I spotted these this week and have not been able to stop looking at them...
They are part of the Tour de Sock competition for 2012 and formed the pattern for Stage 6 of the knitted sock race. I missed registration at the beginning of June but I am very much looking forward to the release of this pattern generally on 1st August.
I have even stashed dived in readiness for the pattern release and selected a pale green and a muted darker blue colour which I hope will show the cables off a treat. The paler green will form the cables with the background being the darker blue. I'm told that the sole of the foot is knitted in a stitch called 'eye of the partridge' which I've not knitted before but I'm all up for learning new things!
I must admit that I've not knitted brioche before and the thought does terrify me a little but with a little help from Ravelry and a lot of patience I hope to master it!
Roll on the 1st; my needles are ready!