Women’s 4-ply sock pattern

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WOMEN’S 4-PLY SOCKS

PATTERN RATING
* Easy to knit.

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

MATERIALS
Any suitable 4-ply yarn

1 x 500 g cone or 2 x 100 g balls in MY.

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

MEASUREMENTS
To fit shoe sizes 4 [5, 6].
Instructions are written for the first size, larger sizes follow in brackets. If only one figure is given, it applies to all sizes.

TENSION
30 stitches and 51 rows to 10 cm, 4 in measured over stocking stitch (tension dial setting approximately 6 on standard gauge and 8 on fine gauge).
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 72 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-5/MT-5, K 65 rows. Transfer sts for st st. Set RC at 000. Using MT, K 4 rows. K 1 row extra for Left Sock.
SHAPE HEEL
* Push 36 Ns at opposite end to carriage to HP. Cont on rem sts. K 2 rows. Push 1 N at opposite end to carriage to HP on next 8 rows and 2 Ns on next 8 rows. Push 2 inside Ns at opposite end to carriage from HP to UWP on next 8 rows and 1 N on next 8 rows. Push rem Ns from HP to UWP *. K 89 [91, 93] rows.
SHAPE TOE
Work as for heel from * to *. K 1 row. RC shows 162 [164, 166] (163 [165, 167] on Left Sock. Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine.

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. Graft sts together under foot.

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