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DROPS 109-33 by DROPS Design

DROPS socks with pattern in ”Merino” and ”Kid-Silk”.

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DROPS 109-33

US: 5/6½ - 7½/9 - 9½/10½
UK: 3/4 - 5/6½ - 7/8
EU: 35/37 - 38/40 – 41/43
Foot length: 22-24-27 cm [8¾”-9½”-10 5/8”]
Leg length: 17-19-20 cm [6¾”-7½”-8”]

Materials: DROPS Merino Extra Fine from Garnstudio
150-150-150 g color no 01, off-white

and use: DROPS Kid-Silk from Garnstudio
25-25-25 g color 01, off-white

DROPS double pointed needles size 3 mm [US 2or3] – or size needed to get 23 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st with 1 thread of each quality = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].

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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.
Pattern: See diagram M.1. The diagram shows 1 pattern repeat.

Heel dec:
Row 1 (= RS): Work row until 8-9-10 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso, turn the piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work row until 8-9-10 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P1, psso, turn the piece.
Row 3: Work row until 7-8-9 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso, turn the piece.
Row 4: Work row until 7-8-9 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P1, psso, turn the piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 less st before each dec until there are 14 sts on row.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 55-55-60 sts on needle size 3 mm [US 2or3] with 1 thread of each quality. K 1 round, P 2 rounds and K 2 rounds. Continue as follows: * M.1, P 2-2-3 sts *, repeat from *-* 5 times. Remember the knitting gauge! Work 4 vertical repeats of M.1 like this. Piece measures approx 12 cm [ [4¾”]. Now keep the first 31-31-33 sts on needle for heel and slip the last 24-24-27 sts on a stitch holder (= mid upper foot). Work stockinette st back and forth on heel sts, at the same time dec 3-1-1sts evenly on first row = 28-30-32 sts. When heel measures 5-5.5-6 cm [2’’-2¼’’-2 3/8’’] insert a Marking Thread (MT) in piece – now measure piece from here. Now dec for heel - see Heel dec. After heel dec pick up 12-13-14 sts on either side of heel and slip the 24-24-27 sts back on needles = 62-64-69 sts. Continue in pattern as before on the 24-24-27 sts on upper foot and work remaining sts in stockinette st. At the same time dec each side as follows: K tog the last 2 sts before the 24-24-27 sts on upper foot into back of loop and K tog the first 2 sts after the 24-24-27 sts. Dec like this on every other round a total of 9-8-8 times = 44-48-53 sts. When piece measures 18-19-21 cm [7’’-7½’’-8¼’’] from MT on heel (= approx 4-5-6 cm [1½’’-2’’-
2 3/8’’] left) insert 1 MT each side with 24-24-27 sts on upper foot and 22-24-26 sts under foot. Continue in stockinette st on all sts, at the same time dec for toes on each side of both MT as follows:
Dec as follows before MT: K2 tog.
Dec as follows after MT: K 2 tog into back of loop.
Dec like this each side on every other round a total of 5-7-9 times and then on every round 4-3-2 times = 8-8-9 sts left on needle. Cut the thread, pull through remaining sts and fasten.



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