Level: Intermediate

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • 'Moda Vera' Yana 50g balls: 1 ball 1st Colour (C1) Burgundy, 1 ball 2nd Colour (C2) Mallard.
  • 1 pair 6mm knitting needles or size required to give correct tension.
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure.

MEASUREMENTS

SIZE

Child

Lady

To fit foot (approx)

cm

19

25

TENSION

14 sts and 20 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 6mm needles.

These socks have been worked on a smaller needle and at a firmer tension than normally recommended.


INSTRUCTIONS

SOCKS (make 2 - beg at top of back cuff)

Using 6mm needles and C1, cast on 13 (15) sts in rib.

BEG CUFF

1st row (RS) - K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to last st, K1.

2nd row - K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end.

Last 2 rows form rib.

Rep last 2 rows twice more ... 6 rows rib in all.

BEG HEEL

Work 8 (12) rows stocking st.

TURN HEEL

Note - When patt specifies turn - proceed as follows to avoid holes in work. Take yarn under needle and onto other side of work, slip next st onto right-hand needle, take yarn under needle and back to original position, slip st back onto left-hand needles, then turn and proceed as instructed in patt.

1st row (RS) - K11 (13), turn.

2nd row - P9 (11), turn.

3rd row - K7 (9), turn.

4th row - P5 (7), turn.

5th row - Knit across to end.

6th row - Purl across all sts.

Tie a coloured thread at each end of last row.

Work in stocking st, until work measures 11 (15) cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

SHAPE TOE

1st row (RS) - K1, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 ... 11 (13) sts.

2nd row - Purl.

Rep last 2 rows until 7 sts rem, ending with a purl row.

Using C2 for rem, Next row (RS) - K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, K1 ... 9 sts.

Working in stocking st beg with a purl row, inc (as before) inside one st at either end, until there are 13 (15) sts, thus ending toe shaping.

Cont without shaping beg with a purl row until work measures same as first side from colour change to coloured threads, ending with a purl row.

Tie a coloured thread at each end of last row.

Work 8 (12) rows stocking st.

BEG CUFF

Work 6 rows rib (as before).

Cast off loosely in rib.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Using mattress st, join side edges tog, matching coloured threads, to form top and bottom of sock.




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