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Knitted DROPS socks with displacements in ”Delight”.

DROPS 149-23

DROPS design: Pattern no de-110
Yarn group A
US: 5/6½ - 7½/9 - 9½/10½
EU: 35/37 - 38/40 – 41/43
Foot length: approx. 22 - 24 - 27 cm / 8¾”-9½”-10½”
Sock height: approx. 24 - 24 - 24 cm / 9½”-9½”-9½”

DROPS DELIGHT from Garnstudio
100-100-100 g color no 01, gray

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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Row 1 (= RS): Work in stockinette st until 7-7-9 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work in stockinette st until 7-7-9 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): Work in stockinette st until 6-6-8 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): Work in stockinette st until 6-6-8 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 less st before each dec until there are 15 sts on needle.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 68-68-72 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with Delight. K 1 round. Continue with rib P 3/K 1. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE! Work rib for 3 cm / 1’’, then work as follows: Continue with rib over the first 27-27-31 sts (i.e. finish with P 3), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, continue with rib over the next 18 sts, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, rib over the next 18 sts, K 2 tog. Repeat inc and dec every other round, K YO (to make holes), and continuously work the new sts in rib. NOTE! Number of sts does not vary. When piece measures 19 cm / 7½’’, keep the first 27-27-31 sts on needle for heel and slip the other 41 sts on 1 stitch holder = on top of foot.
Continue back and forth with rib over heel sts for 5½ cm / 2 1/4’’. Insert 1 marker in the middle of heel - now measure piece from here! Now dec for heel - see HEEL DECREASE! After heel dec, pick up 13 sts on each side of heel and slip the 41 sts from on top of foot back on needle = 82 sts.
Insert 1 marker on each side of the 41 sts on top of foot. Then continue rib with dec and inc on top of foot and in stockinette st under foot. AT THE SAME TIME dec in each side as follows: K the last 2 sts before the 41 sts on top of foot twisted tog (i.e. work in back loop instead of front) and K the first 2 sts after the 41 sts on top of foot tog (= 2 sts dec). Dec like this every other round 11 more times (= 12 times in total) = 58 sts.
Work until piece measures 17-19-22 cm / 6¾”-7½”-8¾” from marker on heel (= 5 cm / 2’’ remain). Insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 30 sts on top of foot and 28 sts under foot.
Continue in stockinette st over all sts, AT THE SAME TIME dec for toes on each side of both markers by working as follows: K 2 tog, K 1, marker, K 1 and K 2 twisted tog (= 2 sts dec in each side).
Repeat dec in each side every other round 5 more times (= 6 times in total) and then every round 5 times in total = 14 sts remain on needle. On next round K 2 tog around = 7 sts.
Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

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