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DROPS 125-15 by DROPS Design

DROPS short Socks with cables in ”Alaska”.

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DROPS design: Pattern no X-358
US: 5/6½ - 7½/9 - 9½/10½
EU: 35/37 - 38/40 – 41/43
Foot length: 22-24-27 cm / 8¾”-9½”-10½”
Leg length: 4 - 4 - 4 cm / 1½''-1½''-1½''.

Materials: DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio
100-100-100 g color no 04, gray.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 4.5 mm / US 7 - or size needed to get 18 sts x 23 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
See diagram M.1 (= 15 sts) and M.2 (= 15 sts). Diagram shows the pattern from RS.

HEEL DECREASES (worked in stockinette st):
Row 1 (= RS): Work row until 6-7-7 sts remain, slip next st as it to K, K1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work row until 6-7-7 sts remain, slip next st as it to P, P1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): Work row until 5-6-6 sts remain, slip next st as it to K, K1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): Work row until 5-6-6 sts remain, slip next st as it to P, P1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 less st before each dec until there are 9-11-11 sts on needle.

Worked in the round. Cast on 42-48-48 sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm / US 7 with Alaska. K 2 rounds and work 5 rounds rib, K3/P3. On next round work PATTERN - see above - as follows: Continue in rib K3/P3 on the first 18-24-24 sts, K 6-6-6 sts, M.1 (= 15 sts), K 3-3-3 sts. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Continue like this until piece measures 4 cm / 1½'' for all sizes. Now keep the first 21-27-27 sts on needle for heel and slip the last 21-21-21 sts on a stitch holder (= mid upper foot). Work rib back and forth on heel sts for 5-5.5-6 cm / 2''-2¼''-2 3/8''.
NOTE! On last row from WS dec as follows:
Size 5/6½ / 35/37: 1 st in the first and last K-section by K2 tog.
Size 7½/9 and 9½/10½ / 38/40 and 41/43:
1 st in each of the K4-section by K2 tog.
All Sizes: = 19-23-23 sts. Insert a marker in piece. Now work HEEL DECREASES – see above! After heel dec pick up 9-10-12 sts each side of heel and slip the 21-21-21 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 48-52-56 sts. Insert a marker each side of the middle 21-23-25 sts on upper foot (= 3-4-5 sts each side of M.1). Continue in stockinette st and M.1 - AT THE SAME TIME dec each side as follows: K tog into back of loop the 2 last sts before first marker on upper foot and K tog the first 2 sts after second marker on upper foot. Repeat the dec on every other round a total of 6-7-7 times = 36-38-42 sts. Continue until piece measures 18-20-22 cm / 7''-8''-8¾'' from marker on heel – adjust to after a full repeat of M.1 (= approx 4-4-5 cm / 1½''-1½''-2'' remain). Insert a marker each side with 19-19-21 sts under foot and 17-19-21 sts on upper foot (= 1-2-3 sts each side of M.1). Now dec for toes. READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING:
(NOTE! dec differently under foot and upper foot but make the dec on the same rounds). Dec under foot as follows: K tog into back of loop the 2 sts after marker and K tog the 2 sts before marker. Repeat the dec on every other round a total of 4-4-4 times, then on every round a total of 3-3-4 times. AT THE SAME TIME dec on upper foot as follows: Work M.2 over M.1 (1-2-3 sts each side of M.1 worked in stockinette st as before). Finish with P the 3 last sts on last round for Size 9½/10½ / 41/43 = 10-12-14 sts left on needle. Cut the thread, pull it through remaining sts and fasten.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K
= P
= slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K1, K3 from cable needle
= slip 1 st on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K1 from cable needle
= K2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
= slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso
= P2 tog

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Ellen 30.08.2018 - 17:49:

Following up on your answer to my "K4-section" question yesterday: I find no K4-section in the pattern. The places where I believe the decreases are to happen are K3-sections. Please point out where you are saying the correct K4-sections are in the pattern instructions. If they are actually K3-sections, I hope you will clarify this for everyone. Thank you.

DROPS Design 31.08.2018 kl. 12:02:

Dear Ellen, We looked again your first question and we believe that you should check again the instructions as there are no k-4 sections in the UK instructions. For decreasing, it says: NOTE! On last row from WS dec as follows: Size 35/37: 1 st in the first and last K-section by K2 tog, Size 38/40 and 41/43: . We hope this will help you out. Happy Knitting

Ellen 29.08.2018 - 21:00:

I believe that the "NOTE! On last row from WS dec as follows: ... 1 st in each of the K4-section by K2 tog" is an error. I think it should be "... 1 st in each of the four K3-sections by K2 tog". By your usage (and common usage), K4 means KNIT 4, and there are no K4-sections in any part of the pattern. Is my interpretation correct? If so, I hope you will clarify the pattern for others.

