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free knit sock pattern



This photo of the cuff below is the
most accurate color view.

Above is the cuff as it's being knit
showing the checkered leaf pattern


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Checkered Leaves Sock
knit with Panda Cotton

Designed and Knit by Nancy Wild
For Crystal Palace Yarns

Materials:
3 Balls of Crystal Palace Panda Cotton Yarn (here in #0436 'chocolate-almonds') [Note: a single sock as shown at right used just a tad over 1 ball, if you made a narrower foot, or a slightly shorter cuff - it would be a one ball sock.]
1 Set of size 1 Crystal Palace Original or Star Bamboo Double Point needles (or two circulars depending on your preferred method of knitting socks)

Tapestry Needle for closing toe and weaving in ends

Gauge: 8 Sts per inch and 10 rows per inch

Stitch Pattern: [rounds 2 & 3 corrected, 4/08, rnds 7 & 8, 8/08]
Round 1: P 4, K 1, P 4
Round 2: P 4, K 1, P 4
Round 3: P4, K1, P4
Round 4: P 4, [K 1 P1 K1 P1 K1] in next st, P4
Round 5: P4, K5, P4
Round 6: P 4, K5, P 4
Round 7: P4, K5, P4
Round 8: P4, K2tog tbl, K1, K2tog, P4
Round 9: P4, SL 1, K2tog, P4

Directions:
Cast on 72 Sts, Join being careful not to twist the stitches and work 2 inches of K2, P2 ribbing.
Knit 1 round.
Round 1:* K 9 then work round 1 of pattern * repeat to end of round
Round 2:* K 9 then work Round 2 of pattern.*. Repeat to end of round
Round 3:* K 9 then work round 3 of pattern*. Repeat to end of round
Round 4:* K 9 then work round 4 of pattern*. Repeat to end of round
Round 5:* K 9 then work round 5 of pattern*. Repeat to end of round
Round 6:* K 9 then work round 6 of pattern*. Repeat to end of round
Round 7:* K 9 then work round 7 of pattern*. Repeat to end of round
Round 8:* K 9 then work round 8 of pattern*. Repeat to end of round
Round 9:* K 9 then work round 9 of pattern*. Repeat to end of round
Round 10:* K 9, P9* Repeat around.
Round 11:* Work round 1 of pattern then K9* repeat to end of round.
Round 12: * Work round 2 of pattern then K9* repeat to end of round.
Round 13: * Work round 3 of pattern then K9* repeat to end of round.
Round 14: * Work round 4 of pattern then K9* repeat to end of round.
Round 15: * Work round 5 of pattern then K9* repeat to end of round.
Round 16: * Work round 6 of pattern then K9* repeat to end of round.
Round 17: * Work round 7 of pattern then K9* repeat to end of round.
Round 18: * Work round 8 of pattern then K9* repeat to end of round.
Round 19: * Work round 9 of pattern then K9* repeat to end of round.
Round 20:* P9, K9* repeat to end of round.
Repeat these 20 rounds to desired Length for cuff.
Knit 5 rounds plain before starting heel flap.
Heel Flap:
Eye-of-Partridge Heel Flap:
All slipped stitches are slipped purl wise.
Row 1: Slip the first stitch, K1, slip 1 across, ending with K1.
Row 2: Slip the first stitch, P across.
Row 3: Slip the first two stitches, K1, slip 1 across, ending with slip 1.
Row 4: P across.
Repeat these 4 rows until you have 2 inches or the distance from your ankle bone to the floor. End after completing a Purl row.

Heel Turn:
Row 1: SL 1, K 19, K2 tog, K1 Turn.
Row 2: SL 1, P 5, P2 tog, P1 turn.
Row 3: SL 1. K 6, K2 tog, K1 turn.
Repeat rows 2 & 3 adding one more stitch to the center stitch count each time until you run out of stitches to do the K2 tog/P 2 tog, ending with a P row.
Gusset:
K across the heel turn sts then Knit up one stitch in every Slipped stitch on the edge and an extra stitch in the corner where the gusset and the instep stitches meet.( this prevents holes in that corner).
K across the instep stitches.
Knit up a stitch in the corner where the instep meets the gusset side then Knit up one stitch for every slipped stitch on the side of the heel flap.
Knit across heel turn stitches.
Decrease round*: K to within 2 sts of instep sts and K2 tog.
K across instep Sts.
Sl 1, K 1 Psso (pass slipped stitch over) Knit to end of needle.
K 1 round.* Repeat until you are back to 72 sts, then knit until you are 1 inches from total length needed.

Star Toe decreases:
Round 1: K7, K2 tog, repeat to end of round.
Round 2: K all sts.
Round 3: K all sts.
Round 4: K 6, K 2 tog around.
Round 5: K all sts.
Round 6: K 5, K2 tog, repeat to end of round.
Round 7: K all sts.
Round 8: K4, K2 tog, repeat to end of round.
Round 9: K3, K2 tog, repeat to end of round.
Round 10:K2 K2 tog to end of round.
Round 11: K 1, K 2 tog to end of Round.
Round 12: K2tog around. Cut leaving a 6 inch length of yarn and pull through all Sts on the needles and weave ends on the inside of the sock to secure.

Special Thanks to Nancy Wild for designing these Panda Cotton socks.
We will be featuring several other designs by Nancy soon. 
Visit Nancy's blog at warmandwildyarns.blogspot.com to see more of
her design work and learn about her yarn shop in Adrian, Michigan.

Pattern Copyright 2007 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 Cotton are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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Last revision of this page July 23, 2008

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