DROPS Extra / 0-1331

Christmas Journey by DROPS Design

Knitted socks with cables for Christmas in DROPS Eskimo. Size 35 - 43

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-578
Yarn group E or C + C
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Size: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
To fit foot length: 22 - 24 - 27 cm
Sock height: 24 - 36 - 38 cm
Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
200-200-250 g colour no 56, Christmas red

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 8 mm - or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
CABLE NEEDLE - for cables.
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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 measurements at the bottom of the pattern.

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PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.6 – choose diagram for correct size. The diagram shows all rows in pattern seen from RS.

HEEL DECREASE:
Row 1 (= RS): Work until 5-5-7 sts remain, K 2 twisted tog, turn piece. 
Row 2 (= WS): Work until 5-5-7 sts remain, P 2 tog, turn piece. 
Row 3: Work until 4-4-6 sts remain, K 2 twisted tog, turn piece. 
Row 4: Work until 4-4-6 sts remain, P 2 tog, turn piece. 
Continue dec like this with 1 st less before working 2 tog until 6 sts remain on needle.
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RIGHT SOCK: 
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. 
Cast on 36-36-42 sts on double pointed needles size 8 mm with Eskimo. Insert 1 marker at the beg of the round. K 1 round. On next round work rib as follows: A.1 (= 4 sts), A.2 (= 6-6-7 sts), P 2-2-3, A.3 (= 6-6-7 sts), A.1 (= 4 sts), A.2 (= 6-6-7 sts), P 2-2-3, finish with A.3 (= 6-6-7 sts). Repeat this 1st round in A.1-A.3. When piece measures 7 cm, continue on diagram vertically. Repeat diagram vertically. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION When piece measures 29-30-31 cm, keep the first 12-12-14 sts on needle for heel, slip the next 16-16-18 sts on a stitch holder (= mid upper foot) and keep the last 8-8-10 sts on needle for heel = 20-20-24 sts for heel. Work in stocking st back and forth over heel sts, AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row dec 2 sts over each cable = 14-14-18 sts. Work until heel measures 5-6-7 cm, insert 1 marker, then work HEEL DECREASE – see explanation above. After heel dec, pick up 6-7-7 sts along each side of heel and slip the 16-16-18 sts from stitch holder back on needle = 34-36-38 sts. Continue in stocking st over sts under foot and continue the 16-16-18 sts on top of foot as before, AT THE SAME TIME dec in each side as follows: K the last 2 sts before and the first 2 sts after the 16-16-18 sts on mid upper foot tog. Repeat dec every other round 3 times in total = 28-30-32 sts. When piece measures 18-20-22 cm from marker on heel (= approx. 4-4-5 cm remain), insert 1 marker in in each side (there should be 14-15-16 sts both on top of foot and under foot). Work in stocking st and dec for toes on each side of both markers as follows - beg 3 sts before marker: K 2 tog, K 2 (marker is between these), K 2 twisted tog. Repeat dec every other round 3-3-4 times in total = 16-18-16 sts remain on needle. K sts tog 2 by 2 = 8-9-8 sts. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.

LEFT SOCK:
Cast on and work as right sock but work A.4 instead of A.1, A.5 instead of A.2 and A.6 instead of A.3.

Diagram

= K
= P
= slip 2 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 2, K 2 from cable needle
= slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 2, K 2 from cable needle


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