DROPS Design 30.08.2018 kl. 14:26:

Dear Ellen Thank you so much for your feedback. There are many ways of phrasing pattern instructions. We will take your way into consideration but we are referring to "K4 sections" (which means sections with 4 knit stitches). Actually, we have changed our explanations for the newest patterns thanks to all the input we get from knitters. Thank you again for your feedback. Happy Knitting!

Sigrid 22.04.2018 - 10:58:

Ich habe eine Frage zur Fußspitze. Mache ich die ersten Abnahmen (4x) nur an der Fußsohle? Wie stricke ich denn dann den Fußrücken weiter bis dann gleichzeitig unten und oben (M2) abnehme. Oder bin ich da ganz auf dem falschen Weg? Ich verstehe den letzten Absatz nicht so ganz.

DROPS Design 23.04.2018 kl. 10:27:

Liebe Sigrid, die Abnahmen der Fußspitze wird oben mit M.2 gestrickt und unten (Fußsohle) wie beschrieben. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Paula 17.04.2018 - 20:13:

Jatkoa edelliseen. Taisin tajuta: "joka toisella kerroksella" tarkoittaa, että kavennetaan vain työn oikealla puolella, niinkö? Eli ihan perusjuttu...

DROPS Design 18.04.2018 kl. 17:35:

Hei, aivan oikein, kavennukset tehdään vain joka toisella kerroksella.

Paula 17.04.2018 - 00:54:

Kun on tehnyt kantapääkavennukset (4 krs) ja viimeinen krs siis nurja, niin en tajua seuraavaa: "Jatka kaventamista samalla tavalla, ja neulo niin että JOKA TOISELLA kerroksella jäljellä olevien silmukoiden määrä vähenee yhdellä, ennen kuin nostat s. Teen pienimmän koon mukaan, joten 4 krs:n jälkeen pitäisi olla 15 s (-2 tehtiin jo aiemmin). Miten jatkan 4 kavennuskerroksen jälkeen? Tuo "joka toisella kerroksella" oudoksuttaa.

Sharon Walker 15.01.2018 - 01:31:

I am confused with doing the decrease for the toe in this pattern. It states dec. under foot as follows:k tog into back of loop the 2 sts after marker and k tog 2 st before marker. Repeat the dec on every other row four times. My question is do I do the decreases both before and after both markers as well as the decreases shown on M.2?

DROPS Design 15.01.2018 kl. 10:18:

Dear Mrs Walker, when dec for toe, dec on upper foot as in M.2 and dec on under foot with K2 twisted tog after marker and K2 tog before marker. Happy knitting!

Vivian Eide 23.11.2017 - 22:35:

Hvordan skal vrbord i begynnelsen av hæl strikkes i Korte sokker Mod.nr.: X-358? vrbord= 1r og 1v?

DROPS Design 27.11.2017 kl. 09:44:

Hei Vivian. Vrangborden skal strikkes 3 rett, 3 vrang. Først strikker du 2 omg rett, deretter 5 omg med vrbord 3 r/3 vr. God Fornøyelse!

Pascale 23.08.2017 - 21:52:

Hi there. I am on the heel flap. i am making the middle size. This is ribbed over 5.5cm on 27 stitches. The pattern tells me that for this size, on the WS, I must decrease one stitch in the first and the last knit section. That leaves me with 25 stitches because I have decreased by two stitches. However, the pattern then goes on to say I must now have 23 stitches. Confused?

DROPS Design 24.08.2017 kl. 08:20:

Dear Pascale, for the middle size you've to work as follows: Size 38/40 and 41/43: 1 st in each of the K4-section by K2 tog. Happy knitting!

Cara 06.05.2017 - 20:48:

How do I decrease in 2nd row of M2? I'm making size small.

DROPS Design 07.05.2017 kl. 12:07:

Dear Cara, according to the chart of the pattern M.2, there is no decrease in that round. You should decrease on round 1, 3, 5, 7, and then on 8 and 9 (in this last two times with P2tog.) I hope this helped. Happy knitting!

Stina 26.02.2017 - 20:49:

Förtydligande till min fråga: "På nästa v stickas MÖNSTER - se förkl ovan - så här: Fortsätt med resår 3 rm/3 am över de första 18-24-24 m, 6-6-6 rm, M.1 (= 15 m), 3-3-3 rm." Detta gör att jag har nio (inte bara 6) räta maskor i rad på ena sidan. Om de tre i mitten vore aviga skulle mönstret vara mer enhetligt. Nu... Nu förstår jag inte varför det ska vara så här!

DROPS Design 02.03.2017 kl. 09:46:

Hej Stina, om du følger opskriften og starter med 3 ret, så har du 6 ret på hver side af M.1 som skal placeres midt foran. 3r,3am,3r,3am,3r,3am,3r,3am,6r,M.1,3r Lycka till :)

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