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Plain Foot: Padua Cable Socks

Knitting
February 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette on smaller needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
280 - 505 yards (256 - 462 m)
6 sizes: Women's Small to Men's Large; see Notes
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See the magnificent sailing ship these socks were named after!

A simple yet interesting braid and rope cable combination ~
two mirrored cable panels on the sock leg are juxtaposed with Stockinette on the remainder of the sock ~ traditional slip-stitch heel and wide toe (grafted).

Other sock patterns in the Plain Foot series:
Flying V Socks
Wandering Minstrel Cables Socks
Jibboom Socks
Secret Tattoo Socks

Size
6 Sizes: Women’s Small – Men’s Large
To fit foot circumference 8 ½ (9, 9 ½, 10, 10 ½, 11)” / 21.5 (23, 24, 25.5, 26.5, 28) cm; finished sock circumference 7 ½ (8, 8 ½, 9, 9 ½, 10)” / 19 (20.5, 21.5, 23, 24, 25.5) cm

Yarn
280 (325, 375, 410, 455, 505) yds / 256 (297, 343, 375, 416, 462) m sock / fingering weight yarn; sample shown in Knit Picks Stroll Kettle Hand-Dyed (462 yds / 422 m per 3 ½ oz / 100 g skein; 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon) in Grasshopper

Suggested Needle Size
Set of 4 DPN or 2 circulars or 1 circular 32” / 80cm or longer for Magic Loop in sizes:
2.75mm / US 2 and
2.25mm / US 1 or size required to obtain gauge

Gauge
32 sts / 42 rows = 4” /10 cm on smaller needles, in Stockinette (blocked)

Notions
Stitch marker, Cable needle, tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Method
Knit in the round, cuff down; cable stitch patterns are written out and charted

Techniques Used
Estonian Cast-On (pictorial tutorial included); cables; grafting (instructions included); knit, k2tog, Make 1, purl, p2tog, slip stitches, ssk