DROPS Baby / 21 / 35

Baby Booties by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS socks with rib in "Baby Merino".

DROPS design: Pattern no BM-035-by
Yarn group A
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Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
To fit foot length: 10-11-12 (14-16) cm / 4''-4 3/8''-4¾'' (5½''-6¼'')

Materials: DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio
Color no 22, light gray: 50 g for all sizes.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm / US 1or2 - or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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HEEL DECREASE:
Worked back and forth in stockinette st.
ROW 1 (= RS): Work until 1 st remains, turn piece.
ROW 2 (= WS): Slip first st as if to P, tighten thread and work until 1 st remains, turn piece.
ROW 3 (= RS): Slip first st as if to K, tighten thread and work until 2 sts remain, turn piece.
ROW 4 (= WS): Slip first st as if to P, tighten thread and work until 2 sts remain, turn piece.
Continue working short rows the same way until 8-8-10 (10-12) sts remain in the middle of row. Insert a marker.
Continue back and forth but now work 1 st more for every row over heel. To avoid holes in the transitions, lift the thread before the st to be knitted up and slip it twisted on the needle. Work the thread tog with st. Work like this until all heel sts have been worked.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec as follows 3 sts before marker: K 2 tog, K 1.
Dec as follows after marker: K 1, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
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SOCK:
Cast on 40-44-48 (52-56) sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1or2 with Baby Merino. Work rib in the round = K 2/P 2 until piece measures 7-8-9 (10-11) cm / 2¾''-3 1/8''-3½'' (4''-4 3/8''). Slip the last st that was worked on to same needle as the first 19-19-23 (23-27) sts on round = 20-20-24 (24-28) sts on needle for heel. Slip the other 20-24-24 (28-28) sts (= on top of foot) on a stitch holder - rib on top of foot will now start and end with 1 P.
Now work HEEL DECREASE - see explanation above! After heel decrease, slip sts from stitch holder back on needle and continue in the round over all sts again – NOTE: Work rib over the 20-24-24 (28-28) sts on top of foot and stockinette st over the 20-20-24 (24-28) sts under foot.
When sock measures 7½-8½-9 (11-12) cm / 3"-3 1/4"-3½" (4 1/4"-4 3/4") from marker on heel (approx. 2½-2½-3 (3-4) cm / 1"-1"-1 1/4" (1 1/4"-1½") remain until finished measurements), distribute sts so that there are 20-22-24 (26-28) sts both on top of foot and under foot. Insert a marker in each side.
Work in stockinette st in the round over all sts - while AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st on each side of every marker - READ DECREASE TIP: Dec every other round a total of 5-5-6 (6-7) times = 20-24-24 (28-28) sts remain on needle.
Cut the yarn so that it is long enough to sew the toe tog.
Place the piece flat and sew the 10-12-12 (14-14) sts on top of foot against the 10-12-12 (14-14) sts under foot with grafting/kitchener sts. Sock measures approx. 10-11-12 (14-16) cm / 4''-4 1/4''-4¾'' (5½''-6¼'').

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