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Rock Socks by DROPS Design

Knitted socks with multi-coloured stripes. Sizes 35 - 43. The piece is worked in DROPS Fabel.

Tags: socks, stripes,

DROPS Design: Pattern no fa-389
Yarn group A
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Sizes: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43 
Foot length: approx. 22 - 24 - 27 cm
Leg length: approx. 16 - 18 - 20 cm
Materials:
DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
50-50-100 g colour 911, picnic
50 g in all sizes in colour 542, green

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group A)" – see the link below.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 MM – or the size needed to get 26 stitches and 34 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.
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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.
INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. The whole pattern is worked in stocking stitch.

DECREASE/INCREASE TIP:
To work out how to decrease/increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 60 stitches) and divide by the number of decreases/increases to be made (e.g. 4) = 15. In this example, work every 14th and 15th stitch together if you are decreasing. In this example, make 1 yarn over after every 15th stitch if you are increasing. On the next row, work the yarn overs twisted to prevent holes.

KNITTING TIP:
To strengthen the heel, can the heel and heel decrease be worked with 2 strands. Use the strand from the inside and outside of the ball and work 1 stitch alternately with the one and the other strand. In this way, you get a slightly thicker heel without using double strand.

HEEL DECREASE: 
ROW 1 (= right side): Knit until there are 7-8-8 stitches left, slip the next stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch, turn the piece.
ROW 2 (= wrong side): Purl until there are 7-8-8 stitches left, slip the next stitch as if to purl, purl 1, pass the slipped stitch over the purled stitch, turn the piece.
ROW 3 (= right side): Knit until there are 6-7-7 stitches left, slip the next stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch, turn the piece.
ROW 4 (= wrong side): Purl until there are 6-7-7 stitches left, slip the next stitch as if to purl, purl 1, pass the slipped stitch over the purled stitch, turn the piece.
Continue decreasing in the same way by working until there is 1 stitch less before slipping 1 stitch and until there are 14-14-16 stitches left on the needle.

DECREASE TIP (for the toe):
Decrease on each side of the marker as follows: Start 3 stitches before the marker, knit 2 together, knit 2 (the marker sits in the middle of these two stitches), slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch (= 2 stitches decreased).
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SOCK:
The piece is worked in the round with double pointed needles, from the leg and down to the toe.
Cast on 60-64-68 stitches with double pointed needles size 2.5 mm and picnic. Knit 1 round. Then work rib (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 4 cm. Knit 1 round where you decrease 4-8-4 stitches evenly on round - read DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 56-56-64 stitches. Continue by working stocking stitch in the round according to diagram A.1, repeat A.1 in height - read PATTERN above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Continue A.1 until the piece measures 16-18-20 cm – finish after round 2 in A.1. Work round 3 in A.1 and adjust the number of stitches to 54-58-62 on this round.
Now keep the first 13-15-15 stitches on the needle for the heel, place the next 28-28-32 stitches on 1 thread (= mid top of foot) and keep the last 13-15-15 stitches on the needle for the heel. Read KNITTING TIP and work stocking stitch with picnic, back and forth over the 26-30-30 heel stitches for 5-5½-6 cm. Insert 1 marker in the middle of the row – THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE! Now work HEEL DECREASE – see description above. When you have completed heel decrease, knit up 13-15-16 stitches on each side of the heel and the 28-28-32 stitches from the thread are placed back on the needle = 68-72-80 stitches.
Insert 1 marker on each side of the 28-28-32 stitches on top of foot. Work A.1 in the round (continue the next round in the pattern so that the pattern matches mid top of foot) and decrease on each side of the 28-28-32 stitches on top of foot as follows: Knit the 2 last stitches BEFORE the first marker on top of foot together and knit the 2 first stitches AFTER the last marker on top of foot twisted together. Decrease in this way every 2nd round a total of 8-8-10 times = 52-56-60 stitches. Continue A.1 until the piece measures approx. 18-19-21 cm from the marker on the heel (finish after round 3 in A.1 and, if necessary, continue working with picnic to this measurement) there are now approx. 4-5-6 cm left before finished length). Insert 1 marker in each side of the sock so that there are 26-28-30 stitches both on top and underneath the foot. Now decrease for the toe on each side of these two markers and continue with picnic to finished length - read DECREASE TIP (= 4 stitches decreased). Decrease in this way every 2nd round a total of 4-7-9 times and then every round a total of 6-3-2 times = 12-16-16 stitches left on the needle. On the next round, knit all stitches together 2 and 2 = 6-8-8 stitches. Cut the strand, pull it through the remaining stitches, pull tight and fasten well.
Work one more sock in the same way.

Diagram

= green
= picnic

Comments (4)

Britt Svaneblom 27.10.2018 - 10:52:

Hej. Varför får man inte bilden med när man skriver ut.

Melanie 28.09.2017 - 12:11:

Wirklich sehr schöne Socken .... leider hat bei mir ein Knäuel der Farbe picknick Nr. 911 (was im übrigen fun lila heißt) nicht ausgereicht und ich musste ein Knäuel nachbestellen ... also vielleicht besser gleich 2 Knäuel kaufen um Versandkosten zu sparen ;)

Birgitte Oerskov 10.09.2017 - 17:07:

Tror ikke, det er det korrekte billede ..... ??

Monique 21.06.2017 - 03:13:

What a cheery pair of socks. Wearing these would lift my spirits on even the dreariest of days. Superb pattern for this yarn.

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