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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