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DROPS 98-9 by DROPS Design

DROPS Socks in Karisma Superwash

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DROPS 98-9

5/6½ - 7½/9 – 9½/12 (US sizes)
35/37 - 38/40 – 41/44 (EU sizes)

Foot length: 22 – 24 – 27 cm / 8 3/4"-9½"-10½"
Leg length: 33 – 36 – 39 cm / 13"-14 1/4"-15 1/4"

Materials: DROPS Karisma Superwash from Garnstudio
100 g for all sizes color no 01, off-white
100 g for all sizes color no 44, light gray
100 g for all sizes color no 21, gray

DROPS double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 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 inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Knitting gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows on needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 in stockinette stitch = 10x10cm.

Rib: *K3, P3*, repeat from *-*.

Pattern: See chart M.1.

Decreasing for heel:
1st row (= RS): Work until there are 7-8-9 sts left on row, slip next st as if to knit, K1, psso
2nd row (= WS): Work until there are 7-8-9 sts left on row, slip next st as if to purl, P1,
3rd row (= RS): Work until there are 6-7-8 sts left on row, slip next st as if to knit, K1, psso
4th row (= WS): Work until there are 6-7-8 sts left on row, slip next st as if to purl, P1, psso
5th row (= RS): Work until there are 5-6-7 sts left on row, slip next st as if to knit, K1, psso
6th row (= WS): Work until there are 5-6-7 sts left on row, slip next st as if to purl, P1, psso
Continue like this with 1 less st left before each dec until there are 10-10-10 sts left on row.

Cast on 66-72-78 sts on double pointed needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with off-white and work Rib and stripes after diagram M.1.
When piece measures 30-33-36 cm / 11 3/4"-13"-14 1/4" dec 1 st in each P section by P tog the first 2 P sts (K3/P2 in Rib) = 55-60-65 sts.
When piece measures 32-35-38 cm / 12½"-13 3/4"-15" dec 1 st in each K section by K tog the first 2 K sts (K2/P2 in Rib) = 44-48-52 sts.
When piece measures 33-36-39 cm / 13"-14 1/4"-15 1/4" (stop after 6 rows in off-white) put the middle 22-24-26 sts on top of foot on a holder.
Now work 5-5.5-6 cm / 2''-2¼''-2 3/8'' in stockinette sts back and forth over the remaining 22-24-26 sts (= heel).
Dec for heel – see above.
After the heel dec pick up 11-13-15 sts on each side of the heel and put all sts on double pointed needles = 54-60-66 sts.
Work Rib over the middle 22-22-26 sts on top of foot and stockinette sts over remaining sts as follows: 12 rounds of light gray and 2 rounds of gray and then continue in diagram M.1.
At the same time dec as follows: K tog the 2 sts before the Rib and K tog into back of st the 2 sts after the Rib on every other row a total of 6 times = 42-48-54 sts.
Continue until foot measures approx 18-20-22 cm / 7''-8''-8¾'' from the heel.
Stop after a full repeat of M.1 and finish the sock in off-white.
Insert a marker each side and dec for toe on both sides of each marker as follows:
K2 tog before marker and after the marker K2 tog into back of sts.
Repeat the dec on every other row a total of 3 times = 30-36-42 sts.
Then dec on every row a total of 6-7-9 times = 6-8-6 sts left.
Cut the yarn and pull it through remaining sts. Fasten.


light gray

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