Children's Sock Pattern No. 527 | Sizes 7½ to 10

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Children's Sock Pattern No. 527

What You Need:

BEEHIVE SCOTCH FINGERING. 3 Ply (1 oz. skeins).

2 skeins of main color and 1 skein of contrasting color for each size.

Royal Society Plastic Sock Needles No. 1.

GAUGE: 8 sts make 1 inch; 11 rnds make 1 inch.

Sizes 7½-8 (8½-9, 9½-10).

With main color cast on loosely 52 sts (56 sts, 60 sts).

Divide sts on 3 needles and join, be­ing careful not to twist sts. Work around in ribbing of k 2, p 2, for 1½ inches. Then knit 1 rnd, decreasing evenly around to 48 sts (52 sts, 56 sts).

Work in stockinette st (knit each rnd), for 2 rnds. Attach contrasting color and knit 2 rnds, then work 3 rnds of main color. Repeat the last 5 rnds for stripe pattern until piece measures in all, ending with 1 rnd of main color, 4" (4½", 5").

Break off contrasting color. With 4th needle knit from 1st needle 12 sts (13 sts, 14 sts).

Slip from 3rd needle onto other end of 4th needle the last 12 sts (13 sts, 14 sts) of previous rnd (4th needle is now 1st needle).

Divide between 2nd and 3rd needles for instep the remaining 24 sts (26 sts, 28 sts) and knit across those sts.

Next rnd: Drop sock yarn, then, with a different color thread (for heel marker), knit across 1st needle. Drop different color, go back and pick up sock yarn and, starting with 1st needle, knit around in stripe pat­tern (always change color at center of 1st, or sole, needle) until piece measures from heel marker 3½" (4½", 5½") ending with 2nd rnd of a contrasting color stripe. Break off contrasting color. With main color work straight for ½ inch.

To Shape Toe: 1st rnd: On 1st needle, k 2 together, knit across to last 2 sts, then k 2 together. On 2nd needle, k 2 together, knit to end. On 3rd needle, knit across to last 2 sts, k 2 together. 2nd rnd: Knit around. Repeat the last 2 rnds al­ternately until there remain 20 sts (20 sts, 24 sts).

Weave sts together; or bind off, fold and sew.

HEEL … Pull out heel marker, pick up sole sts on 1st needle. There are on 1st needle 24 sts (26 sts, 28 sts).

Divide remaining 23 sts (25 sts, 27 sts) between 2nd and 3rd needles.

Attach main color at beginning of 1st needle and knit 1 rnd, picking up 2 sts between 1st and 2nd needles (1 st on each needle) and 2 sts be­tween 3rd and 1st needles in same way. There are on needles 51 sts (55 sts, 59 sts). Work 2 rnds straight.

To Shape Heel: Work as for Toe Shaping until there remain 23 sts (23 sts, 27 sts).

Weave sts together; or bind off, fold and sew.