Father Georges slippersocks
Men's slippersocks in 2 colours. I have also knitted a 3 colour version to use up wool oddments. I did try to knit these completely in the round to avoid seams but found it almost impossibly complex to do the fair-isle over only half the round - so I would stick to the instructions as given
With No. 12 needles and main shade (M) cast on 60 stitches loosely, and
arrange over 3 needles.
Commence pattern as follows:
Rnd 1: Change to contrast colour (C) and knit all sts.
These 20 Rows form the pattern.
Work top of foot as follows:
Break off M and slip the first 16 sts of the round on to a spare dpn,
and slip the last 13 sts on to a second spare dpn. [Editor's
note: these can be your No. 12 needles if required].
Row 1: Using C knit all sts.
Now work one more pattern set of 20 rows, and then the first 8 rows again,
decreasing 1st at the end of the last row, (30 sts).
Using M only, continue in stocking stitch, (one row knit, one row purl), decreasing 1 st (k2 tog) at each end of the next, and every alternate row, until 14 sts remain. Leave these sts on a safety pin.
Make the heel:
Return to the remaining 29sts; place both sets together on one needle,
and continue to work on them in st st, using colour M.
Continue in st st until the foot is the same length as the top.
the two sets of 14 sts together.
Make a second sock to match.
2 x 50g skeins of main shade and 1 x 50g contrast in double knitting wool.
Two sets of 4 double pointed needles, Nos. 10 and 12.
24 sts to 4 inches measured over stocking stitch on No 10 (3¼mm) needles.
The pattern as written should fit a foot of 11 inches in length.