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Free Knit Sock Pattern in Kid Merino   ac 026

Above: The 5 colors here change
from purple through rose shades to pale pink.

Below: the "Rich Color" combination

 


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Kid Merino Socks in Rainbow Stripes
Designed and knit by Cathy Campbell

MATERIALS:
5-25 gr. balls Crystal Palace Yarns Kid Merino
Colors: A, B, C, D, E
(held double throughout knitting these socks)
Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles: 6" DP size 2

Kid Merino contains microfiber nylon and thus is good for a sock yarn as well as all the other things you can knit with it.

See more Kid Merino patterns in the
Kid Merino section of Free Patterns.

Crystal Palace Bamboo Double-Pointed Needles, US #2
Gauge: 7.5 sts=1" on St st with 2 strands held together

Note: You will have yarn left over from making these Rainbow Socks - if you would like to use that yarn to make a lovely pair of Fingerless Gloves - the free pattern is here.

Size: S (M, L) to fit Women's shoe size 5-6 (7-8, 9-10)

Materials: Crystal Palace Kid Merino, 1-25g ball each of 5 colors. Choose from one of the following  colorways, or make up your own combination. Also try some of the new printed colors.


5 colors of Kid Merino are combined in stripes, 2 ends held tog.
Pairs of yarn colors: AA, AB, BB, BC, CC, CD, DD, DE, EE

Pastel Stripes
(photo below)

Rich colors
(photo at right)
Berry Stripe
(photos at right)
A=4680
misty lilac
A=4673
espresso
A=4672
berry
B=4681
misty blue
B=4672
berry
B=4684
copper
C=4670
fog green
C=4682
violets
C=4685
persimmon
D=4671
lime sherbet
D=4675
indigo
D=4683
canyon
E=4687
lemon sherbet
E=4676
pacific blue
E=4686
strawberry
soda

Sock (make 2):
Leg: CO 55 (60,60) sts with 2 strands of A.

Work 8 (9,10) rnds of k3 x p2 rib.
With one strand A and one strand B, work 8 (9,10) rnds in rib.
With 2 strands of B, work 8 (9,10) rnds in rib.

With one strand of B and one strand of C, work 8 (9,10) rnds in rib.
With 2 strands of C, work 8 (9,10) rnds in rib.
With one strand C and one strand D, work 8 (9,10) rnds in rib.
With 2 strands of D, work 8 (9,10) rnds in rib.
With one strand D and one strand E, work 8 (9,10) rnds in rib.
With 2 strands of E, begin heel.

Heel:
Row 1(RS): k 27 (29,29), turn work.
Row 2(WS): sl 1, p25 (27,27), turn work.
Row 3(RS): sl 1, k24 (26,26), turn work.

Continue short rows in this manner, always slipping the first stitch of a row, until Row 18 (20, 20) (WS): sl 1, p9, turn work.

Row 1(RS): sl 1, k10, turn.
Row 2(WS): sl 1, p11, turn.
Row 3(RS): sl 1, k12, turn.

Continue in this manner until there are no more slipped sts.

With one strand D and one strand E, work the following rnd:

K28 (30,30), p2 (0,0), work k3 x p2 rib to end of rnd.

Repeat this rnd, changing the yarn for stripes every 8 (9,10) rnds in reverse order, until you have worked 41 (49, 57) rnds from heel [approx. 5.5 (6.25, 7)" from heel]. Begin toe.

Here are 5 pastel colors combined
from lilac through blue
and green to pale yellow.

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Toe:
The toe is worked completely in Stst. Work the following rnds, continuing to change the yarn for stripes.

Dec rnd 1: k12, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k24, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k12.
Work 3 rnds even.
Dec rnd 2: k11, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k22, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k11.
Work 2 rnds even.
Dec rnd 3: k10, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k20, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k10.
Work 2 rnds even.
Dec rnd 4: k9, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k18, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k9.
Work one rnd even.
Dec rnd 5: k8, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k16, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k8.
Work one rnd even.
Dec rnd 6: k7, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k14, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k7.
Work one rnd even.
Dec rnd 7: k6, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k12, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k6
Dec rnd 8: k5, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k10, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k5.
Dec rnd 9: k4, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k8, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k4.
Dec rnd 10: k3, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k6, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k3.
Dec rnd 11: k2, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k4, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k2.
Dec rnd 12: k1, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k2, k2 tog, k2, ssk, k1.
Dec rnd 13: k2 tog, k2, ssk, k2 tog, k2, ssk.

Thread yarn needle through remaining sts and secure on wrong side. Weave in all ends.

 

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copyright 2005 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this free knitting pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns Kid Merino are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.