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Queen of Hearts Socks by DROPS Design

Socks with hearts, knitted from toe and up. Piece is knitted in DROPS Fabel.

DROPS design: Pattern fa-384
Yarn group A
Sizes: US: 5/6½ - 7½/9 - 9½/10½
EU: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43 .
Foot length: approx. 22-24-27 cm / 8¾''-9½''-10½''
Sock height: approx. 22 cm / 8 3/4''

DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
50-50-100 g color 400, black
50-50-100 g color 916, grand canyon

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 – or size needed to get 26 stitches and 34 rows in stockinette stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 2 mm / US 0 for rib – or size needed to get 29 stitches and 38 rows in stockinette stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

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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. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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 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.

See diagrams A.1 to A.4 - choose diagram for your size. Work the entire pattern in stockinette stitch.

Work in stockinette stitch back and forth with pattern as before.
ROW 1 (= right side): Work until 1 stitch remains, turn piece.
ROW 2 (= wrong side): Slip first stitch purlwise, tighten yarn and work until 1 stitch remains, turn piece.
ROW 3 (= right side): Slip first stitch knitwise, tighten yarn and work until 2 stitch remains, turn piece.
ROW 4 (= wrong side): Slip first stitch purlwise, tighten yarn and work until 2 stitches remains, turn piece.
Continue short rows the same way until 17 stitches remain in the middle of row.

Continue back and forth but now work 1 stitch more for every row over heel. To avoid holes in the transitions, lift the horizontal yarn before the stitch to be knitted up and slip it twisted on the needle. Work strand tog with next stitch (from right side knit strand and stitch together and from wrong side purl strand and stitch together). Work like this until all heel stitches have been worked.


Worked in the round on double pointed needles from toe and up.

Cast on 28 stitches on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with black. Work diagram A.1, when diagram has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 56-60-64 stitches on round. Now continue according to diagram A.2 over all stitches until piece measures approx. 13-15-17 cm / 5"-6"-6 3/4'' from cast-on edge, adjust after one whole repetition of A.2 vertically (if knitting gauge does not fit vertically adjust pattern when working over the other diagrams).

Work diagram A.3 over the first 29-31-33 stitches and work A.4 over the last 27-29-31 stitches. When diagrams have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 70-74-78 stitches on round. Slip the first 29-31-33 stitches on 1 stitch holder, slip the next 7 stitches on 1 new stitch holder and slip the last 7 stitches at the end of round on 1 more stitch holder (1 stitch holder with 29-31-33 stitches for foot and 2 stitch holders with 7 stitches for sides of heel).
There are 27-29-31 stitches on needle, work HEEL DECREASE - see explanation above, over these stitches.

After heel decrease continue back and forth over heel and stitches placed on stitch holder in the sides as follows: Use black and work stitch at the end of every row together with the outermost stitch of the 7 stitches on each side of heel (from right side knit the 2 stitches twisted together and from wrong side purl the 2 stitches together). Continue to work like this until all stitches from sides have been worked together with stitches from heel. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Slip the 29-31-33 stitches on last stitch holder back on needles = 56-60-64 stitches. Now work in the round, work A.2 over all stitches as before until piece measures approx. 10 cm / 4'' - adjust after 1 whole repetition. Knit 3 rounds with black while increasing 4 stitches evenly on last round = 60-64-68 stitches. Switch to double pointed needles size 2 mm and work rib knit 2 and purl 2 until rib measures approx. 3 cm / 1''. Loosely bind off stitches with knit over knit and purl over purl.
Fold cast-on edge double, use grafting/kitchener stitches and sew together opening at the front of toe. Cut the yarn and fasten. Knit another sock the same way.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= black
= grand canyon
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, on next round work yarn over twisted to avoid holes

Comments (2)

Sue Buckley 06.04.2018 - 22:09:

I found this pattern in \\\"Simply Knitting\\\" and loved it (although I have never knit socks in the toe-up style) - I bought the Drops wool today but on reading the pattern I am deeply confused about starting the socks from the chart as the instructions say cast on 28...could someone help me? Is the \\\"Simply Knitting\\\" pattern (& chart) complete/correct?

DROPS Design 07.04.2018 kl. 07:01:

Dear Sue, yes, the pattern is correct. You cast on 28 stitches, and knit the pattern in which you will increase enough stitches that will accomondate your foot. The 28 stitches should be put on 4 double pointed needles, and you knit with the fifth. The toe will be folded in half and sewn up at the end. You can find tutorial videos to help you on the left side of teh page just below the model's picture. Also do not forget you can always ask for help in person in the store you bought your DROPS yarn from. Happy Knitting!

Jane Watt 04.04.2018 - 21:05:

I have made this pattern and I like it, but wonder if you would ever make it a top down pattern. I find it hard to get a heel and gusset with no holes when I make as you suggest.

DROPS Design 05.04.2018 kl. 08:33:

Dear Mrs Watt, this video shows how to knit the diagonal heel and how to avoid holes, should you have some holes left, you can also sew some sts afterwards. Happy knitting!

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