DROPS / 198 / 17

Relaxing in Reykjavik Socks by DROPS Design

Knitted socks in DROPS Flora or DROPS Fabel. Piece is knitted top down with Nordic pattern. Size 35 to 43

DROPS design: Pattern fl-042
Yarn group A
----------------------------------------------------------

SIZE:
35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Foot length: 22-24-27 cm Sock height down to heel: approx. 16-17-18 cm

MATERIALS:
DROPS FLORA from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100-100-100 g colour 01, off white
50-50-50 g colour 14, ice blue
50-50-50 g colour 18, red
50-50-50 g colour 19, coral

Or use:
DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100-100-100 g colour 100, off white
50-50-50 g colour 103, grey blue
50-50-50 g colour 106, red
50-50-50 g colour 102, pink

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

NEEDLES:
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.

----------------------------------------------------------

Have you knitted/crocheted this or any other of our designs? Tag your pictures in social media with #dropsdesign so we can see them!

Want to use a different yarn? Try our yarn converter!
Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

65% Wool, 35% Alpaca
from 2.20 £ /50g
DROPS Flora uni colour DROPS Flora uni colour 2.20 £ /50g
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Order
DROPS Flora mix DROPS Flora mix 2.30 £ /50g
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Order
DROPS Needles & Hooks
You can get the yarn to make this pattern from 11.00£. Read more.

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 THE PATTERN:

----------------------------------------------------------

PATTERN: 
See diagram A.1.

DECREASE TIP (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. 6) = 12. 
In this example decrease by knitting every 11th and 12th stitch together.

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.


----------------------------------------------------------

START THE PIECE HERE:

----------------------------------------------------------

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

SOCK:
Cast on 72-76-76 stitches on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with off white. Knit 1 round. Then work rib in the round (= knit 2/purl 2) for 2½-3 cm. 
Knit 1 round while decreasing 6-4-4 stitches evenly - read DECREASE TIP = 66-72-72 stitches. 
Read KNITTING TIP-1 and work A.1 in the round (= 11-12-12 repetitions of 6 stitches). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
AT THE SAME TIME on round marked with arrow-1 in A.1 decrease 6 stitches evenly in all sizes = 60-66-66 stitches (there is now room for 10-11-11 repetitions A.1 of 6 stitches).
On round marked with arrow-2 decrease 6-6-0 stitches evenly = 54-60-66 stitches (there is now room for 9-10-11 repetitions A.1 of 6 stitches).
When A.1 is done, knit 1 round with off white while decreasing 0-2-4 stitches evenly = 54-58-62 stitches. Work the rest of the sock in off white. Continue in the round with stocking stitch in the round until piece measures 16-17-18 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 on top of foot.
Work in stocking stitch in the round and decrease on each side of the 28-30-32 stitches mid 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. Continue in stocking stitch and 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. Sock measures approx. 22-24-27 cm from marker on heel. Work the other sock the same way.

Diagram

= knit with off white
= knit with coral/pink
= knit with red
= knit with ice blue/grey blue
= purl with ice blue/grey blue
= purl with off white
= knit 2 together with ice blue/grey blue
= knit 2 together with off white
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over with ice blue/grey blue, on next round knit yarn over as shown in diagram (it should make a hole)
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over with off white, on next round knit yarn over as shown in diagram (it should make a hole)
= decrease round

Manja 19.04.2019 - 17:08:

Wenn man das Muster strickt, strickt man ja immer mit zwei Farben in einer Runde. Was mache ich, wenn dann die eine Farbe nicht mehr gebraucht wird, sondern erst 6 Runden später? Webe ich die zweite Farbe dann in allen Runden mit ein oder lasse ich den Faden hängen und nehme ihn dann erst wieder im Gestrick mit auf, wenn er benötigt wird, vorausgesetzt der Spannfaden wird dann nicht zu lang? Vielen Dank für die Rückmeldung.

DROPS Design 23.04.2019 kl. 12:20:

Liebe Manja, ich würde lieber den Faden abschneiden, so vermeidet man auch, daß dieser Faden die Arbeit etwas zusammenzieht. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Claudia 09.03.2019 - 14:48:

In der Auswahl gab es zu diesen Socken passend einen Pulli rundgestrickt mit Passe und ausgestellten 3/4 Ärmeln. Wird es dazu noch die Anleitung geben?

DROPS Design 11.03.2019 kl. 12:02:

Liebe Claudia, Wir veröffentlichen die neuen Anleitungen weiterhin kontinuierlich bis zum Sommer! Kommen Sie bald zurück! Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Anneli 14.12.2018 - 12:00:

Ilusad sokid!

Post a comment to pattern DROPS 198-17

We would love to hear what you have to say about this pattern!

If you want to leave a question, please make sure you select the correct category in the form below, to speed up the answering process. Required fields are marked *.