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Merry Waves by DROPS Design

Knitted socks with rib and stripes. Size 35-43. Piece is knitted in DROPS Nord.

Tags: socks, stripes,

DROPS design: Pattern no no-007
Yarn group A
Size: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Foot length: approx. 22 - 24 - 27 cm
Leg height: approx. 16 - 16 - 16 cm
DROPS NORD from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
50 g for all sizes in colour 13, old pink
50 g for all sizes in colour 01, off white
50 g for all sizes in colour 12, powder pink
50 g for all sizes in colour 07, light beige

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 size needed to get 26 stitches and 34 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm 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. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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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45% Alpaca, 30% Polyamide, 25% Wool
from 2.30 £ /50g
DROPS Nord uni colour DROPS Nord uni colour 2.30 £ /50g
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DROPS Nord mix DROPS Nord mix 2.40 £ /50g
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You can get the yarn to make this pattern from 9.20£. Read more.

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.

6 rounds powder pink
* 4 rounds old pink
4 rounds light beige
4 rounds off white
4 rounds powder pink *, work from *-* 3 times in total.

* 4 rounds powder pink
4 rounds old pink
4 rounds light beige
4 rounds with off white *, work from *-* until toes is worked.

To get a stronger heel the entire heel and heel decrease can be worked in 2 strands. Use strand inside and outside of ball and work 1 stitch alternately with one and the other strand. This way you get a thicker heel without working with double strand.

HEEL DECREASE (worked in stocking stitch):
ROW 1 (= right side): Work until 7-7-8 stitches remain, slip next stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over, turn piece.
ROW 2 (= wrong side): Work until 7-7-8 stitches remain, slip next stitch as if to purl, purl 1, pass slipped stitch over, turn piece.
ROW 3 (= right side): Work until 6-6-7 stitches remain, slip next stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over, turn piece. 
ROW 4 (= wrong side): Work until 6-6-7 stitches remain, slip next stitch as if to purl, purl 1, pass slipped stitch over, turn piece. 
Continue decrease like this with 1 stitch less before each decrease until there are 14-14-16 stitches on needle.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 64-68-72 stitches evenly on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with powder pink. Work STRIPES LEG - see explanation above. Work rib purl 2/knit 2. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! 
Continue with rib until stripes have been worked (piece measures approx. 16-16-16 cm). Slip the first 38-42-42 stitches on 1 stitch holder (= mid on top of foot) and keep the last 26-26-30 stitches on needle (=heel stitches). Read KNITTING TIP! Work in stocking stitch with powder pink back and forth over heel stitches for 5-5½-6 cm. Insert 1 marker thread in the piece. Now decrease for heel - see HEEL DECREASE! After heel decrease, pick up 13-14-16 stitches on each side of heel with powder pink and slip the 38-42-42 stitches from stitch holder back on needle = 78-84-90 stitches. Then work STRIPES FOOT - see explanation above. Insert 1 marker thread on each side of the 38-42-42 stitches on top of foot. Then work rib on top of foot and stocking stitch under foot AT THE SAME TIME decrease in each side as follows: Knit the last 2 stitches before the 38-42-42 stitches twisted together (i.e. work in the back loop instead of front), knit the first 2 stitches after the 38-42-42 stitches together on top of foot. Decrease like this every other round 13-13-15 times in total = 52-58-60 stitches. Continue with stripes on foot until piece measures 18-19-22 cm from marker thread on heel, 4-5-5 cm remain until finished measurements. Then insert 1 marker thread in each side so that there are 26-29-30 stitches between marker threads. Continue working stocking stitch over all stitches with powder pink while AT THE SAME TIME decrease for toes on each side of both marker threads. Decrease as follows before marker thread: Knit 2 together. Decrease as follows after marker thread: Knit 2 twisted together. Decrease like this in each side on every other round a total of 4-5-5 times and then on every round a total of 5-5-6 times = 16-18-16 stitches remain on needle. On next round work all stitches together 2 by 2. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining stitches, tighten tog and fasten it on the inside of sock. Knit another sock.

Comments (2)

Puigrenier 08.09.2018 - 22:47:

Bonjour, Tout d’abord merci pour votre site qui est très riche de conseils et présentation de modèles . Ma question: que signifie: « appartient au groupe de fil A . » Merci

DROPS Design 10.09.2018 kl. 09:06:

Bonjour Mme Puigrenier et merci. Nos différents fils à tricoter sont classés par groupe en fonction de leur échantillon. Retrouvez ces différents groupes ici. Bon tricot!

Nathalie B 03.09.2018 - 08:01:

Si je veux réaliser ce modèle en une seule couleur, quel poids de laine faut-il prévoir?

DROPS Design 06.09.2018 kl. 09:36:

Bonjour Nathalie B., vous trouverez ici un modèle de chaussettes tricotées en côtes 2/2 en uni - utilisez le convertisseur pour connaître la quantité nécessaire en fonction de la taille e de la qualité choisie. Bon tricot!

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