Children’s Sock Pattern

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CHILDREN’S SOCKS

PATTERN RATING
* Easy to knit.

MACHINES
This pattern is suitable for standard gauge machines with a ribber.
If you don’t have a ribber, work ribs in mock rib.

MATERIALS
Any suitable 3 ply yarn

1 x 500 g cone or 100 g ball in MY.
2 stitch holders.

PATTERN INFORMATION
For a list of the abbreviations we use and mock rib instructions, please look under Pattern Information on Page 62 of the magazine.

MEASUREMENTS
Length of foot 10 [12.5, 15, 17.5, 20, 22.5] cm, 4 [5, 6, 7, 8, 9] in (adjustable).
Instructions are written for the first size, larger sizes follow in brackets. If only one figure is given, it applies to all sizes.

TENSION
32 stitches and 48 rows to 10 cm, 4 in measured over stocking stitch (tension dial setting approximately 5).
For perfect results, please check your tension carefully.

KNITTING NOTES
a) We used knit side of knitting as right side of garment.
b) When shaping in HP, always take yarn round first inside N in HP to prevent a hole forming.

RIGHT SOCK
With carriage at right and using MY, cast on 44 [48, 52, 56, 60, 64] sts at centre of machine in 1×1 rib. K 5 tubular rows. Carriage is at right. Set machine for 1×1 rib knitting. Set RC at 000. Using MT-3/MT-3, K 36 [38, 42, 46, 50, 52] rows. Transfer sts for st st. Set RC at 000. Using MT, K 9 [11, 11, 13, 13, 15] rows. K 1 row extra for Left Sock.
SHAPE HEEL
* Push 22 [24, 26, 28, 30, 32] Ns at opposite end to carriage to HP. Cont on rem sts. Push 1 N at opposite end to carriage to HP on next 12 [14, 16, 16, 18, 20] rows. Push 1 inside N at opposite end to carriage from HP to UWP on next 12 [14, 16, 16, 18, 20] rows. Push rem Ns from HP to UWP *. K 23 [31, 39, 51, 59, 67] rows. Adjust length at this stage, if required.
SHAPE TOE
Work as for heel from * to *. Slip sts on to 2 stitch holders and graft.

LEFT SOCK
Work as for Right Sock, reversing shaping by noting alteration in number of rows worked.

PRESSING
With wrong side facing, block knitting by pinning out all pieces to measurements given. Press carefully following spinner’s instructions or cover with a wet cloth and leave until dry if pressing is not recommended. Allow to dry in shape before removing pins.

MAKING UP
Join side seams.

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