Challah by Kristi Schueler
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April 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
48 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern knit in the round, unstretched
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
6 (6½, 7½)” / 15 (16.5, 19) cm unstreched to fit 7-7¾ (8- 8¾, 9-9¾)” / 18-19.5 (20.5-22, 23-25) cm foot circumference, and 5½ (6, 7)” / 14 (15, 18) cm unstretched to fit 8-8¾ (9-10, 10¼-11)” / 20.5-22 (23-25.5, 26-28) cm maximum leg circumference.
This pattern is available from for $6.00.

Comfort food for your needles - these traditional
socks offer all the familiar bits that make sock knitting
soothing. A simple eye of partridge heel flap is
used in this common gusset construction with wedge
toe. The alpaca blend makes the cables even more
cozy without too much bulk; they’ll even fit in standard

Stitch pattern is presented in both charted and written formats.

The pattern is written toe up for two circulars so that
you can try them on for the perfect foot length as
they’re being knit. To keep you interested there are
lots of cables, which require a higher stitch count than
your standard stockinette sock so you can prolong the

Challah is part of the serialized e-Book Nourishing Knits, where it is paired with a recipe for Smoky Sweet Pumpkin Seeds. Challah is available for purchase individually, without the recipe pairing.

Thanks to Sarah Shrum for testing knitting!