Owen Socks by Tabitha's Heart

Owen Socks

June 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
Two sizes S & L. S fits large child through teen (foot circumferences of 6.5 – 7.5 in (17 - 19 cm). L fits larger teen through adult (foot circumferences of 7 - 9 in (18 - 23 cm).
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Owen is a simple sock adorned with two wide cables running from the toe to the cuff and up the back of the leg. The pattern is bold enough to stand up to most variegated yarns but also looks fabulous in solid colors.

The sock is knitted toe up and features a clever reverse gusset heel that doesn’t require short row wraps or picking up stitches. Pattern is suitable for advanced beginner and intermediate knitters. Knitter will need to know basic toe-up sock construction including a toe-up cast on. The heel will be explained in the pattern. Knitter will also need a knowledge of basic knowledge of cables. As there are few cable twists in the pattern and the stitches are well explained, this pattern could be suitable as a first cable pattern for the fearless knitter. The pattern contains fully written instructions with a supplementary chart for the cable pattern.

The pattern is quick to knit and would make an excellent gift sock as it looks much more difficult than it really is.

The matching Owen hat, as well as Evan, the infant/child version of this pattern, will both be available soon.