Tomar Cable Socks by Luise O'Neill

Tomar Cable Socks

February 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, in the round, blocked
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
375 - 425 yards (343 - 389 m)
Adult S (M, L); Finished sock foot circumference: 7 (7.5, 8)" / 18 (19, 20.5)cm
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These toe-up socks begin with Judy’s Magic Cast On and combine a beautiful balance of simple cables and slipped stitches for a wonderfully easy yet fun design. No stitches need to be picked up for the slipped-stitch heel flap.

The pattern stitch works equally well for solid, semi-solid, self-striping and many variegated sock yarns.

Pattern Notes
Each size has its own chart with written directions for the patterned portions of the socks. The central cable is mirrored for the second sock.

Construction Notes
Toe increases are worked on either side of the central cable.

Once increases for the gusset have been completed, the heel cap is worked leading into a reinforced heel flap; no need to pick up stitches. The heel cap involves working short rows.

A narrow ribbing is worked at the cuff.

Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off

For the following techniques, only links are provided in the pattern; full directions are not included.
Jogless Bind Off in the Round
Judy’s Magic Cast On

Adult S (M, L)
(Sample in size M on 8.5” / 21.5cm foot)

To fit foot circumference: 8 (8.5, 9)“ / 20.5 (21.5, 23)cm

Finished sock foot circumference: 7 (7.5, 8)“ / 18 (19, 20.5)cm

Bottom of heel to top of ribbing: 9.5” / 24cm

375 (400, 425) yds / 343 (366, 389)m fingering /sock-weight yarn (Sample in 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 218yds per 50g)

Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle

A huge thank you to the Ravellers who test knit this pattern: earthmom23, contemax, Woollykim, dragonxser, momtatknits and tldiemert