Sizes 8 to 11
MATERIALS: Chadwick's Red Heart Knitting Worsted, 3 balls (1 oz. balls) for Sizes 8 and 9; 4 balls for Sizes 10 and 11.
Clark's O.N.T. Double-pointed Plastic Sock Needles, 1 set No. 5 (3 ¾ mm. size).
GAUGE: (not stretched) 5 sts make 1 inch; 7 rnds make 1 inch.
CUFF . . . Cast on 48 sts loosely. Divide sts among 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist sts. Work in ribbing of k 1, p 1 for 5 inches.
Divide sts for Heel as follows: With 4th needle work in ribbing across first 12 sts of 1st needle; slip 12 sts from 3rd needle onto other end of 4th needle (there are 24 sts on 4th needle). Divide remaining sts on 2 needles for Instep. Work back and forth over the heel sts only as follows:
HEEL ... 1st row: Sl 1, p across. 2nd row: * Sl 1, k 1. Repeat from * across. Repeat the last 2 rows alternately until piece measures 2 ¼ inches in all, ending with a p row (Fig. 3).
To Turn Heel: 1st row: K 14, 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. Turn. 10th row: Sl 1, p 12, p 2 tog (14 sts). Turn and k across.
INSTEP . . . With heel needle, pick up and k 12 sts along side of heel; with another needle, work in pattern across next 2 needles (instep sts) ; with another needle, pick up and k 12 sts along other side of heel; then with same needle k 7 from heel needle. There are 19 sts on 1st and 3rd needles and 24 sts on 2nd needle.
To Shape Instep: 1st rnd: K to last 3 sts on 1st needle, k 2 tog, k 1. Work in pattern across 2nd needle; on 3rd needle, k 1, sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o., k to end of rnd. 2nd rnd: K around, working in pattern across 2nd needle. Repeat the last 2 rnds alternately until 12 sts remain on 1st and 3rd needles. Work without decreasing until piece measures 6 inches for Size 8; 7 inches for Size 9; 8 inches for Size 10; 9 inches for Size 11, or 2 inches less than desired length.
To Shape Toe: 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, then 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 8 sts remain. Break yarn, leaving an 8-inch length. Weave sts together.
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