DROPS Extra / 0-1371

Bunny Dance by DROPS Design

Knitted socks for Easter with multi-coloured pattern, knitted top down in DROPS Fabel. Size 35 to 43

DROPS design: Pattern fa-380
Yarn group A
----------------------------------------------------------
Size: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43 
Foot length: approx. 22 - 24 - 27 cm
Materials:
DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100 g colour 111, mustard
50 g colour 109, cerise
50 g colour 112, apple green
50 g colour 100, off white
Some left-over dark grey for eyes and snout, in a thicker quality (i.e. yarn group B) so make the stitches stand out.

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.

(Continue to pattern...)

Tips & Help

Thank you for choosing DROPS Design!

We do our best to make our patterns easy to follow.

For that purpose, each of our patterns has specific tutorial videos to help you, which you will find at the bottom of the page.

We have also step-by-step lessons to help you understand some of the techniques we use in our patterns. You'll find them here!

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2.

DECREASE TIP:
Decrease 1 stitch by knitting 2 together.

HEEL DECREASE: 
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.
----------------------------------------------------------

SOCK: 
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 72-72-80 stitches on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with mustard. Knit 1 round. Continue with rib = knit 2/purl 2 for 3 cm. Knit 2 rounds while AT THE SAME TIME on 2nd round decreasing 8 stitches evenly in all sizes - READ DECREASE TIP = 64-64-72 stitches. Then work according to diagram A.1 (= 8 stitches) 8-8-9 times on round). On round with star in A.1 decrease 4-4-0 stitches evenly = 60-60-72 stitches (now work 10-10-12 repetitions on round). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION
When entire A.1 has been worked vertically, work 1 round with cerise while decreasing 0-0-2 stitches evenly = 60-60-70 stitches. Work A.2 (= 10 stitches) 6-6-7 times on round.
When entire diagram A.2 has been worked vertically, knit 1 round with mustard while adjusting number of stitches to 54-58-62.

Work sock with mustard 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). Decrease like this 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 knit all stitches together 2 by 2 = 6-8-8 stitches. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining stitches, tighten together and fasten.
Work the other sock the same way.

EYES AND SNOUT:
Use some left-over dark grey to embroider eyes with grafting/kitchener stitches (see diagram A.2) and a couple of stitches on each bunny.

Diagram

= knit with apple green
= knit with cerise
= knit with off white
= Knit this stitch with off white. When sock is done, embroider eyes with some left-over grey.
= purl with mustard
= knit with mustard
= on this round adjust number of stitches - see explanation in pattern

Do you need some help? Here's some tutorial videos that can help you!

For further pattern help, please contact the store where you bought the yarn. Having bought DROPS yarn, you are guaranteed to receive qualified help from a store specializing in the DROPS patterns.

All patterns are carefully reviewed, but we must make reservation for possible mistakes. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern for measurements and calculations.

If you think you have found an error in the pattern, please post your remark or question in our Comments section. Go to original pattern for design DROPS Extra 0-1371.