Brethren Socks

CLABBERS's picture

Well, I took the plunge and began the Brethren Socks. After studying the pattern and trying to visualize how things would be different using magic loop knitting, I decided to just forge ahead and see what mischief might befall me. After a couple false starts and a few hiccups along the way, as well as encouraging words from Crafty Andy, things went along pretty smoothly. I ended up changing to DPNs to do the heel, turning the heel, and the gusset. Now I am back to the circulars for the foot. I still don't like DPNs, but my head just couldn't make the transition to the circulars at that point; something to work on with a simpler pattern. They are just so damned fiddly. I think that's why some of the stitching is a bit uneven in spots.

Here is a picture of my progress so far.

Enjoy.

Mark

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Comments

KenInMaine's picture

Amazing work! The cables look

Amazing work! The cables look great! I may have to try these sooner than later. In fact I may have just the yarn for such a project...

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks, Ken. Your kind words

Thanks, Ken. Your kind words are most appreciated. We can have a Brethren Sock Knit Fest!
Mark

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

The sock looks quite good,

The sock looks quite good, Mark. What is the yarn that you are using? It looks a bit thicker than the yarn I used [Cascade Heritage] which is nice but knit up into a looser fabric that has become a bit problematic. Anyway, the pattern is a great one and I hope you continue to enjoy it.

CLABBERS's picture

Hello Joe, Thanks for your

Hello Joe,
Thanks for your kind words. It's been a fun learning experience. I am using Knit Picks 65% Superwash Merino Wool & 25% Nylon, 10% Donegal Tweed. This is the fingering weights, 7-8 sts = 1" on #1-3 needles. It is a nice texture to work with, light and fluffy. Here's the link to it.

http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Stroll_Tweed_Sock_Yarn__D5420150.html

Enjoy.

Mark

santaml's picture

great cables love your tweed

great cables love your tweed yarn

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks Luis. It's a nice yarn

Thanks Luis. It's a nice yarn to work with. I have used it in its worsted form for other projects, so I was pleased to have received this as a Christmas present.

Mark

Thunderhorse54's picture

Okay Mark you've shamed me

Okay Mark you've shamed me into it. All other knitting is going into time out. I'm starting mine this afternoon. Terry

CLABBERS's picture

Go for it, Terry! I know you

Go for it, Terry! I know you can do it! I'm cheering you on by jumping up and down shaking my ... um ... oh yea, pom poms. LOL
Mark

Thunderhorse54's picture

hahahahahhahah!!!! I didn't

hahahahahhahah!!!! I didn't know you had "pom poms"!!

CLABBERS's picture

The things you learn about

The things you learn about people. ;)

Bill's picture

They're handsome! I've only

They're handsome!
I've only seen Andy's in dayglo colours....
(grin)

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks, Bill. I opted for

Thanks, Bill.
I opted for the tweed so I can wear them with jeans.
Mark

CLABBERS's picture

Andy, You made my day!

Andy,
You made my day! Thanks.
Mark

Crafty Andy's picture

Mark this looks fantastic,

Mark this looks fantastic, great job.