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DROPS Extra 0-860 by DROPS Design
"Take pretty steps towards Christmas"
Knitted DROPS Christmas socks in ”Fabel”
DROPS Extra 0-860
DROPS design: Pattern no fa-217
Yarn group A
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Size:
US: 5/6½ - 7½/9 - 9½/10½
EU: 35/37 - 38/40 – 41/43

Foot length: approx. 22 - 24 - 27 cm / 8 3/4"-9½"-10½"
Height: approx. 22-22.5-23 cm / 8 3/4"-8 7/8"-9"

Materials: DROPS Fabel from Garnstudio
100 g color no 106 red
50 g color no 100 off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 3 mm / US 2.5 - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 – for rib

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  • DROPS FABEL UNI COLOUR (50g)
    4.00 USD
  • DROPS FABEL LONG PRINT (50g)
    4.70 USD
  • DROPS FABEL SPRAY PRINT (50g)
    4.70 USD
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. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
PATTERN:
See diagrams A-1 to A-4. Work entire pattern in stockinette st.

HEEL DECREASE: Worked in pattern A-4.
Row 1 (= RS): Work until 9 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work until 9 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): Work until 8 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): Work until 8 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 st less before every dec until there are 15-15-15 sts on needle.
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SOCK:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 66-72-72 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with red.
K 1 round, then work rib = K 1/P 1 until piece measures 6 cm / 2½''.
Switch to double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 and work diagram A-1 (= 12 sts) over all sts.
When A-1 has been worked 1 time vertically, work 1 round with red while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting no of sts in the smallest size to: 64 sts.
Then work as follows: A-2A (= 3 sts), A-2B (= 23-31-31 sts), A-2C (= 3 sts), A-3 (= 35 sts).
NOTE! On round 8 and 16, dec 1 st on each side of diagram A-3 as shown in diagram = 60-68-68 sts.
When diagram A-3 has been worked 1 time vertically, slip 29-37-37 sts (= diagrams A-2A, B and C) on a stitch holder = 31 sts for heel.
Work A-4 back and forth over heel sts for 5-5½-6 cm / 2"-2 1/4"-2½", insert a marker, then dec for heel – see HEEL DECREASE.
After heel dec, pick up 12-13-14 sts after A-4 along each side of heel and slip the 29-37-37 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 68-78-80 sts.
Continue the 29-37-37 sts on top of foot in diagram A-2 as before, work sts under foot in diagram A-4 = 39-41-43 sts.
AT THE SAME TIME dec on each side of diagram A-2 (sts on top of foot). K the 2 sts before diagram A-2A tog and K the 2 sts after diagram A-2C twisted tog (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front), repeat dec every other round a total of 6 times = 56-66-68 sts.
Continue diagrams A-2 and A-4 until piece measures 18-19-22 cm / 7"-7½"-8 3/4" from marker on heel (= approx. 4-5-5 cm / 1½"-2"-2" remain).
Then work as follows: A-2A, A-4 over the next 23-31-31 sts over foot, A-2C, A-4 over the next 27-29-31 sts under foot.
AT THE SAME TIME dec for toes on each side of diagram A-2A/C. Dec 4 sts per round.
Dec as follows before diagram A-2A/C: K the last 2 sts tog.
Dec as follows after diagram A-2A/C: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec every round a total of 10-10-10 times = 16-26-28 sts remain.
On next round, with red K" tog around = 8-13-14 sts.
Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.


Diagram

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off white



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