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DROPS 98-23 by DROPS Design

DROPS Socks in double strand Alpaca

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5/6½ - 7½/9 – 10/12 (US sizes)
35/37 - 38/40 – 42/44 (EU sizes)
Foot length: 22-24-27 cm / 8¾”-9½”-10½”

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
150 g for all sizes color no 7120, light dusty gray

DROPS double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6, or the size needed to obtain the correct gauge.

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pattern type: socks, shoe size: 35-37 (22cm), 38-40 (24cm), 41-43 (27cm), 44-46 (30 cm), technique: lace,
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Knitting gauge: 19 sts x 25 rows on needles size 4 mm / US 6 with double strands in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Lace border:
1st row: K2, 2 yo, K2, turn the piece
2nd row: K2 into first st, K2, P1 (in second yo), K2, turn the piece
3rd row: K7, turn the piece
4th row: bind off 3 sts, K4, turn the piece

Decreasing for heel:
1st row (= RS): Knit until there are 7-8-9 sts left on row, K2 tog, turn
2nd row (= WS): Slip the first st as if to knit, purl until there are 7-8-9 sts left on row, P2 tog, turn
3rd row (= RS): Slip the first st as if to knit, knit until there are 6-7-8 sts left on row, K2 tog, turn
4th row (= WS): Slip the first st as if to knit, purl until there are 6-7-8 sts left on row, P2 tog, turn.
Continue like this with 1 less st left before each dec until there are 6 sts left on row.

Worked round on circular needles.
Cast on 55-60-65 sts on double pointed needle size 4 mm / US 6 with 2 strands Alpaca and K 1 round.
Continue in Rib K2/P3.
When piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'' dec 1 st in every other P section by P tog the first 2 P sts = 49-54-58 sts.
When piece measures 5 cm / 2'' dec 1 st in the remaining P sections (= K2/P2 on round) = 44-48-52 sts.
When piece measures 14-16-18 cm / 5½"-6 1/4"-7" put the middle 22-26-26 sts - make sure there are K2 each side – on a holder (= mid upper foot).
Knit 5-5.5-6 cm / 2''-2¼''-2 3/8'' stockinette sts over the remaining 22-22-26 sts (= heel), at the same time adjusting no of heel sts to 18-20-22 on the first row.
Now decrease for heel – see above.
After the heel dec pick up 11-11-13 sts on each side of the heel and put all sts on double pointed needles = 50-54-58 sts.
Work Rib over the middle 22-22-26 sts on top of foot and stockinette sts over remaining
At the same time dec as follows: K tog the 2 sts before the Rib and K tog the 2 sts after the Rib into back of st, repeat on every other row a total of 4 times = 42-46-50 sts. Continue until foot measures 18-20-22 cm / 7''-8''-8¾'' from the heel.
Insert a marker each side (21-23-25 sts between markers) and dec for toe on both sides of each marker as follows: K2 tog, K1, marker, K1, K2 tog into back of sts.
Repeat the dec on every round a total of 9-9-10 times = 6-10-10 sts.
On next round K2 tog around.
Cut the yarn and pull it through remaining sts. Fasten.

Lace border:
Cast on 4 sts on needle size 4 mm / US 6 with 2 strands Alpaca.
Work the border – see above.
Bind off when border measures 27-29-32 cm / 10½"-11½"-12½" (measured on the shorter side – make sure the length of the border fits the sock’s upper edge).
Sew the border tog to form a ring and sew it to the sock’s upper edge with the “spikes” pointing upwards.

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