Thriambus by Rich Ensor


March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
S[M, L] - 8[9, 10] inches/ 20[22.5, 25] cm circumference
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This pattern is available for free.

It may come as a surprise to some, but I am not a fan of cold weather. I know that seems odd given that winter is the time for knitters to shine. Maybe it’s the lack of natural insulation I have on top of my head, or perhaps the aches, which get more pronounced every year, I feel in my joints. In fact I dislike the cold so much that I moved to a subtropical climate.

Because of this dislike of cold, I always feel like celebrating once Spring arrives. The air is warm, the sun is shining, and flowers are blooming. It’s enough to make one want to sing a song of triumph.

Ancient Greeks liked to sing songs of triumph too. They would sing a thriambus, which honored the god Dionysus. I celebrate sunshine. Ancient Greeks celebrated alcohol. To each his own.

The Thriambus sock is a cuff down sock. While the completed socks are mirrored, both socks begin following the same instructions. The beginning of the round shifts ever so slightly before working the heel flap to adjust the positioning of the cables.