Welcome to another month in the Socks For All Seasons Pattern club. This time I felt compelled to design something in honor of the Tour de France. I have been a little obsessed with le tour for almost ten years now and finally got around to making some socks.
These socks have all that the Tour de France promises and more: cobblestones, winding roads, and a mountain peak inspired by the Alpe-d-Huez (The most famous climb in the world of cycling).
Seed stitch suggests the famous cobbles of Paris and cables act as a twisting road winding it’s way through the French countryside and up Alpe-d-Huez. It’s not the longest or the steepest mountain, but it sure takes it’s toll on a cyclist. It means something to make this journey, and in some ways it symbolizes the Tour de France itself. Cyclists know what it takes to survive the climb, and it bonds them in a unique way.
To me, that is the heart of knitting a fine pair of socks by hand. They aren’t the hardest to do, but they require time and effort. Pull on the maillot jaune and cast on now!
The bonus included with this month's pattern is a connect the dots puzzle crafted by my pal Lee Meredith, aka Leethal. Check out her adventures in crafting on her site here - If you like connect the dots, you should be warned that she makes stitching kits with connect the dots puzzles screened on fabric. So cool!
I hope you enjoy the cobbles and cables this month. Special thanks to: Lorna for test knitting and tech editing, Lee for the connect the dots puzzle, and Grant Law for the photos.
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