

HEEL … Pull out marker, pick up sole sts on 1st needle, and divide remaining sts (leg sts) between 2nd and 3rd needles. Attach yarn at beginning of 1st needle, and k 1 rnd, picking up 1 st between 1st and 2nd needles, and 1 st between 3rd and 1st needles. There are on needles

49 sts
51 sts
53 sts

K 2 rnds straight.

To Shape Heel: 1st rnd: On 1st needle, k 2 tog., k across to last 2 sts, k 2 tog. On 2nd needle, k 2 tog., k across remaining sts. On 3rd needle, k to last 2 sts, k 2 tog. 2nd rnd: K around. Repeat the last 2 rnds alternately until there remain
21 sts
23 sts
21 sts

Weave sts together; or bind off, fold so that decreases are at sides, and sew.

EMBROIDERY … Trace chart for embroidery onto tissue paper, and baste to center front of sock, 1" below ribbing. With a blunt-pointed needle, work embroidery in satin, outline and cross stitches, using odds and ends of Red, Yellow and Green yarn.

SOLE … Use slipper sole for pattern, and trace outline onto Red felt. Cut 1 piece, allowing ¼" all around for seam. Cut a strip of felt 1" wide, of sufficient length to go completely around sole, allowing l" for back seam. Sew this strip around edge of 1st piece with back stitch, making a ¼" seam. Turn and press seam lightly. Place this piece over the wool side of the slipper sole, having edge of strip extend over the leather side of sole, and pin. Sew back seam, then sew back and forth across the leather part of sole, catching the edges of felt strip. Depth of sole should measure about ½". Place this felt-covered sole on felt, and cut sole piece ¼" larger all around than covered sole. Turn in ¼" all around this 2nd felt sole piece, and pin. Then press lightly.
   Place this 2nd felt sole piece against leather part of slipper sole, and sew securely to felt, around edges of slipper sole. With a long strand of black, or any solid color yarn, work fagotting stitch around edge of sole, catching upper and lower felt sole pieces together.
   Press sock through damp cloth with hot iron. Pin and sew sole of sock to top of felt-covered slipper sole.