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DROPS 100-19 by DROPS Design

DROPS socks with cable pattern in “Alpaca”.

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DROPS 100-19

Size:
5/6½ - 7½/9 – 9½/10½ (US sizes)
35/37 - 38/40 – 41/43 (EU sizes)
Foot length: 22-24-27 cm / 8¾”-9½”-10½”
Leg length: 24 – 25 - 26 cm / 9½"-9 3/4"-10 1/4"

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
100 g for all sizes color no 1101, off-white

DROPS double pointed needles size 2 mm/US 1 or size needed to obtain the correct knitting gauge.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in inches. For conversion from inches to cm - 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: 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.

SOCK
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.
Sew tight.

Diagram

K
P
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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