2 balls Sock yarn 3 ply, m.c. (1 oz. ball)
1 ball Sock yarn 3 ply, 1st c.c. (1 oz. ball)
1 ball Sock yarn 3 ply, 2nd c.c. (1 oz. ball)
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
1st to 8th rows, incl., m.c.: stock. st.
9th row: 1st c.c. * K 2, slip 2 as if to P (yarn in back of work), repeat from * across row, end K 2.
10th row: 1st c.c. * K 2, slip 2 as if to P (yarn in front of work), repeat from * across row, end K 2.
11th row: 2nd c.c. * slip 2 as if to P (yarn in back of work), K 2, repeat from * across row, end slip 2.
12th row: 2nd c.c., * slip 2 as if to P (yarn in front of work), K 2, repeat from * across row, end slip 2.
13th row: 1st c.c. like 9th row.
14th row: 1st c.c. like 10th row.
15th row: m.c. like 11th row.
16th row: m.c. * slip 2 as if to P (yarn in front), P 2, repeat from * across row, end slip 2.
Repeat these 16 rows for pattern.
With m.c. and No. 1 needles cast on 60 sts. and work back and forth in ribbing K 1, P 1 for 1 ½ inch. Incr. 1 st. at the beg. and end of the last row of ribbing. Change to No. 2 needles and pattern. Work even until sock measures 4 ½ inch. or des. length to heel, ending with 16th row. Break off c.c. K across 16 sts. and slip them to a holder, work across next 30 sts. for instep and K across rem. 16 sts. Break off yarn. Attach m.c. Work over instep sts. only until 2 more patterns are completed. Break off c.c. and slip the sts. to a sock needle (2nd needle). HEEL: Slip the 16 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: 1st row: * slip 1, K 1, repeat from * across row. 2nd row: P across row. Repeat these 2 rows for 28 rows. Now shape heel: (right side facing you) slip 1, K 16, 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 to work this way having one more st. on each row until 18 sts. are left over. Break yarn and cut off Nylon. Right side facing you, pick up with m.c. and a sock needle 14 sts. on one side of heel. K across 9 heel sts. (3rd needle) take another sock needle, K the rem. 9 heel sts., pick up 14 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. the K st., K to the last 3 sts. on 1st needle, K 2 tog., K 1. Repeat these 2 rows; until there are 30 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 7 ½ inch. from back of heel for size 9 ½; 8 inch. for size 10; 8 ½ inch. for size 10 ½; 9 inch. for size 11; 9 ½ inch. for size 11 ½, or 2 inch. shorter than desired length. Start to decr. for toe: Attach Nylon. 1st round: K to within 3 sts. of first needle, K 2 tog., K 1; on 2nd needle K 1, slip 1, K 1 and p.s.s.o the K st., K to within 3 sts., K 2 tog., K 1; on 3rd needle K 1, slip 1, K 1 and p.s.s.o. the K st. K to end. 2nd round: K around. Repeat these 2 rounds until 20 sts. are left. Weave sts. tog. Sew up back and side seams. Steam lightly.
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