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Berry Waves by DROPS Design

Knitted socks with rib and old-fashioned heel. Sizes 35-44. The piece is worked in DROPS Karisma.

Tags: socks, stripes,

DROPS Design: Pattern no u-851
Yarn group B
Sizes: 35/37-38/40-41/44
Foot length: 22-24-27 cm 
Leg length: 17-18-19 cm 
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
100-100-100 g colour 66, light dusty pink
50-50-50 g colour 30, light denim blue
50-50-50 g colour 13, cerise
50-50-50 g colour 01, off white

If you are knitting the socks with just one colour, you will need approx. 100-150-150 g Karisma.

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group B)" – see link below.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3.5 MM – or the size needed to get 22 stitches and 30 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.

Work stripes as follows:
* 2 rounds light denim blue, 2 rounds light dusty pink *, work from *-* a total of 3 times. * 2 rounds cerise, 2 rounds light dusty pink *, work from *-* a total of 3 times. * 2 rounds off white, 2 rounds light dusty pink *, work from *-* a total of 3 times.

Increase 1 stitch by lifting up the strand between 2 stitches, place the strand on the left needle and knit it twisted.

The piece is worked in the round with double pointed needles down the leg, the heel is worked back and forth and knitted together mid underneath. Then the foot is worked in the round with double pointed needles.

Cast on 44-48-52 stitches with light dusty pink and double pointed needles size 3.5 mm. Work rib as follows:
SIZES 35/37 and 41/44: Knit 1, * purl 2 / knit 2 *, work from *-* and finish with knit 1.
SIZE 38/40: Knit 2 / purl 2 to end of round.

ALL SIZES: Work 6 rounds with light dusty pink, then continue with rib and work STRIPES – see description above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When the stripes are finished, continue with light dusty pink until the piece measures 17-18-19 cm. Work stocking stitch over the first 24-26-28 stitches on the round (= heel stitches), work rib as before over the next 20-22-24 stitches and then place these stitches on a thread (= top of foot).

Continue by working stocking stitch back and forth over the heel stitches; on the first row from the right side increase stitches for a better fit as follows: Knit 9-10-11 stitches, increase 1 stitch - read INCREASE TIP, * knit 2 stitches, increase 1 stitch *, work from *-* a total of 3 times and then knit to end of row = 28-30-32 stitches on needle.
Continue back and forth with stocking stitch until the heel measures approx. 5-5½-6 cm, insert 1 marker in middle of row. On the next row from the right side work as follows:
Knit 10-11-12 stitches, knit together the next 8 stitches 2 and 2, knit the last 10-11-12 stitches = 24-26-28 stitches.
Turn and purl back. Knit 1 row from the right side.
Now work back and forth from the wrong side to work the heel stitches together.

All rows are worked from the wrong side. Turn and purl the first 12-13-14 stitches from the wrong side. Make sure that the strand is at the back of the piece (= lies towards the right side) and work as follows:

LEFT NEEDLE: Knit 2 stitches twisted together, move the knitted-together stitches back onto the left needle and tighten the strand. Do not turn the piece.

RIGHT NEEDLE: Insert the left needle into the 2 next stitches on the right needle (insert from left to right and make sure the left needle lies behind the right needle), pick up the strand and take it around the left needle, then pull the strand through these 2 stitches (from right to left) and drop the 2 stitches from the right needle. Then move the knitted-together stitches back onto the right needle and tighten the strand. Do not turn the piece.

Repeat LEFT and RIGHT NEEDLE like this until there are 2 stitches left. Now the heel stitches have been worked together. Place the 2 remaining stitches on the right needle and turn the piece to the right side.

Knit up 11-12-13 stitches along the first side of the heel (inside 1 stitch), place the stitches from the thread back on the needle and work rib over these stitches as before, knit up 11-12-13 stitches along the other side of the heel (inside 1 stitch) = 44-48-52 stitches. Continue with rib on top and stocking stitch under and on the sides of the sock - AT THE SAME TIME work STRIPES. When the stripes are finished, continue with light dusty pink. Work until the piece measures 19-20-23 cm from the marker on the heel (there are 3-4-4 cm left to finished length). Insert 1 marker in each side of the foot (so that there are 22-24-26 stitches both on top and under the foot). Continue working in stocking stitch and decrease to toe on each side of each marker as follows:
Work until there are 3 stitches left before the marker, knit 2 stitches twisted together, knit 2 (the marker sits in the middle of these 2 stitches) and knit 2 together, repeat at the second marker. Decrease like this every round until there are 8 stitches left, knit 2 and 2 stitches together on the next round = 4 stitches. Cut the strand and pull it through the stitches a couple of times, tighten and fasten well.

Work 1 more sock in the same way.

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