Monday, April 21, 2008

Lacy Cable Socks

As the queen of pooling, I love how slipped stitch patterns mix up the colors in hand-dyed yarn. This pattern, which combines a 2-stitch cable with a faux cable with a tiny eyelet in the center, swirls the colors a bit and makes a nice stretchy fabric to boot.

The socks are knit cuff-down, with a heel flap and gussets. The directions are ”needle-neutral,” relying on two stitch markers rather than the arrangement of the stitches to explain turning the heel and forming the toe. I used the magic loop technique, but two circs or a set of DPNs would work just as well.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Size: To fit an average woman’s foot

Finished Measurements:
Circumference: 6 inches unstretched, easily stretches up to 9.5 inches
Foot length: adjustable
Leg height: adjustable

About 350 yards of Schaefer Yarn Co. “Anne” (560 yards/ 4 oz. ball. Anne is produced in one of a kind colorways.)
US size 1.5/2.5 mm 40-inch circular needle OR set of 4 or 5 double pointed needles OR 2 circular needles
Darning needle
2 stitch markers

Gauge: 36 sts/44 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Price: $4.00

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