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DROPS 110-42 by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS socks for men with star pattern in ”Karisma”. Yarn alternative ”Merino Extrafine”.

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Size: 38/40 - 41/44
Foot length: 23 - 26 cm.
Sock length: 58 - 65 cm.
Materials: DROPS Karisma
100-100 g colour no 01, off-white
200-250 g colour no 16, dark grey

DROPS double pointed needles size 3.5 mm – or size needed to get 22 sts x 30 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS double pointed needles size 3 mm – for rib.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
Pattern: See diagram M.1 to M.4. Diagram shows the pattern from the RS. Work the entire pattern in stocking st.
Heel dec:
Row 1 (= RS): Work row until 7-7 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso, turn the piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work row until 7-7 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P1, psso, turn the piece.
Row 3: Work row until 6-6 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso, turn the piece.
Row 4: Work row until 6-6 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P1, psso, turn the piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 less st before each dec until there are13-15 sts on row.

Sock: Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 68-76 sts on needle size 3 mm with dark grey. Work rib, K2/P2, until piece measures 13-16 cm. Change to needle size 3.5 and work 2 rounds stocking st, at the same time inc 2-4 sts evenly on first round = 70-80 sts. Insert 1 Marking Thread (MT) at beg of round. Work M.1 on all sts (= 7-8 repeats across the row). After 1 vertical repeat of M.1 work next round as follows: repeat M.2 on the first 65-75 sts (see start arrow for your size, beg by arrow and work towards the left in diagram) and M.3 on the last 5 sts. Continue in pattern like this. When piece measures 29-32 cm beg dec at the back: K tog the 2 sts after M.3 and K tog the 2 sts before M.3 into back of loop on every 4th round a total of 11-14 times (dec in M.2) = 48-52 sts. When piece measures 50-56 cm keep the first 10-11 sts on needle for heel, slip the next 23-25 sts on a stitch holder (= mid upper foot) and keep the last 15-16 sts on needle = 25-27 sts for heel. Work stocking st back and forth on heel sts as follows: 1 row dark grey, then 5-6 cm of M.4. Now dec for heel - see Heel dec. After heel dec pick up 12-13 sts on either side of heel and slip the 23-25 sts back on needles = 60-66 sts. Continue in M.2 on the 24-26 sts on upper foot, work 1 dark grey st on both side of these and work M.4 on the remaining sts. At the same time dec each side as follows: work round to 3 sts before M.2, K2 tog, K 1 dark grey st, M.2, K 1 dark grey st, K tog 2 sts. Dec like this on every other round a total of 6 times = 48-54 sts. When the foot measures 19-21 cm (= approx 4-5 cm left) work 1 round dark grey on all sts and now complete foot in M.4 (keeping 1 dark grey st on both sides of foot). Dec for toes on each side of the dark grey st follows: Dec as follows before dark grey st: K2 tog. Dec as follows after dark grey st: K 2 tog into back of loop. Dec like this each side on every other round 3 times and then on every round 7-9 times = 8-6 sts left on needle. Cut the thread, pull through remaining sts and fasten.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 06.11.2008
New chart M.1.
There was a white row missing in the beginning in the previous one.


= off-white
= dark grey

Jane Møller 17.02.2019 - 13:50:

Hej jeg kan ikke går videre fra Strik de 2 første m efter M.3 ret sammen, og de 2 m før M.3 drejet ret sammen (dvs der strikkes i bagerste del af m istedet for i forreste) på hver 4.omg totalt 11-14 gange (der tages ind i M.2) = 48-52 m. Kan nogen fortælle mig hvordan. Mvh. Jane

DROPS Design 05.04.2019 kl. 11:57:

Hej Jane, er dit spørgsmål hvordan man strikker 2 drejet ret sammen?

Manuela 27.01.2019 - 22:32:

Hallo, ich bräuchte zu der Anleitung Hilfe. Ich verstehe nicht, was „stricken Sie gegen links“ bedeuten soll. Vielen Dank für Ihre Hilfe.

