DROPS Extra / 0-789

Christmas Fable by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS Christmas socks with pattern in "Fabel". Size 35-43

DROPS design: Pattern no FA-172
Yarn group A
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Size: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Foot length: approx. 22 - 24 - 27 cm
Leg length: approx. 20 - 21 - 21 cm

Materials: DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
50 g for all sizes in colour no 100, off white
50 g for all sizes in colour no 106, red

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 mm - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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PATTERN:
See diagrams M.1 to M.6. Work the entire pattern in stocking st.

HEEL DECREASE:
Row 1 (= RS): Work until 9 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work until 9 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): Work until 8 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): Work until 8 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 less st before each dec until there are 15 sts on needle.
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SOCK:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 66-66-72 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm with red Fabel. K 1 round, then work 4 rounds rib = K 1/P 1. Then work diagram M.1 over all sts. When diagram M.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, work diagram M.2 while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting no of sts to 72 in all sizes on first round in diagram M.2. When diagram M.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, work diagram M.3 while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting no of sts to 66-72-72 on first round in diagram M.3.
When M.3 has been worked 1 time vertically, work 1 round with off white over all sts. Continue to work as follows: Diagram M.4A (= 3 sts), diagram M.4B (= 25-31-31 sts), diagram M.4C (= 3 sts), diagram M.5 (= 35 sts).
NOTE! On round 8 and 16, dec 1 st on each side of diagram M.5 as shown in diagram = 62-68-68 sts. When diagram M.5 has been worked 1 time vertically, slip 31-37-37 sts (= diagrams M.4A, B and C) on a stitch holder = 31 sts for heel.
Work diagram M.6 over heel sts for 5-5½-6 cm, insert a marker, then decrease for heel - see HEEL DECREASE – continue pattern according to diagram M.6.
After heel decrease, knit up 12-13-14 sts on each side of heel (knit up alternately with red and off white to fit diagram M.6) and slip the 31-37-37 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 70-78-80 sts. Continue the 31-37-37 sts on top of foot in diagram M.4 as before, work sts under foot in diagram M.6. AT THE SAME TIME dec on each side of diagram M.4 (sts on top of foot). K the 2 sts before diagram M.4A tog and K the 2 sts after diagram M.4C twisted tog (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front), repeat dec every other round a total of 6 times = 58-66-68 sts. Continue diagrams M.4 and M.6 until piece measures 17-18-21 cm from marker on heel (= 5-6-6 cm remain). Continue to work as follows: Diagram M.4A, diagram M.6 over the next 25-31-31 sts, diagram M.4C, diagram M.6 over the next 27-29-31 sts. AT THE SAME TIME dec for toes on each side of diagram M.4A/C. Dec as follows before diagram M.4A/C: K the last 2 sts tog. Dec as follows after diagram M.4A/C: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso. Repeat dec every other round a total of 6-9-9 times and then every round a total of 4-1-1 times = 18-26-28 sts remain on needle. On next round, K all sts tog 2 by 2 with red = 9-13-14 sts. Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

Diagram

= off white
= red
= K 2 tog


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