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Mini Mochi 2-Color Stripe Socks 
Designed and Knit by Laura Andersson
CPY "Sock Guru" and Sirius Knitting Publications
For Crystal Palace Yarns

Inspiration: two colors of Mini-Mochi, what could be more fun? Easy and fun!

2 - 50 gm balls Crystal Palace Mini-Mochi (in 2 different colors, model shown uses colors A:#106-strawberry-limes & B:#104 -fern)
Crystal Palace Bamboo DPN Needles
sizes US 2 (for leg and cuff) & 1.5 (for heel and foot, or size required for gauge).
Large eyed tapestry needle or crochet hook

Gauge: 8.5 sts per inch (34 sts/10 cm) over St st using larger needles.

Size: woman's medium (size 7-9)

beg- beginning; CO- cast on; dpn- double pointed needles; K- Knit; K2tog - knit 2 sts together; ndl- needle; P- Purl; PM- place maker; rep - repeat; sl1- slip one; St st - stockinette stitch; YO - yarn over; PSSO - pass slip st over; rnd(s) - round(s); st(s)- stitch(es); tog - together.

Pattern - Knitting Notes
Note 1: the non-working color should be twisted with the working color at end-of-round marker; this means it is carried up each round and not left behind.
The sock pattern is comprised of 3 types of rounds:
St st stripe with A;
St st stripe with B;
and checks with both A & B (either K1A,K1B, alternating as K1B, K1A; or K2A,K2B, alternating with K2B,K2A).
These Mini Mochi socks can have different stripe widths.

Note 2: if, in the checked region, you feel the colors are highly similar and the checks don't show, work A as P sts for more definition.

Before beginning, pull out a few yards from each ball to ensure that there is no color overlap.
With color A, CO 72 (84) sts. Join, being careful not to twist. PM.
K1 row with color B.
Ribbing: Work ~1/2 in of K2P2 rib with color A; switch to color B and work ~1/2 in K2P2 rib.
Cont in ribbing, alternating colors every ~1/2 in or stop when desired.
Begin working Stripes, either plain or checkers.
Work Checks: for 1/1 checks: work 1 rnd K1A, K1B; work 1 rnd K1B, K1A -or- for 2/2 checks: work 2 rnds K2A, K2B; work 2 rnds K2B, K2A. 
If you carefully keep A above and B under you won't have tangles. At marker, twist working color over and under non-working color.
Work a 2-5-rnd stripe with Color A; work the same size stripe with Color B.
Cont alternating stripes and checks until leg is ~7" (or desired cuff height) from CO.
Cut one color & work heel.

Heel is worked over 38 sts. K19, turn, P back across 38 sts. Place rem sts on holder for instep.

Heel front:
*(Sl-1, K1), across. Heel back: Sl-1, P all sts across
Rep these 2 rows until heel is ~2.5 (3.25) in from start, or desired length.

Heel turn:
Sl-1, K19, K2tog, K1, turn. Sl1, P3, p2tog, P1 turn.
Sl-1, K across to 1 st before "gap". K2tog, K1, turn.
Sl-1, P across to 1 st before "gap", P2tog, P1, turn.
Rep these 2 rows until all heel sts are used up. End ready for front row.
Gusset pickups:
K across 1/2 st and change to new needle.
K across rem sts; PU & K slip sts going down side of heel. Change to new needle #2 and K instep sts; change to new needle and K slip sts going up other side of heel. End by knitting across rem sts.
Gusset decreases:
join color B and return to color pattern as desired, while decreasing down to starting number of sts, alternating dec rounds as below and plain rounds thusly:
Dec round:
on ndl 1, K to last 3 sts, k2tog, K1; on ndl 2, k across; on ndl 3, K1, sl-1, K1, psso, and K to end. Plain round: K with no decs across all 3 needles.
When you have returned to starting 72 sts, K even until sock foot is ~1.75 in from length of longest toe. Now begin toe decs.

Dec rnd:
Ndl 1, K to last 3 sts; K2tog, K1. Ndl 2, K1, Slip1, K1, PSSO, K to last 3 sts; K2tog, K1. Ndl 3: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, and K to end.
Plain rnd:
K all sts.
Alternate Dec rnd and Plain rnd until 8 sts remain.
Toe closure:
cut yarn, leaving an ~8 in end. With crochet hook, pull yarn through sts one at a time, dropping each off needle. Pull tightly to close; tuck end inside.

Finishing: Work in all ends. Try a crochet hook for this - no need to thread needle & is fast.

Mini Mochi Socks Designed and Knit by Laura Andersson, Ph.D

Laura is the editor (and author-designer) of Friendly Socks, Vol.1, Friendly Socks, Vol 2: A-Z; a 3rd set Friendly Socks, Vol. 3, Fifty States, is in progress. Information about these books can be found at or .
Laura is the owner of Sirius Knitting Publications and can be reached at
drlaura -at- (change the -at- to @ to send email, we do this to help drlaura avoid spam).

copyright 2009 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 or elsewhere on the Web without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns Mini Mochi are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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Last revision of this page July 12, 2012