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See diagrams A.1 to A.4. Work entire pattern in stocking st.
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.
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 loop) and K tog the first 2 sts after last marker on top of foot.
DECREASE TIP TOE:
Before marker: K 2 tog. After marker: K 2 twisted tog (i.e. work in the back loop of st instead of front loop).
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 66-66-69-69 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with red. Work rib = K 1/P 2 for 4 cm.
Switch to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm, work 1 round in stocking st while AT THE SAME TIME dec 2-2-5-5 sts evenly = 64 sts. Work A.1. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION Then work A.2. After A.2 work A.3 AT THE SAME TIME on first round dec 8-8-8-0 sts evenly = 56-56-56-64 sts. Then work A.4 AT THE SAME TIME on first round dec 8-0-0-8 sts evenly = 48-56-56-56 sts. When A.4 has been worked, piece measures approx. 20 cm. Work sock in stocking st with red until finished measurements A.4 AT THE SAME TIME on first round dec 0-4-0-0 sts evenly = 48-52-56-56 sts. When piece measures 23-24-25-26 cm, 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 upper foot) and keep the last 12-13-14-14 sts on needle for heel. Continue in stocking st back and forth over the 24-26-28-28 heel sts for 5-5½-6-6½ cm. Insert 1 marker on heel. 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 stocking st in the round while AT THE SAME TIME dec in each side READ DECREASE TIP. 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 from marker on heel (= approx. 4-4-5-5 cm 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 working in stocking st while AT THE SAME TIME dec for toes on each side of both markers - READ DECREASE TIP TOE! Repeat dec on every other round 4-4-5-5 times in total and then on every round 5-6-6-7 times in total = 8 sts remain on needle. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts. Tighten tog and fasten the yarn tightly. Knit another sock the same way.
= off white
= light grey