Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
20 sts + 21 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size
specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be
sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd (multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2, rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd.
1. Socks are worked in the round; read every rnd of Chart from right to left.
2. When following Chart, carry color not in use across wrong side of work.
3. Crochet hook is used for single crochet trim around heel slit. If desired, you may embroider blanket st around elbow slit instead of working crochet trim.
SOCK (make 2)
Beg at upper edge of Sock, with A, cast on 40 sts. Divide sts onto 3
needles. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd until piece measures 1 in. (2.5 cm) from beg.
Change to St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd).
Next Rnd: Beg with Rnd 1 of Chart, work 8-st rep of Chart around.
Continue in St st and Chart as established, until Chart Rnds 1-12 have been worked a total of 3 times.
Shape Heel Slit
Next Rnd: With B, k11, bind off next 18 sts, k to end.
Next Rnd: With B, k11, cast on 18 sts over bound-off sts of previous rnd, k11.
Next Rnd: Work Chart Rnd 1 around.
Continue in St st and Chart as established, until Chart Rnds 1-12 have been worked once.
With A, work in K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd for 1 in. (2.5 cm).
From right side, with crochet hook, join B with a slip stitch anywhere along edge of heel slit. Work single crochet evenly spaced around edge of slit.
Weave in ends.