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See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next round K YO twisted to avoid holes.
HEEL DECREASE (worked in stockinette st):
Row 1 (= RS): Work until 10-11-11 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work until 10-11-11 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): Work until 9-10-10 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): Work until 9-10-10 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 st less before every dec until there are 15-15-17 sts on needle.
Dec on each side of sts on top of foot as follows:
Beg 3 sts before A.2 (after heel) and K 3 sts twisted tog, i.e. insert right needle through back loop of sts in all the next 3 sts = 2 sts dec. After A.2 (next time A.2 is worked, i.e. before heel) K 3 tog (not twisted) = 2 sts dec.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Rounds beg = mid back. Cast on 59-59-63 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with Fabel. K 1 round.
Work next round as follows: Work A.1 (= 5 sts) over the first 20 sts, P 1, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* 5-5-6 times in total, K 2, P 1 and finish with A.1 (= 5 sts) over the remaining 15 sts.
Continue pattern and rib like this until piece measures approx. 2½ cm / 7/8'' – make sure that last round worked is round 2, 4, 6 or 8 in A.1.
Then work as follows:
ROUND 1: Continue A.1 over the first 20 sts, work A.2 (= 7 sts), work in stockinette st over the next 10-10-14 sts AT THE SAME TIME inc 2-4-4 sts evenly over these, work A.2 (= 7 sts) and continue A.1 over the remaining 15 sts = 61-63-67 sts.
ROUND 2: Continue A.1 over the first 20 sts, inc 1 st – READ INCREASE TIP, work A.2, work in stockinette st over the next 12-14-18 sts, work A.2, inc 1 st and continue A.1 over the remaining 15 sts = 63-65-69 sts – NOTE: Work the inc sts in stockinette st.
ROUND 3: Continue A.1 over the first 20 sts, work the next 28-30-34 sts as before, then slip these 28-30-34 sts on a stitch holder (= on top of foot), continue A.1 over the remaining 15 sts (= 35 sts remain on needle).
Insert 1 marker, now measure piece from here!
Now continue A.1 back and forth over the 35 sts on needle for heel (all cables are done from RS).
When heel measures 8-9-10 cm / 3"-3½"-4" from marker, adjust no of sts on next row from WS as follows:
Size 5/6½ (35/37): Dec 2 sts evenly
Size 7½/9 (38/40): There are no inc/dec in this size
Size 9½/10½ (41/43): Inc 2 sts evenly
= 33-35-37 sts on heel. Insert 1 new marker, now measure piece from here!
Work HEEL DECREASE - see explanation above - (work all heel sts in stockinette st). After heel decrease, pick up 21-23-26 sts on each side of heel - pick up inside outermost st on each side of heel sts and slip the 28-30-34 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 85-91-103 sts.
Continue pattern on top of foot as before, work the sts under foot in stockinette st.
AT THE SAME TIME on 1st round work the 3 sts before A.2 (i.e. after heel) tog and the 3 sts after A.2 (i.e. before heel) tog – READ DECREASE TIP (= 4 sts dec).
Repeat this dec every other round 5-5-6 more times (= 6-6-7 dec in total).
Then continue dec on each side of foot by K the 2 sts before A.2 twisted tog and K the 2 sts after A.2 tog (= 2 sts dec).
Repeat this dec every other round 5-6-7 more times (= 6-7-8 dec in total) = 49-53-59 sts. Continue to work until piece measures 18-20-23 cm / 7"-8"-9" from marker on heel (approx. 4 cm / 1½'' remain in all sizes until finished measurements).
Then work in stockinette st in the round over all sts. Insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 24-26-30 sts on top of foot and 25-27-29 sts under foot.
Now dec for toe on each side of both markers as follows: Work until 3 sts remain before marker: K 2 tog, K 2 (marker is between these sts), K 2 twisted tog - repeat dec in each side every other round 3 more times (= 4 dec in total) and then every round a total of 6-7-8 times = 9-9-11 sts remain on needle.
Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.
= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= K 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
= slip 2 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 1, K 2 from cable needle