DROPS Design 28.01.2019 kl. 12:05:

Liebe Manuela, Sie beginnen M.2 bei dem Pfeil: Diagram lesen Sie jede Runde links nach rechts, dh nachdem Sie die letzten 2 M (38/40) - 7 M (41/44) gestrickt haben, wiederholen Sie M.2 ab die 1. Masche. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Valérie 25.01.2019 - 05:20:

Bonsoir, Merci beaucoup pour votre réponse! J'aurais une autre question: en utilisant votre laine "Merino Extrafine", est-ce que les chaussettes sont moins résistantes (surtout au niveau du talon), qu'avec une autre laine, mélangée avec du polyamide, par exemple? Merci encore à vous!

DROPS Design 25.01.2019 kl. 09:30:

Bonjour Valérie, les pures laines (type Karisma) seront plus chaudes et plus douces que des laines avec du polyamide. Karisma est notamment souvent utilisée pour des chaussettes jacquard. Bon tricot!

Valérie 24.01.2019 - 06:20:

Bonjour, La description du patron indique que les bas sont "for men", alors que la photo semble montrer des jambes de femme: est-ce que les tailles indiquées (EU: 38/40 – 41/44) sont pour femmes ou pour hommes? Merci beaucoup à vous, Valérié

DROPS Design 24.01.2019 kl. 14:59:

Bonjour Valérie, les tailles européennes sont les mêmes pour femme et pour homme, vous pouvez tout à fait les tricoter soit pour un homme, soit pour une femme, au choix. Bon tricot!

Aurore 22.08.2018 - 22:31:

Bonjour, Je ne comprends pas un passage : 29-32 cm de hauteur totale, diminuer pour le dos : tricoter ens à l'end les 2 mailles après M3 et ens torse à l'end les 2 m avant M3. En torse à l'end les 2m, je ne comprends pas comment faire. Pouvez-vous m'aider svp ? Cordialement

DROPS Design 23.08.2018 kl. 08:29:

Bonjour Aurore. Dans le vidéo dessous, vous trouvez expliqué comment tricoter 2 mailles ensemble torse à l’endroit. Bon tricot !

Devo 23.02.2014 - 18:43:

I am onto chart M.2. I start at the last 2 sts. After the first repeat, do I continue to start at the beg of the chart? If I do that, then I am left with 8 sts at the end, not 5, and if I start where the beg is then I have 4 sts left, help please.

DROPS Design 24.02.2014 kl. 10:30:

Dear Mrs Devo, you work M.2 on the next 65 sts (2nd size), starting at the arrow for 38/40, ie work first the last 2 sts in diag, then repeat 3 times whole diagram and end with the first 3 sts in diag = 65 sts. Happy knitting!

Madde 04.01.2014 - 22:41:

Hej! En fråga, men är inte M1 uppochner i beskrivningen om man jämför med sockan på bilden?

Sarah Prescott 24.11.2013 - 10:39:

Hi, stuck on introducing pattern M2 - it says to start at the arrow and work left. So I start at the arrow 38/40 and work the two stitches going left. The where do I go? Do I go to the beginning of the bottom line of the pattern, or the second, and do I then work to the arrow? Please could you just tell me how I work the first two lines or so of the pattern and then I'll probably catch on. Thanks

DROPS Design 25.11.2013 kl. 09:03:

Dear Mrs Prescott, in size 38/40 you will first start the round with the 2 last st of diag, then start again at the bottom corner on the right side towards left. Happy knitting!

Elena Lindström 23.09.2013 - 23:14:

Det står att det ska minskas för vad efter 29-32cm, är det hela arbetet eller från att man börjar med garn 2 (dvs grått på bilden)?

DROPS Design 02.10.2013 kl. 12:17:

När arb mäter 29-32 cm - från början - om det inte står annat i beskrivningen!

Hilda 15.12.2012 - 12:33:

Hallo Ten eerste prachtig patroon maar toch een vraag.Ik brei maat 40 van patroon 110-42.Moet ik minderen voor de kuit als t totaal 29 cm is of moet ik de boord buiten beschouwing houden.

DROPS Design 15.12.2012 kl. 17:08:

Bij een totale hoogte van 29 cm moet je beginnen. Dus incl. de boord.

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