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Knitted socks in DROPS Nord. Piece is knitted top down with lace pattern. Size 35 to 43

Tags: socks, top down,

DROPS design: Pattern no-027
Yarn group A

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

DROPS NORD from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
100-100-100 g colour 12, powder pink

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

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 mm for stocking stitch
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 diagrams A.1 to A.3.

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.

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 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 15-15-17 stitches on needle.




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

Cast on 72-72-81 stitches on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with Nord. Work rib in the round = knit 1/purl 2 for 2½ cm. Knit 1 round while decreasing 6-6-4 stitches evenly - read DECREASE TIP = 66-66-77 stitches.
Work A.1 in the round (= 6-6-7 repetitions of 11 stitches). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When A.1 has been worked, there are 60-60-70 stitches on round.
Work A.2 in the round (= 6-6-7 repetitions of 10 stitches). Work A.2 2 times in total vertically but on last round in A.2 (on last repetition with A.2 vertically) work as follows: Knit 14-13-12 and decrease at the same time 2-1-2 stitches evenly over these stitches (= 12-12-10 knit stitches), knit 27-29-31, knit 19-18-27 and decrease the the same time 4-1-6 stitches evenly over these stitches (= 15-17-21 knit stitches) = 54-58-62 stitches on round. The piece now measures approx. 17 cm from cast-on edge in all sizes.
Keep the first 12-12-10 stitches on needle, slip the next 27-29-31 stitches on 1 stitch holder (= mid on top of foot) and keep the remaining 15-17-21 stitches on needle = 27-29-31 stitches on needle for heel.
Read KNITTING TIP and work in stocking stitch back and forth over heel stitches for 5-5½-6 cm. 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 15-15-17 heel stitches, pick up 13-14-16 stitches along the side of heel, insert 1 marker, knit 1-2-3, work A.3A over the next 20 stitches (= 2 repetitions of 10 stitches), work A.3B (= 5 stitches), knit 1-2-3, 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 stocking stitch and A.3 over the 25 stitches mid on top of foot.
AT THE SAME TIME decrease on each side of the 27-29-31 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 from marker on heel (approx. 4-5-6 cm 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 stocking 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 from marker on heel. Work the other sock the same way.


= knit
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked

Lena Silverdal 13.06.2019 - 16:37:

Det fungerar ej att skriva ut mönstret! Tråkigt

Lois Egenes 05.06.2019 - 19:36:

I am going to learn how to knit something other than vanilla sock.

JULIE 13.02.2019 - 00:48:


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