This was the pattern for the semi-final (round #6) of Sock Madness 4, a speed knitting contest.
I love knitting cables and I love colors.
Unfortunately, the two of them don’t tend to go together, as cables get lost when knitted in colorful yarn.
You can imagine my joy as I stumbled upon this pattern in an old Burda magazine: it combines bright colors with nicely defined cables. And as a bonus, it’s not even fair isle
but easy slipped stitches, hurray!
On top of that, you get 2 different “pairs” of socks in one go as they are very pretty when worn inside out, too.
The pattern name was inspired by the hexagons formed by the cables, looking like a soccer ball.