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DROPS 103-5 by DROPS Design

DROPS socks knitted in garter sts sideways with ”Fabel”.

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For blue knitted Drops socks in ”Fabel” knitted sideways in stocking sts, see design
no 103-43

Size: 4/5 – 5/6 – 6/7 (Uk sizes)
Length of the foot: 22 24 26 cm
Length of the leg: 24 26 28 cm

Materials: DROPS Fabel from Garnstudio
100-150-150 g col. 672, winered mix

DROPS needles size 2.5 mm – or the size needle to obtain the correct knitting tension.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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Knitting tension: 26 sts x 52 rows in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Garter sts: Knit back and forth on all rows.
Knitting tips: Every time turning mid back on row, slip 1 st. Tighten the thread and continue as before. This is done to avoid a hole.
Assembly: The sts at the toe are pulled tog. tight at the end. Insert therefore a thread in the outer part of the most outer sts towards the toe and let this thread folow the work. Use this thread to pull tight with at the end.


Socks: Knit the sock back and forth beg. mid underneath the foot, working you way up over the instep and finish again underneath the foot.
Knit the sock in garter sts throughout - see explanation above.
Remember the knitting tension!
Toe: On every 3rd and 4th row knit ”shorten rows” , this means on every other row knitted towards the toe turn before all sts are completet as follows: turn when 10-13-16 sts left - read knitting tips!
Cast on 120-130-140 sts on needles size 2,5 mm with Fabel. Knit a ”rise” at the back part of the sock as follows:
Knit 12 sts, turn, slip 1 st, knit 11 sts back.
Knit 20 sts, turn, slip 1 st, knit 19 sts back.
Knit 28 sts, turn, slip 1 st, knit 27 sts back.
Knit 36 sts, turn, slip 1 st, knit 35 sts back.
Knit 44 sts, turn, slip 1 st, knit 43 sts back.
Knit 52 sts, turn, slip 1 st, knit 51 sts back.
Size 6/7: Knit 60 sts, turn, slip 1 st, knit 59 sts.
All sizes: Knit 6 rows over all sts (remember the shorten rows towards the toe – the opporsite side of the ”rise”). Read assembly tips above!
Then dec. for the heel as follows: Insert 1 MT (marking thread) in the 62nd – 68th- 72nd sts (counted from the side with the ”rise”). Dec 1 st each side of the MT on every other row a total of 11 times = 98-108-118 sts. Knit in garter sts until the work measures 9-11-13 cm from last dec.
Now inc. for the heel as follows: Insert 1 MT in the 51st -57th- 61st st (counted from the side with the ”rise”). Inc 1 st each side of the MT on every other row a total of 11 times = 120-130-140 sts. Knit 6 rows over all sts.
Continue with the rise at the mid back as follows:
Size 6/7: Knit 60 sts, turn, slip 1 st, knit 59 sts back.
Al sizes: Knit 52 sts, turn, slip 1 st, knit 51 sts back.
Knit 44 sts, turn, slip 1 st, knit 43 sts back.
Knit 36 sts, turn, slip 1 st, knit 35 sts back.
Knit 28 sts, turn, slip 1 st, knit 27 sts back.
Knit 20 sts, turn, slip 1 st, knit 19 sts back.
Knit 12 sts, turn, slip 1 st, knit 11 sts back.
Put remaining sts on a thread or a stitch holder. Knit another sock.
Assembly: Sew the sts from the thread or stitch holder and the casting on edge tog. with small grafting sts. The seam is then underneath the foot and up along the back side of the leg. Pull the sts at the toe tog and sew tight.

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