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Kilauea in Panda Silk
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Named for one of the active volcanoes on the Big Island of Hawaii, this sock erupts with its own little volcanoes around the leg and down the instep. The pattern is uni-sex and will work with both plain and variegated yarns. The pattern can easily be modified for a smaller or larger sock by decreasing or increasing the number of stitches in multiples of 10 to desired size or by changing needle size to obtain a different gauge.
2 (2-3*, 3, 3) 50 gm balls of Panda Silk or Panda Superwash (186 yds/50 gm)* (3 balls may be required for the medium size if cuff is knit longer than pattern indicates) - Socks shown in Panda Silk #3001 - "Pearl Gray"
US 1.5 (2.5mm) Crystal Palace Bamboo or size to obtain gauge
Size: adult's small (7") [ med (8"), large (9"), ex-large (10") ]
Finished Size (medium): leg circumference (blocked & unstretched): 8" foot circumference (relaxed): 7 1/2""
Gauge: 34 sts= 4" in stockinette stitch
sl: slip as if to purl, unless otherwise noted
1/2LC (1-over-2 left cross): Slip next 1 st onto cable needle, hold in front, k2 from LHN, then k1 from cable needle.
k2tog/p2tog: knit/purl 2 stitches together
PM: place marker
ssk: slip 1 stitch as if to knit, slip another stitch as if to knit. Insert left needle through the front loops of the two slipped stitches and knit them together
Twisted Pattern stitch: (multiple of 10)
rnd 1: *k1, 1/2LC, k6; repeat from * to end of round
rnd 2 (and all even rounds): knit
rnd 3: *k1, 1/2LC, k6; repeat from * to end of round
rnd 5: *k1, p3, k6; repeat from * to end of round
rnd 7: *p5, k5; repeat from * to end of round
rnd 9: *k6, 1/2LC, k1; repeat from * to end of round
rnd 11: *k6, 1/2LC, k1; repeat from * to end of round
rnd 13: *k6, p3, k1; repeat from * to end of round
rnd 15: *k5, p5; repeat from * to end of round
rnd 16: knit
Repeat rounds 1-16 for pattern.
Cuff: Loosely cast on 56 (64, 72,
84) stitches. Join, being careful not the twist the stitches. PM to indicate
beginning of round. Work k2, p2 rib for 1 1/2 (1 1/2, 2, 2)" . Knit one round,
evenly increasing by 4 (6, 8, 6) sts - 60 (70, 80, 90) sts
Leg: Work in pattern until leg measures 6 (6, 7, 8) " or desired length; ending with round 6 or 14. PM to indicate start of heel flap. Work 30 (35, 40, 45) sts in pattern. PM to indicate start of instep. Work 30 (35, 40, 45) sts in Twisted pattern.
Set-up round for heel: Knit stitches while decreasing 1 (2, 3, 4) sts evenly over heel flap- 29 (33, 37, 41) sts. Turn work.
Heel: will be worked over 29 (33, 37, 41) sts. Place remaining 30 (35, 40, 45) sts on a holder for instep. Heel flap is worked back and forth.
Heel stitch with garter ridge heel flap:
row 1 (wrong side): slip 1, k2, p across to last 3 stitches, k2, p1
row 2: sl 1, k2, *k1, slip 1; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4.
Repeat rows 1-2 until heel flap measures 2 1/4 (2 1/2, 2 3/4, 3)"or desired length, ending with row 2.
row 1(wrong side): slip 1, p 17 (19, 21, 23), p2tog, p1, turn
row 2: slip 1, k8, ssk, k1, turn
row 3: slip 1, p9, p2tog, p1, turn
row 4: slip 1, k10, ssk, k1, turn
Continue working one more stitch until all the stitches have been worked. You should end on a knit row with 19 (21, 23. 25) stitches remaining. Do not turn work. Begin gusset.
for small/large sizes: Pick up and knit one stitch in each slipped stitch along side of heel. PM to indicate start of instep. Knit 30 (35, 40, 45) instep stitches in pattern as established. PM to indicate end of instep. Pick up and knit ONE LESS number of stitches along remaining side of heel.
for medium/ex-large sizes: Pick up and knit one stitch in each slipped stitch along side of heel. PM to indicate start of instep. Knit 30 (35, 40, 45) instep stitches in pattern as established. PM to indicate end of instep. Pick up and knit SAME number of stitches along remaining side of heel.
Knit 10 (10, 12, 12) stitches and place marker. The beginning of the round is now the middle of the heel flap.
Shape gusset as follows:
round 1 (decrease round): Knit to last 3 stitches before first instep marker, k2tog, p1. Slip marker. Work instep stitches in Twisted pattern to second instep marker. Slip marker, p1, ssk, knit to end of round.
round 2: Knit to first instep marker. Work instep stitches in Twisted pattern to second instep marker. Slip marker, knit to end of round.
Repeat these two rounds until 58 [66, 76, 86]stitches remain. - 30, 35, 40, 45 instep sts /28, 33, 36, 41 sole sts.
Foot: Keeping instep sts in Twisted pattern and sole sts in Stockinette st, work eve until foot measures 1 1/2 (1 3/4, 1 3/4, 2)" less than desired foot length. Knit to first instep marker. Knit across instep stitches while decreasing by 2 (2, 4, 4) sts. Knit remaining sts. - 28, 33, 36, 41 instep sts/ 28, 33, 36, 41 sole sts.
Decrease round: knit to last 3 stitches before first instep marker, k2tog, k1. Slip marker, k1, ssk, knit across to last 3 stitches before second instep marker, k2tog, k1. Slip marker, k1, ssk, knit to end.
Work decrease round once, knit 3 rounds even. [Work decrease round once, knit 2 rounds even] twice. [Work decrease round once, knit 1 round even] 3 times. Work decrease round only until 16 [18, 20, 22] sts remain. Use Kitchener st to graft toes.
Panda Superwash version Designed and Knit by Adrienne Fong for Crystal Palace Yarns - visit Adrienne's blog here.
Special thanks to Barbara Mellert for knitting the Panda Silk version.
Pattern Copyright 2008-9 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. & Adrienne Fong - 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 or Panda Superwash are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.
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Last revision of this page May 12, 2012