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Knitting Tension: 26 sts x 34 rows on needles size 2.5 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Decreasing for heel:
1st row (= RS): K until 7-7-8 sts left, slip the next st, K1, psso, turn the work
2nd row (=WS): P until 7-7-8 sts left, slip the next st, P1, psso, turn the work.
3rd row (=RS): K until 6-6-7 sts left, slip the next st, K1, psso, turn the work
4th row (=WS): P until 6-6-7 sts left, slip the next st, P1, psso, turn the work.
Continue like this with 1 less st left before each dec until there are 14-14-16 sts left on row.
Socks: The work is knitted round. Begin at the mid back.
Cast on 60-64-68 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with Fabel. Knit Rib as follows:
Size 35/37 – 38/40: K1 *P2, K2* repeat from *-* and finish with P2 and K1.
Size 41/43: P1 *K2, P2* repeat from *-* and finish with K2 and P1.
Repeat until the piece measures 18-19-20 cm. Now keep the first 13-13-15 sts on the needle and put the following 34-38-38 sts on a thread or a stitch holder (= the mid top of the foot) keep the next 13-13-15 sts = 26-26-30 sts for the heel. Knit heel sts back and forth in stocking sts for 5-5.5-6 cm and insert a marking thread (MT) in the middle (after 13-13-15 sts). Then dec. for heel – see decreasing for heel above.
When the heel dec. are completed pick up 11-13-13 sts each side of the heel and put the 34-38-38 sts from the thread or stitch holder back on needles = 70-78-80 sts. Continue in stocking sts over the first 18-20-21 sts then *P2, K2* repeat from *-* over the following 32-36-36 sts, P2, and knit the remaining 18-20-21 sts in stocking sts. At the same time dec. 1 st each side as follows: K the last 2 st - before the 34-38-38 middle sts at the top of the foot – twisted tog. (e.i. knit into the back part of st instead of the front part). K the first 2 sts – after the top 34-38-38 sts – tog. Continue this dec. on every other row a total of 9-10-9 times = 52-58-62 sts. Knit until the work measures 18-19-21 cm from the MT on the heel. Insert a MT each side (26-29-31 sts in between the 2 MT). Continue in stocking sts over all sts at the same time dec. for the toe each side of the MT: Dec as follows before 1 st and the MT: K2 tog. Dec as follows after the MT and 1 st: K2 twisted tog. Dec. each side on every other row a total of 3-6-7 times and on every row a total of 7-5-5 times = 12-14-14 sts left on needle. On the following round K all sts tog. 2 by 2. Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts. Pull tight and sew.