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Chicken legs by DROPS Design

DROPS Easter: Knitted DROPS socks with Norwegian pattern in ”Karisma”.

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DROPS Extra 0-910

DROPS design: Pattern no u-703
Yarn group B
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Sizes: woman-woman-woman-men
US: 5/6½ - 7½/9 - 9½/10½ - 11½/13
EU: 35/37 - 38/40 – 41/43 - 44/46

Foot length: 22-24-27-30 cm / 8¾”-9½”-10½”-11 3/4"
Leg length: 23-24-25-26 cm / 9"-9½"-9 3/4"-10 1/4"

Materials: DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
100-100-150-150 g color no 52, dark mustard
50-50-100-100 g color no 01, off white
50-50-50-50 g, color no 21, medium gray

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 3.5 mm / US 4 - or size needed to get 22 sts x 30 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 – for rib

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PATTERN: See diagrams A.1 to A.3.

HEEL DECREASE:
Row 1 (= RS): Work until 7-7-8-8 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work until 7-7-8-8 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): Work until 6-6-7-7 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): Work until 6-6-7-7 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 12-14-14-14 sts on needle.
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SOCK:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 64-64-68-68 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with medium gray.
K 2 rounds with medium gray, switch to off white.
Work rib = K 2/P 2 for 4 cm / 1½''.
Switch to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 and work 1 round in stockinette st while at the same time dec 4-4-8-8 sts evenly = 60-60-60-60 sts.
Continue with A.1. When A.1 has been worked one time vertically, continue with A.2, AT THE SAME TIME on first row in A.2 inc 4-4-4-4 sts evenly = 64-64-64-64 sts. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When A.2 has been worked vertically, 56-56-56-56 sts remain on round.
Continue with A.3 AT THE SAME TIME on 1st round in A.3, dec 8-4-0-0 sts evenly = 48-52-56-56 sts.
When A.3 has been worked, piece measures approx. 22 cm / 8 3/4''.
Then work sock with dark mustard. Continue to work until piece measures 23-24-25-26 cm / 9"-9½"-9 3/4"-10 1/4".
On next round, keep the first 12-13-14-14 sts on needle for heel, slip the next 24-26-28-28 sts on 1 stitch holder (= mid on top of foot) and keep the last 12-13-14-14 sts on needle for heel. Continue in stockinette st back and forth over the 24-26-28-28 heel sts for 5-5½-6-6½ cm / 2"-2 1/4"-2 3/8"-2 5/8".
Insert 1 marker in middle of piece. Then work HEEL DECREASE - see explanation above.
After heel dec, pick up 11-12-13-14 sts on each side of heel and slip the 24-26-28-28 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 58-64-68-70 sts.
Insert 1 marker on each side of the 24-26-28-28 sts on top of foot.
Continue in stockinette st in the round while AT THE SAME TIME dec in each side as follows: K tog the last 2 sts BEFORE first marker mid on top of foot twisted (i.e. work in the back loop of st instead of front) and K tog the first 2 sts AFTER last marker on top of foot.
Repeat dec every other round a total of 7-8-8-7 times = 44-48-52-56 sts. Continue until piece measures 18-20-22-25 cm / 7"-8"-8 3/4"-9 3/4" from marker on heel (= approx. 4-4-5-5 cm / 1½"-1½"-2"-2" remain).
Insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 22-24-26-28 sts on top of foot and 22-24-26-28 sts under foot.
Continue in stockinette st with medium gray:
AT THE SAME TIME dec for toe on each side of both markers as follows:
BEFORE marker: K 2 tog.
AFTER marker: K 2 twisted tog (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front).
Repeat dec every other round 3-3-4-4 more times and then every round 5-6-6-7 times = 8 sts remain on needle.
Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

Diagram

K 2 tog
off white
dark mustard
medium gray

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