Drip Drip Drop by Claire Ellen
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Drip Drip Drop

May 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
Small (Large)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is the Mystery sock for the May 2013 Sockdown in the Sock Knitters Anonymus group, i.e. the SKA MOCK.

Installments of the pattern will be on Wednesdays as follows:
1 May: Left cuff & leg
8 May: Right cuff & leg
15 May: Both feet’s heel flap & turn
22 May: Both feet’s gusset, foot, & toe

Pattern notes & Notions: I found several stitch markers & highlighters necessary in the knitting of these socks, particularly on the legs. You’ll also need a cable needle unless you’re REALLY comfortable cabling without one. The pattern (as all of mine are) is written for DPNs for no reason other than that I prefer them. However, those who like the magic loop method can easily use stitch markers to keep their place. I recommend working the socks one at a time until the heel flaps are complete. After that, TAAT makes good sense and would be easy enough.

Recommended Yarn: In terms of yarn choice, I’d recommend a solid color sock yarn with a nice tight twist. You can get away with a tonal color if you prefer it (the cables are big and bold in this sock), but I wouldn’t get too carried away with the variegated yarns or the pattern’ll get lost.

Ooooh, Options: In addition to a couple of sizing options for the length of the leg, there’s an option to do colorwork cabling on this sock. Unfortunately, I didn’t think of how pretty that would be until I basically finished up knitting my own pair. I don’t have time to work up a second pair at the moment, but, if you’re feeling adventurous, I really think it’d be lovely. If you chose to try it (there are directions for both in the pattern), you’ll need approx 100-150 yds. (90-130m) of a contrasting color, and 200-250yds. (180-220m) in a main color.

IMPORTANT: Please only post images of the sock in the dedicated thread while the mystery is still running, and if you share your project with your groups, please use the image above or a picture of your yarn as the first image on your project page to keep the mystery unspoilt for others.

Lastly, and to me, most importantly, thanks, THANKS, THANKS
to the knitters who tested this, and to “my brain” who recharts everything I say and makes sure I’m not too crazy-- unless she’s the one driving me there. You all know who you are, and you have a special place in my heart for your help.