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Nordfjord by DROPS Design

Knitted socks in DROPS Fabel. Piece is knitted with Norwegian pattern. Size 35 to 43

DROPS design: Pattern fa-419
Yarn group A
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Size: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Foot length: approx. 22 - 24 - 27 cm
Sock height down to heel: approx. 25 cm for all sizes.
Materials:
DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100-100-100 g colour 604, ocean view
50-50-50 g colour 114, light pearl grey
50-50-50 g colour 107, blue

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

KNITTING TENSION:
26 stitches in width and 34 rows vertically in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 mm
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller needles.

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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.
EXPLANATION FOR PATTERN:

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DECREASE TIP-1 (evenly):
To calculate how to decrease evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 72 stitches) and divide stitches by number of decreases to be done (e.g. 8) = 9. 
In this example decrease by knitting alternately every 8th and 9th stitch together.

PATTERN: 
See diagrams A.1 to A.4. Work the entire pattern in stocking stitch.

KNITTING TIP-1:
To avoid the knitting tension to tighten when working pattern, it is important not to tighten the strands on back side of piece. Use half a larger needle size when working pattern if needed.

KNITTING TIP-2 (applies to heel):
To get a stronger heel the entire heel and heel decrease can be worked in 2 strands as follows: 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: 
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 needle.

DECREASE TIP-2 (applies to toe):
Decrease 1 stitch on each side of marker as follows: Work until 3 stitches remain before marker, knit 2 together, knit 2 stitches (marker is between these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked (= 2 stitches decreased).

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BEGIN PIECE HERE:

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SOCKS - SHORT SUMMARY OF PIECE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles, top down.

SOCK: 
Cast on 72-76-80 stitches on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with light pearl grey. Knit 1 round. Then work rib in the round (= knit 2/purl 2) for 3 cm.
Knit 1 round while decreasing 8-4-8 stitches evenly - read DECREASE TIP-1 = 64-72-72 stitches.
Read KNITTING TIP-1 and work A.1 in the round (= 8-9-9 repetitions of 8 stitches). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
AT THE SAME TIME on round marked with arrow in A.1 decrease 4-0-0 stitches evenly = 60-72-72 stitches (there is now room for 15-18-18 repetitions of 4 stitches).
When A.1 has been worked, work A.2 in the round (= 5-6-6 repetitions of 12 stitches).
AT THE SAME TIME on round marked with arrow in A.2 decrease 4-8-8 stitches evenly = 56-64-64 stitches.
When A.2 has been worked, work A.3 in the round (= 14-16-16 repetitions of 4 stitches). AT THE SAME TIME on round marked with arrow in A.3 decrease 0-4-0 stitches evenly = 56-60-64 stitches (there is now room for 14-15-16 repetitions of 4 stitches).
When A.3 is done, knit 1 round with ocean view while decreasing 2 stitches evenly in all sizes = 54-58-62 stitches. The piece now measures approx. 25 cm vertically.
Keep the first 13-14-15 stitches on needle for heel, slip the next 28-30-32 stitches on 1 stitch holder (= mid on top of foot) and keep the last 13-14-15 stitches on needle for heel = 26-28-30 heel stitches on needle. Read KNITTING TIP-2 and work in stocking stitch back and forth over heel stitches with ocean view for 5-5½-6 cm.
Insert a marker in the middle of the last row, marker should be used later to measure the length of foot.
Work HEEL DECREASE (with ocean view) - read explanation above. After heel decrease work next round as follows: Knit over the 14-14-16 heel stitches, pick up 13-14-16 stitches along side of heel, knit the 28-30-32 stitches from stitch holder on top of foot and pick up 13-14-16 stitches along the other side of heel = 68-72-80 stitches on needles.
Insert 1 marker on each side of the 28-30-32 stitches on top of foot.
Work in stocking stitch in the round with ocean view and decrease on each side of the 28-30-32 stitches on top of foot as follows: Knit the last 2 stitches before first marker on top of foot twisted together and knit the 2 stitches after last marker on top of foot together. Decrease like this every other round 8-8-10 times in total = 52-56-60 stitches.
Work until piece measures 11-12-14 cm from marker on heel. Work A.4 in the round (= 13-14-15 repetitions of 4 stitches). When A.4 has been worked, continue in stocking stitch with blue.
Work until piece measures 18-19-21 cm from marker on heel (A.4 should now be done and approx. 4-5-6- cm remain until finished measurements, try the sock on and work to desired length). Insert 1 marker in each side of sock so that there are 26-28-30 stitches both on top of foot and under foot.
Then decrease for toes on each side of both markers - READ DECREASE TIP-2 = 4 stitches decreased. Decrease like this on every other round 4-7-9 times in total and then on every round 6-3-2 times in total = 12-16-16 stitches remain on needles. On next round knit all stitches together 2 by 2 = 6-8-8 stitches remain. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining stitches, tighten together and fasten. 
Work the other sock the same way.

Diagram

= ocean view
= blue
= light pearl grey
= decrease round


Comments (1)

Annette Van Der Spoel 10.01.2019 - 16:42:

Beste medewerker, ik wil deze sokken gaan breien maar ik vraag me af of dit patroon wel klopt. Op het plaatje tel ik 5 kleuren, maar in de beschrijving worden er maar 3 genoemd. Met vriendelijke groet, Annette

DROPS Design 11.01.2019 kl. 10:20:

Dag Annette,

Dat komt omdat de kleur 'Ocean view' een kleurprint heeft en dus zitten er verschillende kleuren in deze kleurvariant.

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