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Bamboo Walking Socks

Pattern credit:
Superior Knitting Patterns and  Joanne Cole, designer.

These "walking socks" combine 2 great stress relievers - knitting and exercise.   The Bamboo stitch is very easy since the pattern stitch is worked in only 1 round out of 4.  Bamboo stitch works especially well with the stretch yarn.

Materials:
Crystal Palace Panda Cotton (55% bamboo/24% cotton/21% elastic nylon)
2 balls: #0204 Ivory, 1 ball: #9806 Fern
Crystal Palace Bamboo #2 DP needles

Socks were made in Ladies size 7-1/2 (foot length 9-1/2").

Gauge: 28 st= 4 in

Directions:
Cast on 60 sts. Join without twisting, and work in rounds of K2, P2 ribbing until the tube measures 1-1/2" from the cast on edge.
Work in Bamboo Stitch until the tube measures 6" from the cast on edge. End with Row 4.

Bamboo Stitch:
Round 1: K around
Round 2: *YO, K2, pass YO over the last 2 st on the right hand needle.
Round 3: K around
Round 4: K around

Heel Flap: Work in rows. K 15 stitches. Place next 30 stitches on a single DP needle, a stitch holder, or loop of yarn. Turn work. Cut Ivory and join Fern. Work Rows 1 and 2 14 times (28 rows total)
Row 1: Sl 1, K1, P 26, K2, turn.
Row 2: *Sl 1, K1* across row, ending K2, turn.
Turn Heel:

Row 1: Sl 1, K15, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, K1 turn
Row 2: Sl 1, P3, P2tog, P1 turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, K1 turn
Row 4: Sl 1, P5, P2tog, P1 turn. Continue until all stitches in the heel have been turned and 16 stitches remain.

Foot: Cut Fern and join Ivory. Set up round: Knit 8 stitches onto Needle 3.
Needle 1: K8, pick up and knit 12 stitches along side of heel flap
Needle 2: Resume Bamboo Stitch across 30 instep stitches, matching leg pattern.
Needle 3: Pick up and knit 12 stitches along side of heel flap, K8.
Foot decreases:

Round 1: Knit.
Round 2:
Needle 1: K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.
Needle 2: Bamboo stitch across instep
Needle 3: K1, Sl 1, K 1, PSSO, K across.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until 60 stitches remain.
Continue to knit foot, keeping needles 1 and 3 in knit stitch, and keeping needle 2 in Bamboo stitch pattern until sock measures 7-1/2", or 2" shorter than desired foot length. Cut Ivory and join Fern.
Toe decreases:

Round 1:
Needle 1: K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.
Needle 2: K1, Sl 1, K 1, PSSO, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.
Needle 3: K1, Sl 1, K 1, PSSO, K across.
Round 2: Knit 1 round.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until 30 stitches remain.

Graft toe stitches together, using Kitchener stitch.


Crystal Palace Yarns  160 23rd St, Richmond, CA 94804
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copyright 2007 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this free knitting 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.