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DROPS 102-15 by DROPS Design

DROPS socks with cables in 2 threads ”Alpaca”

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Size: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Length of foot: 22 - 24 - 27 cm
Length of leg: 21 - 23 - 25 cm

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
200 g for all sizes colour no 0100, off white

DROPS needles size 2.5 mm – or the needle size needed to obtain 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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Tags: cable, socks,

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Knitting tension: 25 sts x 32 rows stocking sts with 2 threads = 10 x 10 cm

Pattern: See diagram M.1. Diagrams are seen from RS.

Heel decrease:
1st row (= RS): Knit until 8-9-11 sts remain, slip next sts as if to knit, P1, psso, turn piece.
2nd row (=WS): Knit until 8-9-11 sts remain, slip next sts as if to knit, K1, psso, turn piece.
3rd row (= RS): Knit until 7-8-10 sts remain, slip next sts as if to knit, P1, psso, turn piece.
4th row (=WS): Knit until 7-8-10 sts remain, slip next sts as if to knit, K1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec in same way, by knitting until there is 1 sts less left before slipping 1 sts as if to knit, until 13-14-16 sts remain on row.

Knit in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 72-80-84 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with 2 threads Alpaca. K 1 round. Continue in Rib as follows:
Size 35/37: * K3, P3 *, repeat from *-*.
Size 38/40: * K3, P2 *, repeat from *-*.
Size 41/43: * P3, K3 *, repeat from *-*.
When Rib measures approx 3 cm continue as follows:
Sizes 35/37 +38/40: * M.1 (= 3 sts), 9-7 P *, repeat from *-* 6-8 times.
Size 41/43: * P3, M.1 (= 3 sts), P6 *, repeat from *-* 7 times in total (P3 in beginning of round and P6 at end of round, counted as 1 P part = 9 P).
M.1 is now placed exactly under 3 K from Rib.
Continue until rib measures 6 cm.
Now dec 1 sts in every P-section (size 41/43: Dec in 6 P at end of round) = 66-72-77 sts.
Repeat dec when piece measures 12 cm (size 41/43: Dec in 3 P at begining of round) and again at 18 cm (size 41/43: Dec in 5 P at end of round) = 54-56-63 sts.
Split piece when measure 21-23-25 cm.
Now keep first 15-20-17 sts on round on the needle, slip next 27-26-27 sts onto 1 thread or stitch holder (= mid top of foot) and keep remaining 12-10-19 sts on needle = 27-30-36 sts for heel.
Knit stocking sts with WS out (reverse stocking st) back and forth over heel sts for 5-5.5-6 cm.
Now dec for heel – see Heel decrease.
After heel dec pick up 12-13-14 sts on each side of heel and slip the 27-26-27 sts from thread or stitch holder back onto needle = 64-66-71 sts.
Continue with pattern as before over middle 27-26-27 sts and stocking sts over remaining sts with WS out (reverse stocking st).
At the same time dec on each side as follows: P2 first sts before 27-26-27 sts on top of foot tog and P2 first sts after 27-26-27 sts on top of foot tog.
Dec like this on every other row 8-7-7 times in total = 48-52-57 sts. Continue until piece measures 18-19-21 cm measured from heel edge. Insert 1 marking thread or stitch holder on each side so 27-26-31 sts are left on top of the foot and 21-26-31 sts underneath the foot.
Continue in stocking sts on all sts at the same time dec for toe on both sides of marking thread or stitch marker.
Dec as follows: K 2 sts tog, marking thread or stitch marker, K 2 sts tog into back of sts (i.e knit into back of sts in stead of into front of sts).
Dec like this on each side on every other row 4-6-8 times in total and then on every round 5-4-3 times = 12-12-13 sts left on needle.
On next round knit all sts tog 2 by 2.
Cut yarn and pull it through remaining sts, pull tog and sew away ends.


= K
= YO between 2 sts
= slip 1 st as if to knit, K2, psso the 2 K sts
= st not on this round

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