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Knitting gauge: 30 sts x 39 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
Rib: *K1, P3*, repeat from *-*.
Pattern: See diagrams M.1-M.3. The diagram is showing every row in pattern seen from the RS.
Decreasing tip (apply to calf): P2 tog before and after the cable mid back.
Decreasing for heel:
1st row (= RS): K until there are 9-11-11 sts left on row, slip next st, K1, psso, turn piece
2nd row (= WS): P until there are 9-11-11 sts left on row, slip next st, P1, psso, turn piece
3rd row (= RS): K until there are 8-10-10 sts left on row, slip next st, K1, psso, turn piece
4th row (= WS): P until there are 8-10-10 sts left on row, slip next st, P1, psso, turn piece
Continue like this with 1 less st left before each dec until there are 14-16-16 sts left on row.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles with rounds starting from mid back.
Cast on 76-84-92 sts on double pointed needles, K1 round and continue in Rib until piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8''.
K1 round, then P1 round and at the same time inc 6 sts evenly = 82-90-98 sts.
Work next round as follows: diagram M.1, P 17-21-22 sts, diagram M.1, diagram M.2, diagram M.3 and P 17-21-22 sts.
Continue in pattern like this until piece measures 10 cm / 4''.
Now insert a marker at beg of round and continue in pattern, at the same time dec 1 st on both sides of the cable mid back – see Decreasing tip – on every cm / ½'' a total of 6-7-8 times = 70-76-82 sts.
When piece measures 24-25-26 cm / 9½"-9 3/4"-10 1/4" dec 10 sts evenly on round (do not dec over sts in M.2) as follows:
Dec 3 sts in each cable by knitting sts tog 2 and 2, at the same time dec 1 st by P 2 tog on the remaining sts (to make pattern fit) = 60-66-72 sts.
Now keep the first 15-18-18 sts on needle, put the next 30-30-36 sts on a stitch holder (= mid upper foot) and keep the last 15-18-18 sts on needle = 30-36-36 sts for heel (insert a marker after 15-18-18 sts).
Work 5-5.5-6 cm / 2''-2¼''-2 3/8'' stockinette sts on heel sts and then dec for heel – see decreasing for heel above.
After the heel dec pick up 15-16-18 sts on each side of the heel and the put the 30-30-35 sts from the stitch holder back on double pointed needles = 74-78-88 sts.
Continue in stockinette sts on the first 22-24-26 sts, diagram M.2 on the middle 30-30-36 sts and stockinette sts on the remaining 22-24-26 sts.
At the same time dec as follows: K the 2 sts before M.2 twisted tog.(i.e. knit into the back part of sts instead of the front) and K tog the first 2 sts after M.2.
Dec on every other round a total of 9-8-10 times = 56-62-68 sts.
Continue in pattern until piece measures 18-19-21 cm / 7''-7½''-8¼'' from marker on heel. Now insert a marker each side (28-31-34 sts between each marker).
Continue in stockinette sts on all sts and dec for toe on both sides of each marker as follows: K2 tog, marker, K2 twisted tog.
Repeat the dec on every other round a total of 4-8-10 times and on every round a total of 7-4-2 times = 12-14-20 sts left.
On next round K 2 tog around.
Cut the yarn and pull it through remaining sts.
Put 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K1, P1 from cable needle
Put 1 st on cable needle in front of piece, P1, K1 from cable needle
Put 1 sts on cable needle behind piece, K1, K1 from cable needle
Put 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
Put 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
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