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Lama Rama Socks by DROPS Design

Men’s knitted socks with multicoloured Nordic pattern. Sizes 35 - 46. The piece is worked in DROPS Fabel.

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DROPS Design: Pattern no fa-393
Yarn group A
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Sizes: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43 - 44/46
Foot length: approx. 22 - 24 - 27 - 30 cm
Leg height: approx. 22 - 24 - 26 - 28 cm
Materials:
DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100 g for all sizes in colour 200, grey
50 g for all sizes in colour 100, off white
50 g for all sizes in colour 114, light pearl grey
50 g for all sizes in colour 115, light grey

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn Group A)" – see 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 diagrams A.1 to A.3. The diagrams are worked in stocking stitch apart from the colour marked purl.

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, knit every 14th and 15th stitch together when decreasing. If you are increasing, make 1 yarn over after every 15th stitch in this example. On the next round work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

KNITTING TIP (for heel):
To strengthen the heel you can work heel and heel decrease with 2 strands as follows: Use the strand from both the inside and outside of ball and work alternate stitches with first the one then the other strand. In this way you get a slightly thicker heel without working with a double strand.

HEEL DECREASE: 
ROW 1 (= right side): Knit until there are 7-8-8-9 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 7-8-8-9 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 6-7-7-8 stitches left, slip the next stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch, turn the piece.
ROW 4 (= wrong side): Purl until there are 6-7-7-8 stitches left, slip the next stitch as if to purl, purl 1, pass the slipped stitch over the purled stitch, turn the piece. 
Continue the decreases in this way by working until there is 1 less stitch left before slipping 1 stitch and until there are 14-16-16-18 stitches left on the needle.

DECREASE TIP-2 (for 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 down to toe.
Cast on 60-64-68-72 stitches with double pointed needles size 2.5 mm and light grey. Work 2 rounds stocking stitch. Continue with rib (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 4 cm. Knit 1 round where you decrease 4-0-4-0 stitches evenly on round - read DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 56-64-64-72 stitches. Work A.1 in the round (= 7-8-8-9 repeats of 8 stitches). On the round marked with an arrow in A.1 increase 4-0-0-2 stitches evenly on round = 60-64-64-74 stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When A.1 has been completed in height, work diagram A.2 as follows: Work A.2a 0-1-1-1 time (= 2 stitches at back of sock), work A.2b (= 6-6-6-7 repeats of 10 stitches) and A.2a 0-1-1-1 time (= 2 stitches at back of sock). On the round marked with an arrow in A.2 decrease 4-8-0-10 stitches evenly on round = 56-56-64-64 stitches. When A.2 has been completed in height work A.3 (= 7-7-8-8 repeats of 8 stitches). When A.3 has been completed in height, knit 1 round with grey where the number of stitches is adjusted to 54-58-62-66 stitches. Continue the sock with grey and stocking stitch to finished length. Continue until the piece measures approx. 22-24-26-28 cm. Now keep the first 13-14-15-17 stitches on the needle for heel, place the next 28-30-32-32 stitches on a thread (= top of foot) and keep the last 13-14-15-17 stitches on needle for heel. Read KNITTING TIP and work stocking stitch back and forth over the 26-28-30-34 heel stitches for 5-5½-6-6½ cm. Insert a marker in the middle of the piece on the last row - THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE! Continue by working HEEL DECREASE – see description above! When heel decrease is finished, knit up 13-14-16-17 stitches on each side of heel and the 28-30-32-32 stitches from the thread are replaced on the needle = 68-74-80-84 stitches. Insert 1 marker on each side of the 28-30-32-32 stitches on top of foot. Decrease on each side of the 28-30-32-32 stitches on top of foot as follows: Knit together the last 2 stitches BEFORE the first marker on top of foot and knit the first 2 stitches twisted together AFTER the second marker on top of foot. Decrease in this way every 2nd round a total of 8-9-10-10 times = 52-56-60-64 stitches. Continue working until the piece measures approx. 18-19-21-23 cm from the marker on heel (= 4-5-6-7 cm left to finished length). Insert 1 marker in each side of the sock so that there are 26-28-30-32 stitches both on top and underneath the foot. Now decrease to toe on each side of these two markers - read DECREASE TIP-2 (= 4 stitches decreased). Decrease in this way every 2nd round a total of 4-7-9-11 times and then every round a total of 6-3-2-0 times = 12-16-16-20 stitches left on needle. On the next round knit all stitches together 2 and 2 = 6-8-8-10 stitches left on needle. Cut the strand, pull it through the remaining stitches, tighten and fasten well. Work one more sock in the same way.

Diagram

= knit with off white
= purl with off white
= knit with light pearl grey
= purl with light pear grey
= knit with light grey
= purl with light grey
= knit with grey
= increase/decrease row - see description in text

Comments (1)

Allison 12.12.2017 - 16:56:

I just finished knitting these socks for my friend as an Christmas gift, I have enough yarn left over to knit 2 hats that I found on your site (Misty Haze, they're not the exact colors but the colors for these socks work great anyway)! I finished one hat last night and will starting on the other (reversing the color order) tonight!

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