DROPS Extra / 0-996

Christmas Stampede by DROPS Design

DROPS Christmas: Knitted DROPS socks with Norwegian pattern in ”Fabel”.

DROPS design: Pattern no fa-260
Yarn group A
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Measurements: 26/28 - 29/31 - 32/34 - 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Foot length: approx. 17 - 18 - 20 - 23 - 24 - 27 cm
Leg length: approx. 15 – 16 – 16 – 21 – 22 – 23 cm

Materials: DROPS Fabel from Garnstudio
50 g for all sizes in colour no 106, red
50 g for all sizes in colour no 200, grey.
50 g for all sizes in colour no 100, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 mm - or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1-A.7. Pattern is worked in stocking st.

PATTERN 1:
1 st red, * 1 st off white, 1 st red *, repeat from *-*.

HEEL DECREASE:
Row 1 (= RS): K until 6-6-6-6-8-9 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): P until 6-6-6-6-8-9 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): K until 5-5-5-5-7-8 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): P until 5-5-5-5-7-8 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 st less before every dec until 11-11-13-13-15-17 sts remain on needle.
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SOCK:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 48-48-60-60-66-66 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with red. Work in stocking st for 2 cm. Work next round as follows: K 2 tog, 1 YO. K 2 round. Then work pattern and measure piece from here. NOTE! Pattern is different in the different sizes.
Size 26/28 - 29/31 - 32/34:
Work A.3 (= 6 sts) 1 time vertically = 8-8-10 times in width AT THE SAME TIME on last round dec 8-8-10 sts = 40-40-50 sts.

Size 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43:
Work A.1 (= 6 sts) 1 time vertically = 10-11-11 times in width. Then work A.2 (= 6 sts) 1 time vertically = 10-11-11 times in width – AT THE SAME TIME on last round in A.2 dec 6 sts evenly = 54-60-60 sts. Then work 1 round with red. Work A.3 (= 6 sts) 1 time vertically = 9-10-10 times in width AT THE SAME TIME on last round dec 4-0-0 sts = 50-60-60 sts.

All sizes: Work A.4 (= 10 sts) 1 time vertically = 4-4-5-5-6-6 times in width AT THE SAME TIME on last round dec 0-0-2-2-0-0 sts = 40-40-48-48-60-60 sts. Work A.5, work to arrow for your size (= 4 sts) = 10-10-12-12-15-15 times in width AT THE SAME TIME on last round dec 1-1-0-0-6-3 sts = 39-39-48-48-54-57 sts. Work A.6 (= 3 sts) 1 time vertically = 13-13-16-16-18-19 times in width.
Work 1 round red AT THE SAME TIME inc 3-3-2-2-2-3 sts evenly = 42-42-50-50-56-60 sts. Piece measures approx. 10-11-11-17-17-17 cm. Now keep the first 21-21-23-23-29-33 sts on needle for heel. Slip the remaining 21-21-27-27-27-27 sts on 1 stitch holder = on top of foot. Work PATTERN 1 – see explanation above - back and forth over heel sts for 4½-5-5-5-5½-6 cm. Insert a marker, measure piece from here. Continue pattern 1 AT THE SAME TIME dec for heel - SEE HEEL DECREASE.
After heel dec, pick up 12-13-13-13-14-16 sts on each side of heel and slip the 21-21-27-27-27-27 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 56-58-66-66-70-76 sts.
Insert a marker on each side of the 21-21-27-27-27-27 sts on top of foot. Work next round as follows: Continue pattern 1 over heel as before (= 35-37-39-39-43-49 sts), 1 st off white, A.7 (= 6 sts) over the next 19-19-25-25-25-25 sts (NOTE: Finish with first st in diagram so pattern is the same in both sides), finish with 1 st off white AT THE SAME TIME dec in each side as follows: K the last 2 sts before the 21-21-27-27-27-27 sts on top of foot twisted tog (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front), and K the first 2 sts after the 21-21-27-27-27-27 sts on top of foot tog. Dec like this every other round 5-5-9-8-8-7 times in total = 46-48-48-50-54-62 sts.
Continue until piece measures 13-14-16-18-19-21 cm from marker on heel (= 4-4-4-5-5-6 cm remain).
Insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 21-21-27-27-27-27 sts on top of foot and 25-27-21-23-27-35 sts under foot. Continue working pattern 1 over all sts while at the same time dec for toes on each side of both markers. Dec as follows before 1 K st and marker: K 2 tog with red. Dec as follows after marker and 1 K st with red: K 2 twisted tog.
Repeat dec in each side every other round 5-5-5-8-8-10 times in total and the every round 4-4-4-1-1-0 times = 10-12-12-14-18-22 sts remain on needle. On next round K all sts tog 2 by 2 with red = 5-6-6-7-9-11 sts. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten. Fold the cast-on edge at the top of sock, where the row with eyelet holes was worked. Loosely fasten the edge.

Diagram

= off white
= red
= grey

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