Men's Tennis Socks | No. K101

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Sizes 9 to 12

MATERIALS: Chadwick's Red Heart Knitting Worsted, 4 balls (1 oz. balls) for Sizes 9 and 10; 3 balls for Sizes 11 and 12.

Clark's O.N.T. Double-pointed Plastic Sock Needles, 1 set No. 5 (3 ¾ mm. size).

GAUGE: 5 sts make 1 inch; 7 rnds make 1 inch.

CUFF . . . Cast on 49 sts loosely. Divide sts among 3 needles. Join, being careful not to twist sts, and work as follows: 1st rnd: * K 1, p 2, k 2, p 2. Repeat from * around. 2nd rnd: * K 1, p 2, k 2 tog, do not remove sts from left hand needle but k into the first st of the k 2 tog, then remove these 2 sts from left hand needle; p 2. Repeat from * around.

Repeat the last 2 rnds alternately until piece measures 3 inches in all, decreasing 1 st on last rnd (48 sts).

Work in stockinette st (k each rnd) until piece measures 8 ½ inches in all.

Divide sts for Heel as follows: With 4th needle k across 12 sts on 1st needle; slip 12 sts from 3rd needle onto other end of 4th needle (there are 24 sts on 4th needle). Divide remaining sts on 2 needles for Instep. Work back and forth over the heel sts only as follows: 1st row: Sl 1, p across. 2nd row: Sl 1, k 1 alternately across. Repeat the last 2 rows alternately until piece measures 2 ¼ inches in all, ending with a p row (Fig. 3). Starting at To Turn Heel, complete as for K106.

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