Ray Of Hope
by Kim Dixon Wright
These socks have no shaping for heels. They will fit most sizes and are ideal as slipper socks, bed socks or Wellington socks. They can be plain or striped.
This pattern is useful if you have aran, brushed chunky or any double knit unsuitable for babies that you want to use up. We sell the socks on our hospital stall and also give them to the medical assessment wards to be given to the patients.
The pattern is originally credited to Kim Dixon Wright, but thanks to Chris from the West Midlands who has sent us dozens of pairs and has now forwarded the pattern to us.
Aran or Chunky wool use size 6mm (UK 4) needles approx 135 g
Cast on 30 sts for adult, 20 for child or 12 for toddler
Next row: - Knit twice into every stitch (60sts) (40sts) (24 sts)
Next row: - Knit 2 together to the end of the row
Cast off loosely
Fold knitting over double so that it looks like a banana
Sew together along one short end and the long curved edge. Leaving the last inch unstitched
This seam comes at the centre front of the sock
last updated: 29/01/2009 at 14:03