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Fancy Silk Sock for a Child of 5 or 6 years

Knitting Vintage Socks
Knitting
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches in stockinette stitch, before blocking
US 1 - 2.25 mm
430 yards (393 m)

(from Nancy Bush’s pattern description)



"This is another Weldon's design for a child that makes a perfect lady’s sock when it is worked with slightly larger needles and twenty-first-century yarn.  I have followed the instructions as written through the French Heel.  I’ve added a purl stitch at the end of the instep stitches on the foot to balance the pattern, and to do so I’ve adjusted the total stitch count before beginning the toe decreases.  The original has the stitches drawn together to close the toe, but I prefer the look and feel of a grafted finish ( as in a Flat Toe), so I have provided directions for both methods.  CHoose the one you like best."