Cable Rib Socks by Erica Alexander

Cable Rib Socks

January 2005
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch worked in the round on smaller needles
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
416 yards (380 m)
About 7" (18 cm) foot circumference and 10" (25.5 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit women's US shoe sizes 8 to 9.
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Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Spring 2005: “For Erica Alexander, handknitted socks top the list of life’s little pleasures. And we agree. In these socks, the leg and instep are ribbed and decorated with a single classic cable at each side. For a little more room at the calf (and a better fit), the upper leg is knitted on a larger needle. In the socks shown here, Erica worked all the cable crosses in the same direction; the instructions below are for working the cables as mirror-images on each side.”

Finished Size: About 7” (18 cm) foot circumference and 10” (25.5 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit women’s US shoe sizes 8 to 9.

Yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit Cotton (45% cotton, 42% wool, 13% polyamide; 208 yd 190 m/50 g): 347 green, 2 balls. Yarn distributed by Unicorn Books and Crafts.

Needles: Sizes 1 and 2 (2.25 mm and 2.5 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.