Contrarian Helix by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud

Contrarian Helix

October 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in Cable & Rib
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
600 - 670 yards (549 - 613 m)
S (M, L, XL)
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now

Contrarian Helix uses stacked cables and twisted stitches to show off the watercolor-like yarn shade while the structure of the gauge makes these socks a dream to wear. The helix-motif cables are mirrored and continuous, and the toe-up construction is a perfect excuse to use every-last-inch of yarn.

As part of the LINEAR collection these socks use mirroring and parallel lines to fit in. Being toe-up allows you to decide when you want to stop - make them calf-height if you’re running short on yarn, or extend the ribbing to make the cuff turn on top of a boot.

S (M, L, XL) - to fit foot circ 7.25 (7.75, 8.75, 9.5)”, calf at widest point 9.5 (10.25, 11, 12)”

Malabrigo Arroyo, (100% superwash merino wool, 335 yds per 100g skein)

2 (2, 3) skeins
Shown in shade Fresco Y Seco

US 2 / 2.75mm & US 2.5 / 3mm circ or dpns or preferred method for working small circumferences in the round. 

9 sts & 10 Rnds = 1” in cable & rib patt, on larger needles. Pattern is stretchy, and this is the relaxed, not stretched gauge.

Stitch markers (locking) - at least 1 in a different color for beg of rnd
Tapestry needle