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Beaded Eyelet Cuff Panda Silk Sock
Designed and Knit by
by Debbie Haymark
For Crystal Palace Yarns

A blend of 52% bamboo, 43% machine washable Merino wool and 5% combed silk makes this yarn wonderful in feel and lustrous in appearance.
You may, of course, leave off the beads.

Materials:
Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Silk #3021 "cafe mocha"; 2 - 50 gr balls (204 yds ea)
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo DPNs # 1.5 U.S. (2.5mm) (Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge) Crochet Hook #10 (for beading)
Beads
- Mill House Size 6 Glass Beads #16221

Finished Size: Woman's Size 7 (length of foot is adjustable)

Gauge: 8 sts =1 inch

Eyelet Stitch Pattern: (stitch pattern is worked on each of four (4) needles back to Beginning of Round (BOR).
Rnd 1
- Knit
Rnd 2
- Knit
Rnd 3
- Knit
Rnd 4
- K3, yo, ssk, k6, yo, ssk, k3
Rnd 5
- Knit
Rnd 6
- K1, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3, repeat from * once, K2 ## (see note at bottom of page, added June 2011)
Rnd 7
- Knit
Rnd 8
- K3, yo, ssk, k6, yo, ssk, k3
Rnd 9
- Knit
Rnd 10
- Knit
Rnd 11
- Knit
Rnd 12
- K7, yo, ssk, k7
Rnd 13
- Knit
Rnd 14
- K5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k6
Rnd 15
- Knit (Place Bead on this row on 8th stitch)
See * Placing a Bead at bottom of pattern here.

Rnd 16
- K7, yo, ssk, k7

Begin Leg of Sock:
CO 64 sts using long tail cast on. Arrange sts evenly with 16 sts on each of four (4) needles. Place marker (pm) and join for knitting in round, being careful not to twist sts. Knit in Twisted Rib of K2tbl, P2 for 1.5 inches.

Work four (4) complete repeats of Eyelet Stitch pattern. After completing Row 11 of 5th repeat, begin heel flap.
Begin Heel:
NOTE:
Heel is worked in rows over 32 sts.
Row 1
- K across needles #1 and #2, K all sts onto one (1) needle; turn
Row 2
- Sl1, P across; turn
Row 3
- Sl1, K2, yo, SSK, K to last 5 sts, K2tog, YO k3; turn
Repeat rows 2 and 3 sixteen (16) times; turn

Using a French Heel; turn Heel as follows:
Row 1
: Sl 1, P17 sts, P2tog, P1 turn
Row 2
: Sl 1, K5 sts, SSK, K1, turn
Row 3
: Sl 1, P6, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 4
: Sl 1, K7, SSK, K1, turn
Repeat rows 3 and 4, increasing 1 additional K or P stitch after the Sl 1 until all side sts have been worked leaving 18 sts; ending with a K row.


Gussets:
Using spare needle, pick up and knit 16 sts from side of heel flap (Needle 1). K in eyelet pattern across needles #2 and #3. With needle #4, pick up and K 16 sts from side of heel flap; also K half the remaining heel sts (9sts) onto needle #4. Transfer the remaining 9 heel sts onto Needle #1. Beginning of Round is center back of heel.
Stitch count is (25, 16, 16, 25) respectively.

Gusset Decreases and Sock Foot:
Rnd 1
:
 Needle 1
: K until last 3 sts, k2tog, K1.
 Needle 2
and 3: Work in pattern around.
 Needle 4
: K1, SSK, K around.
Rnd 2
: Work in pattern around.
Repeat these 2 rounds until total sts equal 64. You have returned to original stitch count and placement of 16 sts on each of 4 needles.

Sock Foot:
Continue knitting in stockinette on needles 1 and 4 and in pattern on needle 2 and 3 until approximately 1-1/2 to 2 inches from top of your longest toe. (If you do not wish to continue eyelet pattern on top of foot; it may be discontinued at any time).

Shape Toe:
Rnd 1
:  
  Needle 1
: K until last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
  Needle 2
: K1, SSK, K around.
  Needle 3
: K until the last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
  Needle 4
: K1, SSK, K around.
Rnd 2
: K around
Continue in this manner until approximately 24 - 36 sts remaining depending upon desired toe shape. Using Kitchener method, graft remaining stitches to close toe.

* Placing a Bead - Having the 8th stitch as the next stitch to be knitted, place crochet hook thru center of bead. Run crochet hook, with bead on it, thru the 8th stitch, removing knit stitch from knitting needle. Now, with crochet hook catching yarn, pull stitch thru bead. Place stitch, with bead on it, back onto needle and K as usual.

## We have had questions about Row 6 - here is explanation from designer.
The pattern IS correct, knitting it will show it is correct:

There should be 16 sts on each needle - not 18. I am knitting it now and it comes out correct.
On Row 6 - the K1 is necessary to move the eyelet hole into the correct position.
There are 2 pattern repeats on each needle. Due to the K1 at the beginning of each needle; the second repeat on each needle ends with the 2 remaining sts (instead of 3).
K1*- 1st
First repeat on each needle - K2tog - 1st Yo - 1st K1 - 1st Yo - 1st Ssk - 1st K3 - 3 sts = 8sts total
The second repeat of 8 sts ends with a K2 to to account for the K1 at the beginning of each needle.
If the pattern is changed in any way; it won't look the same.

To put it simply - the second or last repeat on each needle only has 7 sts since it ends with a k2 instead of K3.
So it would be:
K1
8 pattern sts
7 pattern sts
= 16 pattern sts on each needle

This is what happens when a knitter tries to read a pattern to determine if it is correct instead of actually knitting it.

Original Design by Debbie Haymark exclusively for Crystal Palace Yarns

 See all colors of Panda Silk HERE

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