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See diagram M.1, M.2 and M.3 – the diagrams show 1 horizontal pattern repeat.
Dec as follows before marker: K2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: K2 tog into back of loop.
Row 1 (= RS): Work row until 7-8-9 sts remain, K2 tog into back of loop, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work row until 7-8-9 sts remain, P2 tog, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): Work row until 6-7-8 sts remain, K2 tog into back of loop, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): Work row until 6-7-8 sts remain, P2 tog, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 less st before each dec until there are 12-14-16 sts on needle.
SOCK: Worked in the round.
Cast on 100-100-120 sts on small circular needle size 3 mm / US 2 with off-white. Work M.1 for 6 cm / 2 3/8''. Work 1 round stockinette st, AT THE SAME TIME dec 16-16-24 sts as follows:
SIZE 5/6½ and 7½/9 (35/37 and 38/40):
Dec 2 sts on 6 of the cables and 1 st on 4 of the cables = 84-84 sts.
SIZE 41/43 (9½/10½): Dec 2 sts on each cable = 96 sts.
Change to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4. Continue in M.2.
REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
After M.2 piece measures approx 21 cm / 8 1/4''. Insert a marker at beg of round. Continue in M.3, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st on each side of marker – SEE DECREASING TIP, and repeat the dec on every 4th round a total of 17-15-18 times – when doing the dec the pattern won’t fit mid back, but make sure M.3 fits over M.2 on the rest of sock. When piece measures 42-44-46 cm / 16½"-17 1/4"-18" complete piece in light brown mix. When all dec are complete there are 50-54-60 sts on needle. When piece measures 44-46-48 cm / 17 1/4"-18"-19" keep the first 12-14-16 sts on needle for heel, slip the next 26-26-28 sts on a stitch holder (= mid upper foot) and keep the last 12-14-16 sts on needle for heel. Continue in stockinette st back and forth on needle on the 24-28-32 heel sts for 5-5.5-6 cm / 2''-2¼''-2 3/8''. Insert a marker in piece. Now work HEEL DECREASES – see above. After heel decreases pick up 11-12-13 sts each side of heel and slip the 26-26-28 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 60-64-70 sts. Insert a marker each side of the 26-26-28 sts on upper foot. Continue in stockinette st in the round on all sts, AT THE SAME TIME dec each side as follows: K tog into back of loop the last 2 sts BEFORE the first marker and K tog the first 2 sts AFTER the second marker. Repeat the dec on every other round a total of 8-8-9 times = 44-48-52 sts. When piece measures 18-20-22 cm / 7''-8''-8¾'' from marker on heel (= approx 4-4-5 cm / 1½''-1½''-2'' remain) insert a marker each side with 22-24-26 sts on upper foot and 22-24-26 sts under foot. Continue in stockinette st, AT THE SAME TIME dec for toes on each side of both markers as follows: BEFORE marker: K2 tog. AFTER marker: K2 tog into back of loop.
Repeat the dec on every other round a total of 4-4-5 times and then on every round 5-6-6 times = 8 sts left on needle. Cut the thread, pull it through remaining sts, and fasten.
K light brown mix
slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K2, K2 from cable needle
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