Cable Rib Socks
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.