Brethren Sock #1 Finished

CLABBERS's picture

What a great learning experience this was. Here is the finished sock. Now, on to the next one! I took a chance and estimated how much extra yarn I would have and decided to double up on the strands on the toe so that it is reinforced. I had enough, thankfully. I think I still have enough that I may go back now and add some after-the-fact reinforcing to the heel, so holes don't grow there as I wear these.

Millard, your pattern is brilliant! Thank you.

Mark

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daveballarat's picture

Hey Mark, as you know I

Hey Mark, as you know I rarely get on here, maybe once a month or two so was pretty damn lucky to catch this post of yours. The sock looks fantastic. One day, yes one day when I learn to stick to a pattern I will be doing one of those. I actually want to do the pattern but long enough to be Scottish hose so I can show it off when I go to the St Andrew's Ball every year. So I will call out some time in the future, maybe next year for your kind words of advice.
Am still finishing my scarf that i started 3 months ago ... so yes the brethren socks is a long way off, skill-wise and time-wise as well.
Well done you have done yourself proud.
Dave

CLABBERS's picture

Dave, Great to hear from

Dave,
Great to hear from you! I wish you could come to the retreat in Colorado. It won't be the same without you. When you are ready to do the socks, feel free to ask. It has been a wonderful learning experience. The nice thing is that sticking to the patter actually offers a great deal of solace, inasmuch at it is very cable-intensive!
Mark

JRob's picture

Nice job Mark. JRob

Nice job Mark. JRob

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks!

Thanks!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Looking quite nice. The cable

Looking quite nice. The cable definition works quite well in that yarn. When I knit another version, I think I'll go with a simpler colorway, if not just a solid.

CLABBERS's picture

Thank Joe. A compliment from

Thank Joe. A compliment from you always makes my day. I like simple muted yarns for designs like this since the design is so involved. I like to let the design speak for itself. Then again, I am tempted to get some brightly colored yarns like Andy uses too. I am making a bright red scarf for my brother to wear on a trip to Germany in the fall. He may just get some bright red socks to match.
Mark

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks for the kind words.

Thanks for the kind words. And I think a matching pair of socks for a bright red scarf is an excellent idea.

santaml's picture

These look amazing great Job

These look amazing great Job

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks Luis! It was fun to

Thanks Luis! It was fun to make and now I'm excited to start the second one so I can wear them.
Mark

Crafty Andy's picture

Looks fantastic. You did a

Looks fantastic. You did a great job Mark!

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks, Andy. It was a fun

Thanks, Andy. It was a fun experience. Number 2 is on it's way now.
Mark

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks, Terry. Once you get

Thanks, Terry. Once you get into the rhythm, things go rather quickly. I will say, however, that there are a ton of little cables, but once you begin the foot section, there are only half as many because there are no cables on the bottom.
Mark

Thunderhorse54's picture

This is marvelous!! I hope

This is marvelous!! I hope mine come out as good!!!!