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Joy walker by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS socks in "Delight".

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DROPS Children 23-23

DROPS design: Pattern no de-005-bn
Yarn group A
Size: (child-child-child) child-child-child (child-child-woman)
US: (1/2-2½/3½-4/5) 5½/6½-7/8-9/10½ (11/13-13½-5/6½)
EU: (15/17-18/19-20/21) 22/23-24/25-26/28 (29/31-32/34-35/37)

Foot length:
(10-11-12) 13-15-17 (18-20-22) cm /
(4"-4½"-4 3/4") 5"-6"-6 3/4"(7"-8"-8 3/4")

Leg length:
(5-5-5) 6-6-6 (7-7-7) cm /
(2"-2"-2") 2½"-2½"-2½" (2 3/4"-2 3/4"-2 3/4").

Materials: DROPS DELIGHT from Garnstudio
color no 06, pink/purple
(50-50-50) 50-50-50 (100-100-100) g

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 - or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stockinette st = 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 cm. For conversion from cm to inches - 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.
Row 1 (= RS): K until (5-5-7) 7-7-7 (7-7-7) sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): P until (5-5-7) 7-7-7 (7-7-7) sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): K until (4-4-6) 6-6-6 (6-6-6) sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): P until (4-4-6) 6-6-6 (6-6-6) sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 st less before every dec until (10-10-10) 10-10-10 (14-14-14) sts remain on needle.

Work until 2 sts remain before marker, K 2 tog, then K 2 twisted tog (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front).

Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on (44-48-52) 52-56-56 (60-64-64) sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with Delight.
Work rib = K 2/P 2 for (3-3-3) 4-4-4 (5-5-5) cm / (1"-1"-1") 1½"-1½"-1½" (2"-2"-2").
Work 1 round in stockinette st while AT THE SAME TIME on first row dec (8-8-8) 8-10-10 (10-10-10) sts evenly = (36-40-44) 44-46-46 (50-54-54) sts.
Continue in stockinette st until piece measures 5-5-5 (6-6-6) 7-7-7 cm / (2"-2"-2") 2½"-2½"-2½" (2 3/4"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"). Now slip the last (18-22-22) 22-24-24 (24-28-28) sts on a stitch holder (= on top of foot), continue to work in stockinette st over the next (18-18-22) 22-22-22 (26-26-26) sts for heel. Work until heel measures (3-3½-4) 4-4½-4½ (5-5-5) cm / (1"-1 1/4"-1½") 1½"-1 3/4"-1 3/4" (2"-2"-2").
Insert a marker in the piece.
Then work HEEL DECREASE - see explanation above! After heel decrease, pick up (8-9-10) 10-11-12 (13-13-13) sts on each side of heel and slip the (18-22-22) 22-24-24 (24-28-28) sts from the stitch holder back on needle = (44-50-52) 52-56-58 (64-68-68) sts.
Insert a marker on each side of the (18-22-22) 22-24-24 (24-28-28) sts on top of foot.
Continue in stockinette st - AT THE SAME TIME dec in each side as follows:
K tog the last 2 sts before the (18-22-22) 22-24-24 (24-28-28) sts on top of foot twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front)
and K tog the first 2 sts after the (18-22-22) 22-24-24 (24-28-28) sts.
Repeat dec every other round a total of (4-5-6) 6-6-7 (8-8-8) times = (36-40-40) 40-44-44 (48-52-52) sts.
Continue to work until piece measures (7-8-9) 9-11-13 (14-16-18) cm / (2 3/4"-3"-3½") 3½"-4½"-5" (5½"-6 1/4"-7") from marker on heel (approx. (3-3-3) 4-4-4 (4-4-4) cm / (1"-1"-1") 1½"-1½"-1½" (1½"-1½"-1½") remain until finished measurements).
Now insert a marker in each side so that there are (18-20-20) 20-22-22 (24-26-26) sts both on top of foot and under foot.
On next round dec 1 st on each side of both markers for toe - SEE DECREASE TIP!
Repeat dec every other round a total of (5-4-4) 7-6-6 (5-5-5) times and then every round (1-3-3) 0-2-2 (4-5-5) times = 12 sts remain on needle.
On next K 2 tog around.
Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.
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