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Chili by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS short socks with cable in "Alaska".

DROPS design: Pattern no NE-060
Yarn group C
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 10, red

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.
HEEL DECREASE (worked in stockinette st):
Row 1 (= RS): Work until 6-7-7 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work until 6-7-7 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): Work until 5-6-6 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): Work until 5-6-6 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 less st before every dec until 9-11-11 sts remain on needle.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 42-48-48 sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm / US 7 with Alaska. K 2 rounds, then work 5 rounds rib K 1/P 1. Work next round as follows: Continue in rib K 1/P 1 over the first 27-33-33 sts, diagram M.1 (= 15 sts). REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Continue like this until piece measures 4-4-4 cm / 1½"-1½"-1½".
Now divide the sts as follows: Slip the following sts on a stitch holder for mid on top of foot: K 1, P 1, K 1, diagram M.1, K 1, P 1, K 1 = 21-21-21 sts, keep the remaining 21-27-27 sts on needle for heel.
Work rib back and forth over heel sts for 5-5.5-6 cm / 2''-2¼''-2 3/8'' – NOTE - on last row from WS, dec to 19-23-23 sts by evenly K2 tog. Insert 1 marker in the middle of heel – now measures piece from here.
Then work HEEL DECREASE - see explanation above! After heel dec, knit up 9-10-12 sts on each side of heel in outermost st and slip the 21-21-21 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 48-52-56 sts.
Insert 1 marker on each side of the 21-23-25 sts on mid on top of foot (= 3-4-5 sts in rib on each side of diagram M.1).
Continue in stockinette st under foot and stockinette st on each side of heel and diagram M.1 with rib on each side - AT THE SAME TIME dec in each side as follows:

K the 2 last sts before marker on top of foot twisted tog and K the first 2 sts after marker on top of foot tog. Repeat dec every other round a total of 6-7-7 times = 36-38-42 sts.
Continue until piece measures 16-18-21 cm / 6 1/4"-7"-8 1/4" from marker on heel - adjust to finish after 1 whole repetition of diagram M.1 = approx. 6-6-6 cm / 2½"-2½"-2½" remain until finished measurements. Insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 19-19-21 sts under foot and 17-19-21 st on top of foot (= 1-2-3 sts on each side of M.1).
Beg dec for toes.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING! – NOTE - The dec under foot and on top of foot are uneven but the dec are worked on the same round.
DEC for toes under foot: Dec inside markers as follows: K the 2 sts after the marker twisted tog and K the 2 sts before the marker tog. Repeat dec on every other round a total of 4-4-4 times, then on every round a total of 3-3-4 times.
DEC for toes on top of foot:
Work diagram M.2 over M.1 (1-2-3 sts on each side of diagram M.1 are worked in rib as before).
After dec for toes = 10-12-14 sts remain on needle. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.


= K
= P
= P 2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
= K 2 tog
= slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle
= slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle
= slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso.

Comments (44)

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Guilbert 16.01.2018 - 06:44:

J’ai bien réalisé ce modèle. Mais je crois que j’ai fait la pointe un peu plus longue et la tige aussi. Mais je suis ravie du résultat. Sauf que je n’ai pas suivi votre méthode du rétrécis, car pour moi il était carré alors j’ai démonté et fais autrement. Peut on vous envoyer une photo. Merci de vos modèles je me régale à les réaliser. Cordialement Gisele de l’Aveyron

Mia 21.09.2017 - 16:03:

A bit confused: "Continue in rib K 1/P 1 over the first 27-33-33 sts, diagram M.1 (= 15 sts). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Continue like this until piece measures 4-4-4 cm" 1) is the diagram (chart) RS rows only or all rows? If RS only how should I work WS? 2) for the first 27-33-33 sts, I assume it'll be rib on both RS and WS rows? Please confirm Thanks

DROPS Design 21.09.2017 kl. 16:45:

Dear Mia, diagram is showing all rows (1 square = 1 st x 1 row). Socks are worked in the round, so that you will knit rib in the round, then rib over the first 27-33-33 sts as before, and work M.1 over the last sts on round. Happy knitting!

Marie 28.06.2017 - 15:26:

Bonjour, Peut-on remplacer Drops Alaska par Drops Big Merino pour réaliser ces chaussons car Drops Big Merino est traitée superwash, ce qui est pratique pour des chaussons ? Merci

DROPS Design 28.06.2017 kl. 18:04:

Bonjour Marie, tout à fait, retrouvez ici comment calculer la quantité. Vous pouvez également utiliser 2 fils Fabel pour plus de solidité (explications sur la même page). Bon tricot!

M-C Juteau 02.01.2017 - 20:18:

Re bonjour, Quand je suis rendue aux diminutions pour la pointe, on dit : placer un marqueur de chaque côté, espacés de 19m pour le dessous du pied (j'ai fait la première grandeur soit 42 M) et 17m pour le dessus (= 1-2-3m de chaque côté de M1) Moi, j'ai toujours pur le dessus du pied 21m dont 3 de chaque côté des 15m du patron M. Alors pourquoi 17m pour le dessus? Merci encore

DROPS Design 03.01.2017 kl. 09:10:

Bonjour Mme Juteau, pour la pointe, on tricote M.2 au-dessus de M.1 (= 15 m pour les 2 diagrammes) - décalez vos marqueurs pour avoir 17 m au lieu de 21 soit les 15 m de M.1 + 1 m de chaque côté et diminuez dans M.2 comme indiqué pour la pointe, et diminuez pour le dessous du pied comme indiqué. Bon tricot!

Marie C Juteau 03.12.2016 - 19:46:

Bonjour, Après les diminutions, est- ce que j'ai bien 19m pour le dessous et côté et 17m pour le dessus du pied? Merci beaucoup

DROPS Design 05.12.2016 kl. 09:12:

Bonjour Mme Juteau, les diminutions pour le pied se font de part et d'autres des 21 m du dessus du pied - quand les diminutions sont faites, vous devez toujours avoir 21 m pour le dessus du pied, seul le nombre de mailles du dessous du pied (mailles relevées de chaque côté du talon + talon) va diminuer. Bon tricot!

Kerry 15.11.2016 - 15:56:

What do you mean by " work diagram m2 over m1"?

DROPS Design 15.11.2016 kl. 16:32:

Dear Kerry, the 15 sts in M.2 should be worked over the 15 sts in M.1, ie instead of working M.1 over these 15 sts, work now M.2. Happy knitting!

Riekie 17.09.2016 - 18:05:

Hey can someone please rewrite the pattern for me. Thanks

DROPS Design 19.09.2016 kl. 10:32:

Dear Riekie, please feel free to ask your question here, or, for any further personnal assistance, you are welcome to contact the store where you bought your yarn. Happy knitting!

Riekie 17.09.2016 - 18:04:

Hey there please explain how must I work one decrease round. Thanks Riekie

DROPS Design 19.09.2016 kl. 09:13:

Dear Rieckie, please find here how to dec evenly. Happy knitting!

Marylon Moore 21.08.2016 - 21:48:

Rewrote the instructions and finally finished 3 pair of the "Sockies from Hell."

Mimi Routh 22.06.2016 - 05:29:

Wonderful slippers! We should all meet somewhere at the upper end of Sognefiord for a party in our slippers! I'm having difficulty, just printed out other languages. I'm in some pain, and that's not good for concentration. Perhaps best to work on scarves in "punto bobo" and puzzle out the slippers later. I love Drops!

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