Foxwood by Luise O'Neill
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August 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
450 yards (411 m)
Finished Foot Circumference 8 (8 3/4, 9 1/4, 10)" / 20.5 (22, 23.5, 25.5) cm
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Bring on the coldest days! Say goodbye to slippers and cold ankles with these cozy house socks. Toasty warm and quick-to-knit, these socks will become your go-to pattern for yourself, family and friends.

Identical cable patterns adorn the front and back of the sock leg and the top of the foot; this cable pattern blends into a more compact pattern for the heel flap and the transition between the top of the foot cable and the Garter stitch toe for a beautifully fluid cable design that is both interesting to knit and comfortable to wear. The sole is worked in Stockinette stitch; toe stitches are grafted.

Beginning with an Estonian Cast On (picture tutorial included in the pattern), socks are knit in the round, top down, using one long circular needle (Magic Loop style) or two circulars with yarn held double. (Using double pointed needles requires shifting stitches back and forth between needles during cable crosses; therefore, directions are not supplied for this method.) The cables stitch patterns for all sizes are constant; sizing is accomplished by adding additional purl stitches and/or 1/1 cables at each side of the sock, as required.

Cables are charted only.