Ladies' Ankle Socks | Easy to Knit Socks No. 748

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MATERIALS
For the finer texture socks you will need 2 ozs. of La Laine Super Fingering, 3-ply, and a small quantity of a contrasting shade; and a pair of No. 12 knitting needles.

MEASUREMENTS
The directions are given for a 9½ foot-length.

TENSION
The knitting is worked at a tension to produce about 8 sts. and 11 rows to 1 in., after pressing.

ABBREVIATIONS
K., knit; P., purl; sts., stitches; sl., slip; g.-st., garter-stitch (every row k.); inc., increase (by knitting into the front and then into the back of the same stitch); dec., decrease (by knitting 2 sts. together); p.s.s.o., pass slipped st. over.

IMPORTANT
In order to produce the measurements quoted it is very essential that the socks are worked to the tension given. If you work looser or tighter than our designer and the needles stated do not produce this tension, try different size needles until the correct tension is obtained.

THE SOCKS WITH THE TRIANGLE PATTERN TURN-OVER

Commence the tops with the main color wool by casting on 68 sts. and work in ribbing of K. 2 and P. 2 for 6 rows, then K. 1 row, P. 1 row.

1st pattern row: * K. 3 main color, K. 1 contrasting; repeat from * to end.

2nd pattern row: * P. 2 contrasting, P. 2 main color; repeat from * to end.  

3rd pattern row: * K. 1 main color, K. 3 contrasting; repeat from * to end.

Cut the contrasting wool.

4th pattern row: P.

Repeat the last 4 rows 3 times more, then cut the contrasting wool and continue with main color.

Next row: K.

** Now continue in ribbing of K. 2 and P. 2 until the work measures 6 ins. from the start, ending with a right side row.

Next row: K. 17 and slip these sts. on to a safety-pin, rib across the next 34 sts. and slip the remaining 17 sts. on to a safety-pin.

Work in st.st. on the center 34 sts. for 60 rows; work more or less rows here to lengthen or shorten the foot and ending with a p. row and dec. 1 st. in the center of the row to make the sts. number 33.

Now shape the toe as follows:

1st row: (K. 9, K. 2 tog.) for 3 times.

2nd and every wrong side row: P.

3rd row: (K. 8, K. 2 tog.) for 3 times.

5th row: (K. 7, K. 2 tog.) for 3 times.

Continue in this manner, dec. 3 sts. in every K. row until 12 sts. remain. Slip these sts. on to a safety-pin and cut the wool.

Arrange the two sets of 17 sts. from the safety-pins on to one needle (34) for the heel flap, and work in st.st. for 30 rows, ending with a p. row.

Next row: K. 21, sl. 1, K. 1, p.s.s.o.; turn.

Next row: P. 9, P. 2 tog.; turn.

Next row: K. 9, sl. 1, K. 1, p.s.s.o.; turn.

Repeat the last 2 rows until 10 sts. remain, ending with a p. row. Now K. across these 10 sts. and pick up and K. 17 sts. along the side of the heel flap; turn.

Next row: P. across the sts. of the last row, then pick up and P. 17 sts. along the other side of the heel flap, K. 1 row, P. 1 row.

Next row: K. 2, sl. 1, K. 1, p.s.s.o., K. until 4 sts. remain, K. 2 tog., K. 2.

Next row: P.

Repeat the last 2 rows until 34 sts. remain, then work 48 more rows in st.st., dec. 1 st. in center of last row (33). (More or less rows here according to size required.) Now work the toe as for the top half of the foot and graft the sts. together. Sew up the leg and foot seams and press on the wrong side with a moderately hot iron over a damp cloth, omitting the ankle ribbing.

THE RIBBED SOCKS

Commence with the turn-over top by casting on 69 sts. and work in ribbing of K. 1 and P. 1 for 6 rows. Work in wide ribbing thus:

1st pattern row: K. 2, P. 1, * K. 3, P. 1; repeat from * until 2 sts. remain, K. 2.

2nd pattern row: P. 2, K. 1, * P. 3, K. 1; repeat from * until 2 sts. remain, P. 2.

Repeat the last 2 rows until the work measures 2 inches from the start. ** Now work in ribbing of K. 1 and P. 1 for 2 inches, dec. 1 st. at the end of the 1st row and inc. 1 st. at the end of the last row and ending with a right side row.

Next row: K. 2, P. 1, * K. 3, P. 1; repeat from * until 2 sts. remain, K. 2.

Next row: P. 2, K. 1, * P. 3, K. 1; repeat from * until 2 sts. remain, P. 2.

Repeat the last 2 rows until the work measures 6 inches, ending with a 2nd pattern row.

