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Knitted DROPS socks with pattern in "Fabel".

DROPS design: Pattern no FA-205
Yarn group A
US: 5/6½ - 7½/9 - 9½/10½
EU: 35/37 - 38/40 – 41/43
Foot length: 22-24-27 cm / 8¾”-9½”-10½”
Sock height: approx. 24-24-24 cm / 9½"-9½"-9½"

DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
50-100-100 g color no 400, black
50-50-50 g color no 820, carnival

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 3 mm / US 2.5 - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 – for rib

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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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Diagrams A-1 to A-7. All diagrams are worked in stockinette st.

Row 1 (= RS): K until 9 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): P until 9 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): K until 8 sts remain, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): P until 8 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 15 sts on needle.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 72 sts for all sizes on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with black. K 1 round, then work 6 rounds rib = K 1/P 1. Switch to double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5. Then work diagram A-1 over all sts 1 time vertically, then work diagram A-2 1 time vertically.
Continue with A-3 - AT THE SAME TIME on first round dec 6-0-0 sts evenly = 66-72-72 sts, and on last round dec 0-2-2 sts evenly = 66-70-70 sts. When A-3 has been worked 1 time vertically, continue as follows: A-4 (= 3 sts) A-5 (= 25-29-29 sts), A-4 (= 3 sts) and A-6 (= 35 sts) - dec as shown in diagram A-6.
When A-5 and A-6 have been worked vertically, 62-66-66 sts remain on needle. Now slip the first 31-35-35 sts on a stitch holder (= sts over A-4 + A-5 + A-4) = 31 sts remain on needle for heel. Continue with A-7 over heel sts for 5-5½-6 cm / 2"-2 1/4"-2½", insert a marker, then work HEEL DEC – see explanation above!
After heel dec, pick up 12-13-14 sts along each side of heel and slip the 31-35-35 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 70-76-78 sts.
Continue the 31-35-35 sts on top of foot in pattern as before, work the other sts in A-7 (= under foot) - AT THE SAME TIME dec on each side of the 31-35-35 sts on top of foot as follows: K tog the 2 sts before the 31-35-35 sts on top of foot and K the 2 sts after the 31-35-35 sts on top of foot twisted tog, repeat dec every other round 5 more times = 58-64-66 sts.
Continue pattern until piece measures 18-19-22 cm / 7"-7½"-8 3/4" from marker on heel (= approx. 4-5-5 cm / 1½"-2"-2" remain).
Then work as follows: A-4 as before over the sts in each side and A-7 over the 25-29-29 sts on top of foot and the 27-29-31 sts under foot - AT THE SAME TIME dec for toes on each side of A-4 in each side as follows: Work until 2 sts remain before A-4, K 2 tog, work A-4, then K 2 twisted tog. Repeat dec every other round 3-6-6 more times and then every round 5-3-3 times = 22-24-26 sts remain on needle.
On next round, with black K2 tog around = 11-12-13 sts.
Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

Mittens – see design: 143-32


= carnival
= black
= K 2 tog with black
= K 2 twisted tog with black

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