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Flamingo Parade Socks by DROPS Design

Knitted socks in DROPS Flora. Piece is knitted top down in Norwegian pattern with flamingos. Size 35 to 41

DROPS design: Pattern fl-043
Yarn group A

35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Foot length: 22-24-27 cm Sock height down to heel: approx. 18-19-20 cm

DROPS FLORA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
50-100-100 g colour 13, denim blue
50-50-50 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50 g colour 10, indigo
50-50-50 g colour 16, pistachio
50-50-50 g colour 18, red
50-50-50 g colour 19, coral

26 stitches in width and 34 rows vertically in stocking stitch and Nordic pattern = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 mm: for stocking stitch and Nordic pattern.
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.



See diagram A.1. Work the entire pattern in stocking stitch.

DECREASE TIP (evenly):
To calculate how to decrease evenly, use the total number of stitches decreases are done over (e.g. 72 stitches) and divide stitches by number of decreases to be done (e.g. 6) = 12. 
In this example decrease by knitting every 11th and 12th stitch together.

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.

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.




Worked in the round on double pointed needles, top down.

Cast on 72-72-80 stitches on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with denim blue. Knit 1 round. Then work rib in the round (= knit 2/purl 2) for 3 cm. 
Knit 1 round while decreasing 6-6-3 stitches evenly - read DECREASE TIP = 66-66-77 stitches. 
Read KNITTING TIP-1 and work A.1 in the round (= 6-6-7 repetitions of 11 stitches). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
AT THE SAME TIME on round marked with arrow-1 in A.1 decrease 10-2-5 stitches evenly = 56-64-72 stitches (there is now room for 7-8-9 repetitions of 8 stitches).
On round marked with arrow-2 decrease 2-4-6 stitches evenly = 54-60-66 stitches (there is now room for 9-10-11 repetitions of 6 stitches).
On round with arrow-3 decrease 0-2-4 stitches evenly = 54-58-62 stitches. Work the rest of the sock in denim blue. Continue in the round with stocking stitch until piece measures 18-19-20 cm from cast-on edge.
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 for 5-5½-6 cm.
Insert a marker in the middle of last row, marker should be used later to measure the length of foot.
Work in HEEL DECREASE - 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 round.
Insert 1 marker on each side of the 28-30-32 stitches mid on top of foot.
Work in stocking stitch in the round 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 together and knit the 2 stitches after last marker on top of foot twisted together. Decrease like this every other round 8-8-10 times in total = 52-56-60 stitches.
Then continue until piece measures approx. 18-19-21 cm from marker on heel (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. 
Decrease for toes on each side of both markers as follows: Work until 3 stitches remain before marker, knit 2 together, knit 2 (marker is in the middle of these 2 stitches), knit 2 twisted together. Repeat at the other marker (= 4 stitches decreased on round).
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 6-3-2 times = 12-16-16 stitches remain. 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.


= denim blue
= off white
= coral
= red
= indigo
= pistachio
= decrease round

Comments (7)

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M.C.A. Al - Van Os 16.01.2019 - 13:19:

Waarom kan ik geen patronen in mijn favorieten opslaan?

Diane 15.01.2019 - 13:53:

I would like to see a video that shows how to carry the floats when working with three colors like the rows with the head beak and background.

Elisabeth Holst 14.01.2019 - 14:06:

Finns mönstret i barnstorlek?

DROPS Design 15.01.2019 kl. 13:51:

Hej, tyvärr finns detta mönster inte i barnstorlek.

Angela 11.01.2019 - 22:35:

Sehr originell, Echt toll.

Sharon 11.01.2019 - 18:46:

Is there an easy way to order the yarns shown on the flamingo socks? I want the exact colors shown.

DROPS Design 12.01.2019 kl. 15:35:

Dear Sharon, if you mean if we offer packages containing the exact colors and amount of yarns needed to knit these socks, then i am afrad i have to say no. You can find the stores carrying this yarn clicking the basket icon on the page, and you can find the list of the exact colors in the patterns. Happy Knitting!

Ferra 15.12.2018 - 20:52:

Zo gezellig zomers. Zulke sokken wil ik mij wel aan wagen.🌞

Anna 15.12.2018 - 20:16:

Men vem vill inte vara ägare av ett par sådana sockar?! Love them ❤️

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