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Spring Brings by DROPS Design

Knitted toe-up socks in DROPS Nord. The piece is worked with stripes and 2-coloured flowers in English rib on the leg. Sizes 35 - 43.

DROPS Design: Pattern no no-028
Yarn group A
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SIZES:
35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Foot length: approx. 22-24-27 cm. Leg height from heel up: approx. 19-19-21 cm.

MATERIALS:
DROPS NORD from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100-100-100 g colour 13, old pink
50-50-50 g colour 01, off white

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

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 MM: for stocking stitch and English 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

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.
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EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

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PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. Choose diagram for your size (applies to A.1A, A.1C and A.1D).
The whole of A.1 measures approx. 10 cm in height.

INCREASE TIP-1 (for toe):
Start 2 stitches before the marker, make 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker sits in middle of these 4 stitches), 1 yarn over. Repeat at the other marker = 4 stitches increased on round. On the next round knit the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

INCREASE TIP-2 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needles (e.g. 52 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 4) = 13. In this example increase by making 1 yarn over after each 13th stitch. On the next round work the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.

2-COLOURED FLOWER PATTERN IN ENGLISH RIB (in the round):
The flower pattern is worked in English rib as shown in diagram A.1B. The remaining stitches are worked in stocking stitch with the wrong side out, i.e. the stitches are purled as described in the text.
To obtain the 2-coloured effect, you work stripes with alternately 1 round off white and 1 round old pink. A.1 starts on a round with off white as described in the text. Each time you either increase or decrease in A.1 this occurs on a round with old pink.

KNITTING TIP-1:
To avoid holes in the corner of the heel when working the first round of the leg, lift the horizontal strand before the next stitch (in the transition between heel and the other stitches), onto the left needle and place it twisted on needle. Work this strand together with the next stitch on the left needle.

KNITTING TIP-2:
All the numbers of stitches given while working the flower pattern in English rib do not include the yarn overs, as the yarn overs belong to the knitted stitch. In other words, knitted stitch + yarn over count as 1 stitch.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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SOCK - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The piece is worked in the round with double pointed needles from the toe upwards. Toe and heel are one-coloured, foot and leg are worked in stripes. In addition there is a 2-coloured flower pattern in English rib on leg.

TOE:
Cast on 8 stitches with double pointed needles size 2.5 mm and old pink. Divide the stitches to 2 stitches on each needle. Work 1 round where you knit 2 stitches in each stitch = 16 stitches. Insert 1 marker after the first 4 stitches on the round and 1 marker after the next 8 stitches. There are 4 stitches left on round after the last marker and the markers sit on each side of the toe. Beginning of round = mid under foot.
Work stocking stitch in the round. AT THE SAME TIME on the first round increase on each side of both markers – read INCREASE TIP-1 (= 4 stitches increased). Increase like this every round a total of 2-4-6 times and then every 2nd round a total of 7-6-5 times = 52-56-60 stitches. Continue with stocking stitch without further increases until the piece measures 5-5-6 cm from the cast-on edge. Now work the foot as described below.

FOOT:
Work stripes in the round in stocking stitch with the wrong side out, i.e. purl alternately 1 round with off white and 1 round with old pink. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When the piece measures 17-19-21 cm from the cast-on edge, divide the piece for the heel as follows: Leave the middle 20-22-24 stitches on the needles (i.e. divide the stitches with 10-11-12 stitches on needles 2 and 3). Divide the remaining 32-34-36 stitches onto needles 1 and 4 with 16-17-18 stitches on each needle. Cut the strand and work heel as described below.

HEEL:
Work stocking stitch back and forth with old pink as follows:
ROW 1 (= right side): Knit until there is 1 stitch left, turn the piece. 
ROW 2 (= wrong side): Slip the first stitch as if to purl, tighten strand and purl until there is 1 stitch left, turn the piece.
ROW 3 (= right side): Slip the first stitch as if to knit, tighten strand and knit until there are 2 stitches left, turn the piece.
ROW 4 (= wrong side): Slip the first stitch as if to purl, tighten strand and purl until there are 2 stitches left, turn the piece. 
Continue turning in the same way until there are 14-14-14 stitches left on the needle. 
Continue back and forth over the heel in the same way, but now work 1 more stitch on each row instead of 1 less (both on right and wrong side as before). To avoid holes in the transition when turning, lift the horizontal strand before the extra stitch onto the left needle and place it twisted on needle. Work this strand together with the next stitch on the left needle (from the right side knit the strand and stitch together, from the wrong side purl the strand and stitch together). Work like this until you have worked over all stitches on heel. Cut the strand, insert a marker in the piece and work the leg as described below. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

