Happy birthday dad – more socks!

I know, I know, it’s not god to be late with birthday gifts. But I wanted to make socks in Drops Eskimo Chili. For you who doesn’t know what it looks like, it’s a thick, orange/red tweed yarn. And I know he would love a pair of socks with that color.

But when I went to the yarn store, they were out of Chili. So I waited and thought that it might not be that bad if the socks are a little late and he gets the right color. And also, I know he’s happy if I just call, but I really wanted to make those socks for him.

Then my conscience hit. So he’s probably getting socks in Eskimo for Christmas, and now, I’ve knitted socks in Drops Big Delight instead. So a week to late, I’m sending him these socks.

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I just freestyled the pattern. It goes somewhat like this for a shoe size 39:

With needles 5 and Drops Big Delight CO 44
K 2 P 2 for the desired ribbed length
After the ribbed part, decrease 4 and K all
Decrease 4 more evenly spread down the rows but sometime before starting the heel.
You should have 36 stitches. Use 18 of these for the heel.
K back and forth on the heel for 5.5 cm.
Decrease on the heel:
K 12 K 2tog turn
Slip stitch, P to 6 left, P 2tog, turn
Slip stitch, K to 5 left, P 2tog, turn
Slip stitch, P to 5 left, P 2tog, turn
Slip stitch, K to 4 left, P 2tog, turn
Slip stitch, P to 4 left, P 2tog, turn
Continue until you have 8 stitches left.

Pick up and K 10 stitches on each side of the heel.
On every second row K2tog so the heel stitches decreases and you have 36 stitches again.
Continue to desired length (in this case 20.5 cm).

Toe:

On next round, *knit until 3 stitches left, slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over knitted, knit one.
On next needle, knit two, slip next stitch over the just knitted stitch*. Repeat ** on needle 3 and 4.

Do this every second round until you have 20 stitches left. Then repeat on every round until you have 12 stitches left. K all 2 tog so you have 6 stitches. Pull yarn through the stitches and pull tight. Fasten yarn.

😀 Happy knitting 😀

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