Crazy Zauberball – Prize Winning Socks

The Produce Show is an annual event in my village that enables locals to showcase home-grown and home-made produce. Although we are only a small village, the show is very well supported with lots of entries.



There are over 65 classes covering vegetables, fruit, flowers, baking, preserves, wines and spirits and photographs. There is also an open craft section and my entry this year was these fair-isle socks, hand-knitted in Crazy Zauberball sock yarn. The background colour is 2137 Wurzel (rather fitting for a produce show!) and the contrast shade is 2254 Clouds 8.





I was delighted to win second prize in a very eclectic craft section – first prize went to some very intricate bead-work and third prize was a stone sculpture. The sock pattern is adapted from a design in an amazing book of sock patterns called Think Outside the Sox which features 60 winning patterns from the Knitter’s Magazine contest.

This was my first attempt at fair-isle socks – I normally let self-patterning sock wool do all the hard work – but I really enjoyed knitting them. Here is a close-up of the pattern on the leg:

fair-isle pattern

and the heel:

sock heel


Now I’ve just got to think about next year’s entry! What have you knitted for a produce show or competition?