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One Time Dance by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS short sock with lace pattern in "Nepal".

DROPS design: Pattern no NE-042
US: 5/6½ - 7½/9 - 9½/10½
EU: 35/37 - 38/40 – 41/43
Foot length: 22-24-27 cm / 8¾”-9½”-10½”
Sock height: 4 - 4 - 4 cm / 1½"-1½"-1½"

Materials: DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
100-100-100g color no 3112, powder pink

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 (= 19 sts), M.2 (= 15 sts) and M.3 (= 15 sts). The diagrams show the patterns from RS.

HEEL DECREASE (worked in stockinette st):
Row 1 (= RS): Work until 6-6-7 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work until 6-6-7 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): Work until 5-5-6 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): Work until 5-5-6 sts remain, slip 1 st as if 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 on double pointed needles.
Cast on 45-48-51 sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm / US 7 with Nepal. K 2 rounds, then work 5 rounds rib = K1/P2. On next round work LACE PATTERN - see explanation above - as follows: Continue with rib K1/P2 over the first 21-24-27 sts, K3, diagram M.1 (= 19 sts), K2 = 41-44-47 sts. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When M.1 is worked 1 time vertically, continue working M.2 over M.1. Continue this way until piece measures 4 cm/1½" in all sizes. Now keep the first 22-25-28 sts on needle for heel and slip the last 19-19-19 sts (i.e. M.2 + 2 sts on each side) on a stitch holder (= mid upper foot). Work rib back and forth as before on heel sts for 5-5½-6 cm/ 2"-2 1/4"-2 3/8". NOTE! On last row from WS dec 3-4-5 sts evenly by K 2 tog in the K-sections = 19-21-23 sts for heel. Insert a marker, now measure piece from here. Continue with HEEL DECREASE - see explanation above! After heel dec, knit up 9-10-12 sts along each side of heel and slip the 19-19-19 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 46-50-54 sts. Insert a marker on each side of the 21-23-25 sts on mid upper foot (= 3-4-5 sts on each side of M.2). Continue with stockinette st and M.2 - AT THE SAME TIME dec in each side as follows: K tog the last 2 sts before the marker on upper foot twisted (i.e. knit in the back loop of the 2 sts instead front loop) and K tog the first 2 sts after the last marker on upper foot. Repeat the dec every other round a total of 5-6-6 times = 36-38-42 sts. Continue until piece measures 18-20-22 cm/7"-8"-8 3/4" from marker on heel - adjust to finish after 1 whole repetition of M.2 (= approx. 4-4-5 cm/1½"-1½"-2" remain). Insert a marker in each side so that there are 19-19-21 sts under foot and 17-19-21 st on upper foot (= 1-2-3 sts on each side of M.2). Beg to decrease for toes. READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
(NOTE! The dec under foot and on upper foot are uneven but the dec are worked on the same round.) Dec for toes under foot as follows (inside the markers): K tog the 2 sts after the marker twisted and K tog the 2 sts before the 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 for toes on upper foot as follows: Work M.3 over M.2 (1-2-3 sts on each side of M.2 is worked in stockinette st as before). Finish the round by knitting the 3 last sts in largest size = 10-12-14 sts remain on needle. Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.


= K
= P
= slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= P 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to P, P1, psso

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