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Fair Isle Sock

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These cozy Patons Classic Wool socks are an excellent first fair isle project!

Sizes

S
5/6 - 9 inches [ 23 cm ]
M
7/8 - 91/2 inches [ 24 cm ]
L
9/10 - 101/2 inches [ 26.5 cm ]

Next Steps Four - Socks and Slippers

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Incorrect Text:
Patons® Classic Wool (100 g / 3.5 oz)
        Small    Medium    Large    
Main Color (MC)
    (00224 Grey Mix)    2    2    2    balls
Contrast A
    (00225 Dark Grey Mix)    1    1    1    ball
Contrast A
    (00202 Aran)    1    1    1    ball

Correct Text:
Patons® Classic Wool (100 g / 3.5 oz)
        Small    Medium    Large    
Main Color (MC)
    (00224 Grey Mix)    2    2    2    balls
Contrast A
    (00225 Dark Grey Mix)    1    1    1    ball
Contrast 
    (00202 Aran)    1    1    1    ball


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Incorrect Text:
Shape Heel
1st row: Sl1P. P13. P2tog. P1. Turn.

Correct Text:
Shape Heel
1st row: Sl1P. P12. P2tog. P1. Turn.

 

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Step 1:

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Size:

  • S
  • M
  • L
To fit lady's shoe size
5/6 - 9 inches [ 23 cm ]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool Worsted | Grey Mix, 00224Edit Color
$16.98

Contrast A

Classic Wool Worsted | Dark Grey Mix, 00225Edit Color
$8.49

Contrast B

Classic Wool Worsted | Aran, 00202Edit Color
$8.49

Patons Pattern Book:

Next Steps Four - Socks and Slippers | Nest Steps Four, 500861Edit Version
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Double Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 7"

Size 6/4mm
$4.00
The materials for this project cost $42.91

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

P2tog = purl two stitches together

psso = pass slipped stitch over

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit lady's shoe size
S 5/6 - 9 inches [ 23 cm ]
M 7/8 - 91/2 inches [ 24 cm ]
L 9/10 - 101/2 inches [ 26.5 cm ]

MATERIALS

Classic Wool Worsted (100 g/3.5 oz;192 m/210 yds)
SizesSML 
Main Color (MC)
Grey Mix (00224)
222
Contrast A
Dark Grey Mix (00225)
111
Contrast B
Aran (00202)
111
Set of four size 4 mm (U.S. 6) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.

GAUGE

22 sts and 28 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking stitch.
 

INSTRUCTIONS


The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.
With MC, cast on 56 sts. Divide sts into 18 sts on 1st and 2nd needles and 20 sts on 3rd needle. Join in rnd. Place marker on 1st stitch for beg of rnd.
1st rnd: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.
Rep last rnd of (K2. P2) ribbing for 1 inch [2.5 cm].
2nd rnd: Knit.
Knit Chart I in rnds to end of Chart, reading rows from right to left and noting 28-st rep will be worked twice.
Break A and B.
Chart I is shown on page 32.
Next rnd: With MC, knit.
Next rnd: (K5. K2tog) 8 times. 48 sts.
Knit 3 rnds.
make heel
Slip last 12 sts of last rnd and knit first 12 sts of next rnd onto needle for heel, having contrast marker in centre. Slip rem 24 sts onto 2 needles for INSTEP.
With wS of work facing, work back and forth across heel sts on 2 needles as follows:
1st row: Sl1P. Purl to end of row.
2nd row: *Sl1P. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows until heel measures 21/2 ins [ 6 cm], ending with a RS row.
Shape heel
1st row
: Sl1P. P12. P2tog. P1. turn.
2nd row: Sl1P. K3. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. turn.
3rd row: Sl1P. P4. P2tog. P1. turn.
4th row: Sl1P. K5. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. turn.
5th row: Sl1P. P6. P2tog. P1. turn.
6th row: Sl1P. K7. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. turn.
7th row: Sl1P. P8. P2tog. P1. turn.
8th row: Sl1P. K9. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. turn.
9th row: Sl1P. P10. P2tog. P1. turn.
10th row: Sl1P. K11. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. 14 sts.
Shape instep
With RS of work facing and 1st needle, pick up and knit 9 (9-11) sts along left side of heel. With 2nd needle K24 across instep sts. With 3rd needle, pick up and knit 9 (9-11) sts along other side of heel. Knit first 7 sts from heel onto end of 3rd needle. Slip rem 7 sts from heel onto beg of 1st needle.
56 (56-60) sts are now divided as: 16 (16-18) sts on 1st and 3rd needles, 24 sts on 2nd needle.
instep Decreases
Next rnd: 1st needle: Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 2nd needle: Knit. 3rd needle: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to end of needle.
Next rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds to 48 sts divided as: 12 sts on 1st and 3rd needles, 24 sts on 2nd needle.
Knit in rnds until foot from picked up sts measures 6 (61/2-7) ins [15 (16.5- 18) cm].
Shape toe
1st rnd: 1st needle: Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 2nd needle: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
3rd needle: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to end of needle.
Next rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds to 20 (20-24) sts.
Knit sts from 1st needle onto 3rd needle.
Graft 2 sets of 10 (10-12) sts tog for toe (see Diagram on page 32).