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Fruit Salad Mom & Baby Socks
A special gift set

Designed and Knit by Nancy Wild of Warm & Wild Designs
for Crystal Palace Yarns

This is a Special design for my Niece who is expecting and due in February. Since she likes bright colors what better for her and baby to wear home from the hospital?

Materials
1 - 50 gr ball Crystal Palace Little Flowers  (here in #9762 'tapestry')
2 - 50 gr balls Crystal Palace Panda Cotton (here in #0431 'fruit salad')
Size 1 Crystal Palace Original or Star Bamboo Double Point (your choice of 2 circs, ML or double points.)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends & sewing toes

Baby Socks:
Using one strand of each yarn, CO 28 Sts. Join being careful not to twist the stitches. Work 10 rounds of K2 P 2 ribbing using both yarns.
Cut the strand of Little Flowers leaving a long enough tail to weave in at the end. Work another 10 rounds of rib using only the Panda Cotton.
Work 8 rounds knitting all of the stitches.

Heel Flap:

Working on half of the Stitches (14) you will work back and for the in rows (K 1 row and Purl back across the stitches you just knit). Slip the first stitch of every row for use later. Work a total of 20 rows ending with a purl back row.
Heel Turn:

Row 1: Slip 1, K 7, K2tog, K1 Turn
Row 2: SL 1, P 3, P2tog, P 1, Turn
Row 3: SL 1, K4, K2tog, K1 Turn,
Row 4: SL 1, P 5, P2tog, P 1, Turn
Row 5: SL 1. K 6, K2tog, K1 Turn
Continue in this manner adding one St to the center count until you have used all of the Sts from the heel flap.

Gusset:

PU and K slipped sts from side of heel flap, placing them onto needle holding heel turn sts.
K across sts for instep. With empty needle PU and K the sts on other side of heel flap & also K half of sts from the heel turn onto this needle.

Decrease round: K to within last two sts on needle and then K2tog, K across instep, SSK (slip 2 sts as if to K then K2tog), K to end of round. Alternate the dec round with a knit round until you are down to 28 sts. Continue to K all sts until you are 1 in. from desired length of sock.
Toe:

Round 1: K to within last 2 sts on needle, then K2tog, next needle SSK (slip 2 sts as if to K & then K2tog), then K across instep sts to within last 2 sts on needle, then K2tog, next needle SSK (Slip 2 Sts as if to knit and then K2tog), K to end of round. Alternate this round with a K round until a total of 12 sts left. Graft toe sts together. Now make second sock for that special someone.

Adult Sock:
With both strands of yarn CO 72 Sts, Join being careful not to twist sts when joining. Work 10 rounds of K2 P2 ribbing then cut strand of Little Flowers. Continue for 10 rounds in K2, P2 ribbing with Panda Cotton. Work 10 rounds of K every st and start heel flap.
Heel Flap:
Eye-of-Partridge Heel Flap:
All slipped sts are slipped P 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 2 inches or distance from ankle bone to the floor. End after completing a P 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 st to center st count each time until out of sts to do the K2 tog/P 2 tog, ending with a P row.

Gusset:
K across heel turn sts then K up one st every slipped st on edge and an extra st in corner where gusset and instep sts meet.( this prevents holes in that corner).
K across instep sts.
K up a stitch in corner where instep meets gusset side then K up one st for every slipped stitch on side of heel flap.
Knit across heel turn stitches.
Dec round*: K to within 2 sts of instep sts and K2 tog.
K across instep sts.
SL 1, K 1, SSK (Slip 2 Sts as if to knit and then K2tog), Knit to end of needle
K 1 round.* Rep until back to 72 sts, then knit until 1.5 inches from total length needed.

Toe:
Round 1: K to within last two sts on needle and then K2tog, next needle SSK (slip 2 sts as if to knit, then K2tog), then K across instep sts to within last two sts on needle and then K2tog, next needle SSK (slip 2 sts as if to K then K2tog), K to end of round. Alternate this round with K round until a total of 20 sts left. Graft toe sts together & make second sock for that Special someone.

Special Thanks to Nancy Wild for designing these Panda Cotton socks.
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 & Little Flowers are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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Last revision of this page November 30, 2007

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