Pattern Socks

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MATERIAL:
2 skeins Sock yarn 3 ply (1 oz. skein)
1 set sock needles each No. 1 and No. 2
1 card Nylon for heel and toe reinforcement

GAUGE: 7 sts. = 1 inch

PATTERN:

1st to 6th rounds incl.: * K 4, P 2, repeat from * across round.

7th to 12th rounds incl.: K 1, * P 2, K 4, repeat from * across round, end K 3.

Repeat these 12 rounds for pattern.

With No. 1 needles cast on 66 sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Work in ribbing K 1, P 1 for 2 ½ inch. Change to No. 2 needles and pattern. Work even until the entire sock measures 7 ½ inch. or any des. length to heel. Slip 32 sts. to one needle for heel and divide the rem. 34 sts. for instep on two needles. Work over heel needle only. Attach Nylon. 1st row: * slip 1, K 1, repeat from * across row. 2nd row: P across row. Repeat these 2 rows for 30 rows. Start to shape heel: (with right side facing you) Slip 1, K 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. With another needle (1st needle), pick up and K 16 sts. along one side of heel. Work across instep sts. in pattern. 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 remaining heel sts. to first needle, end at center of sole. Decrease for instep as follows: 1st round: On 1st needle K to within 3 sts., K 2 tog., K 1. Work across instep sts. in pattern. On 3rd needle: K 1, slip 1, K 1 and p.s.s.o. the K st. K to end. 2nd round: Work all around. Repeat these 2 rounds until there are 66 sts. left in round. (Keep instep sts. in pattern until toe decr. starts). 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 desired length when finished. Start toe decrease: Attach Nylon. 1st round: K around and decr. 1 st. at the beg. and end of the instep needle. There are now 64 sts. in round. 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. Steam lightly.


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