DROPS Extra / 0-1393

Nick's Sock by DROPS Design

Knitted Christmas stockinette with multi-colored Nordic pattern for Christmas. Piece is knitted in DROPS Karisma.

DROPS design: Pattern u-849
Yarn group B
Sock height: approx. 41 cm / 16''

DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
100 g color 48, wine red
50 g color 44, light gray

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 3 mm / US 2.5 – or size needed to get 23 stitches and 32 rows in stockinette stitch = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

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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.3. The diagrams are worked in stockinette stitch.

Worked back and forth in stockinette stitch.
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 stitches remains, turn piece.
ROW 4 (= wrong side): Slip first stitch purlwise, tighten yarn and work until 2 stitches remains, turn piece.
Continue decrease the same way until 18 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 yarn before the stitch to be knitted up and slip it twisted on the needle. Work the yarn together with stitch. Work like this until all heel stitches have been worked.

DECREASE TIP (applies to toe):
Begin 3 stitches before marker thread and knit 2 together, knit 1, marker thread, knit 1, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 2 stitches decreased).

Worked in the round on double pointed needles top down towards toe.
Cast on 84 stitches on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with light gray. Work 16 rounds in stockinette stitch. Then purl 1 round (= folding edge). REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
Then work pattern in the round according to diagram A.1 (= 14 repetitions of 6 stitches) - AT THE SAME TIME decrease 4 stitches evenly on round marked with arrow in diagram = 80 stitches. When A.1 has been worked vertically, work in the round according to diagram A.2 (= 4 repetitions of 20 stitches). Work A.2 2 times in total vertically. Piece measures approx. 19 cm / 7½'' from folding edge.
Now keep the first 20 stitches on needle for heel, slip the next 40 stitches on 1 stitch holder (= on top of foot) and keep the last 20 stitches on needle for heel. Now work HEEL DECREASE - see explanation above, with stockinette stitch back and forth over the 40 heel stitches with wine red.
When heel decrease is done, slip the 40 stitches from stitch holder back on needle and continue in the round over all 80 stitches as follows (begin round after stitches from heel): Work A.2 as before over the 40 stitches mid on top of foot, work 1 stitch light gray, 1 stitch wine red, insert 1 marker (= B), work A.3 (= 6 stitches) over the next 36 stitches AT THE SAME TIME increase 1 stitch (after the first 18 stitches) so that pattern begins and ends the same way in each side, insert 1 marker (= C) and finish with 1 stitch wine red and 1 stitch light gray = 81 stitches. Continue the pattern AT THE SAME TIME decrease in each side as follows: Knit the first 2 stitches AFTER marker B twisted together with light gray and the last 2 stitches BEFORE marker C together with light gray. Decrease like this every other round 6 times in total = 69 stitches. Continue pattern until A.2 has been worked 2 times in total vertically after heel (approx. 8 cm / 3 1/8'' remain until finished measurements). Insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 34 stitches on top of foot and 35 stitches under foot. Continue working with wine red and decrease for toes on each side of these 2 markers - read DECREASE TIP! Decrease like this on every other round 11 times in total and then on every round 4 times in total = 9 stitches remain on needle. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining stitches, tighten together and fasten.

Fold hem towards wrong side at the folding round and fasten on the inside of stockinette with small stitches.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= light grey
= wine red
= decrease round

Calista Arneson 21.02.2018 - 20:25:

To begin pattern, do I begin on left or right and top or bottom of the diagram A-1?

DROPS Design 21.02.2018 kl. 20:59:

Dear Calista, you should begin right bottom corner of diagram and read it to left. All patterns are in diagrams seen from right side of garment. More about reading pattern diagrams you could find in our Lessons - please see How do I read the diagrams that come with the patterns? . Happy knitting!

Deboeuf 18.12.2017 - 14:18:

Bonjour, je tricote la chaussette de noël, mais j pourquoi l'augmentation de 1 maille après le talon, le motif est sur un nombre de mailles pair

DROPS Design 18.12.2017 kl. 14:46:

Bonjour Mme Deboeuf, on augmente 1 m après les 18 premières mailles pour que le motif commence et se termine de la même façon de chaque côté. Bon tricot!

Ferriere 05.12.2017 - 11:11:

Hello Bonjour je découvre le calendrier de l avent ce jour est-il possible d avoir les modèles des jours 1 à 4 je viens a peine de m abonner.... merci d avance.... votre site est supet

DROPS Design 05.12.2017 kl. 11:27:

Bonjour Mme Ferriere et merci. Vous trouverez notre calendrier de l'Avent ici avec tous les modèles depuis le 1er (ceux déjà ouverts), pour les autres, revenez chaque jour pour découvrir ce qui se cache derrière la porte. Bon tricot!

Rebecca Kingston 01.12.2017 - 14:57:

Is this a person sized sock or a novelty and/or christmas "stocking" ? please label "christmas" patterns so we know whether they are for hanging and/or displaying or for actual use. thank you!! love the site. i use it all the time for my knitting.

DROPS Design 01.12.2017 kl. 15:31:

Dear Mrs Kingston and thank you. This is a Christmas Stocking to hang as an ornament to decorate. Happy knitting!

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