FO: Tribute Socks

These socks were a little late coming to fruition. I fell for them as soon as they came out in Knitty, and cast them on without delay. The first sock went well. I am not sure why they went into hibernation after that.

Second place

Knitted in Caber, a bamboo blend from The Yarn Yard. These are such pretty socks that I entered them into this year’s Industrial Show. They took a Second in the “item from 100 grams” class. Pipped by a  baby cardigan, made by the highly talented N.

  • Cast on Date: 22nd March, 2010
  • Cast on: Long tail
  • Pattern: Tribute from
  • Pattern Price: Free
  • Yarn: Caber
    • Quality: 75% wool, 25% bamboo
    • Weight: 3ply Light Fingering
  • Needles: 2.5mm circulars, magic loop
  • Size: M
  • Blocked: Dried on sock blockers
  • Cast Off Date: 2nd August, 2010
  • Ravelry Project: The Curious Peach
Finished socks

Really nice socks. They are far quicker and much easier than you might think from their intricate appearance – even if you have to frog half a foot, as I did when I realised that I had forgotten the error in the pattern. The foot begins on R13 of the chart, not on row 1 as stated. This I knew when I made the first sock. Don’t ask me how or why I had forgotten it by the time that I made sock #2.


At least they match now, so the frogging was worth it.

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One Comment

  1. August 7, 2010

    Lovely. Sorry you didn’t get #1.

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