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Crystal Palace Yarns
free knit sock pattern
in Panda Superwash
Designed and Knit by Laura Andersson
CPY "Sock Guru" and Sirius Knitting Publications
For Crystal Palace Yarns
Inspiration: We used to go on family fishing trips in Montana. Mom never wanted to "rough it", so we'd stay in a lodge. Dad would take us kids to a stocked trout pond, and then he'd go off fly-fishing on his own. Our special breakfast was Mom's pancakes (sometimes with our fresh trout), but Daddy always teased herů "Anne, breakfast would be perfect if only you had remembered the blueberries." One summer, Mom was ready. She gave Dad his pancakes - he made his little joke - and then she brought out the pancakes she'd hidden, made with berries she'd brought to surprise us all! After that, how could I resist a yarn color called "Blueberry Pancakes"?!
Style: top-down on dp needles
Sizes: Woman's Medium (~ US 7.5-8.5)
Gauge: 8.5 sts per inch (34 sts/10 cm) over St st
Yarn: 2-50 g balls of Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Superwash #2232, "blueberry pancakes"
Needles: Crystal Palace 6" DPN in 2 sizes:
US 2 for leg; US 1.5 for heel & foot or size needed to get gauge
dec- decrease; k2tog/p2tog- knit/purl 2 stitches together; ndls- needles; pm- place marker; rem- remaining; sl- slip as if to purl, unless otherwise noted; ssk- slip 1 stitch as if to knit, slip another stitch as if to purl. Insert left needle through the front loops of the two slipped stitches and knit them together; sk2p- slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped st over; yo- yarn over
Cast-on & Cuff:
With US #2 ndls, CO 72 st. Join, being careful not to twist. Place marker. Work in K2,P2 rib for ~2 in.
Begin pattern, following the chart below.
Heel: heel is worked over 36 sts. K18; turn, P back
across 36 sts. Place rem 36 st on holder for instep.
Heel front: *(SL-1, K1), across).
Heel back: SL-1, P all sts across
Repeat these these 2 rows until the heel is ~2.5 in from start, or desired length.
Breakfast Fishing Chart
Work in pattern until the leg is ~7 in from start, ending with rnd 6.
Turning the heel:
Heel turn: SL-1, K19, K2tog, K1, turn. SL-1, P5, p2tog, p1 turn.
Front: SL-1, K across to 1 st before "gap". K2tog, K1, turn.
Back: SL-1, P across to 1 st before "gap", P2tog, P1, turn.
Repeat these 2 rows until all heel sts are used up. End ready for front row.
Heel Gusset: K across .5 st & change to new ndl. K across rem sts; pick up & K SL-sts going down side of heel. Change to new needle (#2), K instep sts in pattern starting with rnd 1. Change to new ndl & K SL-sts going up other side of heel. End by knitting across remaining sts.
Gusset decreases: Alternate dec
rounds & plain rounds until st count is 72 sts.
Dec round: ndl 1, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1; ndl 2, K across in pattern; ndl 3, K1, SL-1, K1, psso, & K to end.
Plain round: Knit with no decreases across all 3 ndls.
Foot: Once gusset decreases are complete, work ndls 1 & 3 as K1,P1 rib, while ndl 2 is worked in St st (K only). Continue until sock foot is ~1.75 in from length of longest toe. Now begin toe decreases.
Shape Toe: Now begin toe
Dec rnd: ndl 1 - K to last 3 sts; K2tog, K1; ndl 2 - K1, SL-1, K1, PSSO, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1; ndl 3: K1, SL-1, K1, PSSO, and K to end.
Plain rnd: K all sts. Alternate Dec rnd and Plain rnd until 24 sts remain. Work Dec rnd only until 8 sts remain.
Cut yarn leaving an ~8 in end. Work yarn through rem sts and pull tautly to inside. Weave in all ends.
Work Second Sock
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, 50 Socks - 50 States, is due Winter 2009-10. Information about these books can be found at
Laura is the owner of Sirius Knitting Publications and can be reached at
drlaura -at- siriusknitting.com (change the -at- to @ to send email, we do this to help drlaura avoid spam).
Pattern Copyright 2009
Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this
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 Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Superwash are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our
Retail shops in the USA should contact CPY Wholesale for information on purchasing Crystal Palace Yarns and email cpyinfo -at- straw.com (replace the -at- with @)
or write to:
Crystal Palace Yarns, 160 23rd St., Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988, fax: 510-237-9809
Last revision of this page July 12, 2012