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Knitted DROPS men's socks with rib in "Fabel".
DROPS Extra 0-901
DROPS design: Pattern no fa-244
child-child-child-child (child-child-child-child) woman-woman-woman-man
US: 1/2-2½/3½-4/5-5½/6½ (7/8-9/10½-11/13-13½) 5/6½-7½/9-9½/10½-11/13
EU: 15/17-18/19-20/21-22/23 (24/25-26/28-29/31-32/34) 35/37-38/40-41/43-44/46

Leg length:
6-7-8-9 (10-11-12-13) 14-15-16-17 cm /
2½"-2 3/4"-3"-3½" (4"-4½"-4 3/4"-5") 5½"-6"-6 1/4"-6 3/4"
Foot length:
10-11-12-13 (15-17-18-20) 22-24-27-30 cm / 4"-4½"-4 3/4"-5" (6"-6 3/4"-7"-8") 8 3/4"-9½"-10½"-11 3/4"

Materials: DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
Color no 804, blue/gray:
50-50-50-50 (50-50-100-100) 100-100-100-100 g
And use:
50 g for all sizes in color no 103, gray blue

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 - or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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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.
HEEL DECREASE (worked in stockinette st):
Row 1 (= RS): Work until 6-7-7-7 (7-7-8-8) 7-7-8-10 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work until 6-7-7-7 (7-7-8-8) 7-7-8-10 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): Work until 5-6-6-6 (6-6-7-7) 6-6-7-9 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): Work until 5-6-6-6 (6-6-7-7) 6-6-7-9 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 st less before each dec until 8-10-10-10 (10-10-12-12) 14-14-16-16 sts remain on needle.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles from mid back. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Cast on 44-48-52-52 (56-56-64-64) 64-68-72-76 sts evenly on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with color no 103 (gray blue).

Work rib as follows in the different sizes (NOTE! different beg in the different sizes):

SIZE ch1/2- ch11/13- ch13½- w5/6½- w7½"/9- m11/13
(15/17 - 29/31 - 32/34 - 35/37 - 38/40 - 44/46):

P 1, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with K 2 and P 1.

SIZE ch2½/3½- ch4/5- ch5½/6½- ch7/8 - ch9/10½ - w9½/10½
(18/19 - 20/21 - 22/23 - 24/25 - 26/28 -41/43):
K 1, * P 2, K 2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with P 2 and K 1.

When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'', switch to color no 804 (blue/gray).
Continue with rib until piece measures 4-5-6-7 (8-9-10-11) 12-13-14-15 cm / 1½"-2"-2½"-2 3/4" (3"-3½"-4"-4½") 4 3/4"-5"-5½"-6".

Then work next round as follows: 9-11-11-11 (11-11-13-13) 13-13-15-17 sts rib, K the next 26-26-30-30 (34-34-38-38) 38-42-42-42 sts while AT THE SAME TIME dec 8-8-10-10 (12-12-8-6) 6-6-6-4 sts evenly (= K 18-18-20-20 (22-22-30-32) 32-36-36-38 sts), work rib over the remaining 9-11-11-11 (11-11-13-13) 13-13-15-17 sts = 36-40-42-42 (44-44-56-58) 58-62-66-72 sts.

Continue with rib and stockinette st until piece measures 6-7-8-9 (10-11-12-13) 14-15-16-17 cm / 2½"-2 3/4"-3"-3½" (4"-4½"-4 3/4"-5") 5½"-6"-6 1/4"-6 3/4".

Now keep the first 9-11-11-11 (11-11-13-13) 13-13-15-17 sts on needle, slip the next 18-18-20-20 (22-22-30-32) 32-36-36-38 sts on 1 stitch holder (= mid on top of foot) and keep the last 9-11-11-11 (11-11-13-13) 13-13-15-17 sts on needle = 18-22-22-22 (22-22-26-26) 26-26-30-34 sts for heel.
Work rib back and forth over heel sts for 3-3½-4-4 (4½-4½-5-5) 5-5½-6-6 cm / 1"-1 1/4"-1½"-1½" (1 3/4"-1 3/4"-2"-2") 2"-2 1/4"-2½"-2½".

Insert a marker in the piece. Now dec for heel - SEE HEEL DECREASE!
After heel decrease, pick up 8-9-10-10 (11-12-13-13) 13-14-16-16 sts on each side of heel and slip the 18-18-20-20 (22-22-30-32) 32-36-36-38 sts from the stitch holder back on needle = 42-46-50-50 (54-56-68-70) 72-78-84-86 sts.
Insert 1 marker in each side of the 18-18-20-20 (22-22-30-32) 32-36-36-38 sts on top of foot.

Continue in stockinette st while AT THE SAME TIME dec in each side as follows: K the last 2 sts before the 18-18-20-20 (22-22-30-32) 32-36-36-38 sts on top of foot twisted tog (i.e. work in back loop of sts instead of front), K the first 2 sts after the 18-18-20-20 (22-22-30-32) 32-36-36-38 sts tog.
Dec like this on every other round a total of 3-4-5-5 (6-6-10-10) 10-11-11-11 times = 36-38-40-40 (42-44-48-50) 52-56-62-64 sts.

Continue working until piece measures 7-8-9-9 (11-13-14-16) 18-19-22-24 cm / 2 3/4"-3"-3½"-3½" (4½"-5"-5½"-6 1/4") 7"-7½"-8 3/4"-9½" from the marker on the heel - 3-3-3-4 (4-4-4-4) 4-5-5-6 cm / 1"-1"-1"-1½" (1½"-1½"-1½"-1½") 1½"-2"-2"-2½" remain until piece is finished.

Then insert 1 marker in the mid of each side so that there are 18-19-20-20 (21-22-24-25) 26-28-31-32 sts between the markers.
Switch to color 103 (gray blue), work with color no 103 until finished measurements.
Continue working stockinette st over all sts while AT THE SAME TIME dec for toes on each side of the markers.
Dec as follows before marker: K 2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: K 2 twisted tog.

Dec like this in each side on every other round a total of 3-3-3-6 (6-6-5-5) 6-7-6-7 times and then on every round 4-4-4-2 (2-2-4-4) 4-4-6-6 times = 8-10-12-8 (10-12-12-14) 12-12-14-12 sts remain on needle.
On next round K2 tog around.

Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

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