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Striped Cast Sock
Lion Brand® Lion® Cashmere Blend
Pattern Number: BK4K-20060101
When your ankle or leg is broken and in a cast, this incredibly soft striped sock will keep your toes warm and happy! This special, super-soft ribbed 'sock' keeps your toes cozy if you have to wear a cast on a broken leg or ankle! Elastic thread is used to give the cover a strong grip so it stays on.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Approximately 8 inches in circumference x 7 inches long [11.5 x 132 cm] with ribbing relaxed (fit a cast about 11 inches in circumfrence comfortably)

PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

270-153 Lion Cashmere Blend Yarn: Black (DISCONTINUED) True black

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.99
Note: (A)

270-113 Lion Cashmere Blend Yarn: Red (DISCONTINUED) Scarlet red

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.99
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 2
Estimated Price: $ 7.20
Note: An extra needle is needed for the 3-needle bind-off

Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Approximately 3 yds [3 m] elastic thread
GAUGE:
26 stitches = 4 inches [10 cm] in pattern stitch. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS



SOCK

With A, cast on 54 stitches.

Leave a 12-inch tail at the beginning.

This is used to sew up the sock.



Rows 1 *K3, p3 rep from * to end of row
Rows 2-8 rep row 1
Row 9-18 Change to B, rep row 1
Rows 19-20 Change to A, rep row 1
Rows 21-24 Change to B, rep row 1
Rows 25-28 Change to A, rep row 1
Rows 29-30 Change to B, rep row 1
Rows 31-36 rep row 1
Row 37 ** k2tog, k1, p2tog, p1 rep from ** to end of row -- 36 sts
Row 38 rep row 37 -- 18 sts

Finishing
The toe area is finished with a 3-needle bind-off.

If you don't want to try this, simply bind off the end and sew together.



3-needle bind-off:
Slip 9 stitches one needle, leaving 9 on the working needle.

With right sides together, hold in one hand two needles with equal number of stitches on each:



With third needle, knit together one stitch from each needle:


*knit together one stitch from each needle, pass first stitch worked over second to bind off, repeat form * across to last stitch.


Cut working yarn and pull through last stitch to secure.

Tie off.

Turn the sock so the right sides are out.



Thread the large-eyed blunt needle with tail of yarn left at the beginning of the sock.

Sew up the sides.

If you did not do the three-needle bind-off, you will need to sew the toe as well.



Thread the large-eyed blunt needle with the black elastic thread.

Turn the sock inside out.

Starting at the top of the sock, tie off the end of the elastic thread and weave the elastic through the top part of the sock so that it is lying on the inside surface (pull it reasonably tight).

Continue in a spiral until you have elastic through the entire top band of the sock.

The cast is rough and the elastic surface that you are making ensures that the sock does not creep off.

Tie off the elastic and turn the sock right-side out.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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