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Inside Out by DROPS Design

Knitted socks in DROPS Karisma. The piece is worked with Nordic pattern.

DROPS Design: Pattern no u-856
Yarn group B
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Sizes: US: 5/6½ - 7½/9 - 9½/10½
EU: 35/37 - 38/40 – 41/43

Foot length: approx. 22 - 24 - 27 cm / 8¾''-9½''-10½''
Leg height down to heel: approx. 12 - 12 - 15 cm / 4 3/4" - 4 3/4" - 6''
Materials:
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
100-100-100 g color 72, light pearl gray
100-100-100 g color 11, orange

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

KNITTING GAUGE:
22 stitches in width and 30 rows in height with stockinette stitch and pattern = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3.5 MM / US 4: for the work in stockinette stitch and pattern.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 MM / US 2.5: for the rib.
Needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm / 4'', change to a larger needle size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm / 4'', change to a smaller needle size.

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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.
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EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

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PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.4. The whole pattern is worked in stockinette stitch.

DECREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to decrease evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 60 stitches) and divide by the number of decreases to be made (e.g. 4) = 15. 
In this example, decrease by knitting every 14th and 15th stitch together.

HEEL DECREASE: 
ROW 1 (= right side): Work A.2/A.4 until there are 5-6-6 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): Work A.2/A.4 until there are 5-6-6 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): Work A.2/A.4 until there are 4-5-5 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): Work A.2/A.4 until there are 4-5-5 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 13-15-15 stitches left on the needle.

DECREASE TIP-2 (for toe):
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of the stitch with the marker as follows: Start 2 stitches before the stitch with the marker, knit 2 together using the opposite color to the stitch with the marker, work the stitch with the marker, knit 2 twisted together using the opposite color to the stitch with the marker (= 2 stitches decreased).

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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SOCKS - QUICK SUMMARY OF THE PIECE:
The piece is worked in the round with double pointed needles, top down. The one sock has a light pearl gray background and the other has an orange background.

SOCK WITH LIGHT PEARL GRAY BACKGROUND:
Cast on 60-60-70 stitches with double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 and orange. Work 2 cm / 3/4'' rib (= knit 1 / purl 1). Change to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 and knit 1 round with orange where you decrease 4-0-10 stitches evenly spaced - read DECREASE TIP-1 = 56-60-60 stitches.
Work the next round as follows: Work A.1A over the first 50 stitches (= 5 repeats of 10 stitches), work A.1B (= 1 stitch) = 51 stitches on top of foot, work A.2A over the next 4-8-8 stitches and work A.2B over the last stitch (= mid back). Continue the pattern like this.
When A.1 has been worked a total of 3-3-4 times in height, place the middle 35 stitches on top of foot on 1 thread = 21-25-25 stitches left on needle for heel. 
Work A.2 back and forth over the heel stitches for 5-5½-6 cm / 2''-2 1/4''-2½'' (make sure the pattern continues as before over the middle 5-9-9 stitches mid back).
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: Continue A.2 over the 13-15-15 heel stitches, knit up 12-13-13 stitches along the side of the heel, continue A.1 over the 35 stitches from the thread on top of foot and knit up 12-13-13 stitches along the other side of the heel = 72-76-76 stitches on the needle.
Then continue A.1 over the 35 stitches on top of foot and A.2 over the remaining stitches. AT THE SAME TIME decrease on each side of the 35 stitches on top of foot inside the outermost stitch in A.2 as follows (start after the 35 stitches on top of foot): 
Work the first stitch in A.2 (this stitch will not be decreased but is continued in orange), knit the next 2 stitches twisted together (with the next color in the pattern), work A.2 until there are 3 stitches left before A.1 - knit the next 2 stitches together (with the next color in the pattern) and work the last stitch in A.2 (this stitch will not be decreased but is continued in orange). 
Decrease like this every 2nd round a total of 8-10-8 times in each side = 56-56-60 stitches left on the needles.
Continue A.1 and A.2 as before until the piece measures approx. 17-19-21 cm / 6 3/4''-7½''-8 1/4'' from the heel marker (there is now approx. 5-5-6 cm / 2''-2''-2½'' left to finished length; you can try the sock on and work to required length, but make sure you finish after a complete or half repeat of A.1 in height). 
Continue working A.2 in the round over all stitches (make sure the pattern is continued neatly under the foot).
When the piece measures 18-20-22 cm / 7''-8''-8¾'' from the heel marker, insert 1 marker thread in the middle stitch in each side so that there are 27-27-29 stitches both on top of and under the foot between the stitches with the marker thread.
On the next round decrease to toe on each side of the stitches with the marker thread - read DECREASE TIP-2 = 4 stitches decreased. Decrease like this every 2nd round a total of 4-4-5 times and then every round a total of 5-5-5 times = 20-20-20 stitches left. On the next round knit all stitches together 2 and 2 = 10 stitches left. Cut the strands, pull the strands through the remaining stitches, pull tight and fasten well.

