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Sleepy Sheep by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS socks with multi-colored pattern in ”Karisma”.

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PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.8. The diagrams are worked in stockinette st.

HEEL DECREASE:
Row 1 (= RS): K until 7-7-8-8 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 2 (= WS): P until 7-7-8-8 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 3 (= RS): K until 6-6-7-7 sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K 1, psso, turn piece.
Row 4 (= WS): P until 6-6-7-7 sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P 1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 less st before each dec until there are 12-14-14-14 sts on needle.

DECREASE TIP (applies to toe):
Dec on each side of markers as follows: Beg 3 sts before marker and K 2 tog, K 2 (marker is between these sts), slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso (= 2 sts dec).
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SOCK:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 64-64-68-68 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 with cerise. Work 1 round in stockinette st. Work rib = K 2/P 2 for 4 cm / 1½''. Switch to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 and K 1 round while at the same time dec 4 sts evenly = 60-60-64-64 sts. Work A.1 (= 4 sts) 15-15-16-16 times in width in total. On last round of A.1 dec 0-0-4-4 sts evenly = 60 sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE K 0-0-1-3 round with light sky blue. Work A.2 (= 10 sts) 6 times in total in width, insert 1 marker after 25 sts (i.e. in the middle of 3rd repetition of A.2 = marks mid front). When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, K 0-0-2-3 rounds with light sky blue. Work A.3 (= 4 sts), on last round of A.3 dec 4 sts evenly = 56 sts. Work A.4 (= 7 sts) 8 times in width in total. When A.4 has been worked 1 time vertically, piece measures approx. 15-15-16-17 cm / 6"-6"-6 1/4"-6 3/4". Then work A.5 (= 6 sts) on first round dec 2 sts evenly = 54 sts. On 3rd round, dec 2-0-0-0 sts evenly = 52-54-54-54 sts. On 6th round, dec 4-0-0-0 sts evenly = 48-54-54-54 sts. Work diagram A.5 8-9-9-9 times in the round. Then work A.6 (= 4 sts), on first round dec 0-2-0-0 sts or inc 0-0-2-2 evenly = 48-52-56-56 sts. Work diagram A.6 12-13-14-14 times in the round. K 1 round with light oak. Piece now measures approx. 24-24-25-26 cm / 9½"-9½"-9 3/4"-10 1/4".

Adjust round to beg 24-26-28-28 sts from marker mid front. Now keep the first 12-13-14-14 sts on needle for heel, slip the next 24-26-28-28 sts on 1 stitch holder (marker is in the middle of these sts = mid on top of foot) and keep the last 12-13-14-14 sts on needle for heel. Continue with light oak and stockinette st back and forth over the 24-26-28-28 heel sts for 5-5½-6-6½ cm / 2"-2 1/4"-2 3/8"-2½". Then work HEEL DECREASE - see explanation above. After heel dec, pick up 11-12-13-14 sts on each side of heel with light oak and slip the 24-26-28-28 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 58-64-68-70 sts. Insert 1 marker on each side of the 24-26-28-28 sts on top of foot. Insert 1 marker in piece, NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE. Work in stockinette st with light oak and dec on each side of the 24-26-28-28 sts on top of foot as follows: K the last 2 sts BEFORE first marker on top of foot tog and K the first 2 sts AFTER last marker on top of foot twisted tog. Repeat dec on every other round a total of 5-8-7-5 times = 48-48-54-60 sts. Continue to work with light oak until piece measures approx. 9-10-13-15 cm / 3½"-4"-5"-6" from marker on heel (approx. 13-14-14-15 cm / 5"-5½"-5½"-6" remain). Work A.7 (= 6 sts) 8-8-9-10 times on round. On last round in A.7, dec 4-0-2-4 sts evenly = 44-48-52-56 sts. Then work pattern according to diagram A.8 (= 4 sts) 11-12-13-14 times in total on round. Insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 22-24-26-28 sts on top of foot and 22-24-26-28 sts under foot. Switch to cerise. Work 1 round in stockinette st. Then dec for toes on each side of both markers – READ DECREASE TIP (= 4 sts dec). Repeat dec on every other round 4-4-5-5 times in total and then on every round 5-6-6-7 times in total = 8 sts remain on needle. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

Work another sock but when inserting 1 marker in diagram A.2, insert it after 35 sts (i.e. in the middle of 4th repetition of A.2 = marks mid front).

Diagram

= light oak
= cerise
= anthracite
= light sky blue
= off white
= light olive
= dark mustard
= denim blue



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