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DROPS 90-4 by DROPS Design
"Pretty knitwear for the cutest summer toes...."
DROPS Lace Socks in Alpaca
DROPS 90-4
Shoe Sizes: 35/37 - 38/40 - 42/44 (European)
[5/6 - 7/8½ - 10/12 (US)]

Foot length: 22 - 24 - 27 cm
[8-5/8" - 9.5" - 10-5/8"]

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
100 gr nr 1101, white

DROPS 3.5 mm [US 4] double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
DROPS 3.5 mm [US D] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
Gauge: 23 sts x 30 rows in stockinette st = 10 x
10 cm

Pattern: See the charts. The pattern is seen from the right side.

Sock: Cast on 49-49-57 sts on double-pointed needles; join and place a marker at the join (the marker is the center back). Knit 2 rows (stockinette st) then knit next row as follows: Pattern 1A (= 5 sts), Pattern 1B over the following 40-40-48 sts and Pattern 1C (= 4 sts). Continue the pattern as established until Pattern 1 has been knit 1 time (24 rows) – the piece measures approx. 9 cm.
Keep the first 12-12-16 sts on needle, put the following 25 sts on a st holder (= top of foot) and keep the last 12-12-16 sts on needles = 24-24-32 sts for heel. Knit stockinette st back and forth over heel sts for 5-5.5-6 cm, then place a marker – measure the foot length from here.
Now shape heel as follows:
1st row (= right side): knit to last 7-7-9 sts, slip the next st, K 1, psso, turn the work.
2nd row (= wrong side): knit to last 7-7-9 sts, slip the next st, P 1, psso, turn the work.
3rd row: knit to last 6-6-8 sts, slip the next st, K 1, psso, turn the work.
4th row: knit to last 6-6-8 sts, slip the next st, P 1, psso, turn the work.
Continue to work short rows in the same manner, with 1 st less at end of row, until 12-12-16 sts remain on needles.
Now pick up 12-12-14 sts at each side of heel and put the 25 sts from st holder back on needles = 61-61-69 sts. Join and continue in stockinette st and the 25 sts for top of foot in Lace pattern as follows:
Sizes 35/37 + 38/40: knit Pattern 2.
Size 42/44: knit Pattern 1A (= 5 sts), Pattern 1B over the following 16 sts and Pattern 1C (= 4 sts). See that the pattern follows the previous pattern. At the same time dec at each side as follows: twist and K tog the last 2 sts before the lace pattern, and K tog the first 2 sts after the lace pattern.
Dec in this manner every other row a total of 7-5-7 times = 47-51-55 sts. Continue in stockinette st and lace pattern as established on these sts.
When the piece measures 18-20-23 cm from the marker on heel, knit 1 row (stockinette st) over all sts, and dec to 46-50-54 sts. Now put a marker at each side (23-25-27 sts between st holders).
Toe shaping: Now knit stockinette st, and dec as follows at each side of both markers: K 2 tog, marker, twist and K 2 tog. Dec in this manner at each side of each marker every other row a total of 3 times and then every row a total of 7 times = 6-10-14 sts remain on needles. On the next row, K 2 tog around row. Cut yarn and fasten and pull through the remaining sts, pull tight and fasten yarn neatly.

Crocheted edge: Crochet as follows around cast-on edge: 1 sc in first st, * ch 4, 1 sc in 2nd ch, skip over approx. 1 cm, 1 sc in the next st *, repeat * - * around entire top edge of sock, finish with 1 sl st in first sc at the beginning of row.


K2 tog, 1 yo
1 yo, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
1 yo, slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso, 1 yo

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