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PATTERN: See diagrams A.1 and A.2.
Dec as follows before marker: K 2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Row 1 (= RS): Work until 8-9-9 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work until 8-9-9 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): Work until 7-8-8 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): Work until 7-8-8 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 10-10-12 sts on needle.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 96-96-104 sts on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Karisma. Work according to A.1.
When A.1 has been worked, 48-48-52 sts remain on needle. Continue rib K 2/P 2 for 1 cm / ½'', on last round with rib inc 0-0-2 sts evenly = 48-48-54 sts.
Then work pattern according to A.2. When A.2 has been worked, work 1 round while dec 4-0-2 sts evenly = 44-48-52 sts.
Work 2 cm / 3/4'' in stockinette st, piece measures approx. 14 cm / 5½''.
Now keep the first 24-26-28 sts on needle for heel and slip the last 20-22-24 sts on a stitch holder (= mid on top of foot).
Work in stockinette st back and forth on heel sts for 5-5½-6 cm / 2"-2 1/4"-2½". Insert 1 marker.
Then work HEEL DECREASE - see explanation above! After heel dec, pick up 11-12-13 sts along each side of heel and slip the 20-22-24 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 52-56-62 sts.
Continue to work in stockinette st in the round while AT THE SAME TIME dec in each side as follows: K tog the first 2 sts after the 20-22-24 sts on top of foot and K twisted tog the last 2 sts before the 20-22-24 sts on top foot (i.e. work in back loop of sts instead of front).
Repeat dec every other round 3-3-4 more times (4-4-5 dec in total) = 44-48-52 sts.
Continue until piece measures 18-20-22 cm / 7''-8''-8¾'' from marker on heel (= approx. 4-4-5 cm / 1½''-1½''-2'' remain).
Now insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 22-24-26 sts on top of foot and under foot.
Continue in stockinette st while AT THE SAME TIME dec for toes on each side of both markers as follows: 3 sts before marker: K 2 tog, K 2 (marker is between these 2 sts), K 2 twisted tog (i.e. work in back loop of sts instead of front).
Dec every other round a total of 3-3-4 times and then every round 6-7-7 times in total = 8 sts remain on needle.
Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.
Knit another sock.
K 2 tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
1 YO between 2 sts
slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
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