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Sun Spun Socks by DROPS Design

Knitted socks in DROPS Nepal. The piece is worked top down with rib and stocking stitch. Sizes 35-43.

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DROPS Design: Pattern no ne-301
Yarn group A + A or C
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SIZES: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
Foot length: 22 - 24 - 27 cm.
Leg length: 4 - 4 - 4 cm.

MATERIALS:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
100-100-100 g colour 2923, goldenrod

KNITTING TENSION:
18 stitches in width and 23 rows in height with stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 4.5 MM.
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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HEEL DECREASE (worked in stocking stitch): 
ROW 1 (= right side): Work until there are 6-6-7 stitches left, slip the next stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over, turn the piece.
ROW 2 (= wrong side): Work until there are 6-6-7 stitches left, slip the next stitch as if to purl, purl 1 and pass the slipped stitch over, turn the piece.
ROW 3 (= right side): Work until there are 5-5-6 stitches left, slip the next stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over, turn the piece.
ROW 4 (= wrong side): Work until there are 5-5-6 stitches left, slip the next stitch as if to purl, purl 1 and pass the slipped stitch over, turn the piece.
Continue decreasing like this (by working until there is 1 stitch less left before slipping 1 stitch) and until there are 9-11-11 stitches left on needle.
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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 top of leg down to heel. The heel is worked back and forth before working the foot in the round again.

SOCK: 
Cast on 45-48-51 stitches with double pointed needles size 4.5 mm and Nepal. Knit 2 rounds, then work rib with knit 1, purl 2. Work rib until the piece measures 4 cm in all sizes. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Now keep the first 23-25-28 stitches on the needle for the heel and the last 22-23-23 stitches are placed on 1 thread (= mid top of foot). Work rib as before back and forth over the heel stitches for 5-5½-6 cm. NOTE! On the last row from the wrong side decrease 3-4-5 stitches evenly by knitting 2 stitches together in the purl sections (seen from the right side) = 20-21-23 stitches for the heel. Insert 1 marker in the piece and measure from here onwards.

Now work HEEL DECREASE – see description above!
After the heel decrease knit up 7-9-11 stitches along the one side of the heel, place the 22-23-23 stitches from the thread back on the needles, work these stitches and then knit up 7-9-11 stitches along the other side of the heel = 45-52-56 stitches. Insert 1 marker thread on each side of the middle 21-23-23 stitches on top of foot.
Continue with rib on top of foot and stocking stitch underneath the foot and beside the heel - AT THE SAME TIME decrease in each side as follows: The last 2 stitches before the first marker on top of foot are knitted twisted together (i.e. you work in the back loop of the 2 stitches rather than the front) and the first 2 stitches after the last marker on top of foot are knitted together. Repeat this decrease every 2nd round a total of 4-7-7 times = 37-38-42 stitches. Continue working until the piece measures18-20-22 cm from the marker on the heel (= approx. 4-4-5 cm left to full length).

So that the toe is even decrease as follows on the next round:
Size 35/37: Decrease 3 stitches over the purl sections on top of foot (decrease by purling 2 stitches together).
Sizes 38/40 and 41/43: Decrease 1 stitch in the first purl section and 1 stitch in the last purl section on top of foot (decrease by purling 2 stitches together). There are now 34-36-40 stitches left on needle. Insert 1 marker thread in each side so that there are 17-18-20 stitches under the foot and 17-18-20 stitches on top of foot.
Work stocking stitch and decrease for the toe as follows:
Knit twisted together the 2 stitches after both marker threads and knit together the 2 stitches before each marker thread. Repeat this decrease every 2nd round a total of 4-4-4 times, then every round a total of 3-3-4 times = 6-8-8 stitches left on needle.
Cut the strand, pull it through the remaining stitches, tighten and fasten well.

Work 1 more sock in the same way.

Fernanda 09.07.2019 - 09:25:

Can I knit these using the magic loop method instead of the DPNs?

DROPS Design 09.07.2019 kl. 10:06:

Dear Fernanda, yes, you can. Happy knitting!

Marie-claire 25.01.2019 - 18:42:

Très beau! Est-ce que le patron est disponible? Merci

Christine 13.01.2019 - 22:07:

Classique, simple et moderne

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