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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Spiral Bed Socks


Spiral Bed Socks No.2251 from Bucilla Hand Knit Socks 1960


MATERIALS -
Bucilla Machine Washable Fingering (2 ply yarn)
Yarn, 1 oz. skeins, 3 skeins.
Knitting Needles: Sock Needles, 1 set Size 1.

GAUGE:          9 rounds  1 inch

Cuff - Cast on 56 sts, divide on 3 needles, join, being careful not to twist stitches. Work even in k 2. p 2 ribbing for 6 rounds.

Eyelet Round - * Yo, k 2 tog.,  p 2; repeat from * around. Work ribbing for 6 more rounds.

Change to Spiral Pattern - K 4, P 4 alternately, for 4 rounds. * At beg. of next round, k 5, just once; then p 4, k 4 to end of round, end p 3, K 1 St from next needle onto needle in use; then k 4, p 4, for 3 more rounds. Repeat from * spiral pattern. 1 st to left every 4 rounds. until sock measures 11 ins. from beg. At this point try sock on, to determine length required before toe; work more rounds if a longer sock is desired.

TOE - (You will be decreasing 1 stitch in each group of k4 and p4)

First dec. rd - Beg. with first round of pat., k 1, k 2 tog.. k 2; p 4. * k 1, k 2 tog., k 1, p 4; repeat from * around. ending last purled group 1 St to left of preceding round as before. K 3, p 4 alternately, for 2 more rounds.

2nd dec. rd - K 4 (this moves pattern 1 st to left), p 1, p 2 tog.. p 1; * k 3. p 1, p 2 tog., p 1; repeat from * to end of round. K 3. p 3 alternately, for 2 more rounds.

(You will be decreasing 1 stitch in each group of k3 and p3)

3rd dec. rd - K 1, k 2 tog., k 1 (thus moving pattern 1 St to the left), p 3; * k 2 tog., k 1, p 3; repeat from * to end of round. K 2, p 3 alternately, for 2 more rounds.

4th dec. round - K 3 (thus moving pattern 1 St to left), p 2 tog.. p 1; * k 2, p 2 tog., p 1; repeat from * to end of round. K 2,  p 2 alternately, for 2 rounds.

5th dec. round - K 1, * slip 1, k 1, pass slipped st over k St. k 2; repeat from * to end of round. K 1 round even.

6th dec. round - K 1. * slip 1, k 1, pass slipped st over k St. k 1; repeat from * to end of round. K I round even. K every 2 sts tog.. until 7 sts remain. Fasten off leaving a 12-in. end. Draw end through all 7 Sts twice, tighten and darn in end.  Repeat for second sock

 
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