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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Cables & Rib - Free sock Pattern

Here is the free pattern I promised for my 'Cables & Rib' Socks.

Strugging to upload the photo right now but will try again later. Photos are in my Flickr album (it's the burgundy pair with cables and rib pattern).

Pattern Notes:
These socks are very stretchy and will fit most adult size feet.

100gr 4ply sock yarn (any brand)
Set of 4 or 5 2.5mm double pointed needles (dpn)
Cable needle (or short dpn)
Blunt tapestry/darning needle

CO – cast on
St – stitch(es)
K – knit
P – purl
Sl1 – slip 1st from left to right needle
RS – right (knit) side of work
WS – wrong (purl) side of work
K1tbl – k 1 st through back of loop
K2tog – knit 2 st together
P2tog – purl 2 st together
SSK – slip, slip, knit (slip 2 st from left needle to right needle and knit through both stitches)
Kw – knitwise
P2 – purlwise
C4F – sl 2 st on to cable needle at the front, k2, k2 from cable needle.

Approximately 8 st – 1 in (2.5 cm) using stocking stitch

CO 60 st and divide evenly onto 3 or 4 needles and start working in the round.

Work the following pattern:
Rounds 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 -*k2, p2, k4, p2* Repeat until end of round.
Round 5 - *K2, p2, C4F, p2*. Repeat until end of round.

Repeat round 1 – 6 fourteen times or until you reach desired length of cuff.
Heel Flap:
Row 1 – K1, turn, sl1, p29, turn
Row 2 - Sl1, k29, turn,
Row 3 - Sl1, p29 turn

Repeat row 2 and 3 until you have a total of 30 rows. Finish on RS.

Turn the heel:
Starting on WS
Sl1, p16, p2tog, p1, turn
Sl1, k5, ssk, k1, turn
Sl1, p6, p2tog, p1 turn
Sl1, k7, ssk, k1, turn
Sl1, p8, p2tog, p1, turn
Sl1, k9, ssk, k1, turn
Sl1, p10, p2tog, p1, turn
Sl1, k11, ssk, k1, turn
Sl1, p12, p2tog, p1, turn
Sl1, k13, ssk k1, turn
Sl1, p14, p2tog, p1, turn,
Sl1, k15, ssk, k1
You will now have 18 st on this needle.

Gusset: (start on RS)
Needle 1 – Transfer the last 9 st from heel flap to new needle, then pick up and ktbl 16 st from one side of heel flap
Needle 2 –Continue cable rib pattern as before.
Needle 3 – Pick up and ktbl 16st from other side of heel flap, then k9 remaining st from heel flap.

Knit until last 3 st on needle 1, k2tog, k1. Knit needle 2 according to cable rib pattern. K 1st st on needle 3, then ssk, and knit the rest of the stitches.

Knit 1 round (following pattern on needle 2).
Repeat these two rounds until you have 15 st left on each of needle 1 & 3.

Then continue to knit until you reach desired foot length allowing 5 cm for toe shaping.

Make sure you finish for toe shaping after an even numbered round.

Toe Shaping:
K needle 1. Needle 2 now marks the beginning of your round.
Needle 2 – k1, ssk, k until last 3 st, k2tog, k1.
Needle 3 – k1, ssk, k rest of st.
Needle 1 – k until last 3 st. k2tog, k1.

Knit one round.

Repeat these two rounds until you have 12 st on needle 2 and 6st on each of needles 1 & 3.

Cut yarn allowing about 10cm tail. Move st from needle 1 & 3 onto one needle. Hold your work so that the 2 needles lie parallel to each other and the yarn tail is at the back of your work on the right hand side.
Using a blunt needle, *insert needle kw into st 1 on front knitting needle and sl st off knitting needle. Insert needle pw into next st. Then insert needle pw into first st on back needle and slip off the knitting needle. Insert needle kw into next st*. Continue like this until you have no stitches left on your knitting needles. For more help and demo on how to graft see ‘Kitchener stitch’ on

Fasten loose ends and knit another identical sock and wear with pride.

Copyright October 2006

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Thanks for posting this pattern. It was the first pair of socks I ever knit and I am very please with how they turned out! :)