LEG:
= 52-56-60 stitches. Start mid back on the sock, i.e. between needles 1 and 4. Purl 1 round with the next colour in the stripes on the foot – read KNITTING TIP-1 and increase AT THE SAME TIME 4-0-2 stitches evenly on this round – read INCREASE TIP-2 = 56-56-62 stitches.
Continue in the round with stripes in stocking stitch with the wrong side out as before.
When the piece measures 3-3-4 cm from the marker on the heel, work the next round as follows (adjust so that the next round is worked with off white - stripes continue as before and the first round in A.1 is worked with off white): Work A.1A (= 6-6-7 purled stitches), * work A.1B (= 1 stitch), A.1C (= 10-10-11 purled stitches) *, work from *-* a total of 4 times, work A.1B (= 1 stitch) and finish with A.1D (= 5-5-6 stitches) = 5 repeats of flowers on the round. Continue this pattern – read 2-COLOURED FLOWER PATTERN IN ENGLISH RIB and KNITTING TIP-2.
When the first 6 rounds in A.1 have been worked there are 55-55-61 stitches on the needles. Continue this pattern. When A.1 has been completed there are still 55-55-61 stitches on the needles and the piece measures approx. 13-13-14 cm from the marker on the heel.
Continue with stripes and purl and increase AT THE SAME TIME 5-8-5 stitches evenly on the first round = 60-63-66 stitches. When you have worked approx. 3-3-4 cm of stripes after A.1, knit 1 round with old pink where you increase 9-9-9 stitches evenly spaced = 69-72-75 stitches. Work rib in the round (= knit 1 /purl 2) for approx. 2½ to 3 cm. Loosely cast off with knit, but to avoid the cast-off edge being tight you can make 1 yarn over after each 6th stitch (yarn overs cast off as normal stitches). The leg measures approx. 19-19-21 cm from the cast-off edge down to heel.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew hole at the tip of the toe.

Work the other sock the same way.

Diagram

= purl
= make 1 yarn over, slip 1 stitch onto the right needle as if to purl
= knit yarn over and stitch together
= purl yarn over and stitch together
= work 5 stitches in knitted stitch and yarn over as follows: Knit yarn over and knitted stitch together, but wait with slipping the stitch from the needle, * make 1 yarn over the right needle and knit yarn over and stitch together without slipping the stitch from the needle *, work from *-* a total of 2 times = 5 stitches (i.e. 4 stitches increased)
= purl 2 together
= decrease 2 stitches towards the left as follows: slip the first stitch and yarn over onto the right needle as if to knit together, knit the next 2 stitches together (i.e. 1 purl + stitch and yarn over), then pass the slipped stitch and yarn over on the right needle over the knitted together stitches (= 2 stitches decreased)
= decrease 2 stitches towards the right as follows: slip the first stitch and yarn over onto the right needle as if to knit together, purl 1, pass the slipped stitch and yarn over on right needle over the purled stitch, slip the stitch back onto the left needle, pass the stitch and yarn over on left needle over the stitch which was replaced there and finally slip the remaining stitch onto the right needle (= 2 stitches decreased)
= decrease 4 stitches as follows: slip the first stitch and yarn over onto right needle as if to knit together, slip the purled stitch onto right needle as if to purl, place the next stitch and yarn over onto an extra needle/stitch holder in front of the piece, purl the next stitch on the left needle, pass the slipped purl stitch over the worked purl stitch, place this stitch back onto the left needle, pass the next stitch and yarn over on left needle over the stitch which was placed back on the left needle, then slip this stitch onto the right needle, pass the slipped stitch and yarn over on right needle over this stitch, place the stitch and yarn over from the extra needle back on the left needle, slip the stitch on the right needle back onto the left needle and finally pass the stitch and yarn over (that were on the extra needle) over the last stitch placed on left needle and slip the remaining stitch back onto the right needle (= 4 stitches decreased)
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, on the next round purl the yarn over twisted to avoid holes


Comments (2)

María 18.12.2018 - 08:06:

Desde luego si seleccionáis el jersey v55 estos calcetines son un must para tener todo el conjunto. Me parecen encantadores

Rita Reimann 16.12.2018 - 15:32:

Dieses Modell möchte ich nacharbeiten. S it SHR schön.

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