Wavy Panda Silk Socks

P1050496     P1050497

Size 1 (2.25mm) dpn

2 skeins Panda Silk in two complimentery colors

Cast on 72. Knit one round. Purl one round.

Begin pattern.
Rounds 1+2 in purple.   Rounds 3-6 in multicolor.
R1.  K2tog,  k1, k f+b 2x, k2, ssk. (9 sts)
R2.  Knit.
R3.  Repeat R1.
R4.  Purl.
R5.  Purl.
R6.  Purl.
Repeat R1-6 12 times.  Approx 5″.

Begin heel back.
R1. With purple slip 1, knit 1 for 36 sts. Turn. R2. Slip 1, purl 35.
R3. With multi slip 2,( k 1, p 1) to last 2 sts k 2. Turn. R4. Slip1, purl 35.
Repeat these four rows for 2 1/4″.  Approx. 10 times.

Slip1, knit 21, ssk, k1, turn.
Slip 1, purl 9, p2tog, p1, turn.
Slop 1, knit 10, ssk, k1,  turn.
Continue in this manner until 22 sts remain.  End WS.
I used both yarns to produce a checker look.  I held one thread in each hand.  You may need to untangle your fingers every few rows. 

Gusset.
I hate trying to write this part so I hope you’ve knit enough socks to understand what I am saying here.  Knit across heel and pick up 20 sts along side. Knit 36 front and pick up 20 along other side.   98 sts on ndls. Knit to 3 sts before instep, K2tog, k1, pm, k36, k1,ssk to end. Knit one round. Repeat these two rounds until 72, 66, or 60 sts remain. Mine are 66.
I switched colors as desired being certain to use twice as much multi as purple.
Continue to knit until 1.5″ shorter than desired length.
I like a round toe.
Decrease 6 sts evenly for one round.  Knit one round. Repeat these 2 rounds until 30 or 24 sts remain. Then decrease 6 sts every round until 12 remain. Finish with Kitchener st.

I hope you like my socks.  I am really happy with them and for once I am actually thinking about making this design again even though there are a million patterns that I want to try.

Happy Socks, Frivolous Fluffy.

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