My eleventh pair of socks are done!
Well if I were to be politically correct, this is my tenth pair because the Brambleberry Leyburns are not mine; they were a swap item. But yes this would be the eleventh pair I knitted this year.

This means that I am only two pairs away from achieving my personal target of 12 pairs of socks for 2009. Woo-hoo!

I had problems with this pattern in the beginning, not because of the design but because of my own shortcomings, apparently despite over 14 years of schooling, I don’t understand plain English. My eyes read something and my brain hears something else altogether! I got there in the end with great help from fellow STR knitters. Thank you, you know who you are!

And if you don’t that’s you Nartian and LynneE, and of course the pattern designer Hunter.I always block my socks and this one grew a bit in height which is fine for me. Perfect fit too! I knitted it as per the pattern, only discarding the KTBL’s and knitting them all plain. The dipper stitch and the 4 YOs are knitted through the back loops though.
I bought this wool wash in the local Carrefour called Earth Choice and it comes in a very nice eucalyptus scent. The water bled red though which alarmed me a bit. Not sure if the finished socks look a bit faded or if it’s just my eyes playing tricks on me. I like it though even the brighter red streaks that breaks up the darker tones.
I think every STR skein is actually a bit more than the 350 yards printed on the ball band because despite working a fairly large pair of socks I still have this much left.

Project: Dippers
Pattern: Dippers by Hunter Hammersen
Yarn: Socks That Rock Lightweight
Colourway: Mustang Sally
Needles: 2.25mm for foot, 2.5mm for leg
Cast on: 29 July 2009
Cast off: 18 Aug 2009
Notes: Dropped the KTBLs and knitted them plain. I misread the gusset decrease instructions so my gusset does not look anything like the original design, but I like it anyway. I kitchenered the last 11 stitches of the toes.

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