Next row: Rib 18, then slip these sts. on to a safety-pin, rib across the next 33 sts. and slip the remaining 18 sts. on to a safety-pin. Con­tinue in ribbing on the center 33 sts. for 60 rows (more or less according to size of sock). Now shape the toe thus :

1st row: K. 2, sl. 1, K. 1, p.s.s.o., K. 11, K. 2; tog., K. until 4 sts. remain, K. 2 tog., K. 2.

2nd row: P.

3rd row: K. 2, sl. 1, K. 1, p.s.s.o., K. until 4 sts. remain, K. 2 tog., K. 2.

4th row: P.

Repeat the last 2 rows until 12 sts. remain. Slip these sts. on to a safety-pin and cut the wool. Now work the heel thus: Slip the two sets of 18 sts. on to one needle. 1st row: K. 2nd row: P. 3rd row: K. until 1 st. remains; turn. 4th row: P. until 1 st. remains; turn. 5th row: K. until 2 sts. remain; turn. 6th row: P. until 2 sts. remain; turn. Continue in this manner, leaving 1 more st. unworked in every row until the last row is P. 12; turn.

Next row: K. across the sts. of the last row, then pick up the underlying thread of wool in the gap and K. it together with next st.; turn.

Next row: P. the sts of the last row, pick up the underlying thread of wool in the gap and P. it together with the next st.; turn. Repeat the last 2 rows until the side sts. are taken in and ending with a P. row.

Next row: K., but dec. 1 st. at both ends and 1 in the center of row (33). Now work 58 rows in st.st., then shape the toe as for the top half of the foot. Graft the toe sts. tog. and then sew up the foot and leg seams. Press on the wrong side with a hot iron over a damp cloth, avoiding the ribbing. Work another sock to match.

Any of the 4 following tops can be used on either of the two ankle socks already given, but inc. 1 st. on the 1st ** row for ribbed foot.

THE CABLE TURN-OVER

You will need an extra No. 12 needle for the cable twist.

With the main color wool commence by casting on 68 sts. and work in ribbing of K. 1 and P. 1 for 6 rows.

1st pattern row: * K. 9, K. 2 into the next st.; repeat from * 5 times more, K. 8 (74).

2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th pattern rows: K. 2, * P. 6, K. 2; repeat from * to end.

3rd, 7th and 9th pattern rows: P. 2, * K. 6, P. 2; repeat from * to end.

5th pattern row: P. 2, * sl. off purlwise the next 3 sts. on to the spare needle and leave at 1 front of work, K. the next 3 sts., now knit the 3 sts. from the spare needle, P. 2; repeat from * to end. Repeat from the 2nd to 9th row once and 2nd to 8th row once.

Next row: * K. 9, K. 2 tog.; repeat from * 5 times more, K. 8 (68).

Now work from ** on either of the sock designs.

THE TURN-OVER TOP WITH NARROW LINES

With the main color wool cast on 68 sts and work in ribbing of K. 2 and P. 2 for 6 rows. Now start the pattern, K. 1 row and P. 1 row.

3rd and 4th pattern rows: K. in contrasting wool.

5th pattern row: K. in main color.

6th pattern row: P. in main color. Now repeat the last 6 rows 3 times more, then continue from ** on either of the sock designs.

THE TURN-OVER TOPS WITH NARROW BROKEN LINES

With the main color wool, cast on 66 sts. and work in ribbing of K. 1 and P. 1 for 6 rows, then in pattern thus:

1st pattern row: With contrasting wool * sl. 2 purlwise, K. 6; repeat from * until 2 sts. remain; turn.

2nd pattern row: * Pass contrasting wool to back of work and K. 6, pass wool to front of work, sl. 2 sts. purlwise; repeat from *, slipping the last 2 sts. purlwise. Now with the main color wool, work 4 rows in st.st., commencing with a K. row. Repeat the last 6 rows 4 times more.

Then work from ** on either of the sock designs, but inc. 1 st. at both ends of the last row of ribbing (68).

THE TURN-OVER IN CHECKS

With the main color wool, cast on 72 sts. and work in ribbing of K. 1 and P. 1 for 6 rows, K. 1 row and P. 1 row, then in pattern thus :

1st pattern row: * K. 4 main color, K. 4 contrasting; repeat from * to end.

2nd pattern row: * P. 4 contrasting, P. 4 main color; repeat from * to end.

Repeat the last 2 rows once.

5th pattern row: * K. 4 contrasting, K. 4 main color; repeat from * to end.

6th pattern row: * P. 4 main color, P. 4 contrasting; repeat from * to end.

Repeat the last 2 rows once.

Repeat the last 8 rows once more. Break off contrasting wool, K. 1 row in main color.

Next row: In main color (P. 16, P. 2 tog. for 4 times (68).

Now work from ** on either of the sock design.

THE THICKER ANKLE SOCKS

MATERIALS

For any of the thicker ankle socks you will need 2½ ozs. of La Laine Super Fingering, 4-ply, and a small quantity of a contrasting color for the patterned tops; and a pair of No. 12 needles.

