DROPS Extra / 0-860

On Your Toes! by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS Christmas socks in ”Fabel”

DROPS design: Pattern no fa-217
Yarn group A
US: 5/6½ - 7½/9 - 9½/10½
EU: 35/37 - 38/40 – 41/43

Foot length: approx. 22 - 24 - 27 cm / 8 3/4"-9½"-10½"
Height: approx. 22-22.5-23 cm / 8 3/4"-8 7/8"-9"

Materials: DROPS Fabel from Garnstudio
100 g color no 106 red
50 g color no 100 off white

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

Have you knitted/crocheted this or any other of our designs? Tag your pictures in social media with #dropsdesign so we can see them!

Want to use a different yarn? Try our yarn converter!
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.
Comments (7)

75% Wool, 25% Polyamide
from 3.20 $ /50g
DROPS Fabel uni colour DROPS Fabel uni colour 3.20 $ /50g
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
DROPS Fabel print DROPS Fabel print 3.35 $ /50g
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
DROPS Fabel long print DROPS Fabel long print 3.75 $ /50g
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
DROPS Needles & Hooks
You can get the yarn to make this pattern from 9.60$. Read more.

Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
See diagrams A-1 to A-4. Work entire pattern in stockinette st.

HEEL DECREASE: Worked in pattern A-4.
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 st less before every dec until there are 15-15-15 sts on needle.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 66-72-72 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with red.
K 1 round, then work rib = K 1/P 1 until piece measures 6 cm / 2½''.
Switch to double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 and work diagram A-1 (= 12 sts) over all sts.
When A-1 has been worked 1 time vertically, work 1 round with red while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting no of sts in the smallest size to: 64 sts.
Then work as follows: A-2A (= 3 sts), A-2B (= 23-31-31 sts), A-2C (= 3 sts), A-3 (= 35 sts).
NOTE! On round 8 and 16, dec 1 st on each side of diagram A-3 as shown in diagram = 60-68-68 sts.
When diagram A-3 has been worked 1 time vertically, slip 29-37-37 sts (= diagrams A-2A, B and C) on a stitch holder = 31 sts for heel.
Work A-4 back and forth over heel sts for 5-5½-6 cm / 2"-2 1/4"-2½", insert a marker, then dec for heel – see HEEL DECREASE.
After heel dec, pick up 12-13-14 sts after A-4 along each side of heel and slip the 29-37-37 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 68-78-80 sts.
Continue the 29-37-37 sts on top of foot in diagram A-2 as before, work sts under foot in diagram A-4 = 39-41-43 sts.
AT THE SAME TIME dec on each side of diagram A-2 (sts on top of foot). K the 2 sts before diagram A-2A tog and K the 2 sts after diagram A-2C twisted tog (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front), repeat dec every other round a total of 6 times = 56-66-68 sts.
Continue diagrams A-2 and A-4 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-2A, A-4 over the next 23-31-31 sts over foot, A-2C, A-4 over the next 27-29-31 sts under foot.
AT THE SAME TIME dec for toes on each side of diagram A-2A/C. Dec 4 sts per round.
Dec as follows before diagram A-2A/C: K the last 2 sts tog.
Dec as follows after diagram A-2A/C: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec every round a total of 10-10-10 times = 16-26-28 sts remain.
On next round, with red K" tog around = 8-13-14 sts.
Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= red
= off white

Elzbieta 01.12.2018 - 17:14:

I don’t understand this pattern.

Carrie-anne Billyard 31.01.2016 - 18:50:

Absolutely love your collection of free patterns and these socks are awesome! I can't wait to see my niece wearing them! The yarn is beautiful and easy to work with! thanks again!

Martina Dingstad 06.01.2015 - 09:21:

Jeg har nok Fabelgarn til å strikke disse fine sokker. Men genseren i norsk mønster som jeg har strikket i Fabel med rød og hvit er dessverre blitt rosa og hvit etter vask(vaskemaskinens ullprogram med Milo) Hvordan kan jeg unngå det neste gang? Har aldri opplevd det med annen garn før .

DROPS Design 06.01.2015 kl. 16:34:

Hej Martina. Det var synd. Det kan desvaerre ske at garn indeholder overskudsfarve. Hvis jeg har nögler i staerke farver, vasker jeg enten garnet först for at faa det meste overskudsfarve ud - eller jeg vasker med en smule eddike tilsat, det plejer ogsaa at vaere godt.

Edogirl 03.12.2014 - 05:15:

In the photo the top of the toe is done in stripes (diag A4). The instructions do not advise switching to that diagram but to continue with the main pattern, decreasing either side. Also in the second last line of the pattern, it says 'with red K" around.' I believe that should be 'with red K2 together around."

DROPS Design 03.12.2014 kl. 10:11:

Dear Edogirl, you work A.2 and A.4 until piece measures 18-19-22 from marker on heel - then work A.2A A.4 over the next 23-31 sts (= stripes on upper foot), A.2C and A.4 over the next 27-31 sts (under foot), at the same time, you will dec before and after A.2A and A.2C to shape the toe - dec will be done in red. Happy knitting!

Lisa 20.04.2014 - 10:07:

Man stickar sockor uppifrån och neråt, men man läser diagram nerifrån och uppåt.

Stina 20.04.2014 - 00:20:

I might be wrong, but I think the pattern for A-1 (in Swedish, if it matters) is not the same as the picture shows. Look at where the white line is. The pattern states that it is second row from top. The picture shows it at the bottom instead. I'm just at the beginning of it all now, but as it seemed wrong I thought I should say something about it.

DROPS Design 22.04.2014 kl. 09:55:

Dear Stina, please read diagram as follows: Begin in the lower righ-hand corner and work towards the left, ie for A.1 you will start with 1 round in red, and next to last round is 1 round in off white. Happy knitting!

Reba Taylor 01.12.2013 - 01:13:

All of your sock patterns for women stop at size 9 1/2 / 10 1/2, which is my size in the US (I wear 41-42 in European sizes). My niece has 14-inch feet. I can not imagine what European size that would be. Can you advise me how to adjust the sock directions to be able to knit a pair for her? Thank you for your time.

DROPS Design 01.12.2013 kl. 20:50:

Dear Mrs Taylor, you could maybe find a similar pattern to the correct size (check with socks for men where you'll find larger sizes) to help you to adapt these one for your daughter. Happy knitting!

Post a comment to pattern DROPS Extra 0-860

We would love to hear what you have to say about this pattern!

If you want to leave a question, please make sure you select the correct category in the form below, to speed up the answering process. Required fields are marked *.