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Belinda's Dream Socks by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS socks with rib and spiral pattern in "Nepal". Size 35-43

DROPS design: Pattern no ne-157
Yarn group C or A + A
Size: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Foot length: 22 - 24 - 27 cm
Leg length: 25 - 25 - 26 cm
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
150-200-200 g colour no 3112, powder pink

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 19 sts x 25 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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Tags: socks, spiral, texture,

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* P 2, K 5 *, repeat from *-* the entire round. Pattern is over 7 sts and no of sts are divisible by 7 - 1. When working in the round, the pattern will displace 1 st towards the left on every round and forms a spiral pattern.

On first round, dec 1 sts at the beg of each section with K (= 5 sts dec) and continue with spiral pattern as before, i.e. P 2 and K 3. Pattern will continue to displace 1 st towards the left on every round.

Row 1 (= RS): Work until 5-6-6 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work until 5-6-6 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): Work until 4-5-5 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): Work until 4-5-5 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 st less before each dec until there are 10-10-12 sts on needle.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles, top down.
Cast on 56-56-63 sts on double pointed needles size 4 mm. K 1 round, then work rib as follows: * P 2, K 1, P 1, K 1, P 1 and K 1 *, repeat from *-* the entire round. Work like this until rib measures approx. 3 cm. Remember the knitting tension! Then work SPIRAL PATTERN - see explanation above, AT THE SAME TIME on first round inc 1 st at the end of round = 57-57-64 sts. Insert 1 marker at beg of round and move the marker upwards when working. Work until piece measures approx. 15-15-16 cm. On next round dec 1 st in every section with K sts by K tog the first 2 sts = 49-49-55 sts. Continue spiral pattern with P 2 and K 4 until piece measures 25-25-26 cm..

On next round work stocking st over sts for heel (=20-20-24 sts), AT THE SAME TIME dec 2-0-2 st = 18-20-22 sts. Slip the remaining 29-29-31 sts on a stitch holder (= on top of sock). Work stocking st back and forth over heel sts for 5-5½-6 cm. Move the marker here – now measure piece from here! Then dec for heel - SEE HEEL DECREASE! After heel dec, pick up 10-11-12 sts along each side of heel and slip the 29-29-31 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 59-61-67 sts. Insert 1 marker on each side of the 29-29-31 sts on top of foot. Continue with SPIRAL PATTERN 2 - see explanation above, on top of foot and stocking st under foot, AT THE SAME TIME dec in each side as follows: K the last 2 sts before sts on top of foot twisted tog (i.e. in back loop of st instead of front), K the first 2 sts after sts on top of foot tog. Dec like this every other round 9-8-9 times = 36-40-44 sts. Work until piece measures 18-20-22 cm from marker on heel (= 4-4-5 cm remain). Now insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 18-20-22 sts both on top of foot and under foot. Then work stocking st while AT THE SAME TIME dec for toes on each side of both markers.
Dec as follows when 3 sts remain before marker: K 2 tog, K 2 (marker is between these sts), K 2 twisted tog. Dec in each side on every other round 4-3-4 times in total and then on every round 2-4-4 times = 12-12-12 sts remain on needle. On next round K all sts tog 2 by 2. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten. Knit another sock the same way.

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