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Nova Scotia Toes by DROPS Design

Knitted socks for men with multi-coloured Norwegian pattern. Size 35 to 46 Piece is knitted in DROPS Karisma.

Tags: graphic, nordic, socks,

DROPS design: Pattern u-816
Yarn group B
Size: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43 - 44/46
Foot length: 22 - 24- 27 - 30 cm
Sock height: approx. 22 - 22 - 25 - 25 cm
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
100-100-150-150 g colour no 72, light pearl grey
50 g for all sizes of the following colours:
colour no 45, light olive
colour no 50, green

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group B)” - see link below.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3.5 mm – or size needed to get 22 stitches and 30 rows in pattern/stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

You can replace the DROPS Karisma colours used in this pattern with many other colour combinations. Check the pattern pictures for inspiration and the Comments section to find out the exact colour numbers in the samples.

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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 the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.
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Pattern instructions

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.

See diagrams A.1 to A.3. Choose diagram for your size. Work the entire pattern in stocking stitch.

To calculate how to decrease evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 64 stitches) and divide stitches by number of decreases to be done (e.g. 4) = 16. In this example knit approx. every 15th and 16th stitch together.

KNITTING TIP (applies to heel):
To get a stronger heel the entire heel and heel decrease can be worked in 2 strands as follows: Use strand inside and outside of ball and work 1 stitch alternately with one and the other strand. This way you get a thicker heel without working with double strand.

ROW 1 (= right side): Knit until 7-7-8-8 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 7-7-8-8 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 6-6-7-7 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 6-6-7-7 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 12-14-14-14 stitches on needle.

DECREASE TIP-2 (applies to toe):
Decrease on each side of marker as follows: Begin 3 stitches before marker, knit 2 together, knit 2 (marker is between these two stitches), slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 2 stitches decreased).

Worked in the round on double pointed needles from leg and down to toe.
Cast on 64-64-68-68 stitches on double pointed needles size 3 mm with light pearl grey. Knit 1 round. Then work rib (= knit 2/purl 2) for 4 cm. Switch to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm, knit 1 round while decreasing 4 stitches evenly - read DECREASE TIP-1 = 60-60-64-64 stitches. Work A.1 in the round (= 15-15-16-16 repetitions of 4 stitches). On round marked with arrow-1 in diagram decrease 2 stitches evenly in all sizes = 58-58-62-62 stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When A.1 has been worked vertically, work next round as follows: Work A.2A (= 3 stitches), work A.2B over the next 54 stitches (= 3 repetitions of 18 stitches), work A.2C (= 1-1-5-5 stitches). Continue pattern like this. On round marked with arrow-2 in diagram decrease 2 stitches evenly in all sizes = 56-56-60-60 stitches. The piece now measures approx. 19 cm in all sizes. Then work A.3 in the round. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 20 cm, decrease 4 stitches evenly in all sizes = 52-52-56-56 stitches. Repeat decrease in size 35/37 when piece measures 21 cm = 48-52-56-56 stitches. Continue A.3 until piece measures approx. 22-22-25-25 cm – finish after one whole stripe with light olive or light pearl grey. 
Now keep the first 12-13-14-14 stitches on needle for heel, slip the next 24-26-28-28 stitches on 1 stitch holder (= mid on top of foot) and keep the last 12-13-14-14 stitches on needle for heel. Read KNITTING TIP and work stocking stitch back and forth with light pearl grey over the 24-26-28-28 heel stitches for 5-5½-6-6½ cm. Insert 1 marker in middle of row, MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE.
Now work HEEL DECREASE - see explanation above. After heel decrease, pick up 11-12-13-14 stitches on each side of heel with light pearl grey and slip the 24-26-28-28 stitches from stitch holder back on needle = 58-64-68-70 stitches. Insert 1 marker on each side of the 24-26-28-28 stitches on top of foot.
Work A.3 in the round (continue with next stripe in pattern so that the stripes matches mid top of foot) and decrease on each side of the 24-26-28-28 stitches on top of foot as follows: Knit the last 2 stitches BEFORE first marker on top of foot together and knit the first 2 stitches AFTER last marker on top of foot twisted together. Decrease like this every other round 7-8-8-7 times in total = 44-48-52-56 stitches. Work A.3 until piece measures approx. 17-19-21-24 cm from marker on heel (finish after one whole stripe with light olive and work with light pearl grey until this measurement – approx. 5-5-6-6 cm remain before finished measurements). Insert 1 marker in each side of sock so that there are 22-24-26-28 stitches both on top of foot and under foot. Now decrease for toes on each side of both markers – READ DECREASE TIP-2 (= 4 stitches decreased). Decrease like this on every other round a total of 4-4-5-5 times and then on every round a total of 5-6-6-7 times = 8 stitches remain on needle in all sizes. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining stitches, tighten together and fasten. Knit another sock the same way.


= light pearl grey
= green
= light olive
= decrease round

Comments (4)

Mia Merethe Bye 21.01.2018 - 18:46:

Mønster A.2B passer ikke . Så bak på sokken blir det helt feil. 58 masker går ikke opp i 18 masker på mønster. Er det noe jeg gjør feil eller er det feil i oppskrift?

DROPS Design 24.01.2018 kl. 10:43:

Hei Mia. I str 35/37 - 38/40. Du skal først strikke A.2A (= 3 masker), så strikker du A.2B 3 ganger (3 x 18 = 54 masker) og tilslutt A.2C (= 1 maske). Da får du 3+54+1 = 58 masker, som det står i oppskriften og da går mønstret opp. God Fornøyelse!

Claudia 17.12.2017 - 22:54:

Voor maat 38-38 moet ik in het patroon onder kopje:sok: A.1 in de 2de naald minderen van 60 steken naar 58 steken. Het patroon A.1 kloot dan biet. Ik houd dan 2 steken over? Hoe kan ik dit oplossen?

DROPS Design 20.12.2017 kl. 10:20:

Hoi Claudia, Je mindert in de naald met de pijl en dat is een naald waarin je 1 kleur over houdt. Na het minderen heb je 58 steken op de naald. In de naald die daarop volgt brei je A.2.a (= 3 steken), dan 3 herhalingen van A.2 B (= 54 steken) en dan A2.c (= 1 steek).

DROPS Design 27.09.2017 - 10:25:

Colour combinations shown are: A) DROPS Karisma 72, 45, 50 B) DROPS Karisma 72, 21, 16 C) DROPS Karisma 71, 40, 64 D) DROPS Karisma 77, 55, 54 E) DROPS Karisma 55, 11, 56 F) DROPS Karisma 55, 52, 54

Nanci Cartwright 01.07.2017 - 00:32:

I love these socks! Just downloaded and printed the pattern and ordered the yarn in these exact colors from Nordic Mart. They are in my queue, will start in time to have them for winter. Thank you for so many free patterns that you provide.

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