Left Twist Rib Socks by Anna Maliszewski

Left Twist Rib Socks

April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 23 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
385 - 400 yards (352 - 366 m)
One Size- with length modifications
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These socks are ribbed with a “Left Twist” or “LT” mock-cable. The pattern can be memorized after a couple of repeats and doesn’t even involve an actual cable needle.
This simple cable pattern works great in any sort of colorway, so it’s a great pattern to use with that odd skein you’ve been saving for a while.

Construction: Top-down socks

Method: DPNS or Magic Loop Method

Skills needed: to work in the rd, picking up sts and grafting toes.


Yarn: under 400 yards of a fingering weight yarn. Pattern seen using Lorna’s Lace Shephard Sock Multi in “Irving Park.”
Needles: Size US 1.5/2.5mm, set of 4 dpns or one 40+’’ cable needle (Magic Loop Method only)
1 darning needle
1 stitch marker (beginning of rd), plus 2 more (for Magic Loop Method only)

Gauge: 16 sts and 23 rows= 2’’ in stockinette stitch

Abbreviations: K=knit P=purl DPNS= double pointed needles St(s)=stitch(es) Rd(s)=round(s)
K2tog=k 2 sts together P2tog= p 2 sts together SSK= sl 2 sts onto right needle, k sts together using left needle
Sl= slide Sl WYB= slip 1 st with yarn in back Sl WYF= slip 1 st with yarn in front
WS= wrong side of work RS=right side of work M= (stitch) marker PM=place st marker