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Panda Silk - Silky Drops Socks
designed & knit by Cathy Hannigan

A blend of 52% bamboo, 43% machine washable Merino wool and
5% combed silk makes this yarn wonderful in feel and lustrous in appearance.

Size: woman's size medium-large [7-8 US]
Skill Level Intermediate - knit top down

2 - 50 gr balls Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Silk (bamboo-superwash wool-silk) (shown in #3003 Strawberry Creme)
2 - 35" Crystal Palace Bamboo # 2 (3.00 mm) circs
or 4/5 DPs or size to achieve gauge

9 stitches & 10.5 rounds = 1"

Cont = continue; DC = decrease: K1, K2Tog, knit across to 3 sts before end of needle, SSK, K1; K = knit; P = purl; PSSO = pass slip stitch over {knit stitch}; YO = yarn over {wrap yarn over needle, will be knit in the next row}; K2TOG = knit 2 together; sl1 = slip 1 stitch as to knit; P2Tog = purl 2 stitches together; Rep = repeat; Rnds(s) = round(s); SSK = slip first stitch as to knit, slip 2nd stitch as to knit, K the 2 sts together; St(s) = stitch(es); * = * Repeat what is in between asterisk*


CUFF: Cast on 60 sts, Join into rnd, being careful not to twist
Ribbing: K3, P2 for 6 rnds
K 1 rnd

Pattern Stitch  [patt st section edited for clarity 3/15/08]
Rnd 1: K2, K2Tog,YO, P3, YO, SSK, K1
Rnds 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: K
Rnd 3: K3, K2Tog, YO, P1, YO, SSK, K2
Rnd 5: K5, YO, SSK, K3
Rnd 7: K2, YO, SSK, K3, K2Tog, YO, K1
Rnd 9: K1, YO, SSK, K3, K2Tog, YO, K2
Rnd 11: YO, SSK, K8
Rnd 12: K
Rep Pattern Rnds 3 more times (48 Rnds total)
K 2 rnds

HEEL (worked over 30 sts)
1. K3 *Sl1, K1 across* K3
2. K3 *purl* K3
3. K3 *K1,Sl1 across* K3
4. K3 *purl* K3
Work heel for 2.75" or desired heel flap (18 garter ridges)

Sl 1, K17, SSK, K1 TURN
Sl 1, P7, P2TOG, P1 TURN
Sl 1, K8, SSK, K1, TURN
Sl 1, P9, P2TOG, P1, TURN
Sl 1, K10, SSK, K1, TURN
Cont working 1 more st each row until all sts have been used/worked.

Pick up a st at each garter ridge, K across insteps, pick up a st at each garter ridge, K across heel sts
K 1 rnd


Starting at instep, K across, on 2nd needle, K1, K2Tog, K across to 3 sts before end of needle, SSK, K1
K around
Rep these 2 rnds until 30 sts rem on each needle
K until 2.5" shorter than foot length
DC = K1, K2Tog, K across to 3 sts before end of needle, SSK, K1
Rep for 2nd needle
K4 Rnds
DC (56)
K 3 Rnds
DC (52)
K2 Rnds
DC (48)
K1 Rnd
DC (44)
K1 Rnd
Dc (40)
K1 Rnd
DC (36)
K1 Rnd
DC (32)
K1 Rnd
DC (28)
K1 Rnd
DC (24)
DC (20) (25 rnds)

Kitchener the toes or use your favorite toe closing technique.

Weave in all ends

Cathy found this stitch pattern in Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns, page 179, "Droplets"

IF you desire a longer or shorter sock, by all means K it to the length you desire.

Special Thanks to Cathy Hannigan for designing these Panda Silk socks.
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See all 24 colors of Panda Silk HERE

Pattern Copyright 2008 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 Silk 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