Casta Socks by Ciara Ní Reachtnín
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Casta Socks

Knitting
April 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
295 - 492 yards (270 - 450 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL). Designed to fit with 1cm negative ease on the leg. Shown in M

These socks are worked in the round from the top down. The cable design grows from the ribbing and continues down onto the front part of the leg before merging onto the top of the foot. The sock starts with a double rib that flows into the cable neatly, while the ribbing continues along the back of the leg into a slip stitch heel. The heel is turned and the gusset is shaped before the foot is completed in stocking stitch and the toe is grated together.

This pattern features in Issue 87 of Knit Now, which is on sale from 19th April in supermarkets, newsagents and craft stores across the UK. Find your nearest UK stockist here. Copies can also be ordered from MoreMags or if you prefer, digital editions are available via PocketMags.