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Sweet Scarborough Socks by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS socks with Norwegian pattern in ”Karisma”. Size 35 to 43

DROPS design: Pattern no u-680
Size: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Foot length: 22 - 24 - 27 cm
Leg length: 23 - 24 - 25 cm

DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
100-150-150 g, colour no 48, wine red
50 g for all sizes in colour no 01, off white
50 g for all sizes in colour no 11, orange
50 g for all sizes in colour no 52, dark mustard

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3.5 mm - or size needed to get 22 sts x 30 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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 diagrams A-1 and A-2. Both diagrams are worked in stocking st.

Row 1 (= RS): K until 7-7-8 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): P until 7-7-8 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): K until 6-6-7 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): P until 6-6-7 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 st less before every dec until there are 12-14-14 sts on needle.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 64-64-68 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with wine red. Work rib = K 2/P 2 for 5 cm. Switch to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm and work 1 round in stocking st while at the same time dec 8-8-12 sts evenly = 56-56-56 sts. Continue with diagram A-1 (= 7 repetitions in the round).
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When A-1 has been worked, piece measures approx. 20 cm, continue in stocking st with wine red – AT THE SAME TIME on 1st round, dec 8-4-0 sts evenly = 48-52-56 sts. When piece measures 23-24-25 cm, keep the first 24-26-28 sts on needle for heel and slip the last 24-26-28 sts on a stitch holder (= mid on top of foot). Work in stocking st back and forth over heel sts for 5-5½-6 cm. Insert a marker in middle of piece. Then work HEEL DECREASE - see explanation above. After heel dec, knit up 11-12-13 sts along each side of heel and slip the 24-26-28 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 58-64-68 sts. Insert a marker on each side of the 24-26-28 sts on top of foot. Continue in stocking st in the round while AT THE SAME TIME dec in each side as follows: K the last 2 sts BEFORE the first marker on top of foot twisted tog and K the first 2 sts AFTER last marker on top of foot tog. Repeat dec every other round 6-7-7 more times = 44-48-52 sts. When piece measures 15-17-19 cm (approx. 7-7-8 cm remain), work diagram A-2 over all sts – AT THE SAME TIME on last round insert a marker in each side so that there are 22-24-26 sts both on top of foot and under foot. Continue with wine red while AT THE SAME TIME dec for toes on each side of both markers as follows: BEFORE marker: K 2 tog. AFTER marker: K 2 twisted tog. Repeat dec every other round 3-3-4 more times and then every round 5-6-6 times = 8 sts remain on needle. Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

Hat and mittens - see pattern 140-8
Vest - see pattern 140-10


= off white
= wine red
= dark mustard
= orange

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