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Andean Caravan Socks by DROPS Design

Knitted socks with multi-colored Nordic pattern. Sizes 35 - 43. The piece is worked in DROPS Nord.

DROPS Design: Pattern no no-001
Yarn group A
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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''
Leg length: approx. 22 - 24 - 26 cm / 8¾''-9½''-10 1/4''
Materials:
DROPS NORD from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100 g for all sizes in color 05, gray
50 g for all sizes in color 04, light gray
50 g for all sizes in color 01, off white
50 g for all sizes in color 03, pearl gray

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 / 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.
INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. The diagrams are worked in stockinette stitch apart from the color 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 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 and heel decrease, work with 2 strands as follows: Use the strand from the inside and outside of the ball and work 1 stitch alternately with first the one strand then the other. 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 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, lift 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, lift 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 the decreases in the same way by working until there is 1 less stitch left before slipping a stitch and until there are 14-14-16 stitches left on heel.

DECREASE TIP-2 (for toe):
Decrease on each side of marker as follows: Start 3 stitches before the marker, knit 2 together, knit 2 (the marker sits in the middle of these 2 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 the toe.
Cast on 60-64-68 stitches with double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 and light gray. Work 2 rounds stockinette stitch. Continue with rib (= knit 2 / purl 2) for 4 cm / 1½''. Knit 1 round where you decrease 4-8-4 stitches evenly on round - read DECREASE/INCREASE TIP = 56-56-64 stitches. Work A.1 in the round (= 7-7-8 repeats of 8 stitches). On the round marked with an arrow in A.1 increase 4-4-0 stitches evenly on round = 60-60-64 stitches.
When A.1 has been completed in height work diagram A.2 as follows: Work A.2a 0-0-1 time (= 2 stitches at back of sock), work A.2b (= 6-6-6 repeats of 10 stitches) and A.2a 0-0-1 time (= 2 stitches at back of sock). On the round marked with an arrow in A.2 decrease 4-4-0 stitches evenly on round = 56-56-64 stitches.
When A.2 has been completed in height, work A.3 (= 7-7-8 repeats of 8 stitches). When A.3 has been completed in height, knit 1 round with gray where you adjust the number of stitches to 54-58-62 stitches. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! The sock is continued with gray and stockinette stitch to finished length. Continue until the piece measures approx. 22-24-26 cm / 8 3/4"-9½"-10 1/4''.
Now keep the first 13-14-15 stitches on needle for heel, place the next
28-30-32 stitches on a thread (= top of foot) and keep the last 13-14-15 stitches on needle for heel. Read KNITTING TIP and work stockinette stitch back and forth over the 26-28-30 heel stitches for 5-5½-6 cm / 2''-2 1/4''-2½''. Insert 1 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 stitches on each side of the heel and the 28-30-32 stitches from the thread are replaced on the needle = 68-72-80 stitches. Insert 1 marker on each side of the 28-30-32 stitches on top of foot.
Decrease on each side of the 28-30-32 stitches on top of foot as follows: Knit together the last 2 stitches BEFORE the first marker on top of foot and knit 2 stitches twisted together AFTER the second marker on top of foot. Decrease in this way every 2nd round a total of 8-8-10 times = 52-56-60 stitches. Continue working until the piece measures approx. 18-19-21 cm / 7''-7½''-8¼'' from the marker on the heel (= 4-5-6 cm / 1½''-2''-2 3/8'' left to finished length). Insert 1 marker in each side of the foot so that there are 26-28-30 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 times and then every round a total of 6-3-2 times = 12-16-16 stitches left on needle. On the next round knit all stitches together 2 and 2 = 6-8-8 stitches left on needle. Cut the strand, pull it through the remaining stitches, tighten and fasten well. Work another sock in the same way.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit with off white
= purl with off white
= knit with pearl grey
= purl with pearl grey
= knit with light grey
= purl with light grey
= knit with grey
= increase/decrease row



Comments (2)

Marjan Roest 03.10.2018 - 22:59:

Hallo, ik heb een vraag over de sokken nr. 184-20. \r\n\r\nWat wordt bedoelt met achter op de sok? \r\nKomen er twee patronen naast elkaar op de achterkant?\r\nB.v.d. Marjan.

Sandrine 19.02.2018 - 15:34:

Wool is wonderful, pattern fun to make... but sizes are really too small. I am wearing a size 9 (40) and I had to cast on 80 st on 3mm needle

DROPS Design 19.02.2018 kl. 15:42:

Dear Sandrine, remember to always check and keep your gauge, ie you should have here 26 sts x 34 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm. Happy knitting!

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