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~ PATRIOTIC SPIRALS ~

NOTE: Don't let the narrow tubular appearance of the sock put you off. These socks are adorable on your feet. And the stretchy effect of the ribbing stitches all the way down the sock makes them fit like a glove. They don't slip down, so you won't even notice they don't have a heel. And...they're Ooooh so comfy!!

MATERIALS:
1 Skein Opal #CR-0 (Color A) 1 Skein Opal #CR-5 (Color B)
One set of 5 Size 1 dpns [or size needed to achieve gauge]
One Yarn needle - 8 white star buttons for embellishments

GAUGE: 8 stitches per inch

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY: Easy

SIZE: Pattern is written for Small Adult. To make a smaller or larger sock, amount of sts must be divisible by 5

PATTERN STITCHES USED ---
TWISTED CABLE RIB:
( 2-stitch repeat )
Rnds 1-2: P2, *k2, p2; rep from * around
Rnd 3: P2, *k2tog but do not slip off needle; insert right-hand needle between these 2 sts
and knit 1st st again, slipping both sts off needle tog, p2; rep from * around
Rnd 4: Repeat 2nd rnd.

SPIRAL PATTERN STITCHES: ( 5-stitch repeat )
Rnds 1-5: *K3, p2; rep from * around
Rnds 6-10: P1, *k3, p2; rep from * around
Rnds 11-15: P2, *k3, p2: rep from * around
Rnds 16-20: K1, p2, *k3, p2; rep from * around
Rnds 21-25: K2, p2, *k3, p2; rep from * around

BEGIN SOCK:
With Color A, cast on 60 stitches. Join being careful not to twist yarn. Divide stitches evenly over 4 needles and Knit all stitches for 6 rounds. NEXT RND: Work the Twisted Rib pattern for 2-1/4" [or desired length] End on Rnd 4. NEXT RND: Knit all stitches around NEXT RND: Purl all stitches around NEXT RND: Knit all stitches around, cut Color A

BEGIN SPIRAL PATTERN:
Join Color B, and knit the 25 rnds in the SPIRAL pattern a total of 4 times [or desired length]. End when sock is 2" less than desired lenth. Cut Color B.

ROUND TOE:
Join Color A and knit one round decreasing 4 sts evenly spaced around. [56]
NEXT Rnd: *K6, k2tog; rep from * around. Knit all stitches around for next 3 rounds.
NEXT Rnd: *K5, k2tog; rep from * around. Knit all stitches around for next 3 rounds.
NEXT Rnd: *K4, k2tog; rep from * around. Knit all stitches around for next 2 rounds.
NEXT Rnd: *K3, k2tog; rep from * around. Knit all stitches around for next 2 rounds.
NEXT Rnd: *K2, k2tog; rep from * around. Knit all stitches around for 1 round.
NEXT Rnd: *K1, k2tog; rep from * around. Knit all stitches around for 1 round.
NEXT Rnd: *K2tog; rep from * around.

FINISHING:
Cut yarn leaving 10" tail. Thread into yarn needle and sew through remaining stitches on needles. Close pulling tightly. Weave in all ends.

OPTIONAL:
Attach white star buttons randomly around blue cuff area for U.S. Flag affect. Make second sock. Have fun!!

Designed by Sharon "Soxie" Philbrick - 2003
Published in SOCKS DIGEST - March 2003 Issue

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Every effort was made to insure accuracy of these instructions. If, however, an error is discovered, please bring it to my attention.

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