Sizes Small, Medium, and Large
MATERIALS: CHADWICK'S RED HEART KNITTING WORSTED, 3 skeins (2 oz. skeins).
4 double-pointed bone knitting needles No. 5 (4 mm. size).
GAUGE: 8 rnds make 1 inch.
Cast on 48 sts loosely. Divide sts on 3 needles; join, being careful not to twist and work around in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 3 inches. Work in pattern as follows: 1st to 4th rnds incl: * K 4, p 4. Repeat from * around. 5th to 8th rnds incl: K 3, * p 4, k 4. Repeat from * around, ending with k 1. 9th to 12th rnds incl: K 2, * p 4, k 4. Repeat from * around, ending with k 2. 13th to 16th rnds incl: K 1, * p 4, k 4. Repeat from * around, ending with k 3. 17th to 20th rnds incl: * P 4, k 4. Repeat from * around. 21st to 24th rnds incl: P 3, * k 4, p 4. Repeat from * around, ending with p 1. 25th to 28th rnds incl: P 2, * k 4, p 4. Repeat from * around, ending with p 2. 29th to 32nd rnds incl: P 1, * k 4, p 4. Repeat from * around, ending with p 3. Repeat these 32 rnds for pattern, thus moving 1 st every 4th rnd to work Spiral Pattern. Work in pattern until piece measures, in all, 19 inches for small size, 20 inches for medium size or 21 inches for large size. Work ½ inch straight in stockinette stitch (k each rnd).
To Shape Toe: 1st rnd: * K 6, k 2 tog. Repeat from * around. Work 2 rnds straight. 4th rnd: * K 5, k 2 tog. Repeat from * around. Work 2 rnds straight. Continue thus, knitting 2 rnds straight between each dec. rnd 3 more times. Work 1 rnd straight on remaining 18 sts. Weave sts together; or bind off, fold and sew.
BEEHIVE SCOTCH FINGERING, 3 Ply 3 skeins (1 oz. skeins).
Royal Society Double-Pointed Sock Needles No. 1
Important: ⅓ ounce more yarn is required to replace heels or toes. If you have ⅓ ounce on hand in contrasting color and do not object to contrasting heels or toes, you can use this for making the new heels or toes. To replace both heels and toes, 1 ounce extra is required.
GAUGE: 8 sts make 1 inch; 11 rnds make 1 inch.
Cast on 68 sts very loosely (for all sizes). Divide sts on 3 needles. Join, being careful not to twist sts, and work around tightly in ribbing of k 2, p 2, for 5 inches. Next rnd: Knit around, decreasing evenly around to 60 sts. Work in stockinette stitch (knit each rnd) until piece measures 11½ inches in all. Next rnd: With spare needle knit 15 sts from 1st needle. Slip the last 15 sts of previous rnd off 3rd needle onto other end of spare needle (30 sts for heel). Divide the remaining 30 sts on 2 needles for instep, but do not knit them.
HEEL … Turn and work over heel needle only. 1st row: K 1, p 28, k 1. 2nd row: K 1, slip 1, alternately across, ending with k 2. Repeat these 2 rows alternately until there are 29 rows, then work as follows: With right side facing, k 17, k 2 together, k 1, turn. Slip 1, p 5, p 2 together, p 1, turn. Slip 1, k 6, k 2 together, k 1, turn. Slip 1, p 7, p 2 together, p 1, turn. Continue in this manner, always working 1 st more on each row until 18 sts remain, ending with a purl row. This completes heel. Break yarn.
Place the 30 instep sts onto 1 needle, then continue with either of the following methods:
Cast-On Method … Cut a strand of colored yarn about 24 inches long for marking. With right side facing, using marking yarn and leaving an end 8 inches long, knit across 9 of the 18 heel sts. With another needle and same marking yarn, knit across the remaining 9 heel sts. With spare needle and main color yarn (leaving an end for fastening later), knit across these last 9 sts again, then cast on 16 sts onto end of same needle (Illus. No. 1). There should now be 25 sts on this (1st) needle. With 2nd needle, knit across the instep sts. Cast on 16 sts onto 3rd needle, then knit across the 1st 9 heel sts with same needle. There are 80 sts in rnd. Continue with directions for "Foot."
Bound-Off Method … Cut 3 strands of colored yarn, each about 24 inches long, for marking. With right side facing, using one strand of marking yarn and leaving an end 8 inches long, knit across the 18 heel sts. Using second strand of marking yarn and spare needle (to be referred to as 1st needle), pick up 16 sts along left side of heel (Illus. No. 2). Stitches for instep are on 2nd needle. With right side facing, using third strand of marking yarn and remaining spare needle (to be referred to as 3rd needle), pick up 16 sts along other side of heel, then place the first 9 sts of heel needle onto end of this same needle (25 sts on needle). Place remaining 9 heel sts onto beginning of 1st needle. Join main color yarn at beginning of 1st needle and knit 1 rnd (80 sts in rnd). Continue with directions for "Foot."
FOOT … Decrease for instep as follows: 1st rnd: On 1st needle, knit to 3 sts from end, then k 2 together, k 1. Knit across 2nd needle. On 3rd needle, k 1, slip 1 st as if to knit, k 1, pass slipped st over knit st, knit to end. 2nd rnd: Knit around. Repeat
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Publication Date: 07-10-2015
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