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Diamondback Rattlesnake Cast Sock
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: BK4K-20060102
Keep your toes warm and give a clear message with this nifty little sock with a snake's face on it! No one will be confused about the "Don't Tread on Me" message when you wear this humorous cover for the toes on your sore foot!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Aproximately 7.5 in long x 12 in diameter [19 cm x 30.5 cm]

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-232 Wool-Ease Yarn: Wood Multi

Brown, tan, and pine green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (A)

620-403 Wool-Ease Yarn: Mushroom

Soft taupe brushed with gray


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Note: (B)

620-126 Wool-Ease Yarn: Chocolate Brown

Rich, deep brown


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Note: (C)

620-138 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cranberry

Deep, intense red


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (D)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


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

Additional Materials
4 yds [4 m] black elastic thread Scrap of felt for tongue Sewing needle and 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

Wind two bobbins of (C), one of (D), approximately 5 yds [5 m] each.



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 2-10 rep row 1
Row 11 K
Row 12 P
Row 13 K
Row 14 P 30.

Change to B, P 24
Row 15 K 24.

Change to A, K 14.

Change to C, K2.

Change to A, K14
Row 16 P 14.

Change to C, P 2.

Change to A, P14.

(start from the other end of the skein of A or use a bobbin)
Row 17 K 24.

Change to A, K13.

Change to C, K 4.

Change to A, K 13
Row 18 P 13.

Change to C, P 4.

Change to A, P 13.

Change to B, P 24
Row 19 K 24.

Change to A, K12.

Change to C, K 6.

Change to A, K 12
Row 20 P 12.

Change to C, P 6.

Change to A, P 36.
Row 21 K 35.

Change to C, K 8.

Change to A, K 11.
Row 22 P 11.

Change to C, P 8.

Change to A, P 11.

Change to B, P 24.
Row 23 K 24.

Change to A, K 10.

Change to C, K 4.

Change to D, K2.

Change to C, K 4, change to A, K 10.
Row 24 P 10.

Change to C, P4.

Change to D, P 2.

Change to C, P 4.

Change to A, P10.

change to C, P 24.
Row 25 K 24.

Change to A, K8.

Change to C, K 4.

Change to D, K 4.

Change to C, K 4.

Change to A, K8.
Row 26 P 8.

Change to C, P4.

Change to D, P 4.

Change to C, P 4.

Change to A, P 8.

Change to C, P 24.
Row 27 K 24.

Change to A, K 10.

Change to C, K 4, change to D, K 2.

Change to C, K 4.

change to A, K 10
Row 28 P 10.

Change to C, P 4.

Change to D, P 2, change to C, P 4.

Change to A, P 34.
Row 29 K 35.

Change to C, K 8.

Change to A, K 11.
Row 30 P 11.

Change to C, P 8.

Change to A, P 11, Change to B, P 24.
Row 31 K 24.

Change to A, K12.

Change to C, K 6.

Change to A, K 12.
Row 32 P 12.

Change to C, P 6.

Change to A, P12.

Change to B, P24.
Row 33 K 24.

Change to A, K13.

Change to C, K4.

Change to A, K13.
Row 34 P 13.

Change to C, P 4.

Change to A, P13.

Change to B, P 24.
Row 35 K 24.

Change to A, K14.

Change to C, K2.

Change to A, K 14.
Row 36 P 14.

Change to C, P 2.

Change to A, P 38.
Row 37 K 54
Row 38 P 30.

Change to B, P 24.
Row 39 **K2, K2tog rep from ** to end of row, changing color to A after 18 sts -- 42 sts total
Row 40 P23 , Change to B, P18
Row 41 Rep row 39, changing to color A after 14 sts are on the needle -- 32 sts total
Row 42 P 18, change to B, P14
Row 43 Rep row 39, changing to color A after 11 sts are on the needle -- 23 sts total
Row 44 P12, Change to B, P11
Row 45 Rep row 39, changing to color A after 9 sts are on the needle -- 18 sts total

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.



If you don't feel up to adding the elastic, you can use a rubber band or a band of 1/2 inch elastic over the top of the sock to hold it on.

However, finishing with the elastic in the cuff is a little nicer looking! 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.



Embroider eyes and any other features that you may desire on the face.

Cut a forked tongue of felt and sew into place with the sewing needle and thread.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
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)
tbl = through the back loop
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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