Machine: Legare 400 with 60/30
Yarn: almost any sock yarn
- With the cylinder dial about 4th line down from the top and the ribber dial about 1/2 way after scrap is being knit, place ribber in place, and knit a few rounds to be sure that all needles are knitting.
- Now at the back right 'hash mark'
change to sock yarn.
- Knit one round on ribber & cylinder
- With the yarn carrier at the front right hash mark, put the
ribber switch out of work position, knit 2 rounds and when the yarn carrier is at the right front hash mark,
put the ribber back into work position (if you're unsure what that position is, check your manual).
- Knit 70 rounds stop the yarn carrier a little before the back right hash mark, change the cylinder dial to 3rd line from the top.
- Now, starting at the back right hash mark on the right
side, start putting cylinder needles in 1/2 of the cylinder.
- Starting at the first ribber needle that has a
cylinder needle below it, take the ribber needle & transfer the stitch to the cylinder.
- Continue to the last ribber needle that has a cylinder needle beneath it - now slowly crank over enough to put the rest of the cylinder needles in the cylinder & then transfer the rest of the ribber needles to the cylinder & remove the ribber.
- Knit 20 rounds stopping yarn carrier at the front of the cylinder, put the 1/2 back needles out of work at this time, I place 3 forks with weights on the front stitches to hold down the work.
- Now short row the heel starting at the right with 2 needles out
of work, knit to left; 2 needles out of work, then continue short-rowing 1 stitch at a time until the needles between the front hash marks are only left in work position.
- Return the needles to work 1 stitch at a time. I will move the forks up as needed when the stitches do not want to knit off. Heel done.
- Now push back needles into work being sure that all latches are OPEN.
- Knit 60 rounds, and then do the toe same as the heel.
- When the toe is done, I stop at the back right hash mark & change back to scrap yarn & knit about 8 or 9 rounds & drop the sock off.
Submitted by Judi Meissner/Knox,
Any additional questions: email
me privately: jmeissner (at) hughes (dot) net