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Panda Cotton Stripey Baby Socks
 

 

See matching Stripey Baby Hat here.

 

See more Panda Cotton patterns here.

 

Panda Cotton

Stripey Baby - Kids Socks

Designed and knit by Laura Andersson for Crystal Palace Yarns

Inspiration: Color is fun for your little one.  Pair these with the matching Stripey Baby Hat, and play with stripes and texture to make a sweet set that is a showcase for baby and for your work! The wee bit of elastic in the Panda Cotton yarn gives it a nice wearability with no sag. The socks are not knit as firmly as those for a child or adult since baby won't be wearing them out.

Level:  Easy/Intermediate (knowledge working in the rnd, heel and toe shaping and twisted stitches recommended)

Size: Infant ~6 mo (15 in)

Materials:

Designer's Note:  Baby socks do not need to have the foot knit as firmly as one would do for socks that are used for walking

Gauge: 8.5 sts per inch (42 sts/10 cm) over Stripey Rib pattern

Size: infants 3 (6, 9, 12) months

Abbreviations:  beg- beginning; CO- cast on; dpn- double pointed needles; K- Knit; K2tog - knit 2 sts together; ndl- needle; P- Purl; PM- place maker; rep - repeat; sl1- slip one; St st - stockinette stitch; YO - yarn over; PSSO - pass slip st over; rnd(s) - round(s); st(s)- stitch(es); tog - together.

INSTRUCTIONS

Twisty Rib Hem:  With MC, CO 36(44, 52) sts (the "cable cast on" was used).  Join, being careful not to twist. PM. K 1 rnd.  Work in Twisty Rib for 1 in.

Twisty Rib:
Rnd 1: *(LT, P2) around. (To work the LT – k2tog but do not move the completed st to rt-hand needle; k into the first st, move both sts to right needle, LT completed)
Rnd 2: *(K2, P2) around.

Begin Stripey Pattern.
Note: The pattern shown is for 6 mo size; use fewer stripes for the 3 mo size, and more stripes for the 9-12 mo size. For an infant's sock, the length of the foot from back of heel to start of toe should beg from cast-on to start of heel should be about the same as the length of the sock leg from cast-on to start of heel.

Stripey Pattern:
Rnd 1: With MC, K around
Rnd 2: With MC, *(K1, P1) around. Join CC1.

Designer's Note:  Work the first stitch of a color change with both yarns. Carry the MC not in use up each round.

Rnd 3: With CC1, K around.
Rnds 4-6: With CC1, *(K1,P1) around. Cut CC1.
Rnd 7: With MC, K around.
Rnd 8: With MC, *(K1, P1) around. Join CC2.
Rnd 9: With CC2, K around.
Rnds 10-12: With CC2, *(K1, P1) around.
Rnd 13: With MC, K around.
Rnds 14-18: With MC, *(K1, P1) around.
Rnd 19: With CC1, K around.
Rnds 20-22: With CC1, *(K1, P1) around. Cut CC1.
Rnd 23: With MC, K around.
Rnd 24: With MC, *(K1, P1) around. Cut MC.

Start Heel:
With CC2, K across 9(11,13) sts; turn, Sl1, P back across 18(22,26) sts.
Put rem sts on holder for instep.

Front: *(Sl1, K1) across, turn
Back: Sl1, *P across, turn.
Repeat these 2 rows until heel is 1(1, 1.25) in from start. End after completion of back row.

Heel Turn:
Continuing with CC2, Sl1, K10 (K12, K14), K2tog, K1, turn.
On back, Sl1, P5, P2tog, P1, turn.

Front: Sl1, K across to 1 st before ‘gap'. K2tog, K1, turn

Back: Sl1, P across to 1 st before ‘gap', P2tog, P1, turn
Continue these 2 rows until all sts are ‘used up'. End on Back.
With CC2, Sl1 & K across .5 of the sts on the needle.
Cut CC2, Join MC.
With Ndl1, K across rem sts of heel; pick up Sl sts going down the side of the heel. Pick up an extra st between heel side and instep. With Ndl2, work across as *(P1, K1).  With Ndl3, pick up an extra st between instep and heel side; pick up the Sl sts going up the side of the heel. K the rem heel sts.

Gusset Decreases:
Dec Rnd (every other rnd): K across Ndl1 to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. Work Ndl2 in pattern; on Ndl3, K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K across.
Plain Rnd: K across Ndls 1 & 3, work Ndl2 in pattern. 
Alternate Dec and Plain Rnds until 11 sts rem on each of Ndls 1 & 3.

Foot:
Stripey Pattern:
Continue alternating Dec and Plain Rnds for Gusset dec (until 11 sts rem on Ndls 1 & 3) while changing colors and working in pattern.
With MC, work 5 rnds of *(P1,K1) across instep.
Join CC2: K 1 rnd; work 3 rnds as *(P1, K1) across instep.
With MC: K1 rnd, work 1 rnd as *(P1, K1) across instep
With CC1: K1 rnd, work 3 rnds as *(P1, K1) across instep
With MC: K1 rnd, work 5 rnds as *(P1, K1) across instep


With CC2: K1 rnd, work 3 rnds as *(P1, K1) across instep
With MC: K1 rnd, work 1 rnd as *(P1, K1) across instep
Cut MC.

Toe: Join CC1, cut all other colors.
Dec Rnd:
K across Ndl1 to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. On Ndl2 - K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO; K across to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. On Ndl3 – K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K across.
Plain Rnd: K across all needles.

Alternate Dec and Plain Rnds until 20 sts rem. Thereafter work Dec Rnds until 8 sts rem.  Cut yarn, leaving an ~8 in end.

Finishing:  With crochet hook or tapestry needle, pull end through each of 8 rem sts, and drop off ndl. Pull tautly and take end to inside of hat.  Work in all ends.  (Try a crochet hook for this - no need to thread needle and is very fast.)

 
Laura is the owner of Sirius Knitting Publications and can be reached at
laura -at- siriusknitting.com (change the -at- to @ to send email, we do this to help drlaura avoid spam).
Pattern Copyright 2012 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. Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Cotton are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns. 
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April 2012