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design by Gryphon Corpus

Hwaet! Listen! Thus begins the immortal tale of the hero Beowulf, the bard summoning the attention of his audience. And so begin these socks, which give the text of the first page of the surviving manuscript, a copy dating to around 1000 CE. The writing flows from one sock to the other, so that you may read it uninterrupted. Wondering what it sounds like? Check out Benjamin Bagby's amazing performance. (On a goofy side note, while I was working on these socks my then four year old daughter picked up the word and now, whenever she wants to get my attention, she says, "Hwaet, Mommy, hwaet!")

Finished Sizes
8 (8.6, 9.3, 10)”/20.3 (22, 23.7, 25.4) cm foot circumference

The Verdant Gryphon ‘Eidos’, 4 oz/420 yd, 100% superwash merino, shown in: 1 skein MC (Phenomenology of Mind), 1 skein CC (Musterion).

US 1/2.5 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge

35 sts and 47 rows = 4”/10 cm in stranded colourwork

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