Spiral Socks
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Spiral Socks

There's nothing more comforting than a cup of hot tea and hand-made woolen socks on your feet. These socks have a great spiral design from the Kroy yarn by Patons®.
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Patons® Kroy Socks Yarn (50 ga. / 1.75 oz.; 166 yds./152m) – Denim Jacquard (2 Balls)
  • Double-pointed Knitting Needles, 3.25mm (US 3) or Size Needed to Obtain Tension (Set of 4)
  • Scissors
 

Project Instructions

Measurements:
Sizes: To fit foot length.
Women (Men): 10½ (11½)" (26.5 (29) cm).

Gauge:
28 sts and 36 rows = 4" (10cm) in stocking st.

Instructions:
The instructions are written for Women’s size.
If changes are necessary for Men’s size the instructions will be written thus ( ).

Cast on 56 (64) sts loosely. Divide into 24 sts on 1st needle, 16 (24) sts on 2nd needle and 16 sts on 3rd needle. Join in rnd. Place marker on first st. Work in (K4. P4) ribbing for 3 (3½)" [7.5 (9) cm].

Proceed as follows:
1st to 3rd rnds: *K4. P4. Rep from * around.
4th rnd: *K4. P4. Rep from * to last 8 sts. K4. P3. Slip last st onto next needle.
5th rnd: 1st needle: (K4. P4) 3 times. Slip last st onto next needle. 2nd needle: (K4. P4) 2 (3) times. Slip last st onto next needle. 3rd needle: (K4. P4) twice.
Rep last 5 rnds until work from beg measures 16 (17)" [40.5 (43) cm].
Shape toe: 1st rnd: *K6. K2tog. Rep from * around. 49 (56) sts.
Knit 2 rnds even.

Next rnd: *K5. K2tog. Rep from * around. 42 (48) sts.
Knit 2 rnds even.
Next rnd: *K4. K2tog. Rep from * around. 35 (40) sts.
Knit 2 rnds even.
Cont in same manner, dec 7 (8) sts on next and every following 3rd rnd to 14 (16) sts.
Break yarn leaving an end 6" (15cm) long. Draw yarn through rem sts and fasten securely.

Abbreviations:
beg = beginning
cont = remaining
dec = decrease(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
p = purl
rep = repeat
rem = remaining
rnd = round
st(s) = stitch(es)