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DROPS 100-18 by DROPS Design

DROPS socks with pattern in DROPS “Alpaca”.

DROPS 100-18

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: 10 – 11 - 12 cm / 4"-4½"-4¾''

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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Knitting gauge: 30 sts x 39 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Pattern: See diagram M.1. The diagram shows all the rows in the pattern seen from the RS.

Decreasing for heel:
1st row (= RS): K until there are 8-9-10 sts left on row, slip next st, K1, psso, turn piece
2nd row (= WS): P until there are 8-9-10 sts left on row, slip next st, P1, psso, turn piece
3rd row (= RS): K until there are 7-8-9 sts left on row, slip next st, K1, psso, turn piece
4th row (= WS): P until there are 7-8-9 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 14-16-18 sts left on row.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles starting each round from mid back.
Cast on 66-72-75 sts on double pointed needle and knit 3 cm / 1 1/8'' in rib *K1, P2*, repeat from *-*.
K1 round, at the same time inc 1 st in size 9½/10½ (eu41/43) = 66-72-76 sts.
Work next round as follows: 9-12-14 sts in stockinette st, diagram M.1 on the next 36 sts, 9-12-14 sts in stockinette st and diagram M.1 on the next 12 sts.
Continue in pattern like this until piece measures 5-6-7 cm / 2''-2 3/8''-2 3/4''.
Now adjust no of sts by dec 1-2-2 sts evenly in both stockinette sections = 64-68-72 sts. Continue in pattern until piece measures 10-11-12 cm / 4"-4½"-4 3/4".
Now keep the first 8-10-12 sts on needle, put the next 36 sts on a stitch holder (= M.1 3 times - mid upper foot) and keep the last 20-22-24 sts on needle = 28-32-36 sts for heel (insert a marker after 14-16-18 sts = mid back).
Work 5-5.5-6 cm / 2''-2¼''-2 3/8'' in stockinette 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 put the 36 sts from stitch holder back on the double pointed needles = 80-84-90 sts.
Continue in stockinette sts on the first 22-24-27 sts, diagram M.1 on the middle 36 sts and stockinette sts on the remaining 22-24-27 sts.
At the same time dec each side as follows: Knit the last 2 sts before the middle 36 sts mid upper foot twisted tog.(i.e knit into the back part of the sts instead of the front part) and knit the 2 first sts after the 36 sts tog.
Dec like that on every other row a total of 12-11-11 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 on all sts and dec for toe on both sides of each marker as follows: K2 tog, marker, K2 tog 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. Fasten tight.


slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso, 1 yo
1 yo, K2 tog
1 yo, slip 1 st as if to knit, K2 tog, psso, 1 yo

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