Lady Aston Sock by Kate Atherley

Lady Aston Sock

February 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
Finished foot circumference: 6.75 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5) inches/ 17 (18, 19, 20.5, 21.5) cm
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(Choose a size with approximately 1 inch/2.5cm negative ease in the foot circumference.)

This sock is worked top down. The patterning combines two of my favourite techniques—cables and lace—to a create a modern and elegant variation on a classic argyle. And because I love details like this, there’s a subtle but pleasing mirroring of the pattern placement on the two socks.

The design features all of my favourite top-down sock features: a flap and gusset heel for best fit, with a band heel turn. I’ve applied a reinforcement pattern to both the heel flap and the turn, because we don’t just wear out the backs of our heels. And there’s a no-graft toe that fits well and saves you some fuss.

The pattern is written to be worked on any type of needles: traditional or flexible DPNs, magic loop or two circulars. And I’ve included lots of tips, too! It was originally designed for a mystery KAL, and I’ve kept all the tutorial info in. If you’ve never made a patterned sock before, or even a top-down sock, this pattern will guide you all the way through the process!

The pattern stitch is written and charted.