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Pattern: See diagram M.1 to M.4. Diagram shows the pattern from the RS. Work the entire pattern in stocking st.
Row 1 (= RS): Work row until 7-8 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso, turn the piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work row until 7-8 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P1, psso, turn the piece.
Row 3: Work row until 6-7 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso, turn the piece.
Row 4: Work row until 6-7 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 are13-13 sts on row.
Sock: Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 72-80 sts on needle size 3 mm with dark grey. Work rib, K2/P2, until piece measures 13-16 cm. Change to needle size 3.5 and work 2 rounds stocking st, at the same time inc 4-6 sts evenly on first round = 76-86 sts. Work M.1 across the round on all sts and then work 2 rounds dark grey. Work next round as follows: M.3 on the first 69-79 sts and M.4 on the last 7 sts (M.4 = mid back). Continue in pattern like this. When piece measures 29-32 cm beg dec at the back: K tog the 2 sts after M.4 and K tog the 2 sts before M.2 into back of loop on every 4th round a total of 14-16 times (dec in M.3) = 48-54 sts. When piece measures 50-56 cm keep the first 9-10 sts on needle for heel, slip the next 23-27 sts on a stitch holder (= mid upper foot) and keep the last 16-17 sts on needle = 25-27 sts for heel. Work stocking st back and forth on heel sts as follows: 1 row dark grey, then 5-6 cm of M.2. Now dec for heel - see Heel dec. After heel dec pick up 12-13 sts on either side of heel and slip all sts back on needles = 60-66 sts. Continue in M.3 on the 23-27 sts on upper foot, work 1 dark grey st on both side of these and work M.2 on the remaining sts. At the same time dec each side as follows: work round to 3 sts before M.3, K2 tog, K 1 dark grey st, M.3, K 1 dark grey st, K tog 2 sts. Dec like this on every other round a total of 6 times = 48-54 sts. When the foot measures 19-22 cm (= approx 4 cm left) work 1 round dark grey on all sts and now complete foot in M.2 (keeping 1 dark grey st on both sides of foot). Dec for toes on each side of the dark grey st follows: Dec as follows before dark grey st: K2 tog. Dec as follows after dark grey st: K 2 tog into back of loop. Dec like this each side on every other round 4 times and then on every round 7-8 times = 4-6 sts left on needle. Cut the thread, pull through remaining sts and fasten.
= dark grey