Dribbling Drops by Sabine Riefler

Dribbling Drops

August 2008
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, see notes
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 440 yards (366 - 402 m)
S, M, L, see notes
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This pattern is available for free.

Have you ever run your finger up a jet of water? This creates almost magically a chain of drops, matching exactly the image of this sock pattern. While you cannot wear the chain of drops, you can wear the dribbling drops socks. A pattern that could also be called unpoetically false cables.


Regia: 30 sts and 42 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st.
Lang Jawoll: 28 sts and 40 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st.
Opal: 30 sts and 42 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st.

This pattern has been experimented with in three different yarns: a solid color, a self-striper and a variegated yarn, to see how the pattern behaves in the sock yarns available on the market. It is certainly no great surprise that you get the best stitch definition in the solid color, but the muted effect in the variegated yarn and the interplay of stripes and pattern in the self-striper possess their own charm.

As there are no two pairs of feet alike as their are no two persons alike, this pattern comes with two different heels and two different toes. If, however, you have already found your perfect heel and toe, you are strongly encouraged to work those. The pattern is also written up for different st numbers per round, leading to two variations of the same theme.

Personally, I wear my socks all through winter in my shoes, therefore I am not very fond of a patterned foot. This led me to knit the variegated sock with patterning on the leg only, thus you can see right away what the sock will look like if you do not pattern the foot.