Ankle Socks for the Whole Family by Gina B. Ahrens

Materials:
1 5 ounce skein worsted weight yarn (I used Merry Pop Ní Christmas Yarn)

Gauge:
16 sts x 26 rows = 4 inches

Keyplate:
dot 3

Sizes:
Infant: fits birth to shoes size 2 (finished foot length 3 1/2 inches)
Childrens:
Small fits shoes size 2-4 (finished foot length 4 1/2 inches)
Medium fits shoes size 4-6 (finished foot length 5 1/2 inches)
Large fits shoes size 6-10 (finished foot length 6 1/2 inches)
Extra Large fits shoe size 10+ (finished foot length 7 1/2 inches) <
Adult:
Small finished foot length 9 1/2 inches
Medium finished foot length 10 inches
Large finished foot length 11 inches
Extra Large finished foot length 12 inches

Instructions:
Ankle:
Using a closed edge cast on CO 21, 25, 29, 33 35, 37, 40, 42, 46 sts ....COR....K 8,8,10,10,12,12,14,14,14 R....Drop and lach up every other row to from a K1 P1 rib........K 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 14, 16, 18, 18 R...COR

Heel:
Push all needles to LHS of 0 up to HP....Push 1 needle on carriage side to HP.....K 1 R...COL....Push 1 needle on carraige side to HP...K 1 R....COR....Repeat this until only 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8 needles remain in WP....Reverse the shaping by pushing 1 needle on the opposite side of the caraige to FWP on each row until all needles on the RHS of 0 are in WP...COR...( note it is extremely helpful to use claw weights when shaping the heels and toes )....Push needles on LHS back to FWP...K 1 R slowly....Make sure all latches are open before you do this or you will drop stitches

Foot:
K 5, 8, 16, 18, 21, 25, 29, 32, 36 R

Toe:
Repeat as for heel...Cast off onto WY.....

Finishing:
Bring the sts with the WY attached together and graft the MY sts together....Sew the side seam....

Second Sock:
Be sure to reverse the shaping for the toe and heel by using the LHS sts to form them instead of the RHS....

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