Clock Socks Pattern #294

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Clock Socks Pattern

All sizes

3 balls Sock yarn 3 ply, (1 oz. ball)
Small amount of c. c. for embroidering clock design
1 set sock needles each No. 1 and No. 2
1 card Nylon for heel and toe reinforcement

GAUGE: 7 sts. = 1 inch

Cast on 68 sts. with No. 1 needles. Join and work in ribbing K 2, P 2 for 2½ inch. Change to No. 2 needles and K around until sock measures 8 inch. Slip 34 sts. to one needle for heel and divide the rem. 34 sts. on 2 needles for instep. Work over heel needle only. Attach nylon. 1st row: * Slip 1, K 1, repeat from * across row. 2nd row: P across row. Repeat these 2 rows for 28 rows. Shape heel as follows: (right side facing you): Slip 1, K 17, K 2 tog., K 1, turn. Slip 1, P 5, P 2 tog., P 1, turn. Slip 1, K 6, K 2 tog., K 1, turn. Slip 1, P 7, P 2 tog., P 1, turn. Slip 1, K 8, K 2 tog., K 1, turn. Slip 1, P 9, P 2 tog., P 1, turn. Continue this way always working 1 more st. on each row until 18 sts. are left on heel needle. Cut off nylon. With another needle (1st needle) pick up and K 14 sts. along one side of heel. K across all instep sts. (2nd needle). With another needle (3rd needle), pick up and K 14 sts. along other side of heel and K half of heel sts. to same needle. Slip the rem. heel sts. to first needle, end at center of sole. Decr, for instep as follows: 1st round: on 1st needle K to within 3 sts., K 2 tog., K 1. K across instep sts. On 3rd needle, K 1, slip 1, K 1, and pull the slipped st. over the K st. K to end. 2nd round: K around. Repeat these 2 rounds until there are 68 sts. left in round. Work even until foot measures from tip of heel 8½ inch, for size 10½; 9 inch, for size 11; 9½ inch, for size 11½; 10 inch, for size 12; 10½ inch, for size 12½, or 2 inch, less than desired length when finished. Attach nylon again. Now start toe decrease: 1st round: K around. 2nd round: On 1st needle, K to within 2 sts., K 2 tog. On 2nd needle: K 2 tog. K to within 2 sts., K 2 tog. On 3rd needle: K 2 tog., K to end. Repeat these 2 rounds until 20 sts. are left in round. Weave sts. tog.

With contrasting color work clock design in duplicate st. as shown on Chart No. 294 on both sides of each sock.

Clock Socks Pattern Chart