in Citron Pattern and Diaper Knitting
Weldon's, Volume 13, Thirty-eighth Series,
1898, page 6
Original specifies 1 ounce of pure white Shetland wool; Jour steel m6 (iJ.S. 0000; 1.25 mm) needles.
The Child's French Sock was originally designed for a little girl of two or three years. It has a very interesting pattern and seems perfect worked in a larger size for a grown-up. I have stayed faithful to the pattern, except that I've used slipped stitches along the sides of the heel (lap. To do so, i've had to pick up a few more stitches than there were slipped stitches available. This sock has a French Heel and a Flat Toe.
Finished Size 7Vi" (19 cm) foot circumference, 8" (20.5 cm) long from cast-on edge to top of heel flap, and 9Vj" (24 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit women's U.S. shoe sizes 8 to 9.
Yarn About 400 yd (366 m) of fingering-weight (Super Fine #1) yarn. We used Jaeger Matchmaker Merino 4 Ply (100% merino; 200 yd [183 m]/50 g; 25 wraps per inch): #0633 strawberry, 2 skeins.
Needles Size 1 (2.5 mm): set of 4 double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Stitch marker (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 16 sts and 24 rnds = 2" (5 cm) in St st worked in the rnd, before blocking.
When working lace pattern from chart, lake care not to lose any yarnovers that occur at the end of a needle.
When picking up sts along the sides of the heel flap, pick up 18 sts from the 1 5 chain selvedge sts as foil: *Pick up and knit 1 st from each of the next 3 chain sts by inserting the needle under both halves of each chain st; in the next chain st, pick up and knit 2 sts from the same chain st by inserting the needle under both halves of the chain st and picking up I st, then inserting the needle again under the back half of the chain st and picking up 1 st; rep from * 2 more times, pick up and knit 3 sts from each of the last 3 chain sts as before.
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