2 balls Sock yarn 3 ply (1 oz. ball) for short socks
3 balls Sock yarn 3 ply (1 oz. ball) for long 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 (68) sts. with No. 1 needles, join and work in ribbing K 2, P 2 for 3 inch. (2 inch. for short socks). Change to No. 2 needles and work in pattern as follows: 1st, 2nd and 3rd rounds: P 1, K 4, P 2, K 4, P 1, K 20 (22) P 1, K 4, P 2, K 4, P 1, K 20 (22). 4th round: * P 1, slip next 2 sts. to an extra needle and hold in front of work. K next 2 sts., K the 2 sts. from extra needle, P 2, slip next 2 sts. to an extra needle and hold in back of work, K next 2 sts., K the 2 sts from extra needle, P 1, K 20 (22), repeat from * once. 5th to 9th round incl.: Work like 1st round. 10th round: Like 4th round. Continue to work this way, cable the K 4 sts. every 6th round until sock measures 6 ½ inch. for short socks and 10 inch. for long socks. Slip next 32 (34) sts. (starting with center P 2 rib and ending with center of other P 2 rib) to one needle for heel and divide the rem. 32 (34) sts. on 2 needles for instep. Work over heel needle only. Attach Nylon. 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 with right side facing you. Slip 1, K 16 (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 (1st 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 1st needle K to within 3 sts., K 2 tog., K 1, K across instep sts. On 3rd needle: K 1, slip 1, K 1, p.s.s.o., K to end. 2nd round: K around. Repeat these 2 rounds until there are 60 (64) sts. left in round. Work even until foot measures from tip of heel 8 ½ inch. for size 10 ½; 9 inch. for size 11; or 2 inch. less than des. length when finished. Attach Nylon. Now start toe decrease: 1st round: K around 2nd round: On 1st 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.
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