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Raphaelite Socks

Knitting
9 stitches and 13 rows = 1 inch in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
360 - 440 yards (329 - 402 m)
women's medium

These socks are worked from the toe up with gussets and a heel flap. Some wrap-and-turn short rows are used to turn the heel, and the wraps are concealed all at once. The heel flap is “zipped up” one row at a time with the sides of the gusset.

No cabling was involved in the design of this pattern. Instead, the cable-like effect is achieved via the strategic use of increases and decreases. These pseudo-cables are separated by textured ribs composed of twisted knit stitches and seed stitch to keep things tight and prevent gapping.