another two needle knit sock pattern – this time a pair of classic socks in children’s sizes

These socks are from Jack Frost’s Two Needle Socks, Volume 57.
Directions are for child’s size 2-4, with child’s sizes 5-7 and 8-10 in parentheses.

Classic Socks

1 Pr. Standard No. 2 Needles

SCALE: 9 sts to 1 in.

Jack Frost Fingering Fleece—one 1oz. Ball
Size 5 to 10 yrs. two 1oz. Balls

For size 2 to 4 yrs, cast on 48 sts (5 to 7 yrs 54 sts . . . 8 to 10 yrs. 60 sts). Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1, for 2 in. (5 to 7 yrs 2 1/4 in. . . . 8 to 10 yrs. 2 1/2 in.) Work even in stockinette st from 2 1/4 in. (5 to 7 yrs 2 1/2 in . . . 8 to 10 yrs 3 in.)

HEEL: Knit 12 (5 to 7 yrs K 14 . . . 8 to 10 yrs K 16). Place remaining 36 sts on st-holder (5 to 7 yrs 40 sts . . . 8 to 10 yrs 44 sts). Work back and forth on the remaining heel sts for 14 rows (5 to 7 yrs 18 rows . . . 8 to 10 yrs 22 rows) ending with a purl row. Turn this half of heel as follows:

Row 1—K 1, K 2 tog., K 1; turn; slip 1, P 2; turn.

Row 3—K 2, K 2 tog., K 1; turn; slip 1, P 3; turn.

Row 5—K 3, K 2 tog., K 1; turn; slip 1, P 4; turn.

Continue working as given above until all sts are worked; there will be 7 sts remaining for size 2 to 4 yrs (8 sts for size 5 to 7 yrs . . . 9 sts for size 8 to 10 yrs.) ending with a knit row. Pick up and knit 8 sts on side of heel (5 to 7 yrs 10 sts . . . 8 to 10 yrs 12 sts). Place the sts from st-holder to left hand Needle and work across the 24 instep sts (5 to 7 yrs 26 sts . . . 8 to 10 yrs 28 sts). Place the 39 sts just worked on st-holder (5 to 7 yrs 44 sts . . . 8 to 10 yrs 49 sts).

Work even in stockinette st on the remaining heel sts for 15 rows (5 to 7 yrs 19 rows . . . 8 to 10 yrs 23 rows), ending with a knit row. Turn this half of heel as follows:

Row 1—P 1, P 2 tog., P 1; turn; slip 1, K 2; turn.

Row 3—P 2, P 2 tog., P 1; turn; slip 1, K 3; turn.

Row 5—P 3, P 2 tog., P 1; turn; slip 1, K 4; turn.

Continue working as given above until all sts are worked; there will be 7 sts remaining for size 2 to 4 yrs (8 sts for size 5 to 7 yrs . . . 9 sts for size 8 to 10 yrs) ending with a purl row. Pick up and purl 8 sts on side of heel (5 to 7 yrs 10 sts . . . 8 to 10 yrs 12 sts). Place the sts from st-holder to left hand Needle and purl across row (54 sts for size 2 to 4 yrs . . . 62 sts for 5 to 7 yrs . . . 70 sts for 8 to 10 yrs).

INSTEP SHAPING: For size 2 to 4 yrs:

Row 1—K 13, K 2 tog., K 24, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 13.

Row 2—and all even rows purl.





Row 3—K 12, k 2 tog., K 24, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 12.

Row 5—K 11, K 2 tog., K 24, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 11.





Continue decreasing as given above until 46 sts remain.

For size 5 to 7 years: Row 1—K 16, K 2 tog., K 26, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 16. Continue decreasing as given for size 2 to 4 until 58 sts remain. Size 8 to 10 yrs: Row 1—K 19, K 2 tog., K 28, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 19. Continue decreasing as given for size 2 to 4 until 58 sts remain. Work back and forth in stockinette st, until foot measures 1 1/2 in. less than desired length to toe for size 2 to 7 yrs (1 3/4 in. for size 8 to 10), ending with a purl row. Decrease for toe as follows: Size 2 to 4 yrs: Row 1—K 9, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 16, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 9.

Row 2—and all even rows purl.

Row 3—K 8, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 14, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 8.

Row 5—K 7, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 12, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 7.





Continue decreasing as given above until 18 sts remain.

For size 5 to 7 years: Row 1—K 10, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 20, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 10.

For size 8 to 10 yrs: Row 1—K 12, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 22, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 12.

Continue decreasing as given above until 20 sts remain for size 5 to 7 yrs . . . 22 sts for size 8 to 10 yrs.

Weave tip of sock tog. Sew sole and side seam. Work other sock to correspond.

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