Child's Checked Socks

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Size 1-2 years

MATERIAL:
1 skein Sock yarn m.c. (1 oz. skein)
1 skein Sock yarn c.c. (½ oz. skein)
1 pair knitting needles each No. 1 and No. 2
1 set sock needles No. 2
1 card Nylon for heel and toe reinforcement
2 stitch holders

GAUGE: 7 sts. = 1 inch

PATTERN: As sock No. 404

With m.c. and No. 1 needles cast on 40 sts. and work back and forth in ribbing K 2, P 2 for 1 inch. Decr. 1 st. at end of last row of ribbing. Change to No. 2 needles and pattern and work even for 1 inch. or des. length to heel, ending with 1st row. Break off m.c. With c.c. P across 10 sts. and slip them to a holder, P across next 19 sts. for instep, P across rem. 10 sts. and slip them to another holder. Attach m.c. and work over instep sts. only in pattern for 1 ¼ inch. Slip the sts. to a sock needle (2nd needle). HEEL: Slip the 10 sts. from each holder to one needle for heel. (Make sure that center of heel is center of sock.) Attach a ball of m.c. and Nylon and starting on right side, work as follows: First row: * Slip 1, K 1, repeat from * across row. 2nd row: P back. Repeat these 2 rows 7 times more. (16 rows). Now turn heel as follows on wrong side: slip 1, P 11, P 2 tog., P 1, turn, slip 1, K 5, K 2 tog., K 1, turn, slip 1, P 6, P 2 tog., P 1, turn, slip 1, K 7, K 2 tog., K 1, turn, slip 1, P 8, P 2 tog., P 1, turn, slip 1, K 9, K 2 tog., K 1, turn, slip 1, P 10, P 2 tog., turn, slip 1, K 10, K 2 tog. There are now 12 sts. on heel needle. Break yarn and cut off Nylon. Right side facing you, pick up with m.c. and a sock needle 8 sts. on one side of heel. K across 6 heel sts. (3rd needle). Take another sock needle, K the rem. 6 heel sts., pick up 8 sts. on other side of heel (1st needle). Work over 1st and 3rd needles only. 1st row: P back. 2nd row: K 1, slip 1, K 1, p.s.s.o., K to the last 3 sts. on 1st needle, K 2 tog., K 1. Repeat these 2 rows until there are 20 sts. on 1st and 3rd needles tog. Work as long as instep sts. Connect the 3 needles and work all around on sock needles until foot measures 4 inch. from tip of heel or any des. length. Start to decr. for toe: Attach Nylon. First decrease round: K to within 3 sts. of end of first needle, K 2 tog., K 1, on 2nd needle K 1, slip 1, K 1 and pass the slipped st. over the K st. K to within 3 sts. of end of needle, K 2 tog. K 1; on 3rd needle, K 1, slip 1, K 1 and pass the slipped st. over the K st., K to end. K 1 round even. Repeat the last 2 rounds until 16 sts. in round. Place 8 sts. on each needle and weave the sts. tog. Steam lightly.


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