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See diagrams A-1 to A-4. Work entire pattern in stockinette st.
HEEL DECREASE: Worked in pattern A-4.
Row 1 (= RS): Work until 9 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work until 9 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): Work until 8 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): Work until 8 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 there are 15-15-15 sts on needle.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 66-72-72 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with red.
K 1 round, then work rib = K 1/P 1 until piece measures 6 cm / 2½''.
Switch to double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 and work diagram A-1 (= 12 sts) over all sts.
When A-1 has been worked 1 time vertically, work 1 round with red while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting no of sts in the smallest size to: 64 sts.
Then work as follows: A-2A (= 3 sts), A-2B (= 23-31-31 sts), A-2C (= 3 sts), A-3 (= 35 sts).
NOTE! On round 8 and 16, dec 1 st on each side of diagram A-3 as shown in diagram = 60-68-68 sts.
When diagram A-3 has been worked 1 time vertically, slip 29-37-37 sts (= diagrams A-2A, B and C) on a stitch holder = 31 sts for heel.
Work A-4 back and forth over heel sts for 5-5½-6 cm / 2"-2 1/4"-2½", insert a marker, then dec for heel – see HEEL DECREASE.
After heel dec, pick up 12-13-14 sts after A-4 along each side of heel and slip the 29-37-37 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 68-78-80 sts.
Continue the 29-37-37 sts on top of foot in diagram A-2 as before, work sts under foot in diagram A-4 = 39-41-43 sts.
AT THE SAME TIME dec on each side of diagram A-2 (sts on top of foot). K the 2 sts before diagram A-2A tog and K the 2 sts after diagram A-2C twisted tog (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front), repeat dec every other round a total of 6 times = 56-66-68 sts.
Continue diagrams A-2 and A-4 until piece measures 18-19-22 cm / 7"-7½"-8 3/4" from marker on heel (= approx. 4-5-5 cm / 1½"-2"-2" remain).
Then work as follows: A-2A, A-4 over the next 23-31-31 sts over foot, A-2C, A-4 over the next 27-29-31 sts under foot.
AT THE SAME TIME dec for toes on each side of diagram A-2A/C. Dec 4 sts per round.
Dec as follows before diagram A-2A/C: K the last 2 sts tog.
Dec as follows after diagram A-2A/C: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec every round a total of 10-10-10 times = 16-26-28 sts remain.
On next round, with red K" tog around = 8-13-14 sts.
Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.
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