The name ‘Casadh’ is the Irish word for “twisted” which is what I was thinking of as I knitted these socks. The cables weave in and out of each other organically forming an intriguing all- over pattern.
Although designed as men’s socks, the all-over ribbing pattern makes these socks stretchy enough to be used by women too, just shorten the foot length by half an inch or so to your desired length.
Knit from the cuff down, these socks are worked using the magic loop method, however if you prefer double pointed needles they can be substituted. I have also included dpns for use with the heel flap, the circular needle is used here as the stitch holder for the instep stitches.
9” / 23 cm
Green Socks: Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn (75% Merino Superwash, 25% Nylon; 437 yds / 400 m per 100g skein); colour: Mossy Rock (5634); 1 skein.
Brown Socks: Krafty Koala BFL Nylon Sock Yarn (75% Bluefaced Leicester Wool, 25% Nylon; 465 yds /425 m); color: Log Pile; 1 skein.
Needles & Notions
US Size 1.5 / 2.5mm circular needle 32” / 80 cm long
US Size 1.5 / 2.5mm circular needle double-point needles
2 Stitch Markers (m); waste yarn; tapestry needle; cable needle
36 sts / 44 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Cable Pattern