Ada’s Sport Sock

Yarn: Bramwell 4ply (2 strand)
Machine: Studio SK 860 (midgauge) 7mm
Stitch size (tension) 4 for rib, 7 for stockinette

Cast on 52 stitches in 1/1 rib T (tension) 4. Follow manual but knit
only 2 circular R(rows) instead of three. Knit 70R Transfer ribber sts to knitter. Lower ribber, remove ribber connecting arm and set knitter for stockinet knitting.

T 7 knit 2R. Mark centre st with contrasting yarn. Change for waste yarn, knit 8R. Drop knitting from machine, remove weights & comb. (Before putting it back in circular fashion, apply a “touch” of steam to the open sts. It makes easier to pick them up). Fold ribbing in circular form, so that the seam edges will be in the center on the knitter. Pick up 13sts on the left and 13sts on the right of the 0. Put claw weights. Put the other 26sts onto ribber needles. Place more weights(claw weights are the best, but I often reach under the machine and pull knitting down.) Undo waste knitting, and check if every st has been picked up properly. Set machine for circular knitting and knit 18R (with circular knitting 2R of carriage motion counts for 1R)

Heel: Lower ribber bed a notch, set main carriage for stockinette st. Russel or hold lever set for hold partial knitting. On the carriage side push one needle into holding position. Knit 1R. Do the same again, and repeat until 10sts remaining in knitting position the center of the work. 8 needles are in hold on both sides. On the carriage side push 1 needle back to upper working position (C ). Knit 1R. Repeat on the other other side until all needles are. back to upper working position. Raise ribber, hang on weights reset for circular knitting. Row counter 0. With T 7 knit 80R (this section can be adjusted to different lengths.) Toe: I applied the Passap
method because it eliminates some seaming. With double transfer tool on the carriage side decrease 1st in fully fashioned way on both beds. Knit to the other side and repeat. Knit 2R without decreasing. Repeat this section one more time.After that decrease at each side every R until 8sts remains. Change for waste yarn knit 8R and drop work from machine. With double eye needle pick up open sts and kitchenering it together or use any other way so the seam will be comfortable.

Machine Knit Wind Sock

Yarn: 2 strands 2/24 or similar weight acrylic yarn
Machine: Standard gauge single bed
Other materials: 2 Brass Rings – one 8″ and one 1″ brass ring

On EVERY OTHER NEEDLE (EON), E-wrap cast on from needles L 87 to R 86.
Hang cast-on comb.
Tension 6, knit 10 rows.
Put empty needles into work position for 174 st. total.
Tension 7, knit 13 rows.
Make a marker row = push every other needle to hold position, set machine for slip (or part), knit 1 row.
Body:
Set machine for regular knitting.
Knit 110 rows, using your choice of colorful fairisle or isolated designs.
(I like to make “winter wind socks” for the holidays by placing a border of Santas & Snowmen from Iris Bishop’s design sheet, then isolate a message such as “The Johnsons” or “Merry Christmas”, then repeating the border. Other ideas include sports teams, farm animals, fish, etc.)
Take work off of machine on scrap yarn.

Tails:
Make 6, alternating colors from body of sock.
From scrapped off edge, rehang first 29 stitches.
Knit 200 rows.
Full-fashioned decrease 1 stitch each side every other row until 1 stitch remains and tie off.
Rehang next 29 stitches and repeat for all 6 tails.
Remove scrap yarn and block body of sock gently.
Block the tails hard, “killing” the yarn so they lay flat.
Sew side seam.
Whip the top casing around the 8″ hoop, catching the cast-on edge and the marker row.
Make 3 cords, tension 3, each 100 rows long.
Tie center of cords to center of 1″ ring and tie the 6 ends evenly onto the 8″ hoop.
Fasten the 1″ ring to a swivel hanger or swivel fishing lure.

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