Brethren Socks Finished

CLABBERS's picture

These were such fun to make. Millard did a great job with his pattern and instructions. I used Knit Picks Stroll Tweed Down Heather yarn, fingering weight, 65% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 10% Donnegal Tweed. I'm not someone who wants to fuss over socks after they have been made, so I chose this yarn because I can wash and tumble dry them. They are so soft right off the needles that they can be worn immediately. I will give mine a go round in the laundry tonight and they should get even more cozy. They are nice and warm because of all the cabling to capture and hold the heat. I reinforced the toe using a double strand of the yarn from the center pull.

Update: I just washed and dried these in the machine and they came out wonderfully well. They are so soft and warm; a great tribute to the yarn.


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VillageKnittiot's picture

Those tweedy cables look

Those tweedy cables look great! Nicely done!!

KenInMaine's picture

Mark, your Brethern socks

Mark, your Brethern socks came out great! So you doubled the yarn for the toes? That's a great idea! I didn't do that with mine. However, as an afterthought, I am going to go back and weave extra yarn on the inside above my big toes. This is where my socks (handmade or not) always seem to wear through. I must wiggle my big toes a lot? LOL. Anyway, well done on these. May they bring you much warmth and comfort!

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks, Ken. I took a chance

Thanks, Ken. I took a chance on the first sock to double up the toe yarn and I had enough. I may have had enough for the heel as well, so, like you, I will go back and weave in the remaining yarn there.

SAPBrown's picture

Nice work, I really like the

Nice work, I really like the tweed yarn.
Machine washable is always a plus in my book.
They should keep your feet nice and warm next winter.

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks Stephen. I agree that

Thanks Stephen. I agree that machine washable is a good thing for me. Most of the stuff I make for regular wear for my relatives and friends is of washable wool and/or blends.

Crafty Andy's picture


Look at you, CONGRATULATIONS! It is a great pattern!!! You did a great Job Mark

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks, Andy. You inspired

Thanks, Andy. You inspired me, so a compliment from you is something special for me.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Those turned out very nice.

Those turned out very nice. The slightly thicker yarn is great as mine were a bit loose due to what needle size I had to use for gauge. When I knit another pair, I shall go with a bit thicker yarn so I can keep the smaller needle. theory, anyhow.

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks, Joe. I will be taking

Thanks, Joe. I will be taking them to the retreat, so you can see if you like the thicker yarn. I used a US2 circular needle.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

To get gauge I had to switch

To get gauge I had to switch up to a 3mm Size 2 and with the thin yarn, there is a bit of skin showing through the stitches. Still, I like the pattern and the socks fit pretty well and are nice for summertime.