Child's Knee Length Cable Socks

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Size 8 (small), Size 9 (medium), Size 10 (large)

MATERIAL:
3 balls Sockyarn 3 ply (1 oz. ball) for small & medium sizes
4 balls Sockyarn 3 ply (1 oz. ball) for large size
1 set sock needles each No. 1 and No. 2
Elastic for Cuff
1 card Nylon for heel and toe reinforcement

GAUGE: 8 ½ sts. = 1 inch

For all sizes cast on 72 sts. with No. 1 needles. Join and work in ribbing K 1, P 1 for 2 ½ inches. Fold the cuff in half and work next round double, (this means knitting the sts. on needle tog. with the sts. on cast on row). Work to within 3 sts. of end of round, then work single sts. only (this is opening for elastic). Change to No. 2 needles and pattern: * K 6, P 2, K 8, P 2. Repeat from * across round. Repeat this round 3 times more. Next round: * K 6, P 2, slip the next 4 sts. to an extra needle and hold in front of work, K the next 4 sts., K the 4 sts. from extra needle (a cable made) P 2 repeat from * across round. Continue to work this way cabling the K 8 sts. every 8th row until sock measures 11 ½ inches (12 ½ inches for medium size or 13 ½ inches for large size). Divide the sts. for heel. Mark a K 6 rib for center back and slip 18 sts. from each side of center on one needle for heel (42 sts). The remaining 30 sts. divide on 2 needles for instep. Work over heel sts. only and decrease 14 sts. at even intervals in next row P back. Attach Nylon. 1st row: (right side) * slip 1, K 1, repeat from * across. 2nd row: P. Repeat these 2 rows until 24 rows altogether. Now turn heel right side facing you. Slip 1, K 14, K 2 tog., K 1, turn, slip 1, P 3, P 2 tog., P 1, turn, slip 1, K 4, 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. Continue this way, always working 1 more st. in each row until there are 16 sts. left on needle. K 1 row. Break off Nylon. Pick up and K 14 sts. along side of heel with another needle (first needle). Work in pattern across all instep sts. (2nd needle). Pick up and K 14 sts. on other side of heel and K 8 sts. of heel needle onto same needle (3rd needle). Slip the rem. 8 heel sts. onto 1st needle, ending at center of sole. Now decrease for instep. 1st round: K to within 3 sts. of first needle. K 2 tog., K 1, work across 2nd needle in pattern, on 3rd needle K 1, slip 1, K 1 and pull the slipped st. over the K st. K to end. 2nd round: K around. Repeat these 2 rounds until 58 sts. are left in round. Work even, continuing the cable pattern on 2nd needle until piece measures from back of heel 6 inches (for medium size 7 inches, for large size 8 inches). Discontinue cable pattern and decrease 1 st. at each end of 2nd needle (28 sts. left). K 3 rounds. Now decrease for toe. Attach Nylon. 1st round: on first needle K to within 3 sts., K 2 tog., K 1, on 2nd needle K 1, slip 1, K 1 and pull the slipped st. over the K st., K to within 3 sts., K 2 tog., K 1, on 3rd needle K 1, slip 1, K 1 and pull the slipped st. over the K st. K to end. 2nd round: K around. Repeat these 2 rounds until 16 sts. are left in round. Weave the sts. together. Pull elastic through hem on cuff.


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