SOCK WITH ORANGE BACKGROUND:
Cast on 60-60-70 stitches with double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2.5 and orange. Work 2 cm / 3/4'' rib (= knit 1 / purl 1). Change to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 and knit 1 round with orange where you decrease 4-0-10 stitches evenly spaced - read DECREASE TIP-1 = 56-60-60 stitches.
Work the next round as follows: Work A.3A over the first 50 stitches (= 5 repeats of 10 stitches), work A.3B (= 1 stitch) = 51 stitches on top of foot, work A.4A over the next 4-8-8 stitches and work A.4B over the last stitch (= mid back). Continue the pattern like this.
When A.3 has been worked a total of 3-3-4 times in height, place the middle 35 stitches on top of foot on 1 thread = 21-25-25 stitches left on the needle for the heel 
Work A.4 back and forth over the heel stitches for 5-5½-6 cm / 2''-2 1/4''-2½'' (make sure the pattern is continued as before over the middle 5-9-9 stitches mid back).
Insert a marker on the last row; this 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: Continue A.4 over the 13-15-15 heel stitches, knit up 12-13-13 stitches along the side of the heel, continue A.3 over the 35 stitches from the thread on top of foot and knit up 12-13-13 stitches along the other side of the heel = 72-76-76 stitches on the needles.
Continue with A.3 over the 35 stitches on top of foot and A.4 over the remaining stitches. AT THE SAME TIME decrease on each side of the 35 stitches on top of foot inside the outermost stitch in A.4 as follows (start after the 35 stitches mid top of foot): 
Work the first stitch in A.4 (this stitch will not be decreased and is continued in light pearl gray), knit the next 2 stitches twisted together (with the next color in the pattern), work A.4 until there are 3 stitches left before A.3 - knit the next 2 stitches together (with the next color in the pattern) and work the last stitch in A.4 (this stitch will not be decrease and is continued in light pearl gray). 
Decrease like this every 2nd round a total of 8-10-8 times in each side = 56-56-60 stitches left on the needles. 
Continue A.3 and A.4 as before until the piece measures 17-19-21 cm / 6 3/4''-7½''-8 1/4'' from the heel marker (there is now approx. 5-5-6 cm / 2''-2''-2½'' left to finished length; you can try the sock on and work to required length, but make sure you finish after a complete or half repeat of A.3 in height). 
Continue with A.4 in the round over all stitches (make sure that the pattern is continued neatly under the foot).
When the piece measures 18-20-22 cm / 7''-8''-8¾'' from the heel marker, insert 1 marker thread in the middle stitch in each side so that there are 27-27-29 stitches both on top of and under the foot between the stitches with the marker thread.
On the next round decrease to toe on each side of the stitches with the marker thread - read DECREASE TIP-2 = 4 stitches decreased. Decrease like this every 2nd round a total of 4-4-5 times and then every round a total of 5-5-5 times = 20-20-20 stitches left. On the next round knit all stitches together 2 and 2 = 10 stitches left. Cut the strands, pull the strands through the remaining stitches, pull tight and fasten well.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= light pearl grey
= orange


Comments (2)

Conny 26.09.2018 - 11:06:

Hallo Zusammen, es gibt bei Euch ja so viele schöne Socken, Muster und Ideen. Wenn ich Socken nach einer Anleitung von Garnstudio Drops stricke , darf ich die an einen Verein für krebskranke Kinder Spenden der Sie auf einem Markt verkauft? Ich dachte an etwa 20 Paar pro Jahr. Über eine Antwort würde ich mich freuen. Liebe Grüße Cornelia Knoblauch

DROPS Design 26.09.2018 kl. 13:33:

Liebe Conny, gerne finden Sie alle Informationenen unter dem Copyright ganz unten nach der Anleitung. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Lora Huey 26.07.2018 - 15:04:

Can't wait for USA translation , getting ready to put on my knitting needles .. Love them !

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