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Knitted DROPS socks with displacement in 4 colors in ”Fabel”.

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DROPS 149-22

DROPS design: Pattern no fa-254
Yarn group A
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Size:
US: 5/6½ - 7½/9 - 9½/10½
EU: 35/37 - 38/40 – 41/43
Foot length: approx. 22-24-27 cm / 8¾”-9½”-10½”

Materials: DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
50 g for all sizes in color no 912, soft chocolate.
50 g for all sizes in color no 677, green/turquoise
50 g for all sizes in color no 911, fun lilac.
50 g for all sizes in color no 674, heather.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.

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DISPLACEMENT:
Work every round with 4 different colors that are displaced in a spiral around the sock. To avoid cutting the strands on every round, work every other round from WS.
ROW 1 (= RS):
K all sts from double pointed needle 1 with color no 912, K all sts from double pointed needle 2 with color no 674, K all sts from double pointed needle 3 with color no 911, K all sts from double pointed needle 4 with color no 677. Turn.
ROW 2 (= WS):
P over all sts on double pointed needle 4 with color no 677, twine the yarn with next color, P over all sts on double pointed needle 3 with color no 911, twine the yarn with next color, P over all sts on double pointed needle 2 with color no 674, twine yarn with next color, P over all sts on double pointed needle 1 with color no 912, pick up 1 st in last st from double pointed needle 4 from previous row, slip it on double pointed needle 1. Turn.
ROW 3 (= RS):
K the first 2 sts tog, K the rest of sts from double pointed needle 1 + first st from double pointed needle 2 with color no 912, K all sts from double pointed needle 2 + first st from double pointed needle 3 with color no 674, K all sts from double pointed needle 3 + first st from double pointed needle 4 with color no 911, K all sts from double pointed needle 4 + first st from double pointed needle 1 with color no 677. Turn.
ROW 4 (= WS):
P over all sts on double pointed needle 4 with color no 677, twine the yarn with next color, P over all sts on double pointed needle 3 with color no 911, twine the yarn with next color, P over all sts on double pointed needle 2 with color no 674, twine yarn with next color, P over all sts on double pointed needle 1 with color no 912, pick up 1 st in last st from double pointed needle 4 from previous round, slip it on double pointed needle 1. Turn.
ROW 5 (= RS):
K the first 2 sts tog, K the rest of sts from double pointed needle 1 with color no 912, K all sts from double pointed needle 2 with color no 674, K all sts from double pointed needle 3 with color no 911, K all sts from double pointed needle 4 with color no 677. Turn.

Repeat row 2 to 5. Color stripes are displaced with 1 st towards the left on every fourth round.

DECREASE TIP (applies to heel):
Work until 2 sts remain before marker, K 2 tog, marker, slip 1 st, work 1 st, psso.
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SOCK:
Cast on 72-76-80 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with color no 912. K 2 rounds. Continue to work rib as follows: * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-*. When rib measures 4 cm / 1½’’, K 1 round while at the same time dec 8 sts evenly = 64-68-72 sts. Distribute sts on 4 double pointed needles = 16-17-18 sts on every needle. Then work in stockinette st and displacement - see explanation above. When piece measures 10 cm / 4’’, dec 1 st in every stripe from RS – dec by working the last 2 sts on every double pointed needle K tog (= 4 dec on 1 round). Make sure that dec are done on 3rd or 5th row in pattern. Repeat dec when piece measures 15 and 20 cm / 6” and 8” = 52-56-60 sts (= 13-14-15 sts on every double pointed needle). When piece measures 23-24-25 cm / 9”-9½”-9¾”, work a loose strand over the first 26-28-30 sts, sts on each side of this strand are used for heel later. On next row continue pattern as before (cut the yarn on the first 2 double pointed needles). Continue with displacement until piece measures 12-13-15½ cm / 4 ¾”-5 1/8”-6 1/8” from the loose strand (= approx. 5 cm / 2’’ remain). Insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 26-28-30 sts on top of foot and 26-28-30 sts under foot - make sure that toe fits with strand for heel. Continue working stockinette st over all sts and in the round on needle with color no 912 while AT THE SAME TIME dec for toes on each side of the markers. Dec as follows before 1 K st and marker: K 2 tog. Dec as follows after marker and 1 K st: K 2 twisted tog. Dec like this in each side on every other round a total of 7 times and then on every round a total of 3 times = 12-16-20 sts remain on needle. On next round K 2 tog around. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.


HEEL:
Pull out the loose strand and distribute sts from each side of strand on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 = 52-56-60 sts. Beg in the side and work as follows with color no 912 (soft chocolate): Work over 26-28-30 sts under heel, pick up 2 new sts in the side, work over the 26-28-30 sts on the back of heel and pick up 2 new sts in the side = 56-60-64 sts. Insert 1 marker between the 2 new sts in each side. Work in stockinette st, AT THE SAME TIME dec in each side – Read DECREASE TIP! - repeat dec every other round a total of 9-10-11 times = 20 sts remain on needle. Work 1 round over all sts. Bind off.
Sew tog heel with grafting/kitchener sts, st against st in cast-off edge. Heel measures 5-6-6½ cm / 2”-2¼”-2½” in each side.
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