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Decrease tip: Dec like this: start 4 sts before marking thread, K2 tog, K4 (marking thread placed in center of these sts), K2 twisted tog, i.e. knit in the back loops.
1st row (= RS): Knit until 4-4-5 sts remains, K2 tog, turn piece.
2nd row (= WS): Knit until 4-4-5 sts remains, P2 tog, turn piece.
3rd row: Knit until 3-3-4 sts remains, K2 tog, turn piece.
4th row: Knit until 3-3-4 sts remains, P2 tog, turn pice.
Continue dec like this by knitting until it remains 1 st less before you knit 2 sts tog, until there are 6 sts remaining on needle.
Socks: Knit in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on loosely 36-40-44 sts on double pointed needles size 8 mm with Eskimo. K1 round. Put 1 marking thread in the beg on round = mid back. Then knit rib K2/ P2 until piece measures 12-13-14 cm. K1 round at the same time as dec 0-2-4 sts evenly distributed = 36-38-40 sts. Continue in stocking stitch. Remember the knitting tension! When piece measures 13-15-16 cm dec 2 sts mid back – read Dec. tip - every 5th cm a total of 7 times = 22-24-26 sts. When piece measures 44-46-48 cm keep the 6-6-7 first sts on needle, slip following 10-12-12 sts on 1 thread (= mid foot top) and keep the last 6-6-7 sts on needle = 12-12-14 sts for heel. Knit stocking stitch back and forth over heel sts for 5-6-7 cm. Then dec for heel – see Heel dec above. After heel dec pick up 6-7-8 sts on each side of heel and slip 10-12-12 sts on thread back on needle = 28-32-34 sts. Knit in the round on needles (the 12-12-14 sts on top of foot continues in stocking sts –the remaining sts under the foot purls). At the same time dec in each side like this: P the last 2 sts before the 12-12-14 sts on top of foot and the first 2 sts after the 12-12-14 sts on to of foot tog.
Dec like this on every other round a total of 4 times = 20-24-26 sts. Continue with K on top of foot and P under the foot. When piece measures 19-21-23 cm from edge of heel (i.e. where heel dec starts) put 1 marking thread in each side (there should be 10-12-14 sts on top of foot and 10-12-12 sts under the foot). Work in stocking stitch over all sts at the same time as dec for toes on each side of both marking threads like this: K2 tog, K1, marking thread, K1, K2 twisted tog. Dec like this on every other row a total of 3 times and then on every row 0-1-1 time = 8-8-10 sts rem on needles. Next rounds knit all sts tog 2 by 2. Cut thread and pull trough remaining sts, pull tog and sew away threads.