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Knitted DROPS short socks with cable in "Alaska". DROPS design: Pattern no NE-060

Yarn group C
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Size: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Foot length: 22 - 24 - 27 cm.
Leg length: 4 - 4 - 4 cm.

Materials:
DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio
100-100-100 g colour no 10, red

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4.5 mm - or size needed to get 18 sts x 23 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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HEEL DECREASE (worked in stocking 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.
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SOCK:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 42-48-48 sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm 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 KNITTING TENSION! Continue like this until piece measures 4-4-4 cm.
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 – NOTE - on last row from WS, dec evenly to 19-23-23 sts by K sts tog 2 by 2. 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 stocking st under foot and stocking 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 from marker on heel - adjust to finish after 1 whole repetition of diagram M.1 = approx. 6-6-6 cm 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 thread and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

Diagram

= 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.

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