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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''.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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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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.


= 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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