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Springtide Dance by DROPS Design

Knitted socks in DROPS Nord. Piece is knitted top down with simple lace pattern. Size 35 to 43 = 5 to 10 1/2

Tags: lace, socks,

DROPS design: Pattern no-026
Yarn group A

US: 5/6 1/2 – 71/2/9 – 9 1/2/10 1/2
EU: 35/37 – 38/40 – 41/43
Foot length: 22-24-27 cm = 8 3/4”-9 1/2”-10 5/8” Sock height down to heel: approx. 15-15-15 cm = 6”-6”-6”

DROPS NORD from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100-100-100 g color 13, old pink

26 stitches in width and 34 rows vertically in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm = 4” x 4”.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 mm = US 1,5 for stockinette stitch
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm = 4” switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm = 4” switch to smaller needles.

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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.



See diagram A.1.

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. 12) = 6.
In this example decrease by knitting every 5th and 6th stitch together.

KNITTING TIP (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 8-9-9 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 8-9-9 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 7-8-8 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 7-8-8 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 = US 1,5 with Nord. Work rib in the round = knit 2/purl 2 for approx. 2½-3 cm = 1”-1 1/8”. Knit 1 round while decreasing 12-12-14 stitches evenly - read DECREASE TIP = 60-60-66 stitches. Work A.1A in the round (= 10-10-11 repetitions of 6 stitches). REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
Work A.1A 5 times in total vertically but on last round in last repetition with A.1A vertically, work as follows: Knit 17-16-15 and decrease at the same time 3-1-2 stitches evenly over these stitches (= 14-15-13 knit stitches), knit 28-30-32, knit 15-14-19 and decrease the the same time 3-1-2 stitches evenly over these stitches (= 12-13-17 knit stitches) = 54-58-62 stitches on round. The piece now measures approx. 15 cm = 6” from cast-on edge in all sizes.
Keep the first 14-15-13 stitches on needle, slip the next 28-30-32 stitches on 1 stitch holder (= mid on top of foot) and keep the remaining 12-13-17 stitches on needle = 26-28-30 stitches on needle for heel.
Read KNITTING TIP and work in stockinette stitch back and forth over heel stitches for 5-5½-6 cm = 2”-2 1/8”-2 3/8”. Insert 1 marker in the middle of last row, marker should be used later to measure the length of foot.
Now work HEEL DECREASE - read explanation above. After heel decrease work next round as follows: Knit the 14-14-16 heel stitches, pick up 13-14-16 stitches along the side of heel, insert 1 marker, knit 1-2-3, work A.1A over the next 24 stitches (= 4 repetitions of 6 stitches), work A.1B (= 3 stitches), knit 0-1-2, insert 1 marker and pick up 13-14-16 stitches along the other side on heel = 68-72-80 stitches on round.
Continue pattern like this with stockinette stitch and A.1 over the 27 stitches mid on top of foot.
AT THE SAME TIME decrease on each side of the 28-30-32 stitches between markers 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 = 7”-7 1/2”-8 1/4” from marker on heel (approx. 4-5-6 cm = 1 1/2”-2”-2 3/8” remain until finished measurements, try the sock on and work to desired length).
Remove the previous markers and insert 2 new markers in piece to that there are 26-28-30 stitches both on top and under foot (there should be 1 marker in each side of sock, and markers are used when decreasing for toes).
Work in stockinette stitch in the round over all stitches 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 5-7-11 times and then on every round a total of 5-4-0 times = 12-12-16 stitches remain.
On next round knit all stitches together 2 by 2 = 6-6-8 stitches remain. Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining stitches, tighten together and fasten. Sock measures approx. 22-24-27 cm = 8 3/4”-9 1/2”-10 5/8” from marker on heel. Work the other sock the same way.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= knit
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= knit 2 together

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