Brussels Sprouts has been released into the world…
When I wound these mini skeins in preparation for this project, I lined them up to take a group photo and my husband commented that it looked like I was taking a photo of Brussels sprouts. The name stuck and these socks were affectionately referred to as the ‘Brussels sprout socks’ when I would pull them out of my knitting bag to work on them.
If you like knitting patterns that look more difficult than they actually are, then this might be a great pattern for you. Unique construction allows for the leg, heel, and foot of the sock to be worked flat with only the cuff and toe being worked in the round.
Brussels sprouts starts with a cable panel that is worked flat (the cable panel requires approximately 20 grams/0.71 ounces of fingering weight yarn) and the rest of the sock is constructed around the cable panel. The overall effect is a sock with an intarsia cable panel on the front of the leg, without actually working intarsia in the round.