Spiral Socks



Source: http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2010/02/wow-army-strong-knits.html

These spirals are easy and so much fun to make.  Besides, the absence of a definite heel, makes them wear like iron.
Sizes Small, Medium and Large.
MATERIALS:
CHADWICK’S  RED HEART KNITTING WORSTED, 3 skeins (2 oz. skeins)
4 double-pointed bone knitting needles No. 5 (4 mm. size).
GAUGE: 8 rnds make 1 inch.
Cast on 48 sts loosely.  Divide sts on 3 needles; join, being careful not to twist and work around in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 3 inches.  Work in pattern as follows: 
1st to 4th rnds incl: * K 4, p 4.  Repeat from * around.
5th to 8th rnds incl: K 3, * p 4, k 4.  Repeat from * around ending with k 1.
9th to 12th rnds incl: K 2, * p 4, k 4.  Repeat from * around ending with k 2.
13th to 16th rnds incl: K 1, * p 4, k 4.  Repeat from * around ending with k 3.
17th to 20th rnds incl: * P 4, k 4.  Repeat from * around.
21st to 24th rnds incl: P 3, * k 4, p 4.  Repeat from * around ending with p 1.
25th to 28th rnds incl: P 2, * k 4, p 4.  Repeat from * around ending with p 2.
29th to 32nd rnds incl: P 1, * k 4, p 4.  Repeat from * around ending with p 3.
Repeat these 32 rnds for pattern, thus moving 1 st every 4th rnd to work Spiral Pattern.  Work in pattern until piece measures, in all, 19 inches for small size, 20 inches for medium size, or 21 inches for large size.
Work 1/2 inch straight in stockinette stitch (k each round).
To Shape Toe: 1st rnd:  * K 6, k 2 tog.  Repeat from * around.  Work 2 rnds straight.
4th rnd:  * K 5, k 2 tog.  Repeat from * around.  Work 2 rnds straight.  Continue thus, knitting 2 rnds straight between each dec. rnd 3 more times.  Work 1 rnd straight on remaining 18 sts. 
Weave sts together; or bind off, fold and sew.


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