Crystal Palace Yarns 
free knit woman's sock pattern             

Panda Superwash
Toe Up Woman's Sock

Below is a view of the sock's heel.

See Links to Many More
Sock Patterns in the

Sock Index - Click here

Toe Up Panda Superwash
 Twist Socks on Two Circs

Designed and Knit by Kyle Ann Williams
for Crystal Palace Yarns

Women's Med (Model knit for Women's size nine U.S. and was knit 8" from beg of toe to beginning of heel.)

2-50 gr balls Crystal Palace Panda Superwash (51% Bamboo, 39% Superwash Wool, 10% Nylon) (Model knit in #2004 ‘Mint Print')
Crystal Palace Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles in Size 1 (2.25 mm) - two 24" or one 40" if doing Magic Loop method

(Stockinette St): 8 sts/11.5 rows = 1" (32 sts/46ts = 4" or 10 cm)

Special Stitches
C4F = Cable 4 Front. Slip next 2 sts to a cable needle or toothpick and hold in front of the work, knit the next 2 sts, then knit the sts from the cable needle.
MM1 (Modified Make 1) = With LEFT needle tip, pick up sts between last st on rt needle and 1st st on left needle. Do not transfer this st to the right needle - it will be knit together with the next st

Twist Pattern:
Rnds 1 & 2: Knit
Rnd 3: *K4, C4F, rep from * around
Rnds 4-6: Knit
Rnd 7: *C4F, K4, rep from * around
Rnd 8: Knit

Using figure-8 method and 2 circs held close together, cast on 32 sts (16 on each needle). (Note: If you are not familiar with this cast-on method, just search the internet. There are several sites with great pictures demonstrating this method).
Rnd 1: Knit
Rnd 2: K1, m1, k to last st on needle, m1, k1; rep on 2nd needle
Rep these 2 rounds until there are 72 sts (36 on each needle)

Foot: Continue knitting in the round until foot measures approximately 2" (5 cm) less than desired length.
Garter Heel: (Work sts on N1 only)
Row 1: Sl 1, K34, turn
Row 2: Sl 1, k33, turn
Row 3: Sl 1, k32, turn
Row 4: Sl 1, k31, turn
Row 5: Sl 1, k30, turn
Row 6: Sl 1, k29, turn
Row 7: Sl 1, k28, turn
Row 8: Sl 1, k27, turn
Continue working 1 st less each row for 16 more rows
Row 25: Sl 1, k11, MM1, K2tog, turn
Row 26: Sl 1, k12, MM1, K2tog, turn
Row 27: Sl 1, k13, MM1, K2tog, turn
Row 28: Sl 1, k14, MM1, K2tog, turn
Row 29: Sl 1, k15, MM1, K2tog, turn
Row 30: Sl 1, k16, MM1, K2tog, turn
Continue until all 36 sts are active again.
Sl 1, work across heel sts and continue knitting sts on Needle 2 to complete round.

Leg: Work Twist Pattern for approximately 5" (13 cm)
Cuff: Work K2, P2 ribbing for approximately 1.5" (4 cm)

Bind off loosely (I prefer to bind off with a needle at least one size larger).
Finish off. Weave in ends.

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 CP Yarns Panda Superwash are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

Retail shops in the USA should contact CPY Wholesale for information on purchasing Crystal Palace Yarns and email cpyinfo -at- (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