Crossbuck Socks by Nicole Simmons

Crossbuck Socks

by Nicole Simmons
Knitting
September 2018
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
370 - 420 yards (338 - 384 m)
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Sometimes it takes very little of a second colour to have a big impact. A small section of slipped-stitch cables, great for using up a mini-skein or leftover yarn, provides some interest on the leg. Waffle rib for the rest of the sock makes for a relaxed knit and a comfortable fit.

You’ll want to have a 100 g skein of your main colour as well as 8-10 g of your contrast colour on hand.

The pattern assumes familiarity with cabling and basic cuff-down sock construction techniques. It will go a lot faster if you know how to work cables without a cable needle - I have not included a tutorial for this in the pattern since there are a number of good ones, such as this one, already available. The cable pattern is currently provided only in charted form.

Four sizes are included:
Small (60 stitches)
Medium (65 stitches)
Large (72 stitches)
Extra Large (78 stitches)

You will change your gauge in the cabled section to make up for the reduced elasticity, so choose a size that fits for the ribbing.

Thanks very much to DebsKnits, jraltonsmith, kimianak, nevolik, and everyone else for test knitting and to beedragon for the name.