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Work * 2 rounds Fabel, 2 rounds Delight *, repeat from *-*.
If you want a tie, work 1 round with eyelet holes to thread the tie through as follows: * K 2, K 2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* the entire round, and work 1 round in stocking st before continuing.
NOTE: Work entire heel in Delight.
Row 1 (= RS): Work until 6-7-7 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work until 6-7-7 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): Work until 5-6-6 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): Work until 5-6-6 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 st less before each dec until there are 14-14-16 sts on needle.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 72-76-80 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with Delight. K 1 round. Then work rib = K 1/P 1. When rib measures 4 cm, K 1 round while AT THE SAME TIME dec 0-4-8 sts evenly = 72-72-72 sts. READ TIE. Then work in stocking st and STRIPES - see explanation above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION When piece measures 11 cm, insert 1 marker at the beg of round = mid back. Continue working stocking st with stripes AT THE SAME TIME on 1st round dec 1 st on each side of marker as follows: K tog the first 2 sts after marker and K the last 2 sts before marker twisted tog. Repeat dec every other round 3 times in total = 66 sts. Then repeat dec 6-4-2 times in total every 4th-6th-10th round = 54-58-62 sts. Continue until piece measures 20-21-22 cm - adjust after 2 rounds Fabel. Now keep the first 12-13-14 sts on needle, slip the next 30-32-34 sts on a stitch holder (= mid upper foot) and keep the last 12-13-14 sts on needle = 24-26-28 sts for heel. Work in stocking st back and forth on heel sts with Delight for 5-5½-6 cm. Insert 1 marker, NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Now dec for heel - SEE HEEL DECREASE!
After heel dec, pick up 13-14-16 sts along each side of heel and slip the 30-32-34 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 70-74-82 sts. Insert 1 marker on each side of the 30-32-34 sts on top of foot. Continue in stocking st and stripes as before while AT THE SAME TIME dec in each side as follows: K the last 2 sts before the 30-32-34 sts on top of foot twisted tog and K the first 2 sts after the 30-32-34 sts on top of foot tog. Repeat dec every other round a total of 9-9-11 times = 52-56-60 sts. Work until piece measures 18-19-21 cm from marker on heel (= 4-5-6 cm remain until finished measurements). Insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 26-28-30 sts both on top of foot and under foot. Continue working stocking st over all sts 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. Repeat dec in each side every other round a total of 4-7-9 times and then every round a total of 6-3-2 times = 12-16-16 sts remain on needle. On next round K all sts tog 2 by 2. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.
TWINED STRING WITH POMPOM:
Cut 2 lengths Delight yarn of 2.5 metres each. Twine the strands tog until they resist, fold the string double so that it twines again. Make a knot at each end. Thread the tie up and down in eyelet row on sock and fasten a small pompom in Delight with an approx. diameter of 3 cm in each end.
Knit another sock.