Welsh Heel Knitting

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Weldon's, Volume 15, Forty-eighth Series, _ 1900, page 7

Original specifies 4 ounces of 3-ply fingering wool or 2 balls of Empress Knitting Silk (suggested colors are tan, crimson, or black); four steel #14 (U.S. 00; 1.75 mm) and four steel #16 (U.S. 0000; 1.25 mm) needles.

I was attracted to this mans stocking for the decorative pattern down the front of the leg and along the top of the foot. While the pattern is fussy, I think it's appropriate for an "evening sock." 1 have followed the directions from Weldon's as closely as possible, but I've used larger needles than orig inally called for and have changed the stitch count accordingly. There are a number of mistakes in the original stocking, most notably in the openwork pattern that runs along the foot, which 1 have corrected here. This sock has a French Heel and Star Toe of Three Points.

Finished Size 8" (20.5 cm) foot circumference, lO'A" (26 cm) long from cast-on edge to top of heel flap, and lO'A" (26 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit men's U.S. shoe sizes 9 to 10.

Yarn About 591 yd (540 m) of fingering-weight (Super Fine #1) yarn. We used Heirloom Argyle (80% wool, 20% nylon; 197 yd [180 m]/50 g; 22 wraps per inch): #488 burgundy heather, 3 skeins.

Needles Leg and foot-size 1 (2.25 mm): set of 4 double-pointed. Toe-size 0 (2 mm): set of 4 double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Stitch marker (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 17 sts and 24 rnds = 2" (5 cm) in St st worked in the rnd on larger needles, before blocking.

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