TENSION
The knitting is worked at a tension to produce about 7½, sts. and 10 rows to 1 inch.

THE SELF-COLOR SOCK

Commence with the turn-over by casting on 68 sts. and work in ribbing of K. 1 and P. 1 for 6 rows, then in ribbing of K. 2 and P. 2 for 16 rows. ** Now work in ribbing of K. 1 and P. 1 until the work measures 6 inches from the cast-on edge.

Note: See that the wrong side of the colored top is towards you if an alternative top has been used before starting the next row.

Next row: * K. 6, K. 2 tog.; repeat from * until 4 sts. remain, K. 4 (60). P. 1 row, now K. 15 sts. and place these on a safety-pin and K. across the next 30 sts. and slip the remaining 15 sts. on a safety-pin.

Continue in st.st. on the center 30 sts. for 54 rows, ending with a P. row (work more or less rows here according to the size of the foot required). Now shape the toe thus:

Next row: K. 2, sl. 1, K. 1, p.s.s.o., K. until 4 sts. remain, K. 2 tog., K. 2.

Next row: P.

Repeat the last 2 rows until 12 sts. remain, cut wool and leave sts. on a safety-pin for grafting. Slip the two sets of 15 sts. on to one needle for the heel flap and work 30 rows in st.st., ending with a P. row. Now turn the heel thus:

Next row: K. 18, sl. 1, K. 1, p.s.s.o., K. 1; turn.

Next row: P. 8, P. 2 tog., P. 1; turn.

Next row: K. 9, sl. 1, K. 1, p.s.s.o., K. 1; turn.

Next row: P. 10, P. 2 tog., P. 1; turn.

Next row: K. 11, sl. 1, K. 1, p.s.s.o., K. 1; turn.

Next row: P. 12, P. 2 tog., P. 1; turn.

Next row: K. 13, sl. 1, K. 1, p.s.s.o., K. 1; turn.

Next row: P. 14, P. 2 tog., P. 1; turn.

Next row: K. 15, sl. 1, K. 1, p.s.s.o., K. 1, turn.

Next row: P. 16, P. 2 tog., P. 1; turn.

Next row: K. 17, sl. 1, K. 1, p.s:s.o., K. 1 turn.

Next row: P. 17, P. 2 tog.; turn.

Now K. across the 18 sts. and pick up and K. 17 sts. along the side of the heel flap; turn.

Next row: P. 35, then pick up and P. 17 sts. along the other side of the heel flap (52). K. 1 row, P. 1 row.

Next row: K. 2, sl. 1, K. 1, p.s.s.o., now K. until 4 sts. remain, K. 2 tog., K. 2.

Next row: P.

Repeat the last 2 rows until 30 sts. remain. Work 32 rows in st.st. (more or less rows here according to size required), now shape the toe as for the top half of foot and graft the toe sts. tog. Sew up the foot and leg seams, and press on the wrong side with a moderately hot iron over a slightly damp cloth.

Either of the two following pattern turn-over tops can be used on the 4-ply socks.

THE TURN-OVER WITH SPOTS

With the main color wool, cast on 68 sts., work in ribbing of K. 1 and P. 1 for 6 rows, then in pattern as follows:  

1st pattern row: With the contrasting wool K.

2nd pattern row: With the contrasting wool P.

3rd pattern row: With the main color, sl. 3 purlwise, K. 2, * sl. next 2 sts. Purlwise, K. 2; repeat from * until 3 sts. remain, slip the last 3 sts.

4th pattern row: Sl. 3 sts, purlwise, P. main color, * sl. 2 purlwise, P. 2; repeat from * until 3 sts. remain, sl. the last 3 sts.

5th pattern row: With contrasting wool K.

6th pattern row: With contrasting wool P.

7th pattern row: Sl. 1 purlwise, K. 2 with main color, * sl. 2 purlwise, K. 2; repeat from * until 1 st. remains, sl. 1 purlwise.

8th pattern row: Sl. 1 purlwise, P. 2 with main color, * sl. 2 purlwise, P. 2; repeat from * until 1 st. remains, sl. 1 purlwise.

Repeat the last 8 rows once more. Now repeat 1st and 2nd rows, then K. 1 row in main color. Now work from ** in the instructions for the 4-ply socks.

THE TURN-OVER WITH VERTICAL STRIPES

With the main color wool, cast on 68 sts. and work in ribbing of K. 1, and P. 1 for 6 rows, then in pattern as follows:

1st pattern row: * K. 2 main color, K. 2 contrasting; repeat from * to end.

2nd pattern row: * P. 2 contrasting, P. 2 main color; repeat from * to end.

Repeat the last 2 rows 6 times more.

Now work as from ** in the instructions for the 4-ply socks.