Men's Argyle Socks

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Size 10 to 12

1 Pr. Standard No. 2 Needles

SCALE: 9 sts to 1 in.

Jack Frost Fingering Fleece—2 1-oz. Balls Garnet
1-1-oz. Ball Natural
1-1-oz. Ball Robin Blue

NOTE: Colors will be referred to as follows: Garner—G; Natural—N; Robin Blue—R, always be sure to twist yarns once when changing colors, to avoid making a hole. Before starting pattern, wind G into 2 balls, N into 2 balls, R into 1 ball and break off 2 strands each of R and N (about 2 yds. each).

With G cast on 70 sts. Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1, for 3 ½ in. Work in pattern as follows:

Row 1—Knit 2 N—15 G—1 R—1 N—15 G—2 R—15 G—1 N—1 R—15 G—2 N.

Row 2—Purl back with same colors.

Row 3—Knit 3 N—13 G—1 R—2 G—1 N—13 G—4 R—13 G—1 N—2 G—1 R—13 G—3 N.

Row 4—and all even rows purl back with same colors.

Row5—Knit 4 N—11 G—1 R—4 G—1 N—11 G—6 R—11 G—1 N—4 G—1 R—11 G—4 N.

Continue in the above manner, adding 1 more st in color to the N half diamonds on each end; 2 more sts to the center R diamond; decreasing 1 st in color on each side of the 2 G diamonds, every knit row; moving the R diagonals 1 st toward the outside and the N diagonals 1 st toward the center every knit row, until sts are on the Needle at first crossing of diagonals into next colors as follows:

Row 17—Knit 9 N—1 R—16 G—1 N—16 R—1 N—16 G—1 R—9 N.

Row 18—Purl back in same colors.

Row 19—Knit 8 N—1 R—2 N—14 G—2 R—1 N—14 R—1 N—2 R—14 G—2 N—1 R—8 N.

Row 20—Purl back in same colors.

Row 21—Knit 7 N—1 R—4 N—12 G—4 R—1 N—12 R—1 N—4 R—12 G—4 N—1 R—7 N.

Continue working in the above manner until row 32 has been completed. On the next row, the N diagonals will cross in the center of the R diamond as follows:

Row 33—Knit 1 N—1 R—16 N—16 R—2 N—16 R—16 N—1 R—1 N.

Row 34—Purl back in same colors.

Row 35—Knit 2 N—1 R—14 N—2 G—14 R—1 N—2 R—1 N—14 R—2 G—14 N—1 R—2 N.

Continue in the above manner, decreasing 1 st in color at each side of the center R diamond and 1 st in each N diamond, every other row until diagonals cross into next colors and sts are on Needle as follows:

Row 49—Knit 9 N—1 R—16 G—1 N—16 R—1 N—16 G—1 R—9 N.

Row 50—Purl back in same colors.

Row 51—Knit 9 N—1 G—1 R—14 G—1 N—1 G—16 R—1 G—1 N—14 G—1 R—1 G—9 N.

Continue in pattern until the center R diamond has been completed and sts are on the Needle as follows:

Row 66—Purl 2 N—15 G—1 R—1 N—15 G—2 R—15 G—1 N—1 R—15 G—2 N.

Break off the N and center R balls of yarn and the 2 N strands.

HEEL: Row 1—With G, slip 1, K 1, over the first 18 sts: place remaining 52 sts on st-holder.

Row 2—Purl. Repeat above 2 rows on the 18 heel sts until 32 rows in all have been made, ending with a purl row. Turn this half of heel as follows:

Row 1—K 2, K 2 tog., K 1; turn; slip 1, P 3; turn.

Row 3—K 3, K 2 tog., K 1; turn; slip 1, P 4; turn.

Row 5—K 4, K 2 tog., K 1; turn; slip 1, P 5; turn.

Continue working as given above until all sts are worked; there will be 10 sts on the Needle, ending with K 9, K 2 tog.

Pick up and knit 17 sts on side of heel. Place the sts from st-holder to left hand Needle and work in pattern across the 34 instep sts as follows: 1 R—15 G—2 N—15 G—1 R. Place the 61 sts just worked, on st-holder. Work back and forth as given for first half of heel on remaining 18 sts for 33 rows, ending with a slip 1, K 1 row. Turn this half of heel as follows:

Row 1—P 2, P 2 tog., P 1; turn; slip 1, K 3; turn.

Row 3—P 3, P 2 tog., P 1; turn; slip 1, K 4; turn.

Row 5—P 4, P 2 tog., P 1; turn; slip 1, K 5; turn.

Continue working as given above until all sts worked; there will be 10 sts on the Needle, ending with P 9, P 2 tog.

Pick up and purl, 17 sts on side of heel. Place the sts from st-holder to left hand Needle and purl across row with same colors (88 sts).

INSTEP SHAPING:

Row 1—With G knit 25, K 2 tog., K 1, then K 1 R, 13 G, 4 N, 13 G, 1 R, change to G and K 1, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 25.

Row 2 and all even rows purl back with same colors.

Row 3—With G knit 24, K 2 tog., K 2, then K 1 R, then K 1 R, 11 G, 6 N, 11 G, 1 R, change to G and K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 24.

Row 5—With G knit 23, k 2 tog., K 3, then K 1 R, 9 G, 8 N, 9 G, 1 R, change to G and K 3, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 23.

Continue decreasing in the above manner, adding 1 more st in color to each side of the N diamond across instep, moving the R diagonals 1 st toward the center, every knit row, until 70 sts remain. Work even on the 70 sts until sts are on the Needle as follows:

Knit 18 G—16 N—2 R—16 N—18 G. At this point the R diagonals will cross each other. Purl back in same colors, then continue in pattern decreasing 1 st in color on each side of the N diamond; moving the R diagonals 1 st outward, every knit row, until sts are on the Needle as follows:

Knit 26 G—1 R—16 N—1 R—26 G. Purl back in same colors.

Break off both strands of R and continue decreasing 1 st in color on each side of the N diamond, every knit row, until diamond has been completed (there will be 2 N stitches in the center of last purl row). Work back and forth in stockinette st in G only until foot measures 2 in. less than desired length, measuring from back of heel. Decrease for toe as follows:

Row 1—K 15, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 28, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 15.

Row 2 and all even rows purl.

Row 3—K 14, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 28, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 15.

Row 5—K 13, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 24, K 2 tog., K 2; slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 13.

Continue decreasing as given above until 26 sts remain. Weave tip of sock tog. Sew back and sole seams. Work other sock to correspond.


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Girl's Classic Socks
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Girl's Sport Anklets II
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