With Fancy Cuff in Trellis Pattern

Weldon's, Volume 12, Sixth Series, 1897, pages 5 and 10

Original specifies 4 ounces of 4-ply fingering yarn; four steel #15 (U.S. 000; 1.5 mm) needles.

This stocking is adapted from several patterns in Weldon's Practical Stocking Knitter, Volume 12, Sixth Series. This series contains designs for cycling and golf stockings, all sized for men or boys. 1 have used one of the many cuff patterns offered, and applied it to a boy's ribbed stocking. Although the original cuff pattern calls for two colors, 1 have used three, and have worked the stocking leg in a size to fit a woman. I've used a Welsh heel and a Star Toe of Three Points for this fun-to-knit stocking.

Finished Size 7" (18 cm) foot circumference, 13" (33 cm) long from cuff turning round to top of heel flap, and 9V2" (24 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit women's U.S. shoe sizes 8 to 9.

Yam About 525 yd (480 m) of 1 main color and 175 yd (160 m) each of 2 contrasting colors of fingering-weight (Super Fine #1) yarn. We used Wooly West Footpath (85°/o wool, 15°/o nylon; 175 yd [160 m] 2 oz; 18 wraps per inch): lichen (MC), 3 skeins; yarrow (CC1) and grape (CC2), 1 skein each.

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 15 sts and 20 rnds = 2" (5 cm) in St st worked in the rnd, before blocking.

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With MC, CO 80 sts onto 1 needle. Divide sts as evenly as possible on 3 needles. Join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts, and place marker (pm) after first st to denote beg of rnd. Cuff: Work k2, p2 ribbing for 4 rnds. Change to CC2 and knit 1 rnd, then purl

1 rnd. Change to CC1 and knit 1 rnd, then purl 1 rnd. Cut off CC1. With MC and CC2, work Rnds 1-23 of Trellis chart (page 51) in St st. When chart is complete, join CC1 and knit 1 rnd, then purl 1 rnd. Cut off CC1. Change to CC2 and knit 1 rnd, then purl 1 rnd. Cut off CC2. With MC, work 2 rnds in k2, p2 ribbing. Purl 3 rnds. Next rnd: *P18, p2tog; rep from *—76 sts rem; cuff measures about 3K" (9.5 cm) from beg. Turn the work inside out so WS of cuff is facing you. The last needle of the previous rnd will be the first needle you work in this new arrangement, and turning the work inside out in this manner will leave a small hole in the sock where you reversed direction, which you can darn closed when the sock is finished. This will place the RS of the cuff pan on the public side of the stocking when the cuff is turned down. Work k2, p2 ribbing for 25 rnds—piece should measure about 2'/>" (6.5 cm) from cuff turning rnd.

Leg: Change to k3, pi ribbing and work a total of 24 rnds—piece should measure about 5" (12.5 cm) from cuff turning rnd. Dec rnd: Kl, si 1, kl, psso, work in established rib to last 4 sts of rnd, k2tog, kl, pi—

2 sts dec'd. Work 7 rnds as established. Rep the last 8 rnds 6 more times, then work dec rnd once more—60 sts rem. Cont in rib pall until leg measures 13" (33 cm) from cuff turning rnd.

HEEL

Heel flap: Knit the first 15 sts of rnd, turn, and work 31 sts onto one needle for heel flap as foil: (WS) SI 1, pl4, kl ("seam st"), pi5. Place the rem 29 sts on 2 needles to be worked later for instep (first and last sts of instep should be purl sts). Work 31 heel flap sts back and forth in rows as foil: Row 1: (RS) SI 1, kl4, pi ("seam st"), kl5, turn.

Row 2: (WS) SI 1, pl4, kl, pi5, turn. Rep Rows 1 and 2 fifteen times total—30 heel flap rows have been worked; 15 chain sts (slipped selvedge sts) along each edge of heel flap.

Turn heel: Work short rows as foil: Row 1: (RS) *S1 1, k4, yo, k2tog, k5, k2tog, kl, pi (seam st), kl, l<2tog, 1<5, k2iog, turn. Row 2: (WS) Yo, purl to seam st, kl (seam st), purl to 10 sts beyond seam st (purling yo of previous row, and counting it as 1 purl st), turn.

Row 3: Yo, k2iog, k5, k2tog, kl, pi (seam st), kl, k2tog, k5, k2tog (yo of previous row and next st), turn. Rep Rows 2 and 3 four more times; decs on either side of seam st will not be symmetrical mirror images of each other—18 sts rem (including yos).

Row 4: (WS) SI 1, purl to seam st, kl (seam st), purl to last 2 sts, p2tog—17 sts; 8 sts on either side of seam st.

Gussets: Rejoin for working in the rnd as foil:

Rnd 1: With RS facing and needle 1, knit across 17 heel sts, pick up and knit 15 sts along right side of heel flap; with needle 2,

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Trellis work across 29 instep sts in established rib patt; w'ith needle 3, pick up and knit 15 sts along left side of heel flap, then knit the first 9 sts from needle 1 again—76 sts total; 23 sts on needle 1, 29 instep sts on needle 2, 24 sts on needle 3. Rnd begins at center of heel.

Rnd 2: On needle 1, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, kl; on needle 2, work sts as they appear (knit the knits and purl the purls); on needle 3, kl, si 1, kl, psso, knit to end—74 sts; 22 sts on needle 1, 29 instep sts on needle 2, 23 sts on needle 3.

Rnd 3: Work even as established. Rnd 4: On needle 1, knit to last 3 sts, l<2tog, kl; on needle 2, work even in patt; on needle 3, kl, si 1, kl, psso, knit to end—2 sts dec'd.

Rep Rnds 3 and 4 six more times—60 sts rem; 16 sts on needle 1, 15 sts on needle 2, and 29 instep sts on needle 3.

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