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Winter Carnival Socks by DROPS Design

Knitted socks in DROPS Karisma. The piece is worked with stripes and Nordic pattern. Sizes 35 - 46.

DROPS Design: Pattern no u-866
Yarn group B
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Sizes: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43 - 44/46
Foot length: approx. 22 - 24 - 27 - 30 cm
Leg length down to heel: approx. 34 - 34 - 35 - 35 cm
Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
100-100-100-150 g colour 77, light oak
50-50-50-50 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50-50 g colour 11, orange
50-50-50-50 g colour 48, wine red
50-50-50-50 g colour 30, light denim blue
50-50-50-50 g colour 33, medium pink
50-50-50-50 g colour 47, forest green
50-50-50-50 g colour 50, sea green
50-50-50-50 g colour 52, dark mustard

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

KNITTING TENSION:
22 stitches and 30 rows stocking stitch and pattern = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3.5 MM: for work in stocking stitch and pattern.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 MM: for rib.
The needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.

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Pattern instructions

EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

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PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.5. The whole pattern is worked in stocking stitch.

DECREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to decrease evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 76 stitches) and divide by the number of decreases to be made (e.g. 12) = 6.3. In this example, decrease by knitting approx. every 5th and 6th stitch together.

KNITTING TIP-1:
To avoid the knitting tension becoming tighter when working pattern, it is important that the strands at the back are not tight. You can increase a needle size when working pattern if this is a problem.

KNITTING TIP-2:
To strengthen the heel, the heel and heel decrease can be worked with 2 strands as follows: Use the strand from both the inside and outside of the ball and work 1 stitch alternately with the one and then the other strand. 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 7-7-8-8 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 7-7-8-8 stitches left, slip the next stitch as if to purl, purl 1, pass the slipped stitch over the purled stitch, turn the piece.
ROW 3 (right side): Knit until there are 6-6-7-7 stitches left, slip the next stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch, turn the piece.
ROW 4 (wrong side): Purl until there are 6-6-7-7 stitches left, slip the next stitch as if to purl, purl 1, pass the slipped stitch over the purled stitch, turn the piece.
Continue to decrease like this by working until there is 1 less stitch left before slipping the next stitch and until there are 12-14-14-14 stitches left on the needle.

DECREASE TIP-2 (for toe):
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of the marker as follows: Start 3 stitches before the marker, knit 2 stitches 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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START THE PIECE HERE:

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SOCKS – A QUICK SUMMARY OF THE PIECE:
The piece is worked in the round with double pointed needles, top down.

SOCK:
Cast on 76-80-84-92 stitches with double pointed needles size 3 mm and sea green. Knit 1 round. Then work 1 round of rib (= knit 2 / purl 2). Change to light oak and continue the rib until the piece measures 4-4-5-5 cm.
Change to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm. Knit 1 round with light oak and AT THE SAME TIME decrease 12 stitches evenly spaced in all sizes - read DECREASE TIP-1 = 64-68-72-80 stitches. 
Read KNITTING TIP-1 and work A.1 in the round (= 16-17-18-20 repeats of 4 stitches). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
AT THE SAME TIME on the round marked with arrow-1 in A.1 decrease 4-8-0-8 stitches evenly spaced = 60-60-72-72 stitches. Continue A.1 (there is now room for 5-5-6-6 repeats of 12 stitches).
On the round marked with arrow-2 decrease 4-4-8-0 stitches evenly spaced = 56-56-64-72 stitches.
When A.1 has been completed, the piece measures approx. 16-16-17-17 cm. Then work A.2 in the round (= 7-7-8-9 repeats of 8 stitches).
On the round marked with arrow-3 in A.2 decrease 2-2-4-6 stitches evenly spaced = 54-54-60-66 stitches.
When A.2 has been completed, the piece measures approx. 22-22-23-23 cm. Then work A.3 in the round (= 9-9-10-11 repeats of 6 stitches).
On the round marked with arrow-4 in A.3 decrease 6-0-0-6 stitches evenly spaced = 48-54-60-60 stitches (there is now room for 8-9-10-10 repeats of 6 stitches).
On the round marked with arrow-5 decrease 0-2-4-4 stitches evenly spaced = 48-52-56-56 stitches.
When A.3 has been completed, the piece measures approx. 34-34-35-35 cm from the cast-on edge.
Keep the first 12-13-14-14 stitches on the needle for the heel, place the next 24-26-28-28 stitches on 1 thread (= mid top of foot) and keep the last 12-13-14-14 stitches on the needle for the heel. Read KNITTING TIP-2 and work stocking stitch back and forth with light oak over the 24-26-28-28 heel stitches for 5-5½-6-6½ cm.
Insert a marker in the middle of the last row; the marker will be used later to measure the foot length.
Work HEEL DECREASE – read description above. After the heel decrease, work the next round as follows (start the round in the middle of the 12-14-14-14 heel stitches and work with light oak): Knit 6-7-7-7 stitches, knit up 11-12-13-14 stitches along the side of the heel, knit the 24-26-28-28 stitches from the thread, knit up 11-12-13-14 stitches along the other side of the heel and knit over the remaining 6-7-7-7 heel stitches = 58-64-68-70 stitches on the needles.
Insert 1 marker on each side of the 24-26-28-28 stitches on top of foot.
Work A.4 in the round and decrease on each side of the 24-26-28-28 stitches on top of foot as follows: Knit together the last 2 stitches before the first marker on top of foot and knit twisted together the first 2 stitches after the second marker on top of foot (= 2 stitches decreased). Decrease like this every 2nd round a total of 7-8-8-7 times = 44-48-52-56 stitches.
Continue A.4 until the piece measures approx. 14-16-18-21 cm from the marker on the heel, but finish after 3 rounds of light oak. Work A.5 in the round (= 11-12-13-14 repeats of 4 stitches). When A.5 has been completed, there is approx. 4-4-5-5 cm left to finished length. Change to dark mustard. If necessary, try the sock on and work stocking stitch in the round to desired length before decreasing to toe as described below.
Insert 1 marker in each side of the sock so that you have 22-24-26-28 stitches both on top of and under the foot. On the next round decrease to toe on each side of both markers – read DECREASE TIP-2 (= 4 stitches decreased). Decrease like this every 2nd round a total of 4-4-5-5 times and then every round a total of 5-6-6-7 times = 8 stitches left in all sizes. Cut the strand, pull it through the remaining stitches, tighten and fasten well. Work the other sock in the same way.

Diagram

= light oak
= dark mustard
= orange
= sea green
= off white
= wine red
= medium pink
= forest green
= light denim blue
= decrease round


Comments (2)

Gunhild Falkevik 05.07.2018 - 11:48:

Flotte

Kristina Hemstreet 06.06.2018 - 23:50:

Its nice that these are knee highs!

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