Elementary Watson Socks by Sherry Menton

Elementary Watson Socks

November 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 11.5 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
300 - 375 yards (274 - 343 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These socks were inspired by the cabled pullover that Dr. John Watson wears in the BBC’s Sherlock(2010). They’re elementary because it’s dead simple to keep track of the pattern -- the two motifs are the same number of rows, and all the cables get crossed on the same rows. You’ll be memorizing the chart in no time. Two sizes appear separately because adapting the men’s sock for girl-sizing -- what I’m calling the “cosplay” version -- added some extra steps.

Socks are worked toe-up with a Fleegle heel. The stitch pattern is charted and the rest of the instructions are written.