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Dancing Zoe by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS socks with stripes and wave pattern in "Fabel". Size 35 - 43

DROPS design: Pattern no fa-344
Yarn group A
Size: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43.
Foot length: 22 - 24 - 27 cm
Leg length: 7-7-8 cm

Materials: DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
100-100-100 colour no 914, shoreline
50-50-50 g 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.

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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When working stripes in diagram, pull thread along on WS of piece, to avoid cutting and fastening it every time.

See diagrams A.1 to A.3.

Row 1 (= RS): Work until 7-7-8 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): Work until 7-7-8 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): Work until 6-6-7 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): Work until 6-6-7 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 14-16-16 sts on needle.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 76-76-76 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with off white. K 1 round and P 1 round. Then work A.1 (= 4 repetition in all sizes). When A.1 has been worked one time vertically, there are 68-68-68 sts on round. Continue with A.2. When piece measures 7-7-8 cm, keep the first 25 sts on needle for heel, slip the next 35 sts on 1 stitch holder (= mid on top of foot) and keep the last 8 sts on needle for heel = 33 sts for heel. Work in stocking st back and forth over heel sts with shoreline, AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row dec 7-5-3 sts evenly = 26-28-30 sts. When heel measures 5-5½-6 cm, insert 1 marker in the middle of heel - NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE. Now work HEEL DECREASE - see explanation above! After heel dec, pick up 13-14-16 sts on each side of heel and slip the 35 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 75-79-83 sts. Continue pattern as before on top of foot (= A.3) and work in stocking st over the remaining sts - AT THE SAME TIME dec in each side as follows: K tog the last 2 sts before the 35 sts twisted (i.e. work in the back loop instead of front) and K tog the first 2 sts after the middle 35 sts on top of foot. Repeat dec every other round 10 times in total = 55-59-63 sts. Work until piece measures 17-19-21 cm from marker on heel (= 5-5-6 cm remain). Insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 27-29-31 sts on top of foot and 28-30-32 sts under foot. Continue working stocking st over all sts 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 in each side every other round a total of 7-6-7 times and then every round a total of 4-6-6 times = 11 sts remain on needle. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.


= K with shoreline
= K 2 tog with shoreline
= 1 YO between 2 sts with shoreline
= K with off white
= K 3 tog with shoreline

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