Oceans of Tweed

Schrödinger has posted her sock pattern! She provides both cuff-down and toe-up instructions. I think it’s a really nice unisex pattern that works well with tonal or subtly variegated yarns. Her socks are knit in a great Trekking XXL colorway.

I chose to knit these toe-up to maximize the yardage. There were exactly 4 grams left when I bound off, perfect!


The majority of the knitting was completed in a car ride up north and back (~5 hours each way). The tweed pattern was just the right combination of complexity and simplicity. It was very easy to track my place in the repeat visually with quick pauses from my reading.

tweed mirror

As is my wont, the spiraling is mirrored on each sock. This is easy to accomplish. Start at Row 1 as instructed, then go upwards in the repeat instead of downwards. (In other words, one sock was as directed, and then the other sock’s spiral was formed by starting at Round 2 and then Rounds 12, 10, 8, and so on.)


These socks are too wide for me, which is a good thing, because the yarn was earmarked for charity socks; if they had fit, I would’ve been tempted to keep them. If there isn’t a local Socks for the Homeless drive this winter, I may donate these to Pine Ridge or something similar. Not least of all, these are my first socks to qualify for Summer of Socks 2007, since they were begun after the knitalong started.

stockinette ocean

Pattern: “Twisted Tweed Socks” by Schrödinger Original Size: Women’s Medium/Large Yarn: All Things Heather Sock, blues and greens Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) DPNs in various brands Started: July 6, 2007 Completed: July 25, 2007

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17 Responses to “Oceans of Tweed”

  1. schrodinger Says:
    August 11th, 2007 at 12:23 am

    Yay! I’m so glad to get the pattern out. And I really do appreciate you testing out the pattern for me. Your socks look fabulous!

  2. Rina Says:
    August 11th, 2007 at 1:49 am

    The color is just awesome! Very texture socks.

  3. mrspao Says:
    August 11th, 2007 at 6:42 am

    Beautiful socks and a great pattern!

  4. Tanya Says:
    August 11th, 2007 at 6:49 am

    Just queued these up in Ravelry. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Nicole Says:
    August 11th, 2007 at 7:07 am

    Looks great. Love the colourway.

  6. Lisa Says:
    August 11th, 2007 at 7:08 am

    Beautiful! I love the colors in that yarn.

  7. Frarochvia Says:
    August 11th, 2007 at 7:21 am

    Very cool socks! The texture is definitely interesting.

  8. lisa Says:
    August 11th, 2007 at 7:39 am

    Great color and great texture!

  9. lorinda Says:
    August 11th, 2007 at 11:34 am

    Thanks for the link. Beautiful socks!

  10. Jeanne Says:
    August 11th, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    Great socks! Thanks for the pointer to the pattern.

  11. sockpal! Says:
    August 11th, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    Hi! This is your sockpal, checking in.

    I am SO SO sorry, but I haven’t yet finished your socks. The two weeks before the deadline were spent moving apartments and packing to go to Europe. I’m in Poland and knitting away in my spare time.

    I’ll mail them as soon as I return! Again, I’m SO sorry. I ran into problems with making the socks mirror each other, and then life got in the way.

  12. Opal Says:
    August 11th, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    Really gorgeous socks. That pattern really suits the yarn. I’m definitely putting this pattern on my Ravelry queue.

  13. Sydney Says:
    August 12th, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    Beautiful socks! I’m off to download the pattern.

  14. Chris Says:
    August 12th, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Wow, those are so cool!!

  15. Guinifer Says:
    August 12th, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    In the far picture – the pattern looks likes scales – with your yarn color – almost mermaid-like. I’ll add it to the list.

  16. Tracey Says:
    August 14th, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    They are soo gorgeous. I love that colorway. Great pattern.

  17. Jennifer Says:
    August 15th, 2007 at 8:32 am

    Gorgeous! I must go check that pattern out.

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