Always Spring for Kids by DROPS Design

Children socks with flower motif in DROPS Flora.

Tags: graphic, socks,

DROPS design: Pattern no fl-001-bn
Yarn group A
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Sizes:
US Child: 7/8-9/10½-11/13-13½)
EU: 24/25 - 26/28 - 29/31 - 32/34
Foot length: 15-17-18-20 cm / 6"-6 3/4"-7"-8".
Sock length: 15-15-15-15 cm / 6"-6"-6"-6".

Materials:
DROPS FLORA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
50 g color 01, off white
50 g color 16, pistachio
50 g color 19, coral
50 g color 21, pink

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 MM / US 1.5 – or the size needed to get 26 stitches and 34 rows stockinette stitch on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

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Pattern instructions

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

HEEL DECREASE (worked in stockinette stitch):
ROW 1 (= right side): Work until (7-7-8-8) remain, slip the next stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, turn the piece.
ROW 2 (= wrong side): Work until (7-7-8-8) stitches remain, slip the next stitch as if to purl, purl 1, pass the slipped stitch over, turn the piece.
ROW 3 (= right side): Work until (6-6-7-7) remain, slip the next stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, turn the piece.
ROW 4 (= wrong side): Work until (6-6-7-7) stitches remain, slip the next stitch as if to purl, purl 1, pass the slipped stitch over, turn the piece.
Continue to decrease like this with 1 stitch less before each decrease until there are (10-10-12-12) stitches left on the needle.


DECREASE TIP:
Decrease as follows before the marker thread: Knit 2 together.
Decrease as follows after the marker thread: Knit 2 twisted together.
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SOCK:
The piece is worked in the round with double pointed needles from the top of the sock down to the toe.

Cast on 64-64-72-72 stitches evenly divided between the double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with pink. Knit 1 round. Then work rib (knit 2/ purl 2) for 3-3-3-3 cm / 1"-1"-1"-1''. Knit 1 round where you decrease 12-12-12-12 stitches evenly on the round = 52-52-60-60 stitches.
Now work pattern as follows: Work A.1 (= 8 stitches) 6-6-7-7 times in width, work A.2 (= 4 stitches). NOTE: on rounds 13 and 20, 1 stitch is decreased in diagram A.2 = 50-50-58-58 stitches. On round 32 (= the round with the star) decrease 2 stitches evenly along the round = 48-48-56-56 stitches. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Continue by working A.1 (= 6-6-7-7 times on the round). On the last round of A.1 adjust the number of stitches to 44-44-56-58 stitches.

The sock is now finished with pink. Keep the first 11-11-13-13 stitches on the needle, place the next 22-22-30-32 stitches on 1 thread (= mid top of foot) and keep the last 11-11-13-13 stitches on the needle = 22-22-26-26 stitches for the heel. Work stockinette stitch back and forth over the heel stitches for 4½-4½-5-5 cm / 1 3/4"-1 3/4"-2"-2".
Insert a marker thread in the middle of the heel stitches (= 11-11-13-13 stitches on each side of the marker thread). The marker thread follows the piece until you start decreasing for the toe. This makes it easier to get the decreases for the toe in the right place. Continue by decreasing for the heel – SEE HEEL DECREASE! After you have decreased for the heel, knit up 11-12-13-13 stitches on each side of the heel and the 22-22-30-32 stitches from the thread are placed back on the needle = 54-56-68-70 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread on each side of the 22-22-30-32 stitches mid top of foot. Continue working stockinette stitch, AT THE SAME TIME as you decrease in each side as follows: Knit the last 2 stitches before the 22-22-30-32 stitches mid top of foot twisted together (i.e. you work in the back of the stitch instead of the front), the first 2 stitches after the 22-22-30-32 stitches are knitted together. Decrease in this way every 2nd round a total of 6-6-10-10 times = 42-44-48-50 stitches. Continue working until the piece measures 11-13-14-16 cm / 4½"-5"-5½"-6 1/4" from the marker thread on the heel – there is 4-4-4-4 cm / 1½"-1½"-1½"-1½" left until finished length. Insert 1 marker thread in the middle of each side so that there are 21-22-24-25 stitches between the marker threads (the marker thread in the heel is mid under the foot). Continue by decreasing for the toe on each side of both marker threads – READ DECREASE TIP! Repeat the decreases in each side every 2nd round a total of 6-6-5-5 times and then every round 2-2-4-4 times = 10-12-12-14 stitches left on the needle. On the next round, knit 2 and 2 stitches together. Cut the strand and pull it through the remaining stitches, pull tight and fasten the strand well.
Work 1 more sock in the same way.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit with pistachio
= knit with coral
= knit with off white
= knit with pink
= knit 2 together (= 1 stitch decreased)
= decrease round – see description in the text!

Comments (1)

Alison Keegan 06.04.2018 - 23:29:

I have been knitting for many years and have used Drop patterns but I find I am quite unable ti fathom this pattern out. Why are there two separate charts? Regards Ali Keegan

DROPS Design 09.04.2018 kl. 14:05:

Dear Mrs Keegan, you will repeat A.1 in the round and finish round with A.2 - see also written pattern. Happy knitting!

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