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Menehune Cobblestones
knit with Panda Cotton (or Panda Superwash)
Designed and Knit by Adrienne Fong for Crystal Palace Yarns                                                                          Adrienne's  blog

This unisex design is suitable for 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 6 to desired size or by changing needle size to obtain a different gauge.

Materials:
2 (3) - 50 gm balls of Panda Cotton (182 yds/50 gr) or Panda Superwash (186 yds/50 gm)*
[model shown in P. Cotton #2301 'rosewater']
Crystal Palace Bamboo  US 1.5 (2.5mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
tapestry needle

*You may need more than 2 balls for medium size if you want a longer cuff or have a foot longer than 10 inches in length. (sample sock was knit in medium using Panda Cotton: 5 3/4" cuff length & 9 1/2" foot length with about 3 yds remaining from one ball.)

Size: adult medium (8" ankle)/ (large 9" ankle)

Finished Size (medium): leg circumference (relaxed): 7 3/4"
foot circumference (relaxed): 7 "

Gauge: 9 sts-12 rows/inch in stockinette

Abbreviations:
sl- slip as if to purl, unless otherwise noted; k2tog/p2tog- knit/purl 2 stitches together; rnd - round;
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

Pattern stitch: (multiple of 6)
rnd 1: *p4, k1, p1; repeat from * to end of row
rnd 2: *k3, p1, k1, p1: repeat from * to end of row
rnd 3: *k3, p3; repeat from * to end of row
rnd 4: *k3, p1, k1, p1; repeat from * to end of row
Repeat rounds 1-4 for pattern.

Cuff: Loosely cast on 66 (72) stitches. Join, being careful not the twist your stitches. Place marker to indicate beginning of round. Work k3p3 ribbing for 1 to 1 1/2" or work optional ribbing as given below.
optional ribbing pattern:

rnd 1: *k3, p1, k1, p1; repeat from * to end of round.
Repeat round until cuff is 1" to 1 1/2". Begin leg.
Leg:
Work in pattern until leg measures 5-3/4" (7") or desired length; ending with round 1.
Set-up round for heel
(to center pattern over instep): k 18 (17); pm to mark heel flap. Turn. slip 1, p32 (36); pm. These stitches will be the heel flap.

Heel: will be worked over 33 (37) sts. Place remaining 33 (35) sts on a holder for instep. Heel flap is worked back and forth.

Eye of Partridge with garter ridge heel flap:
row 1 (right side): sl 1, k2, *k1, sl 1; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4.
row 2: sl 1, k2, p across to last 3 stitches, k3.
row 3: sl 1, k3,*k1, sl 1; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k5.
row 4: sl 1, k2, p across to last 3 stitches, k3
Repeat rows 1-4 until heel flap measures 2 .5 inches or desired length, ending with row 1 or 3.

Turn heel: Rounder Heel
row 1 (wrong side): sl 1, p 19 (21), p2tog, p1, turn
row 2: sl 1, k8, ssk, k1, turn
row 3: sl 1, p9, p2tog, p1, turn
row 4: sl 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 21 (23) stitches remaining. Do not turn work. Begin gusset.

Gusset: Pick up and knit one stitch in each slipped stitch along side of heel. Place marker for gusset. Knit 33 (35) instep stitches continuing in pattern. Place marker for gusset. Pick up and knit same number of stitches along remaining side of heel. Knit 10 (12) stitches and place marker. The beginning of the round is now the middle of the heel flap.

Please note that directions given below are different for the medium and large sizes:

for medium:
Gusset decreases:
round 1 (decrease round): Knit to last 3 stitches before marker (gusset), k2tog, p1. Work instep stitches in pattern to next marker. Slip marker, p1, ssk, knit to end of round.
round 2: Knit to last st before marker, p1. Work instep stitches in pattern to next marker. Slip marker, p1, knit to end of round.
Repeat these two rounds until 64 stitches remain. [33sts instep/31 sts sole]

Foot: Continue working round 2 only until foot measures approximately 1 3/4" less than desired foot length; ending on round 1 of pattern stitch. If foot is shorter than this, knit even until foot is correct length.
Shift one stitch from the instep to sole (32 sts instep/32 sts sole). Begin toe.

for large:
Gusset decreases:
round 1 (decrease round): Knit to last 3 stitches before marker (gusset), k2tog, k1. Work instep stitch in pattern to next marker. Slip marker, k1, ssk, knit to end of round.
round 2: Knit around as established (pattern stitches on instep and stockinette on heel).
Repeat these two rounds until 72 stitches remain. (35 sts instep/37 sts sole)

Foot: Continue working as established (pattern stitches on instep and stockinette on foot) until foot measures approximately 1 3/4" less than desired foot length; ending on round 1 of pattern stitch. If foot is shorter than this, knit even until foot is correct length.
Shift one stitch from the sole to instep (36 sts instep/36 sts sole). Begin toe.

Toe: for both sizes
rnd 1 (decrease round): knit to last 3 stitches before first marker, k2tog, k1. Slip marker, k1, ssk, knit across to last 3 stitches before second marker, k2tog, k1. Slip marker, k1, ssk, knit to end.
rnd 2: k
Repeat 2 rounds until 32 (36) stitches remain. Work decrease round only until 16 (20) stitches remain.
Use Kitchener stitch to close toes.


Designed and Knit by Adrienne Fong for Crystal Palace Yarns - visit Adrienne's  blog here.

[Note: 2 small corrections made in larger size for Gusset and Toe on June28, 2007.]

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 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 July 12, 2012