Materials for one pair: 4 ounces white
fleecy, 3 ply; 1 ounces light blue fleecy.
These socks are knitted with white and
blue wool in a diamond pattern, and in rounds like a stocking. Begin
at the upper part of the sock; cast on 103 stitches with blue wool on
pretty thick steel knitting-needles, and knit 20 rounds of the diamond
pattern as follows:--
Purled; both these rounds are worked with blue wool.
3rd to 6th rounds:
Knitted plain with white wool.
With blue wool; knit 3, draw the wool through the next
stitch of the 2nd round worked with blue wool, draw it out as a loop,
keep it on the needle, knit again 3 stitches, and so on. 8th round:
With blue wool; the loop which has been taken up on the preceding
round is purled off together with the preceding stitch. Repeat the 3rd
and 8th rounds
twice more; the loop of one round must be placed between those of the
preceding one. Then knit with white wool 31 rounds, alternately 2
stitches knitted, 2 stitches purled, then work the foot in the diamond
pattern in the same way as usual for a stocking. The heel is formed by
leaving 23 stitches on each side the seam stitch, and knitted
backwards and forwards in the diamond pattern.
At the toe decrease so that the
decreasings form a seam on both sides of the toe. This is obtained by
knitting the 3rd and 4th stitches of the 1st needle together; on the
2nd needle slip the 4th stitch before the last, knit the next stitch
and draw the slipped stitch over the knitted one; decrease in the same
manner on the other 2 needles of this round. Repeat these decreasings
exactly in the same direction and at the same places, so that there
are always 4 stitches between the 2 decreasings at the end and at the
beginning of 2 needles; they always take place after 3 or 2 plain
rounds, and at last after 1 plain round. The remaining stitches are
knitted off 2 and 2 together. To complete the sock, the outline of the
sole is marked by working slip stitches with blue wool in crochet all
round it; work also slip stitches on the selvedge stitch of the heel.
The stocking is finished off at the top with a double round of loops
in blue wool, worked over a mesh four-fifths of an inch wide.