Calcite Socks by Winwick Mum

Calcite Socks

Knitting
May 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in stocking stitch in the round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
Foot circumference of 8, 8.5, 9 and 9.5 inches; 20, (22, 23, 24) cm
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This pattern is available for free.

Calcite is one of the most abundant of the Earth’s minerals. Although colourless when pure, it can be found in many hues and it also possesses the unusual feature of always breaking into the same shape when the stone is cut. These cables might not be quite the same as a calcite rhomboid but their shape makes for a regular repeat down the sock.

These cable socks are constructed as top down socks with a heel flap and gusset. The heel is knitted in Ribbed Heel Stitch which creates a durable, cushioned heel and is a more defined rib variation of the traditional Heel Stitch. In this version, the toes are also knitted in Ribbed Heel Stitch but this is optional. Four sizes are given for this sock, and the length of the sock is easily adjusted for any foot.