DROPS Baby / 17 / 11

Little Gent Socks by DROPS Design

Knitted socks with cables for baby and children in DROPS Merino Extra Fine

Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2- 3/4) years
Foot length: 10 – 11 - 12 (14 - 16) cm
Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
50-100-100 (100-100) g colour no 14, steel blue

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 3.5 mm – or size needed to get 22 sts in garter st = width 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm – for rib.

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Tags: cable, socks,

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PATTERN: See diagram M.1 – the diagram shows the pattern from the RS.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.

GARTER ST (in the round):
K 1 round, P 1 round.
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SOCKS:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 48-52-52 (56-56) sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with Merino Extra Fine. Work rib, K1/P1 – round beg mid back. When rib measures 4-5-5 (5-6) cm, K tog 3 sts (= P1, K1, P1) mid back. Work 4 rounds rib and now K 3 sts tog again (= P1, K1, P1) mid back = 44-48-48 (52-52) sts. When rib measures 10-11-12 (13-14) cm change to needle size 3.5 mm and work 1 round stocking st, AT THE SAME TIME dec 6-6-6 (6-6) sts evenly = 38-42-42 (46-46) sts.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Now slip the first 14-15-15 (16-16) sts on a stitch holder, keep the next 10-12-12 (14-14) sts on needle (= upper foot) and slip the remaining 14-15-15 (16-16) sts on a stitch holder. Continue back and forth on needle for upper foot as follows: 2-3-3 (4-4) garter sts – SEE ABOVE, 1 st in reverse stocking st, M.1 (beg on row 4 in diagram), 1 st in reverse stocking st, and 2-3-3 (4-4) garter sts. When piece on upper foot measures 3.5-4-5 (6.5-7.5) cm pick up 8-9-11 (14-16) sts on each side and slip sts from stitch holders back on needle = 54-60-64 (74-78) sts. Continue in the round in garter st on all sts – SEE ABOVE – for 1.5-2-2.5 (3-3.5) cm, and now P 1 round. Cast off all sts except the 10-12-12 (14-14) sts mid front. Continue in garter st on these sts for sole and cast off when sole measures 9-10-11 (13-15) cm. Sew sole to the sock, edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K2, K2 from cable needle.

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