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Summer Grazing by DROPS Design

Knitted socks in multi-coloured pattern in DROPS Fabel. Size 35-43.

DROPS design: Pattern fa-377
Yarn group A
Size: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43 
Foot length: approx. 22 - 24 - 27 cm
DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100 g colour 112, apple green
50 g colour 109, cerise
50 g colour 103, grey blue
50 g colour 400, black
50 g colour 100, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 mm – or size needed to get 26 stitches and 34 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

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: 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 with grey blue. Work 1 round in stocking stitch. Continue with rib = knit 2/purl 2 for 4 cm. 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 TENSION 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 stocking stitch back and forth over heel stitches for 5-5½-6 cm. Insert 1 marker after last row. Now work HEEL DECREASE - see explanation above. After heel decrease work in the round in stocking 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 from marker on heel (= 4-5-6 cm remain before cast-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 stocking 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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