Drip Drip Drop Socks by Emma Littlehales
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Drip Drip Drop Socks

September 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17.5 stitches and 24 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
327 - 437 yards (299 - 400 m)
Small, Medium, Large
This pattern is available from k1s1s1.blogspot.co.uk for £2.50.

These socks were designed to mimic droplets of falling water, and are knitted with an unusual stitch pattern that leads to a block of stitches that are twice as high, wide and thick as the ordinary stitches, and so form a circular droplet shape. The pattern itself is a simple toe up sock with a short row heel, and uses only a combination of modified knit and purl stitches. Please make sure to read the special instructions carefully before starting, as they explain the stitches used in the pattern.

This pattern is very stretchy, so although three sizes are given, depending on the desired ease, you can choose to go down a size for close fitting socks, or up a size for soft loose socks. The number of stitches around the foot are less than normal in this pattern due to the double wrapped stitches being twice as wide as normal stitches.

The patten is written for 5 DPNs but can be easily adapted to magic loop or 2 circulars. The stitch pattern is given as both written instructions and charted.

If there are any problems or queries about the pattern, please do not hesitate to contact me

Small = 15 - 20cm (6 - 7.5 in) foot circumference,
Medium = 20 - 25cm (7.5 - 9.5 in) foot circumference,
Large = 25 - 30cm (9.5 – 11.5 in) foot circumference

Suggested yarn: I Knit or Dye Horses.

Yarn details: 4ply/sock weight, 100g skein.

Gauge: 17.5 st x 24 rows in 2 inches in stockinette stitch. The gauge across the stitch pattern is variable.

Needles: 2.5mm (US 1.5) or size required to get gauge.

Items made from this pattern can be sold, but please credit me with the design.

Thank you so much to my test knitters MilwackyPurl and TipsyTarsier