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Enchanted Socks by DROPS Design

Knitted socks with multi-coloured pattern. Size 35 to 43 Piece is knitted in DROPS Nord.

Tags: floral, graphic, socks,

DROPS design: Pattern no-006
Yarn group A
Size: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Foot length: approx. 22 - 24 - 27 cm
Leg height: approx. 24 - 24 - 24 cm
DROPS NORD from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
50-50-50 g colour 13, old pink
50-50-50 g colour 14, red
50-50-50 g colour 18, goldenrod
50-50-50 g colour 08, fog
50-50-50 g colour 07, light beige
50-50-50 g colour 16, jeans blue
50-50-50 g colour 10, lemongrass

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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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.

See diagrams A.1 to A.8. Work all diagrams in stocking stitch.

Decrease 1 stitch by knitting 2 together.
To calculate how to decrease evenly, use the total number of stitches on needles (e.g. 72 stitches) and divide stitches by number of decreases to be done (e.g. 6) = 12. In this example knit approx. every 11th and 12th stitch together.

ROW 1 (= right side): Knit until 7-8-8 stitches remain, slip next stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch knitted, turn piece.
ROW 2 (= wrong side): Purl until 7-8-8 stitches remain, slip next stitch as if to purl, purl 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch purled, turn piece.
ROW 3 (= right side): Knit until 6-7-7 stitches remain, slip next stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch knitted, turn piece.
ROW 4 (= wrong side): Purl until 6-7-7 stitches remain, slip next stitch as if to purl, purl 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch purled, turn piece. 
Continue decrease like this with 1 stitch less before each decrease until there are 14-14-16 stitches on needles.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 72-72-80 stitches on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with old pink. Knit 1 round. Continue with rib = knit 2/purl 2 for 5 cm.
Knit 1 round AT THE SAME TIME decrease 6-6-8 stitches evenly - read DECREASE TIP = 66-66-72 stitches.
Then work according to diagram A.1 (= 6 stitches) 11-11-12 times on round. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! 
Work A.2 (= 3 stitches) over the first 3-3-0 stitches, repeat A.3 (= 18 stitches) over the next 54-54-72 stitches (= 3-3-4 times) AT THE SAME TIME decrease 6-6-0 stitches evenly on first round and finish with A.4 (= 3 stitches) over the last 3-3-0 stitches = 60-60-72 stitches.
When A.2 to A.4 have been worked 1 time vertically, piece measures approx. 16 cm.
Work A.5 (= 6 stitches) 9-10-11 times in total on round AT THE SAME TIME decrease 6-0-6 stitches evenly on first round = 54-60-66 stitches. When A.5 has been worked 1 time vertically, continue with light beige. When piece measures 24 cm (= leg), decrease 0-2-4 stitches evenly on next round = 54-58-62 stitches. Now keep the first and last 13-14-15 stitches on needle for heel and slip the remaining stitches on a stitch holder (= mid on top of foot) = 28-30-32 stitches on top of foot and 26-28-30 stitches for heel.
Work in stocking stitch back and forth over heel stitches for 1 cm. Then work next row from right side as follows: Work 4-5-6 stitches as A.6, A.7 (= 17 stitches) 1 time and 5-6-7 stitches as A.6. Continue pattern like this. When A.6 and A.7 have been worked 1 time vertically, finish heel with lemongrass. When heel measures 5-5½-6 cm, insert 1 marker in the middle of last row.
Now work HEEL DECREASE - see explanation above. After heel decrease work in the round in stocking stitch with light beige. Work next round as follows: Work stitches from heel, pick up 13-14-16 stitches along side of heel, work stitches from stitch holder and pick up 13-14-16 stitches along the other side of heel = 68-72-80 stitches.
Insert 1 marker on each side of the 28-30-32 stitches on top of foot. Then decrease in each side as follows: Knit the last 2 stitches before first marker on top of foot twisted together and knit the first 2 stitches after last marker on top of foot together (= 2 stitches decreased). Repeat decrease every other round a total of 8-8-10 times = 52-56-60 stitches.
Work until piece measures 12-13-15 cm from marker on heel (= 10-11-12 cm remain on sock).
Work A.8 (= 6 stitches) 8-9-10 times in total on round, AT THE SAME TIME on first round decrease 4-2-0 stitches evenly = 48-54-60 stitches. When A.8 has been worked 1 time vertically, piece measures approx. 18-19-21 cm from marker on heel (= 4-5-6 cm remain on sock). Insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 24-27-30 stitches both on top of foot and under foot. Continue in stocking stitch with old pink and decrease for toes on each side of both markers as follows: Before markers: Knit 2 together. After markers: Knit 2 twisted tog (= 4 stitches decreased per decrease). Decrease like this in each side on every other round a total of 4-7-9 times and then on every round a total of 5-3-2 times = 12-14-16 stitches. On next round knit all stitches together 2 by 2 = 6-7-8 stitches. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining stitches, tighten together and fasten.
Work the other sock the same way.


= old pink
= red
= goldenrod
= fog
= light beige
= jeans blue
= lemongrass

Comments (10)

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Jayne 29.07.2018 - 08:45:

Hi. Only charts for A5 and A8 are now showing all the others have disappeared! Please would you restore them

DROPS Design 31.07.2018 kl. 10:29:

Dear Jane, you should be able to see all diagrams, shouldn't you, try to clean your cache and try again. Shouldn't it still work, please let us know wich browser/system you are using. Thank you!

Ruth F Matthews 06.07.2018 - 16:10:

Your note says "This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm." Can't be both American and cm--so is cm a typo that should read inches?

DROPS Design 09.07.2018 kl. 09:29:

Dear Mrs Matthews, the US-English patterns are written with American English wording, but when there is a chart with all measurements in each size (this doesn't apply here for the socks) the measurements in the chart are taken in cm, not in inches. Happy knitting!

Åsa 10.05.2018 - 10:31:

Hur får man tag i mönsterdelarna A5 och A8? Jag kommer inte vidare....

DROPS Design 01.06.2018 kl. 15:45:

Diagram A.5 och A.8 hittas längst ner under de övriga diagrammen.

Åsa 10.05.2018 - 01:23:

A5 o A8??? Sitter just nu och saknar ovanstående info...

DROPS Design 15.05.2018 kl. 16:02:

Hej Åsa, både A5 og A8 ligger nu nederst under de andre diagrammet. God fornøjelse!

Haldis Presttun 09.05.2018 - 20:09:

Diagram A5 + A8 ?

DROPS Design 11.05.2018 kl. 09:13:

Dear Mrs Presttun, Diagrams A.5 and A.8 are now online, thank you. Happy knitting!

LillyS 08.05.2018 - 23:56:

Puuduvad skeemid A.5 ja A.8 tulevad.

Yvonne 31.12.2017 - 19:31:

Prachtig zomers motief. Lijkt me leuk om te breien!

Lisa 19.12.2017 - 21:53:

Very sweet motifs and colors. I would love to knit this on a wintery day, looking forward to spring.

Sylvie 13.12.2017 - 12:30:

Motifs originaux que nous ne voulons peut-être pas garder dans notre jardin secret

Renate Maier 12.12.2017 - 12:46:

Sehr schöne Farben und liebliches Muster

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