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Summer Grazing by DROPS Design

Knitted socks in multi-colored pattern in DROPS Fabel.

DROPS design: Pattern fa-377
Yarn group A
Sizes: US: 5/6½ - 7½/9 - 9½/10½
EU: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Foot length: approx. 22 - 24 - 27 cm / 8¾''-9½''-10½''
DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100 g color 112, apple green
50 g color 109, cerise
50 g color 103, gray blue
50 g color 400, black
50 g color 100, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 – or size needed to get 26 stitches and 34 rows in stockinette stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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: animals, graphic, socks,

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ROW 1 (= right side): Knit until 7-8-8 stitches remain, slip next stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch knitted, turn piece.
ROW 2 (= wrong side): Purl until 7-8-8 stitches remain, slip next stitch as if to purl, purl 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch purled, turn piece.
ROW 3 (= right side): Knit until 6-7-7 stitches remain, slip next stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch knitted, turn piece.
ROW 4 (= wrong side): Purl until 6-7-7 stitches remain, slip next stitch as if to purl, purl 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch purled, turn piece.
Continue decrease like this with 1 stitch less before each decrease until there are 14-14-16 stitches on needle.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 60-64-68 stitches on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with gray blue. Work 1 round in stockinette stitch. Continue with rib = knit 2/purl 2 for 4 cm / 1½''. Knit 1 round while at the same time decrease 4-8-4 stitches evenly = 56-56-64 stitches. Then work according to A.1. Knit 1 round with apple green and adjust number of stitches to 54-58-62 stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE Work sock with apple green until finished. Now keep the first 26-28-30 stitches on needle for heel and slip the last 28-30-32 stitches on a stitch holder (= mid on top of foot). Work in stockinette stitch back and forth over heel stitches for 5-5½-6 cm / 2''-2 1/4''-2½''. Insert 1 marker after last row. Now work HEEL DECREASE - see explanation above. After heel decrease work in the round in stockinette stitch. Work next round as follows: Work stitches from heel, pick up 13-14-16 stitches along side of heel, work stitches from stitch holder and pick up 13-14-16 stitches along the other side of heel = 68-72-80 stitches. Insert 1 marker on each side of the 28-30-32 stitches on top of foot. Then decrease in each side as follows: Knit tog the last 2 stitches before first marker mid on top of foot twisted (i.e. work in back loop of stitch instead of front) and knit tog the first 2 stitches after last marker on top of foot. Repeat decrease every other round a total of 8-8-10 times = 52-56-60 stitches. Work until piece measures 18-19-21 cm / 7''-7½''-8¼'' from marker on heel (= 4-5-6 cm / 1½''-2''-2 3/8'' remain before bind-off). Insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 26-28-30 stitches both on top of foot and under foot. Continue working stockinette stitch while AT THE SAME TIME decreasing for toes on each side of both markers as follows: Before markers: Knit 2 together. After markers: Knit 2 twisted tog (= 4 stitches less per decrease). Repeat decrease in each side on every other round a total of 4-7-9 times and then on every round a total of 6-3-2 times = 12-16-16 stitches remain on needle. On next round work all stitches together 2 by 2. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining stitches, tighten together and fasten.


= purl with grey blue
= knit with grey blue
= knit with off white
= knit with black
= knit with apple green
= knit with cerise
= purl with apple green

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